About the Authors
Meredith Ray Sheets is a retired petrochemical executive with two engineering degrees. He has managed petrochemical refineries and consulted to OPEC governments and oil-producing countries in North and South America and the Middle East. His passion, though, is digging up the history of ancient America.
Since the 1950s, Mr. Sheets has been involved with anthropological societies and history museums. He has personally discovered and excavated extinct ice-age animals like mammoths (a giant type of ancient elephant) and many ancient Native American Indian sites ranging in dates from 2,000 B.C. to well over 11,000 B.C. He coauthored the first scholarly work ever published on the identification of North American Indian arrowheads.
Book of Lies was inspired by a conversation Mr. Sheets had with Mormon missionaries. Because of his knowledge of ancient America, he knew The Book of Mormon stories they told him about elephants existing along with civilizations in North America were false. These revelations inspired him to dig deeper, and that research helped create Book of Lies.
Mr. Sheets was born in western Oklahoma. He received a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Oklahoma and a master of science degree from Oklahoma State University. He worked forty-three years in the petroleum refining and natural gas processing industries in the United States and in several foreign countries. He is a member of the Oklahoma Anthropological Society and has contributed to its projects and publications. He served on the boards of the National Petroleum Refiners Association in Washington, D.C., and the Museum of the Great Plains in Lawton, Oklahoma.
Kendal Sheets was born and raised in Oklahoma. He received his bachelor of science in engineering from the University of Oklahoma. Afterwards, he worked as an environmental consultant in Texas and Colorado. Five years later he entered law school at the University of Tulsa College of Law. He attended his final semester at Georgetown University while serving an internship at the Department of Justice Environmental Enforcement Division. After receiving his juris doctor from Tulsa, he passed the Virginia bar exam as well as the patent bar.
He has worked both in a law firm and for a corporation writing patents in the areas of various Internet and broadband technologies and also litigating intellectual property cases including patent, trademark, and copyright issues. His arguments and writing have been reported by federal courts within the United States.
Kendal is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and is a member of the bars of the Supreme Court of Virginia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts of Eastern Virginia, Western Virginia, and Northern District of Florida. He is also a member of the American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association, the Association of Corporate Counsel, and the Intellectual Property Owners Association where he sits on the Green Technology Innovation Committee.