Fred Dickey's Island of Human Drama

         A novelist who believes every life is an adventure.


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.

Forensic Files, 2004, "Nailed."   Link:  IMDb Forensic Files, Nailed

Link to Fred's latest book on Amazon: Days of Hope, Miles of Misery.

Fred's Amazon Author Page: Fred Dickey, author

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