Timothy Hicks is a native of Oakland, California born in 1971.
Tim began writing stories for San Quentin News through its Journalism Guild where he covered sports and other news; a year later, he joined the San Quentin News team as a staff writer. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, a certified Micro Soft literacy graduate, and is currently enrolled in the Prison University Project to earn his AA degree.
Before incarceration, Tim wrote journals to document his daily life. He has written short stories, rap, and poetry. He self-published the urban novel Brothas From Anotha Motha: a fictional tale of characters portraying a lifestyle he once knew. Authored, Timothy (T-Bone) Hicks.
He re-kindled his passion for journalism when he arrived at San Quentin. Since then, he has evolved not only as a writer, but also in his personal growth. He’s part of a team of men that conducts tours for outside visitors to give them the experience of what rehabilitated men in San Quentin State Prison life is like. Tim believes, “ It is an opportunity to change the perspective of those who might view inmates with a negative stigma.”
Tim has aspirations of learning all what it takes to become a great journalist.
Tim is a writer for other publications and continues to broaden his horizons in the world of journalism.
Hear a story narrated by Mr. Hicks on KALW radio.com
Also, see Tim’s perspective on how writing is therapeutic for him in a video titled, Losing my Mind.