Tyler L. Boyd is a great-grandnephew of Harry Thomas Burn and a great-great-grandson of Febb Ensminger Burn and James Lafayette Burn. A first-time author, he studies history, civics, economics, geography and philosophy. He enjoys genealogy, running, traveling and the cinema. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and a Master of Science degree in teacher education, both from the University of Tennessee. He teaches social studies and has taught high school in Lenoir City and Cleveland. Born and raised in Athens, he resides in East Tennessee..