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 attended 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.
He then developed a screenplay called “Cappuccino”. Directed and produced by Craig Ross Jr., it 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.
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 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. On November 1, 2008 Eric released his 15th solo work entitled Dying for Revenge.
Dickey 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.
Obsession. Intrigue. Murder. New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey once again “pushes romance and deceit to the next level” (USA Weekend), in this tantalizing tale of a high- profile marriage rocked by an unhappy accident: infidelity.
James Thicke is a man whose mysterious past runs as deep as his violent streak. He’s channeled the intensity of his soul into twin passions-success as a screenwriter, and marriage to movie actress Regina Baptiste. In the midst of filming his latest script, starring Regina and leading man Johnny Bergs, James receives a video of his wife caught in the most compromising of situations.
Hours later, the clip of the on-set infidelity has hit the Internet and gone viral in the blogosphere and across all channels of social media. James responds to the affront by savagely attacking Johnny Bergs, and the spectacle has both the paparazzi and the police amassing at the married couple’s estate. James goes on the run, but only as far as the city of Downey, California. As James tries to protect Regina from Hollywood’s underbelly, lust, blackmail, and revenge become his constant companions. Does an accidental affair spell permanent danger?
An Accidental Affair has the eroticism of Pleasure, the intrigue of Thieves’ Paradise, the relentless pacing of Drive Me Crazy, and a female lead as complex as Genevieve.
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