My name is Fernando Americo Tijerina. I have written many books about myself, my family and of many, many inmates who were incarcerated and waiting for their sentencing. I spent fourteen months writing day and night: sometimes in maximum security and other times with other inmates and other times just by myself in the prison yards trying to understand why so many of these criminals decided to commit what they did.
During my time incarcerated, I had decided to talk to every person I was locked up with and listen to their stories. I had then decided to write their stories with their permission, and surprisingly they decided to give me the truth of their crimes or their backgrounds.
I believe that if you would take the time to just start reading this short story book, you would learn as to why some crimes are committed.