Author Archives: Faye Hicks

About Faye Hicks

Writer, animal lover, retired engineer, and professor emeritus.

In Memory – École Polytechnique, Dec. 6, 1989


For women in engineering, things changed forever when their lives were stolen:  Geneviève Bergeron, Hélène Colgan, Nathalie Croteau, Barbara Daigneault, Anne-Marie Edward, Maud Haviernick, Maryse Laganière, Maryse Leclair, Anne-Marie Lemay, Sonia Pelletier, Michèle Richard,  Annie St-Arneault, Annie Turcotte, and Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz. On November 1, 1989, I … Continue reading

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What to expect at a Pitch Slam with literary agents


I was in LA for a writers’ conference a couple of weeks ago and the big event of the weekend was the Pitch Slam. For those of you who aren’t aware of what this is – or what’s involved – … Continue reading

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The Lighter Side of Learning to Play the Fiddle #5 …or… How long is this going to take anyway?


As I mentioned in  an earlier post on this topic, I’ve been a bit discouraged lately about my apparent lack of progress at learning the fiddle.  I’ve been at it for 12 months now and I still can’t play Orange Blossom Special or Turkey … Continue reading

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