Michael Fayia Kallon was born in Koindu, a prominent business center in the Kissi Chiefdom, located in Eastern Sierra Leone on Africa west coast. He moved to the United States after escaping war in Liberia and Sierra Leone. He attended Catholic schools in Sierra Leone and obtained an Associate degree in education from Kakata Teachers Training College in Kakata, Liberia. In the United States he received a Bachelors degree in writing and literature form Burlington College and a diploma for freelance writing from Harcourt Higher Learning in Scranton, PA. He also graduated as a private investigator from the Detective Training Institute in California. Kallon has lived in New York since he escaped the human slaughter that plagued Liberia and Sierra Leone in the 1980s and 90s. Mr. Kallon has graduated from Walden University with a master's degree in Public Administration in the United States. He has written many works on KISSI culture in Africa and also life in the United States. He has previously published Idols With Tears (available through AuthorHouse), Barnes & Nobles.com, Amazon.com, etc..