Simon Burris has been a freelance historian and researcher on the African Diaspora for over the past fifty years. A passionate world traveler, he has spent his life learning, collecting and sharing his vast trove of African history, knowledge and lore. His travels to Canada, Central America, Brazil, the West Indies, Europe, and Africa, have greatly enhanced his knowledge on related subjects. His cultural background of the English, Spanish, and Portuguese languages enlightens the task.
Mr. Burris is a retired realtor, crossword puzzle enthusiast who was an active contributor to Dell, TV Reporter, Harle ( a notable crossword puzzle magazine), and the New York Herald-Tribune newspaper (1965–1974), and several other newspaper syndicates.
Now at eighty- four, he lives with his wife, Helena, in Bellflower, California. He’s a deacon of a Lutheran church. He still travels and writes, and he spends a lot of time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.