Eligah Boykin was born in Mobile, Alabama, out of the storms and trials of his loving parents, Eligah and Mattye Boykin, and grew up in a full, loving family. He wrote a novel and a three-act play by the time he was 15. He also worked in a factory meanwhile taking courses at a community college and hatched a plan to write a three-act play that would be turned into a movie. Bouncing from being a cab driver to a teacher’s aide to a dishwasher, through the successive hard knocks of life, Boykin earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the College of Creative Studies and a master’s of fine arts degree in creative writing from Full Sail University.
Armed with more sophisticated knowledge, some of which validated his earlier assertions and conclusions about what it took to become a truly professional writer, and with other tools of the trade, he began to crank them out. “Solomon Grant Returns to Earth” is an evidence of this.