(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Spring 2018)

A YA novel about two teen boys living in a gritty Philadelphia neighborhood and how their lives change when one of them is given a basketball scholarship to an elite private school.


(Jolly Fish Press/Fluxx, Fall 2017)

Welcome Home coverEric Smith’s anthology WELCOME HOME, is a collection that explores the emotional complexities of adoption, featuring new, multi-genre short stories from Adi Alsaid, Randy Ribay, Nic Stone, Dave Connis, Helene Dunbar, Libby Cudmore, Lauren Gibaldi, Matthew Quinn Martin, Mindy McGinnis, Sammy Nickalls, Shannon M. Parker, Karen Akins, Erica M. Chapman, Julie Eshbaugh, Shannon Gibney, Jenny Kaczorowski, Julie Leung, Sangu Mandanna, Lauren Morrill, Tameka Mullins, C.J. Redwine, William Ritter, Courtney C. Stevens, Kate Watson, Stephanie Scott, Natasha Sinel, and Tristina Wright!


(Simon Pulse, Oct 2015)

INFINITE hardcover

An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes

“Level up in this compelling adventure that tests the heroics of four friends who can’t use cheat codes to solve their personal trials. Experience Points await readers!”
-Adam Silvera, NY Times bestselling author of More Happy Than Not
“I loved it from the very first pages. I felt like I was in the hands of a wonderful character-maker…A captivating and beautifully written book!” –Natasha Sinel, author of The Fix

“Debut novelist Ribay gives the story a distinctively diverse and nerd-centric cast.”—Publishers Weekly

“The stories intertwine into a single narrative in which teens will be invested in all parties equally … .A quiet and meaningful story.” —School Library Journal

As their senior year approaches, four diverse friends united by their weekly Dungeons & Dragons game struggle to figure out real life. Archie’s trying to cope with the fallout from his parents’ divorce, Mari’s considering an opportunity to contact her biological mother, Dante’s working up the courage to come out to his friends, and Sam’s clinging to a failing relationship. When the four eventually embark on a cross-country road trip in an attempt to solve one of their problems–and avoid the others–the journey tests their friendship and they quickly realize that real life is no game.

Order it at IndieboundAmazon, or Barnes & Noble.

Listen to the soundtrack here.


(Hypothetical Press, Sept 2014)

Tales of fiction fused with the fantastical. From the publishers of the popular Tall Tales and Short Stories from South Jersey comes a mesmerizing compilation of new fiction with stories from such authors as Amy Holiday, Bruce Capoferri, John Farquhar, Gregg Feistman, J. Keller Ford, Christine Hardy, K.A. Magrowski, Jessica A. Walsh, Randy Ribay, and more. Suspenseful and mysterious, with a touch of ironic humor, Reading Glasses will transport you to the very edge of reality.

Order it at Amazon.

2 thoughts on “BOOKS

  1. Hi, Randy — What’s the best way to contact you to ask about a book reading? I’m at an independent bookstore in Philly.


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