is a 32° Freemason and a member of
the Masonic order of the Knights Templar. His first book,
Freemasons For Dummies,
has quickly become the most popular
modern guide to the ancient and accepted fraternity of Freemasonry.
He’s also the author of Solomon’s Builders:
Freemasons, Founding Fathers and the Secrets of Washington
, and co-author of The Templar Code For Dummies.
attended Indiana University, the University of Southern California,
Los Angeles Valley Community College, and California State
University Northridge. In 2006, Chris received the Duane E.
Anderson Excellence in Masonic Education Award from the Grand Lodge
of Minnesota. He has written for Templar History Magazine,
Masonic Magazine, The Scottish Rite Journal, The Indiana
and Indianapolis Monthly,
and he’s a
monthly columnist for Living Naturally First
has also spent more than 20 years as a commercial filmmaker.
Alice Von Kannon has been an advertising executive, a
teacher, a writer, and even a greedy and villainous landlord. A
history junkie beyond the help of an intervention since the age of
14, her studies of Near Eastern religious cults and sects led to
her first book, The Templar Code For Dummies, co-written
with Chris Hodapp. She’s studied film production at
Los Angeles Valley Community College and history at California
State University Northridge, and she’s worked for many years
in advertising as a writer and broadcast producer. Alice has
traveled widely in Europe and the Middle East and written on the
subject of the Barbary Wars and the birth of the U.S. Navy.
She’s a member of Romance Writers of America and the Order of
the Grail, the fraternal body of the International College of