Hicks-Moore began writing plays that she could star in at the tender age of nine. Growing up in Palos Verdes, California afforded her the ability to learn to ride horseback and appreciate the beauty of open spaces and the Pacific Ocean.
While completing her first year of graduate school at the New School for Social Research in New York City, Ms. Hicks-Moore found a job traveling across the country as a media relations staff person for the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee for the Olympic Torch Relay. She then trained with a former White House director of Communications and the detail of the U.S. Secret Service to advance presidential candidates and their families. Her travels compelled her to write her first book, Death In Advance.
Afterwards Hicks-Moore opened a special event management company in Santa Barbara, California, where she produced air shows, concerts, political rallies, black tie galas and walk-a-thons to support events for Pope John Paul II, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, CNN Chairman Ted Turner, President Bill Clinton, Senator Hilary Clinton, and Vice President Al Gore, among others.
Hicks-Moore also worked in the non-profit arena as both board member and executive director. She was a Santa Barbara County Commissioner for Health and Human Services, and the education and public utilities reporter for the Santa Barbara News Press, and served on the UCSB Alumni board of directors.
She is currently at work writing her second novel, a work of historical fiction, and spends a portion of her time as a as partner in a production company comprised of a creative team that writes plays, screenplays, and pitches programs to major networks.
She is married, with two active children. Her spare time is spent buying and selling rare first editions of mystery and children’s books on line (Pegspages.net), and practicing yoga.