Richard W. Shelton, Sr. was born in Washington, D.C., and resides in the greater Washington, DC Metropolitan area. Degreed in psychology, he has always had a strong interest in the effect of violence on the maturation and development of children. He is the father of two adult children, and the grandfather of three. His deceased daughter was the graphic artist who designed the cover of this novel. Richard is currently working on his next installment of the “Children of the Fire” series with an expected release in 2020.