Wiley Joiner is a former military man. After a ten-year naval career, he relocated from Miami, Florida to California in 1962, and like Mr. Jernigan, he became hooked on California history. In 1964, he reenlisted in the Army and found himself recruited into the Green Beret Special Forces, serving in a number of overseas locations.
Mr. Jernigan and Mr. Joiner have been friends since little tykes in the first grade and the collaboration on this book was a natural thing, though Mr. Jernigan was the initial researcher. Wiley joined forces with his friend Bob in the year 2000, and they have enjoyed the comradery they shared for the completion of this book.
Wiley has authored two other books, “Oakdale California” and “California’s Golden Glory Days,” published by Shalako Press.
Wiley resides in Oakdale, California with his wife Glory Ann. They have two sons, Mark and Jeffery, five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
The man known as Black Bart had created for himself a situation that he could not live under. Isolating himself from society was his only choice, but he was determined to make the time worth living.
Black Bart, The Search Is Over reveals so many amazing surprises by such a few people, that one wonders about other disappearances in history.