To listen to my interview on The Authors Show podcast, click below.  Also includes a reading--by me--of an excerpt from one of the stories.

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I would rate CRYSTAL DREAMS as 3 out of 4 stars. ... I loved the majority of the characters and cared about what happened to them. ... I would recommend CRYSTAL DREAMS to anyone who enjoys romance novels and wants to read something they don't have to think about too much. It's a quick read and was a nice distraction from everything going on in the world today.    Kaylee123/Online Book Club

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THE COMING WOMAN is a great read and a long overdue biography, written beautifully by Ms. Hicks. Victoria Woodhull comes alive in each and every paragraph; a vital strength and spirit in Woodhull propels her to run for President of the United States when women weren't even allowed to vote! What a woman, what a book! An inspiring must read for every woman and any adventurous men! Thank you, Ms. Hicks, for finally telling Victoria's colorful story. 
Jennifer Lee Pryor, President, Indigo, Inc., Tarnished Angel, Inc, Director, Pryor's Planet
Sadly, too many Americans have never heard of Victoria Woodhull, let alone learned of her story; her revolutionary campaign for the Presidency at a time when women weren't even allowed to vote, her support for worker's rights, or her feminist commitment to equality, a century before the official battle over the Equal Rights Amendment. But in THE COMING WOMAN, Karen Hicks brings Woodhull's efforts to life, and reminds us that some of our nation's greatest figures aren't always featured in the history books. It is a riveting account of an amazing woman and her struggle for justice and human dignity, told in an engaging and eminently readable style. 
Tim Wise, author, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son
If you have a heart, if you have a soul, Karen Hicks' THE COMING WOMAN will make you fall in love with Victoria Woodhull. 
Kinky Friedman, Author & Governor of the Heart of Texas


 “This is a book you will want to refer to often and share with your friends.”
                                                                                                             Author/Entertainer Steve Allen

 “The Tao of an Uncluttered Life can and will help you enjoy your life more each day, and it will also help    
  you unlock all of your hidden potential.”

                                                                                                              Author/Entertainer Joseph S. Bonsall (Oak Ridge Boys)

 "It’s helped me do a lot more than rearrange my sock drawer. I refer to it hourly.”
                                                                                                              Author/Entertainer Richard “Kinky” Friedman

 “An immensely practical yet entertaining read.”

                                                                                                               William Bellet, Ph.D.

What kind of confidence would it take for a woman to buck the old boy's club of politics in 1872? More than 140 years pre-Hillary, there was Victoria Woodhull. This book takes you back with a breathtaking present-tense bird's eye view into a time when women's liberation was primarily confined to one woman's very capable, independent mind. I couldn't put it down. .
Ruth Buzzi, Comedienne, Golden Globe Award Winner, TV Hall of Fame Inductee


Karen Hicks is a woman who has lived life dancing free on one foot, waving her arms like flags into the sun, but never afraid to look at the dark spaces across the tracks.  Reading her work is an invitation into her heart.  
Chris Gantry, Author, Poet, Singer/Songwriter