I am one of thirty nine children born to my father's six wives.
I was born in secrecy and grew up hiding my identity. My siblings and I were raised in fear of a blood thirsty and terrifying God, whose dominance few of us escaped. And fewer still dare to speak about, but I am not the typical product of polygamy.
Infamous intrigue of polygamy, power and murder has made front page news for decades. Several books have been written on the subject. One of them, "Under the Banner of Heaven" by Jon Krakaur, is a national best seller.
Ervil LeBaron ordered the executions of all those who opposed him, leaving a trail of bodies from Mexico through California, Utah and Texas. The book, "The Le Baron Story" by Verlan M. LeBaron, was written by my brother-in-law.
A well known doctor and religious leader was gunned down in his Murray Utah office. The book, "In MY Father's House", by Dorothy
Solomon, details the incident. That murdered doctor was my uncle.
The book, " The Sixth of Seven Wives", was written by my niece. You may have seen her on T.V.
She was trying to help young women escape from Colorado City, a polygamist community on the Utah Arizona boarder. The same community dominated by the Warren Jeffs the infamous fugitive on America's most wanted.