Finding an author who consistently delivers countless literary masterpieces as Eric Jerome Dickey happens every few generations. He was blessed with the gift to detail his surroundings allowing his readers to visit various countries with just the turn of a page. EJD introduced some of us to the trials and triumphs of same sex, and bi-sexual communities, while shedding light on political unrest, educating us on past and present history, and sometimes telling our own love story without never crossing our paths. I've read every book written by EJD. Between Lovers, Chasing Destiny, Drive Me Crazy, Sleeping With Strangers, Waking With Enemies, Resurrecting Midnight, Finding, Gideon, and Pleasure are among my favorites. I purchased The business of lovers the latest novel by EJD a few months ago. There is a line on the very last page where Brick says, "I was going to reveal I had been ill, now that I was better and there was no need to worry." After hearing of Eric Jerome Dickey passing due to an undisclosed illness, that line specifically stuck with me. I'm sure EJD has logged on to Twitter while in them pearly gates to see how many of us truly loved and admired his work. With over twenty nine published novels, achieving an NCAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, making the "50 Most Impactful Black Books of the Last 50 years" with Sister Sister, and being featured on USA today's 100 Black Novelists and Fiction Writers You Should Read makes Mr. Eric Jerome Dickey the Literary G.O.A.T.( Greatest. Of. All. Time). EJD's work is equivalent to Michael Jordan's six rings, Michael Jackson's epic moon walk, and Kobe Bryant's eighty one point game, timeless! Every tale written by EJD was relatable, a mystery, an erotica, or all three combined. Praying God comforts all of your family, friends, and readers who grew fond of the man you allowed us to know. Your influence and impact on past and future authors will last a lifetime. Thank You Mr. Eric Jerome Dickey, may you Rest In Power.
The Son of Mr. Suleman: A novel by Eric Jerome Dickey will be available 4/20/21