Richard Selcer is a Fort Worth native who has taught and written history for forty years. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Austin College in Sherman, Texas (1972 and 1973) and his Ph.D. from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth (1980). His teaching stops include Jarvis Christian College, Yankton College, Cottey College, Tarrant County College, and International Christian University (Vienna, Austria and Kiev, Ukraine). He currently teaches at Weatherford College in Weatherford, Texas.
He has written ten books in Western and Civil War history, and published more than forty articles in magazines and journals. His two latest books are Written in Blood: The Stories Behind Fort Worth’s Fallen Lawmen (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2010, 2011), co-authored with Kevin Foster. He has written eight historic markers for Fort Worth sites and is a member of the Tarrant County Historical Commission. He also owns and operates Fort Worth Tours & Trails, a speaking and tour guide business.