Donnell Hicks was born and raised in Miami, FL. The youngest of six children, he grew up in a home spearheaded by his loving strong mother. Donnell's adore for writing came in the second grade when he won "Writer of the Month." Donnell's passion for writing led him to be an avid reader. The first novels he read were the hit series scary thriller "Goosebumps." Being blessed by God, Donnell found himself writing poetry, short stories, and reading every genre from Classic Literature to Urban Street Fiction. Inspired by the talented British writer Charles Dickens also another HISTORIC writer Langston Hughes, in 2006, Donnell wrote his first un-released novel called "Heart of a Brother." He knew by writing his first novel, his love for writing would eventually grow. In 2008, Donnell graduated with an AS Degree in Fire Science Technology from Miami Dade College. One year later in 2009, he wrote and released his first novel entitled "Money, Hustle, & Betrayal." In 2010, Donnell was co-author of the anthology "Almighty Dolla" and then in 2014 he co-authored in another anthology "Defeating the Odds". Once again in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 Donnell wrote and self-published the Youngblood Series. Then he wrote Insane followed by Insane 2: Son of the Devil, Deadly Sins, Love & Pain and Love & Pain 2: No Love Lost, Lyric's Song (Part 1) & (Part 2), A Husband's Secret 1 & 2 and The Love You Save. Meanwhile, he still resides in Miami, FL where he is working hard on his next novel The Love You Save, AGAIN.
"I hope through my art, I can inspire an entire generation."