Faye Hicks

Biography

Thanks for visiting my author page! I’m a Canadian writer who moonlights as a professor. I love to write fiction and creative non-fiction, and I have a few books on Smashwords I hope you’ll check out.

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Smashwords book reviews by Faye Hicks

  • Postcards From Home on March 04, 2012
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    This is a wonderful collection of stories! The author’s ability to bring out the humor of everyday situations and her unique take on family life had me laughing throughout. If you’re a parent, I am sure the comical situations in these stories will bring back some of your fond (and humorous) memories of raising your family. If, like me, you’re not a parent - you’ll probably be wiping your brow in relief a time or two, in between wiping the tears of laugher from your eyes. My personal favorite is the Halloween story. I’ve read it a few times since I downloaded this book and it never fails to give me a laugh. So grab a coffee and settle in front of a cozy fire for a self-indulgent treat. I challenge you to put this book down once you get started.
  • Going Home and Other Stories on March 04, 2012
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    Have you ever met a squirrel smarter than Einstein? Do you every get the urge to climb the freezer compartment at the grocery store? Ladies, have you ever wished you had a beard? If you’re like me - you’ll find these to be entirely new concepts, and if you read this book - you’ll find yourself chuckling over all of them. In addition to these three original humorous stories, the title story from this book, ‘Going Home’, will sweep you back in time to Grampy’s whisker rubs, games of Red Rover and Mom’s homemade donuts. It’s a wonderful story of farm life as a child, whether it be the thrill of jumping from the barn’s loft into soft piles of hay or death-defying trips to the dirt cellar in search of preserves, the author paints a vivid and captivating picture of ‘going home’.
  • Ice Tomb, Second Edition on July 31, 2012
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    This story grabbed my interest right from the start - it’s fast paced and interesting, and I had a hard time putting it down. I especially liked the main character, Erica. She’s not particularly likable, but that just made her more realistic and interesting to me. I especially liked the way author Deborah Jackson captured the competitive (and often ruthless) nature of the academic world. I live and work in that world every day and the events in this book were entirely believable to me. Also, the science seemed well researched and credible. The storyline was really unique and the ending was unexpected - something that always appeals to me. Read the full review on "Have you read this?" at http://indiepicks.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/book-review-ice-tomb/
  • Gone on Aug. 02, 2012
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    I found the premise of the book potentially interesting and the story moved along quickly and (mostly) kept my interest. I only put it down a few times because I was curious to discover exactly what was going on and why. However, the ending was fairly inconclusive. I also found the many, many typos and grammatical errors really detracted from the story. With some rigorous editing, and a stronger ending, this book could be much more enjoyable. Read the full review at: http://indiepicks.wordpress.com/2012/08/02/book-review-gone/
  • Homebound on Aug. 28, 2012
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    Homebound is an entertaining and heartwarming story.  John is an accountant who has recently lost both his wife and job to a younger colleague; Cloey is a self-trained nursing aide whose grandfather left her a puzzle to solve when he passed away.  After John is badly injured in a motorcycle accident, he recovers at his parents’ home with the inexpensive and beautiful young Cloey taking care of him.  In contrast to university graduate, John, Cloey is a relatively uneducated ‘hick’ and, at first, John looks down on her and even ridicules her poor grammar.  However, she is so caring and kind that he soon falls in love with her. Together, they work their way through to the solution of her grandfather’s puzzle – something that Cloey was never able to figure out on her own.  I read the book all in one sitting – it was interesting enough to keep me reading late into the night.  The author has a nice voice, with some unique imagery.  Read the complete review at indiepicks.wordpress.com
  • Short Journeys on Oct. 24, 2012
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    This touching short story provides intimate insights into the devastating grief associated with having a miscarriage (and especially multiple miscarriages). If you have a friend or family member who has, or is, going thought this ordeal, this story will help you to understand and be more effective in your support. If you are going through this yourself, you may find it easier to ask your friends and family to read it, rather than trying to express these difficult emotions directly.
  • A Small Steel Box on Oct. 24, 2012
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    This touching short story provides intimate insights into the devastating grief associated with losing a child. If you have a friend or family member who has, or is, going thought this ordeal, this story will help you to understand and be more effective in your support. If you are going through this yourself, you may find it easier to ask your friends and family to read this story, rather than trying to express these difficult emotions directly.