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If You Like Eric Jerome Dickey
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									Eric Jerome DickeyEric Jerome Dickey
Back in 1996, former software engineer writer Eric Jerome Dickey quit his day job as a substitute teacher after the success of his first novel, Sister, Sister. With the sexy, savvy flow of African-American-themed bestsellers that followed, it's pretty safe to say Dickey won't have to go back to the classroom.

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Fact File

Eric Jerome Dickey
Current Home:
Los Angeles, California
Place of Birth:
Memphis, Tennessee
B.S., University of Memphis, 1983
Blackboard Book of the Year award for Cheaters, 2000; named "Author of the Year" by the African American Literary Award Show, 2004

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Dickey's Latest

Selected Works

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								Waking with Enemies, Author: 
								Eric Jerome Dickey .

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Waking with Enemies
by Eric Jerome Dickey
Offering another breakneck read with an exciting plot and alluring European locales, this sequel to Dickey's Sleeping with Enemies opens with sexy hitman Gideon in London confronting his own mortality when he becomes the target of an attempted hit. In addition, Gideon also resolves his inner turmoil when he realizes that people in his past were not exactly whom he believed them to be. Although his love triangle and quadrangles are quite unconventional, Gideon eventually finds a love that seems to satisfy his long search for normalcy. Dickey's second thriller is a solid, entertaining read.
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								Liar's Game, Author: 
								Eric Jerome Dickey.
*  Liar's Game (2000)
*  Between Lovers (2001)
*  Thieves' Paradise (2002)
*  The Other Woman (2003)
*  Naughty or Nice (2003)
*  Drive Me Crazy (2004)
*  Genevieve (2005)
*  Chasing Destiny (2006)
*  Sleeping With Strangers (2007)
*  Waking with Enemies (2007)

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The Best Book to Read First

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								Sister, Sister, Author: 
								Eric Jerome Dickey.

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Sister, Sister
by Eric Jerome Dickey
Dickey's debut novel caputured the idea of an African-American "sister" from the male point of view, following the tangled relationships between men and women as they struggle to find love. "Dickey imagines his characters with affection and sympathy," said The Boston Globe. "His novel achieves genuine emotional depth."

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A Writer's Rites

In our exclusive interview with Dickey, he admits that he doesn't indulge in any special writing rituals. "Point blank, in between doing laundry and sweeping the floor, I write as much as I can. That sums it up, he explains. "There are no rituals, just discipline. I’ve written at the car wash, at hotels, at coffee shops, on airplanes. A laptop and a controlled environment are all I need."

Dickey's Favorite Books

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								Devil in a Blue Dress, Author: 
								Walter Mosley.

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Devil in a Blue Dress
by Walter Mosley
We asked Dickey to tell us about his literary influences, and he mentioned the stylish thriller Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley. "This most definitely motivated me toward writing -- its influence can be seen in at least two of my novels," Dickey reveals.

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								The Cay, Author: 
								Theodore Taylor.

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The Cay
by Theodore Taylor
Dickey also mentioned Theodore Taylor's story of a boy's life-threatening adventure at sea in 1942, The Cay, as a favorite. "Read it when I was pup," he recalls. "Loved it." Read our interview with Dickey to learn about more of his best-loved books, including:

*The 158-Pound Marriage  by John Irving
*Disappearing Acts  by Terry McMillan
*I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings  by Maya Angelou
*Sula  by Toni Morrison
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