An Interview with
Bestselling True Crime Author BTS: Please tell us about yourself. RJ: I have two daughters 18 and 22 and twin sons 29. I reside in two provinces in Canada, Ontario and Newfoundland where I was born of Irish descendants. I also have two grandsons and recently, a granddaughter. I spent many years in alphabet government departments and although retired when I was 45, now 52, I still get called upon for occasional covert projects. BTS: When not writing, how do you relax? RJ: I am also a musician. I love to play and sing. I really enjoy the Mandolin most. But I play a variety of instruments. Although I mostly play old country and country gospel, I have filled in a few times for the rock band April Wine many years ago as the drummer. I am an avid gardener and enjoy painting. BTS: What is the premise of your latest book?
RJ Parker, P.Mgr.,CIM, is an award-winning and bestselling true crime author and serial killer expert. He has written 14 true crime books, available in eBook, trade paperback and audiobook editions and have sold in over 80 countries. He holds Certifications in Serial Crime and Criminal Profiling. Parker publishes for several authors under his company RJ Parker Publishing, Inc. RJ Parker was born and raised in Newfoundland and now resides in Ontario and Newfoundland, Canada. Parker started writing after becoming disabled with Anklyosing Spondylitis. He spent twenty-five years in various facets of Government and has two professional designations. To date, RJ has donated over 1,950 autographed books to allied troops serving overseas and to our wounded warriors recovering in Naval and Army hospitals all over the world. If you are a police officer, firefighter, paramedic or serve in the military, active or retired, RJ gives his eBooks freely in appreciation for your service.
RJ: On April 30 I released Parents Who Killed Their Children: Filicide. It’s a heartbreaking book that portrays ten filicidal killers, people like--Andrea Yates, Diane Downs, Susan Smith, and Jeffrey MacDonald-who received a great deal of media attention and explores the reasons; from addiction to postpartum psychosis, insanity to altruism. This book has been selected by several universities in their upcoming courses in Criminology, Sociology and Forensic Psychology, including, the University of Utah and Penn State University. BTS: What are you working on next? RJ: My next book will be released in September titled; Social Media Monsters: Internet Killers. The World Wide Web has become a playground for many types of criminals. Stalking and murder is on the rise from social groups like Facebook, Craigslist and Instagram. Kids are ‘checking in’ on sites and showing the world exactly where they are. I will explore numerous cases but will also outline several precautions.