Don Zaidle was born in Ft. Worth, Texas. From the time he was "knee-high to a grasshopper," his interest in wildlife was intense. Despite a patchwork career that includes stints as a private investigator, attack dog trainer, soldier, oil field roughneck, radio talk-show host and electronics engineer, his passion has always remained with the outdoors.So he parlayed this passion into a profession and became an outdoor writer.
As a writer and naturalist, Mr. Zaidle developed over the years a keen interest in what he calls "the macabre and esoteric nature of nature." It came, therefore, as no surprise that his first major work of nonfiction, American Man Killers would be the result of his interest in the macabre, and would combine his years of observation and his lifelong interests.