Tracy Raye Hickman (born November 26, 1955) is a best-selling fantasy author, most commonly known for his work on Dragonlance as a game designer and co-author with Margaret Weis, while he worked for TSR. They also wrote the Darksword trilogy, the Death Gate Cycle, and the Sovereign Stone trilogy.
Tracy Hickman was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. He married Laura Curtis in 1977 and together they have four children.
Tracy and Laura have been publishing game designs together for over twenty-five years including the popular and innovative Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Ravenloft module. They published their first joint novel, Mystic Warrior, in 2004. Tracy and Laura have been producing their DragonHearth podcast since December of 2005.
Tracy Hickman was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on November 26, 1955. He graduated from Provo High School in 1974 where his major interests were in drama, music, and Air Force JROTC. In 1975, Tracy began two years of service as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His initial posting was for six months in Hawaii before his visa was approved, and he moved on to his final calling in Indonesia. There, he served as a missionary in Surabaya, Djakarta, and the mountain city of Bandung before being released honorably in 1977. As a result, Tracy can still speak conversational Indonesian and occasionally bases his magical phrases on that language.
Tracy married his high school sweetheart, Laura Curtis, within four months of his return to the United States. They are the parents of four children: Angel, Curtis, Tasha, and Jarod.
Tracy has worked as a supermarket stockboy, a movie projectionist, a theater manager, a glass worker, a television assistant director, and a drill press operator in a genealogy center. It was in 1981 -- between jobs and wanting to buy shoes for his children -- that he approached TSR about buying two of his modules and ended up with a job instead. That job led to his association with Margaret Weis and their first publication together: Dragonlance Chronicles.
On his personal website, Hickman states that he continues to be an active member of the Mormon Church, and resides in St. George, Utah.more...