Gary Boynton

Gary Boynton is a true-crime writer, researcher and teacher, living in Seattle. He has a B.A. in abnormal psychology from the University of Puget Sound, and has completed numerous classes in police science, criminal investigation, criminology and forensics. He has worked as a probation and parole officer, private investigator and paralegal. After a year of law school, he completed the Nonfiction Writer's Program at the University of Washington

Gary has had more than a dozen articles, including cover stories, published in Detective Files, True Police Cases, Detective Dragnet, Headquarters Detective, Startling Detective and Detective Cases Magazines.

In 1998, he assisted noted crime author Gregg Olsen in researching If Loving You is Wrong: The Shocking True Story of Mary Kay Letourneau, the schoolteacher imprisoned for her sexual involvement with one of her teenage students. Crime author Ann Rule called the book " wonderfully researched…A must read for both true-crime aficionados and students of abnormal psychology."

At Discover U in Seattle and at two national Police Writers Association conferences, Gary has taught "Making Crime Pay: How to Research, Write and Sell True Crime Stories."

Gary's chapters, "Ted Bundy: The Serial Killer Next Door" grace the covers of Famous American Crimes and Trials, and Crimes and Trials of the Century, both from Praeger Publishers. He is currently looking for a new true-crime project. His email is: