As a distinguished journalist and author of best selling books like Rule by Secrecy, Crossfire, and Alien Agenda, Mr. Marrs is gifted writer and sleuth for the truth. His forty year experience in investigative journalism is a powerful discriminate for fact vs. fiction.
Award-winning Texas author/journalist Jim Marrs has never hesitated to write about some of the greatest mysteries and controversies of our time.
In the mid-1970s, Marrs discovered that the Texas Department of Public Safety was routinely keeping illegal surveillance files on law-abiding citizens. His front-page stories resulted in the shredding of thousands of such secret files. His investigative work resulted in a surprise defense witness in the celebrated murder trial of Texas oilman Cullen Davis.
Moving on to larger issues, Marrs wrote in 1976 that an objective investigation of the JFK assassination would reveal a massive government plot. That same year he began teaching a course on the assassination at the University of Texas at Arlington which has continued until the year 2000.
While working toward a journalism degree at the University of North Texas, Marrs met Jack Ruby in the Carousel Club prior to the assassination and interviewed Gen. Edwin Walker shortly after the events in Dallas. He has interviewed many of the central assassination figures including Lee Harvey Oswald's mother, Marguerite; Oswald's wife, Marina; Oswald close friend Jeanne DeMohrenschildt; wounded bystander James Tague as well as numerous police, government and news media officials involved in the case. He also collected and collated the research of many of the most respected critics of the government investigations.
His book Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy was published in 1989 to critical acclaim and within three years had gone into an eighth printing in both hardbound and softbound editions. Crossfire remained on the New York Times Non-fiction Best Seller list for more than eight weeks and was a basis for the Oliver Stone film JFK.
Marrs spent more than three years researching and completing a non-fiction book about the military's secret "remote viewing" program only to have it mysteriously canceled as it was going to press in the summer of 1995. Within two months, the CIA admitted in a press conference to using psychics during the Cold War and the "remote viewing" story — with the government spin — broke in the Washington Post.
In May, 1997, his in-depth investigation of UFOs, Alien Agenda, was published by HarperCollins Publishers. Lauded as the most comprehensive and documented work of its kind, Alien Agenda went into a third printing within a month of publication.
Marrs is listed in both Who's Who in the World and Who's Who in America. He has won several writing and photography awards including the Aviation/Aerospace Writers Association's National Writing Award and Newsmaker of the Year Award from the Fort Worth Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. In 1993, Marrs received Freedom magazine's Human Rights Leadership Award.
He has appeared on hundreds of national and regional TV and radio programs including This Morning America, Geraldo, Montell Williams, Today, Good Morning Texas and the Larry King and Art Bell radio shows. A former president of the Press Club of Fort Worth and a current member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi, and Investigative Reporters and Editors, Marrs has spoken out on a variety of conspiracy topics including the TWA 800 crash, the Waco tragedy, the Oklahoma City bombing, terrorism and covert government operations.