Born near Chicago in 1946, Rick Sapp has hunted with bow and gun across North America and Africa. He completed a PhD in social anthropology at Catholic University and the University of Florida in 1976. After completing his studies, he worked for radio stations, newspapers, magazines, and as public relations director of Bear Archery. Since 2001 when he began freelancing full time, Sapp has authored twenty-five books about guns, hunting, camping, bicycle touring, urban redevelopment, and history. He lives in Florida.