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Eric Jerome Dickey was born in Memphis, Tennessee and attended the University of Memphis (the former Memphis State), where he earned his degree in Computer System Technology. In 1983, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in engineering.After landing a job in the aerospace industry as a software developer, Eric Jerome Dickey's artistic talents surfaced, inspiring him to become an actor and a stand-up comedian. Yet Eric quickly found out that writing was something he could do and do well. From creative writing classes to avidly consuming the works of his favorite authors, Eric Jerome Dickey began to shape a writing career of his own. Having written several scripts for his personal comedy act, he started writing poetry and short stories. "The film work gave me insight into character development, the acting classes helped me understand motivation...All of it goes hand in hand," Eric explains. He joined the IBWA (International Black Writers and Artists), participated in their development workshops, and became a recipient of the IBWA SEED Scholarship to attend UCLA's Creative Writing classes. 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.With those successes behind him, Eric Jerome Dickey decided to fine-tune some of his earlier work and developed a screenplay called "Cappuccino." "Cappuccino" was directed and produced by Craig Ross, Jr. and appeared in coffee houses 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.Short stories, though, didn't seem to fulfill Eric Jerome Dickey's creative yearnings. Eric says, "I'd set out to do a ten-page story and it would go on for three hundred pages." So Eric kept writing and reading and sending out query letters for his novels for almost three years until he finally got an agent. "Then a door opened," Eric says. "And I put my foot in before they could close it." And that door has remained opened, as Eric Jerome Dickey's novels have placed him on the map as one of the best writers of contemporary urban fiction.Eric Jerome Dickey's book signing tours for Sister, Sister; Friends and Lovers; Milk in My Coffee; Cheaters; and Liar's Game took him from coast to coast and helped propel each of these novels to #1 on the "Blackboard Bestsellers List." Cheaters was named "Blackboard Book of the Year" in 2000. In June 2000, Eric Jerome Dickey celebrated the French publication of Milk in My Coffee (Cafe Noisette) by embarking on a book tour to Paris. Soon after, Milk in My Coffee became a bestseller in France. Eric Jerome Dickey's novels, Chasing Destiny, Liar's Game, Between Lovers, Thieves' Paradise, The Other Woman, Drive Me Crazy, Genevieve, Naughty or Nice, Sleeping with Strangers, Waking with Enemies, and Pleasure have all earned him the success of a spot on The New York Times bestseller list. Liar's Game, Thieves' Paradise, The Other Woman, and Genevieve have also given Dickey the added distinction of being nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Literary Work in 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2005. In 2006, he was honored with the awards for Best Contemporary Fiction and Author of the Year (Male) at the 2006 African American Literary Award Show. In 2008, Eric was nominated for Storyteller of the Year at the 1st annual ESSENCE Literary Awards. In January 2001, Eric Jerome Dickey was a contributor to New American Library's anthology Got To Be Real: Four Original Love Stories, also a Blackboard Bestseller. He also had a story entitled “Fish Sanwich” appear in the anthology Mothers and Sons. In June 2002, Dickey contributed to Black Silk: A Collection of African American Erotica (Warner Books) as well as to Riots Beneath the Baobab (published by Inte
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The Other Woman
Eric Jerome Dickey - Jun 29, 2004 (first published in 2003)
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Eric Jerome Dickey strides boldly over the minefield that is modern marriage. The central couple's biggest challenge is timing: He works days; she works nights. Instead of growing together, they're rapidly drifting apart, coexisting on stolen phone calls from work, punctuated by occasional bedroom encounters that leave them both feeling even emptie...
Friends and Lovers
Eric Jerome Dickey - Sep 01, 1998 (first published in 1997)
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Love, betrayal, and friendship set in modern-day Los AngelesThe lives of four young African Americans--two men and two women--are chronicled through the love and the laughter, heartache and pain, of not-so-everyday life. In contemporary mores and humanity, they investigate and celebrate the gender gap....
Cheaters
Eric Jerome Dickey - May 01, 2001 (first published in 1999)
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Cheaters is the book that broke new ground for Eric Jerome Dickey, following the skyrocketing success of his first three #1 Blackboard bestsellers, Sister, Sister, Friends and Lovers, and Milk in My Coffee. Cheaters takes on a larger canvas and cast of characters, and fearlessly explores how bad even good people can sometimes behave in the game of ...
