Ricky Sides was Born in Florence, Alabama in May of 1958. He has a wife named Sue that he married at age 18. He has one adult son named Larry Dale.
The author studied martial arts from 1981 to the mid 1990s. He has been an avid camper and student of survival. The techniques described in his fight sequences are often from his own personal experience and training. He has taught women's rape prevention seminars in the 1980's that he conducted free to the public.
The author's writing experience includes the " Peacekeeper" series, the "Brimstone" series, "The Ultimate in Women's Self-Defense," and "Adventures in Reading," "Claws," which is a suspense / horror novel that will ultimately serve as the back story for an epic post apocalyptic novel that he will release in 2011. "Claws 2. After the Apocalypse," and "Lina's Story," which is connected to the peacekeeper series.