DaLena Slayton was born in Akron, OH and currently resides in Dallas, TX. She served in the US Army and went on to graduate from the University of North Texas with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. Her love of writing stemmed from poetry and its ability to make the darkest things sound most beautiful. Obsessed with the Criminal Justice system and its affect on different cultures, her poetry began to take a more political tone. With growing interest, an idea for her first novel popped into mind, and so, Amerikkkan Justice(US) was born.