Meet the Author
Chris Hicks is an established author who runs his own publishing company Universal Publishing Co
LLC, which is presently located in Baltimore, Maryland. Chris has used his varied educational
back ground to build a distinguished business. He has written and published his first book, THINK
volume1 which will be released in March 2012. His book was written with young adult men in mind, with step by step advice on how to build stronger, positive and healthier family relationships. In addition he has been prominently featured in various publications such as WBAL channel11, Fox 45 news, Morgan St University station WEAA 88.9 FM radio, WOLB 1010am, Artist First Radio Network, Young Brother Online. Chris currently has a relationship column on TheUrbanTwist.com and the Examiner.
Chris is the founder of the Baltimore Urban Book Festival. It is currently the only African American book festival in Baltimore. The Inaugural Baltimore Urban Book Festival was held April 10,2011 at The Fredrick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park in Baltimore, Md. The Baltimore Urban Book Fest (BUBF) was formulated to bring awareness to our communities through reading,learning, and building stronger families.
Chris continues to be involved in nonprofit efforts and has served as well as donated to various charity organizations such as the House of Ruth and Play Kidz Learning Center. The proceeds from the Baltimore Urban Book Festival were donated to The Ben Carson’s Reading Rooms
Program which provides funding and support to local schools so that they can create a nurturing
environment for a child to feel safe and secure as they develop their reading skills. Proceeds also went to the Living Classroom Foundation, in support of their Voyage of Exploration, a science,
technology, engineering, and math program (STEM).
He is an active role model in the community, as well as a volunteer for Big Sister, Big Brother of
Central Maryland. Chris, who describes himself as a classic overachiever, has garnered an
impressive list of community involvement activities such as being a member of The Urban
League Young Professionals who targets education and the youth in our communities.One of Chris’s biggest goals is to improve our communities by uplifting young women and men and showing them that it’s ok to be positive, respectful, strong and successful. In his new book,THINK VOLUME 1, he stresses the fact of understanding the sacrifices and hard work it takes to build a solid relationship. He has experienced firsthand the harsh realities of a broken engagement and relationships. As a single father of a 6 year old daughter, his vision is to instill family values so that the broken cycle will not continue.
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