Edward Hancock II
In the beginning...
Raised a true East Texan,
Edward Hancock II is a
graduate of Sabine High
School and Kilgore College.
While attending Kilgore,
Hancock was Assistant
Editor and Editor-in-Chief
of the Ranger Yearbook,
where he won more than
20 awards from the Texas
Association. But his love for
writing goes back much
further than that.
Born with Spina Bifida, Hancock was always a dreamer. These dreams became
a reality at the age of 10 when he wrote what he considers to be his first real
short story. By the age of 14, Hancock developed a deep love for writing
poetry. By 19, he was a staff member of the Kilgore College Ranger Yearbook
and Flare newspaper.
To date, Hancock’s writing resume consists of more than 15 short stories,
over 100 poems and six novels and one YA story. He is a member of the
Northeast Texas Writers Organization (NETWO) as well as the East Texas
Christian Writers. He is also a speaker for hire, regularly speaking to children’s
and disabled groups on such topics as “life with no excuses” and “never give
up on a dream”. His hobbies include reading, traveling, genealogy research
and movies. He currently lives in Gilmer, Texas with a house full of four-