GUEST: Author Kevin Sullivan - The Ted Bundy Murders

My journey with the written word began very early in life. The first book I read (devoured actually) was Charles Franklin’s, The World’s Worst Murderers, published in 1965. Since I was only ten, it wasn’t the kind of book that should have interested me, but it did. And despite having to stop occasionally to ask my mother the meaning of a particular word or two, within two weeks I closed the book with a distinct sense of regret.

A little later, my interests broadened from true crime to history – especially that part of history pertaining to armed conflict- and in the summer of 1972 I had the opportunity to travel to Europe and walk the battlefields of both world wars.

After spending many years in the Christian ministry (I’m still a pastor with a robust counseling ministry), and at the age of 40, I published my first book, Shattering the Myth: Signposts on Custer’s Road to Disaster.

But it was my second book, in 2009, that allowed me to enter (and placed me on a firm foundation within) the genre of true crime, when The Bundy Murders: A Comprehensive History was published by McFarland & Company. This led to numerous radio programs and contacts from documentarians here in the United States and the United Kingdom, and portions of it also appear in the college textbook, Abnormal Psychology: Clinical Perspectives on Psychological Disorders, published by McGraw-Hill in 2012. The book was well-received by the public from the moment of publication, and as a relatively new writer at the time, it was exceedingly gratifying to receive some really great reviews from my peers.