|Associate of Arts||Communication||Creative Writing||Professional Writing||University of Phoenix|
|GPA 3.87- |
Magna Cum Laude
|Bachelor of Arts||English and Creative Writing||Fiction||Screenwriting||Southern New Hampshire University |
|Master of Arts||English and Creative Writing||Fiction||Editing||Southern New Hampshire University|
|GPA of 3.585 |
|Master of Fine Arts||Creative Writing||Fiction||Professional Writing||Southern New Hampshire University|
Meet T.L. Hicks
T.L. Hicks, A.K.A. Tracie Lynn Hicks, was born in Taylorville, Illinois in 1973. She is the youngest out of eight children. She grew up in Taylorville, Illinois with a few years living in Mesa and Glendale, Arizona in the 80’s before moving back to Taylorville. Tracie graduated from Taylorville Senior High School in 1992.
Tracie has held many jobs, from fast food to call center to video game retail. It was in 1998 she married a man who would change her world. He mentally, physically, emotionally, and sexually abuse her. She divorced him in 2002. That fall she would meet her savior and marry him on Halloween of 2004.
The doctors have diagnosed Tracie with PTSD, Social Anxiety, Chronic and Generalized Depression, Bipolar, and Maladaptive Daydreaming. They have also told her she will have to deal with severe pain in her left hip where her first husband kicked her with his steel-toe boots. The doctors went on to tell her she could not work. At this time she is fighting for disability.
When Tracie found out she couldn’t work anymore or do her paranormal investigations, she had to think of alternatives. She tried building an online business but failed. Thinking back she realized she could put her daydreams to use.
Tracie as always rearranged movies and televisions shows in her head. Why not build on that? She returned to school starting at the University of Phoneix in 2014 and ending her education at Southern New Hampshire University in 2020.
Now, Tracie is a content creator, editor, and new writers trainer at Coffee House Writers. She is working on her first novel, Hell’s Half Acre along with a book and script, Tara’s Truth. Tracie is working on another story, Seven Gates of Hell.