I grew up in the plains of Oklahoma, watching red-tinted dust-devils swirl up into blue skies, while listening to the old-timers tell the outlaw tales of old. Partially due to the rich stories I was fond of, and my innate curiosity I’ve never been able to stop digging up stories and learning about history. This journey has taken me to explore the interconnected paths of history, science, and true-crime. The journey has been a rich one, full of surprises around every corner. But whenever I think I’ve scaled the peaks of understanding, I realize my journey has just begun.
I’ve had many people ask what my qualifications are, so in short here they are. As for formal University training, I’ve got little to none. As a man that was blessed with a family at a young age, higher education wasn’t a path before me; instead I was on one to provide for my family. This didn’t discourage me from learning, and schooling myself (is that legal, some may ask???). As a result I’ve been collecting college level text books for near two decades—from basic, to upper level Ph.D. level courses, on all topics, including a healthy selection of history and scientific books. But not wanting to have a cookie-cutter knowledge base that most Universities punch out, the bibliophile in me has taken to collect a wealth of books, some new, some ancient to give me a proper understanding of the subjects that interest me. This has allowed me to paint a much more detailed picture of history, one that doesn’t just put together random bits and pieces, but one that gives a complete view of not only my race’s history, but the history of all races and culture.
When exploring the history of the world, it didn’t take long before an interest in crime manifested from a minor curiosity to a significant part of my studies. The one thing that helped fuel this desire was the steady increase in crime over the past two hundred years in America. At first I was interested in the causation, and trying to find possible solutions. Soon after this led to tracking trends across different demographics, without fear of what the implications might produce. Along the trail, someone asked me why serial killers were always white. This opened up another trail, which eventually led to the publication of my first book, Rise of the Black Serial Killer.