Eric Jerome Dickey (born July 7, 1961) is a New York Times best-selling American author best known for his novels about contemporary African-American life. He is also known for writing several crime novels involving grifters, ex cons, and assassins, the latter novels having more diverse settings, moving from Los Angeles to the UK to the West Indies, each having an international cast of characters.
Eric Jerome Dickey was born in Memphis, Tennessee on July 7, 1961. He grew up on the south side of Memphis, living on Kansas Street. He went to Riverview Elementary, Riverview Junior High, and Carver High. After graduating high school, he went to college at Memphis State University, where he earned a degree in Computer System Technology. In 1983, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in engineering.
Dickey was employed in the aerospace industry working at Rockwell International, ASSD division, as a software developer, before deciding that he wanted to pursue acting and stand-up comedy, and began the local and national comedy circuit.
Dickey wrote several comedy scripts for his personal comedy act, and later began writing short stories. In 1994, his first published short story "Thirteen" appeared in the IBWA's River Crossing, Voices of the Diaspora--an Anthology of the International Black Experience. A second short story "Days Gone By" was published in the magazine A Place to Enter.
Eric Jerome Dickey then developed a screenplay called "Cappuccino." "Cappuccino" was directed and produced by Craig Ross Jr. and appeared in coffeehouses around the Los Angeles area. In February 1998, "Cappuccino" made its local debut during the Pan African Film Festival at the Magic Johnson Theater in Los Angeles.
Eric Jerome Dickey has authored fifteen novels and has been featured in a variety publications, including Essence magazine, USA Today and The Los Angeles Times, and his novels have appeared on the bestseller lists of the "Blackboard," The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Dickey has appeared as a guest on many shows, including BET's Our Voices and CNN's Sunday Morning Live.
His latest books, "Sleeping with Strangers" and "Waking with Enemies" were released on April 10, 2007 and August 7, 2007, respectively. His 14th novel, "Pleasure", was released in April, 2008.
Eric is the author of the graphic novel Storm, which re-imagines the first meeting between the popular X-Men character Ororo Munroe and T'Challa, king of the fictional land of Wakanda known as the Black Panther.
Eric Jerome Dickey is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
On November 1, 2008 Eric released his 15th solo work entitled Dying for Revenge.
Sleeping With Strangers (April 2007)
Waking With Enemies (August 2007)
Dying for Revenge (November 2008)
Resurrecting Midnight (August 2009)
Sister, Sister (1996)
Friends & Lovers (1997)
Milk In My Coffee (1998)
Liars Game (2000)
Got To Be Real (2000) - contributing writer
Mothers and Sons(2001) - contributing writer
Between Lovers (2001)
Griots Beneath the Baobab: Tales from Los Angeles (2002) - contributing writer
Black Silk (2002)
Thieves' Paradise (2002)
Gumbo: A Celebration of African American Writing (2002) - contributing writer
The Other Woman (May, 2003)
Naughty or Nice (October 2003)
Drive Me Crazy (July 2004)
Genevieve (May 2005)
Voices from the Other Side: Dark Dreams II (April 2006) - contributing writer