Sleeping with Strangers
Eric Jerome Dickey - Apr 10, 2007
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With a supporting cast of grifters and killers, broken-hearted squares and streetwalkers and three very different women who each want to become bad-boy Gideon's leading lady, this is a world that thrives on the darker passions of revenge and desire....
Waking with Enemies
Eric Jerome Dickey - Aug 07, 2007
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The sequel to 'Sleeping with Strangers'. Hit man Gideon lives a fast life full of women, violence and international travel, but he is haunted by his past. Now, his past catches up with him with a vengeance!...
Between Lovers
Eric Jerome Dickey - May 06, 2003 (first published in 2001)
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With each new novel, Eric Jerome Dickey has established himself as one of the freshest and most exciting writers on America's contemporary fiction scene. His latest book is no exception. Set in the San Francisco Bay area, Between Lovers brings together three irresistible characters. The novel's narrator a Los Angeles-based writer is still reeling f...
Sister, Sister
Eric Jerome Dickey - Dec 01, 1997 (first published in 1996)
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Sassy, comical, and true-to-life, this book tells the tale of three young African-American women--perky wife Valerie, scheming social worker Inda, and broken-hearted flight attendant Chiquita--and how their lives are coming together, and apart, in Los Angeles. Fresh and in-your-face, this witty novel depicts a world where women sometimes have to al...
Dying for Revenge
Eric Jerome Dickey - Oct 06, 2009 (first published in 2008)
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A fast-paced story about a steamy, seedy underworld of crime, 'Dying For Revenge' spans the entire globe and features hit man Gideon, a troubled character, dealing with a world of violence he can never really escape....
Chasing Destiny
Eric Jerome Dickey - Apr 11, 2006
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Billie is known on the streets as much for her unusual beauty as for her sexy yellow Ducati motorcycle. She can handle just about anything she meets on the road - but this time she might be headed for a crash....
Resurrecting Midnight
Eric Jerome Dickey - Aug 07, 2009
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Set amidst the exotic and vibrant streets of Miami and Buenos Aires, 'Resurrecting Midnight' is an action-filled, pulse-pounding thriller featuring Dickey's greatest creation - Gideon....
Milk in My Coffee
Eric Jerome Dickey - Jul 01, 1999 (first published in 1998)
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Jordan Greene moves from the deep south to New York City, and finds more than he ever bargained for. When he shares a ride with a vivacious young white girl, a romance grow between the unlikely pair--much to the chagrin of Jordan's friends and family. Love on the other side of the color bar forces him to examine his own values and makes him stand u...
Genevieve by Eric Jerome Dickey
Pleasure by Eric Jerome Dickey
Naughty or Nice by Eric Jerome Dickey
Liar's Game by Eric Jerome Dickey
Finding Gideon by Eric Jerome Dickey
The Son of Mr. Suleman by Eric Jerome Dickey
Drive Me Crazy by Eric Jerome Dickey
Naughtier than Nice by Eric Jerome Dickey
A Wanted Woman by Eric Jerome Dickey
Thieves' Paradise by Eric Jerome Dickey
Harlem by Eric Jerome Dickey
The Education of Nia Simone Bijou by Eric Jerome Dickey
The Business of Lovers by Eric Jerome Dickey
Decadence by Eric Jerome Dickey
Gumbo A Celebration of African American Writers by
Tempted by Trouble by Eric Jerome Dickey
Voices from the Other Side (Dark Dreams, #2) by
The Blackbirds by Eric Jerome Dickey
Griots Beneath the Baobab by Randy Ross, Erin Aubry Kaplan, Eric Jerome Dickey, Jervey Tervalon
One Night by Eric Jerome Dickey
Before We Were Wicked by Eric Jerome Dickey
Got to Be Real by Marcus Colin / Major Eric Jerome / Channer E. Lynn / Dickey Harris
Astonishing X-Men by Eric Jerome Dickey
Bad Men and Wicked Women by Eric Jerome Dickey
Black Silk by Kim McLarin
Remember Back in the Day by Casandra Johnson
Black Satin by
An Accidental Affair by Eric Jerome Dickey
Suspense Magazine May 2012 by CK Webb, Starr Gardinier Reina, Eric Jerome Dickey, Nick Santora, Donald Allen Kirch, M. William Phelps
Suspense Magazine June 2014 by David Baldacci, Joseph Finder, Eric Jerome Dickey, Eric Van Lustbader, Jan Elizabeth Watson