L.D. Hicks is a Texan with a degree in Christian Ministry and Biblical Studies from LeTourneau University in East Texas and a master’s degree in American History earned at Norwich University in Vermont. Mr. Hicks has a love of southwestern and Texas history, plastic dinosaurs, hiking, electronic music, Pear Red Bulls (they will change your life), and reading anything from the back of soup cans to the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, David J. Weber, T. R. Fehrenbach, and Jean Edward Smith. Mr. Hicks has been with his amazing wife, Lisa, for twenty-seven years, and lives in East Texas with Smokey Jack, his cat, and Lulu, his dog.