Michael Hickey is a graduate of Northeastern University and a Master Of Divinity Studies graduate of Weston Jesuit, a Boston College theological school. He retired as a successful entrepreneur to become a full time writer and poet. He is the author of Get Wisdom (2006) and Get Goodness: Virtue is the Power to Do Good (2011). Hickey writes a weekly column called "Words Of Wisdom" for The Naples Daily News and teaches courses on religion, philosophy, and poetry at Hodges University, CLL and Florida Gulf Coast University. His wife, Theresa, is a published poet, and in their forty-four years together they have raised four happy and "well-adjusted" children into adulthood.