Hi I'm Tracy Hickman
I'm an International Best-Selling Fantasy Author, game designer and a Mormon.
I am best known as the creator of the 'Dragonlance' series as well as numerous fantasy and science-fiction books and games. I've appeared at speculative fiction and game conventions from Italy to Australia. My wife and I teach seminars in writing, love to travel, and play games with our family and friends. I'm a father of four grown children and have been married to my inspiration and most beautiful wife for over thirty years.
I was born into the Church ... but that is not why I am a Mormon. My ancestors knew Joseph Smith, migrated to Utah and my parents were raised Mormon ... but that is not why I am a Mormon. I was a rebellious young man who took my parents faith for granted. It was just something everyone did in my family and community. I was without a rudder and drifting in a sea of people who seemed to have purpose and direction. Then one night I was at work as a projectionist in the Academy Theater in my home town. I decided to ask God what He thought I should do -- not my parent, not my Bishop and not my friends. It was then that the Spirit came to me with such force that I could not deny its truth. I was overcome with the knowledge and reality of my calling. Right there in a movie projection booth ... what a place to have an epiphany! All I knew was that I should serve a mission for my church ... that was the simple and bold answer that I got. I discovered that after a lifetime of worship I knew NOTHING of my faith. I was called to serve in Indonesia -- about as far from my home as one could go and be a Christian Missionary to the most populated Islamic nation in the world. It was there, a world away from my home, that I discovered my favorite convert to the church ... me. I had to literally travel to the furthest part of the planet to discover the foundation of faith that was, after all, in my own back yard.
I try to live my faith with every breath. Both my wife and I teach Sunday School to the seventeen years old members of our congregation each Sunday and each of us conduct the music in our respective men's and women's groups as well. My wife and I also have the great privilege of donating one morning each week to serve other church members at our local Temple. Last year we even tried out to become members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir ... and we'll try again this year, too!