Frederick Douglass Reynolds
Few Words From the Author/Publisher:
I wrote my first book, "Black, White, and Gray All Over; a Black Man's Odyssey in Life and Law Enforcement," when I was 60 years old, even in the face of naysayers who insisted that I was too old and should just relax and enjoy my retirement.
The book is a memoir, and mainly intended for my children, grandchildren--and beyond--to inform them as to just what it was like to be a Black law enforcement officer during an era when neither group of people were particularly respected or cared for by many members of society. I thought it was just an okay book until I began getting feedback from people who told me otherwise. At the suggestion of one of those people, I entered the book into an awards competition. To my surprise, it won. Emboldened, I entered it into others, and when all was said and done, it had won 22 more book awards and was a finalist in 16 others. It was then that I decided to write my second book, "Saint Bloodbath," a True Crime story, which I have entered into this award competition, hoping to catch lightening in a bottle again.
Thanks for allowing me the space to ramble.
An old man trying to gain a foothold in a world filled with literary genuises.
Frederick Douglass Reynolds is a retired L.A. County Sheriff’s Homicide Investigator. He was born in Rocky Mount, Virginia, and grew up in Detroit, Michigan where he became a petty criminal and was involved in gangs. He joined the US Marine Corps in 1979 to escape the life of crime that he seemed destined for. After a brief stint in Okinawa, Japan, he finished out his military career in Southern California and ultimately became a cop for the next 32-years, retiring in 2017 with over seventy-five commendations including two California Officer of the Year awards. He currently lives in Southern California with his wife, Carolyn, and their daughter Lauren and young son, Desmond. They have six other adult children and nine grandchildren.