A. T. Hicks
A.T. Hicks lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with her patient husband, rotating children, a menagerie of pets and an overactive imagination.
Though she wrote her first novel more than twelve years ago while living in Aix-en-Provence, France, she wouldn't actually publish until many years later.
Thank God for that!
With many more years of experience under her belt, her writing skills improved to such a degree as to be nearly unrecognizable to her earlier attempts. After having read many a novel, she realized mystery was the genre she was most interested in. Diving in headfirst, she tackled her second novel with zeal and several months later she completed the first installment of a series of Peaches Donnelly Mysteries called Peaches and the Gambler.
She can most often be found in front of her laptop computer, but reading a novel, or just observing the kookiness of daily life are also very enjoyable pastimes.
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Peaches and the Baby Mama
by A. T. Hicks
Bitches and Riches and Rings, Oh My!
Poisonous beauty Cecily Washington doesn't let anything stand between her love for shoes, jewels and Platinum Baby Daddy's. With a child support portfolio worthy of a Fortune 500 company, she has everything a girl could want...
But when she is murdered, no one is surprised, least of all amateur sleuth Peaches Donnelly.
Peaches and the Gambler
by A. T. Hicks
Take one recently fired woman, add to that two pesky daughters, one opera singing sister, two good-looking men, one murder investigation, and a boxful of Dove Ice Cream Bars. Then, generously stir with a seedy strip club, throw in a .45 Magnum and a dash of Bojangles' cajun seasoned fries and you have a Dish of Disaster!
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- Sins Of The Father
on Jan. 19, 2015
Sins of the Father is one of those books that truly held a lot of promise. It certainly had a great premise: three middle-school aged sisters--Gwen, Ana and Eve--suddenly find themselves with superpowers. Yippie! Fun right? Wrong. And this is where we will begin.
First things first: the cover of this book. The cover does not translate into an understanding to the reader that the characters in the book are kick-ass middle school aged girls with newly discovered super powers.
This book had several issues. The most obvious one being the lack of fun and adventure throughout the book. Others were failure to choose a marketing demographic--elementary, middle school, YA, or adult--use of realistic vernacular suitable to that demographic, dragging scenes out, having the main characters parent's point of view when they were unnecessary to move the plot forward, and having far too many references to basketball. Also, the use of 'Super Geek' and 'Super Nerd' in reference to Ana was used so many times, one would think that was her name. In addition, their grandmother's billionaire status was referenced repeatedly. The author should have made more use of the sisters using their superpowers in funny ways in and out of school instead of focusing on scenes like parent teacher conferences and basketball games.
After having read many science fiction and action books with young adults--Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series, the Artemis Fowl Series, ect.--truly great things were expected, but this book fell short.
In the end, Thelonious Legend had a great idea that should have been marketed to middle school aged kids and filled to the brim with fun illustrations, non-stop excitement and situations that moved the characters towards a fun and explosive conclusion. Hopefully the writer will retool these books, re-market them and truly pump up the wow factor to turn it into the kind of fantastic read it should have been.