Fred Dickey writes his novels near San Diego. He was a career journalist, who came to realize that insightful fiction can be more real than what passes for the "news."
Fred has written three popular books, Stories With Faces, Death On A Dark Street, and his latest, Days of Hope, Miles of Misery.
He has served as Sunday editor, the San Jose Mercury News; executive editor, The Anchorage Times; editor, the Oakland Tribune, and as an editor of the San Diego Union-Tribune. He was twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
He is a former president of the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors, and a former president of the Alaska Press Association.
Fred is married to Kathy Dickey. She is a microbiologist whose name is on nine U.S. patents. They share 4 children and 5 grandchildren.
He graduated from Northern Illinois University (B.S.) and Norwich University (M.A.).
Fred was the founder and president of Public-Interest Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating educational video programs for at-risk youth.
He initiated the refurbishment and re-dedication of the Georgia Dickey family and slave cemetery.
Fred travels the world, and is a ceaseless California explorer. He is interested in history, especially the Civil War era, California history, and the Oregon Trail era.
He is a former documentary judge of the Emmy awards.
He has been interviewed on several TV and radio programs about his stories, including Forensic Files.