About the author

Dallas T. Tillman was born in Hinds County, Mississippi, on September 13, 1940. He had always thought his birthday was unlucky. He had so much trouble growing up and it seemed like his life was bad luck. This all changed when he met Marie, his first love. She gave him confident and he gave her confident — it was wonderful when they got together and married. Dallas was a hard worker. He was a good athletic in high school. I grew up in Vallejo, California, Fairfield, California, and San Francisco, California.