by Gene Bicknell
Gene Bicknell is a writer, actor, broadcaster, veteran, professor, entrepreneur, pilot, politician, philanthropist, husband, father and grandfather. He built, NPC International which became the world’s largest Pizza Hut franchisee. He has raised considerable funds for dozens of charitable causes and has taught MBA courses and lectured at major universities throughout the US and abroad. Gene founded the O. Gene Bicknell Center for Entrepreneurship, has authored 3 books and produced a number of movies. He owns an entertainment business in Branson, MO. He resides in Englewood Florida, near Tampa. The author proceeds from HERMIT are being donated to the Bicknell Charitable Foundation, which provides charitable funding and support to a variety of children’s charities such as St. Jude’s Hospital, Shriners Hospitals, and others. The foundation is a Christian faith-based organization that also provides funds to providers of pregnancy support, housing, and youth counseling services.