Deron Hicks lives in Warm Springs, Ga., with his wife Angela, daughter Meg and son Parker. Deron is a proud graduate of the University of Georgia, where he obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting. After he obtained a degree in painting, he took the next logical step in life — he went to law school (more specifically, Mercer Law School, which he loved). Deron is the author of The Secrets of Shakespeare’s Grave and Tower of the Five Orders. Deron's latest middle-grade mystery is The Van Gogh Deception, published by HMH Books for Children.