Dan Tito Davis comes from a town in South Dakota so small that everyone knows their neighbor’s cat’s name. But once he got out, he made some noise. While at UNLV, he started manufacturing White Crosses, aka speed, and soon had the Bandidos motorcycle club distributing ten million pills a week. After serving a nickel, he got into the weed game, but soon after was set up on a phony charge by his childhood friend. Facing thirty years, Davis slipped into Mexico, not knowing a word of Spanish. He became Tito and began a thirteen-year odyssey that led him to an underground hideout for a Medellin cartel in Colombia; through the jungles of the Darien Gap, the world’s most dangerous passageway; being interrogated in Cuba, and much more. Tito just finished up a ten-year prison sentence.
Peter Conti was first published in a collection of short stories called 20 Under Twenty. His plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, and Washington. The Los Angeles productions were produced by Oscar-winning actor Joe Pesci. They include: House Arrest, Discord, and Murderers Anonymous. Conti has written extensively on education and how to use hip hop to teach literacy. He was written eleven screenplays; seven have been sold. He wrote and directed A Boxer’s Workout, which featured Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, Freddie Roach, and Mickey Rourke. His first novel, Whatever Happened to Martin Barnett, was released in 2002 and is currently being rereleased as an ebook. He teaches college writing and divides his time between Los Angeles and New York.