David Hicks is the author of the novel White Plains (Bower House Books), a finalist for the Colorado Book Award and Westword’s #1 book by Colorado authors; and a second novel, The Gospel According to Danny, to be published by Vine Leaves Press in 2025. The Magic Ticket is his first children’s book.
An award-winning professor and recipient of two Fulbright scholarships (Czech Republic 2020 and 2022), David is the founding director of the Regis University MFA in Creative Writing and current director of the nationally ranked Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Cynthia, are the founders of Electric City Writers in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where they live with their demonically charming dog, Louie.
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