Mark Warren

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Novelist Mark Warren has written a historical fiction trilogy entitled Wyatt Earp, An American Odyssey. The first two books, Adobe Moon and Born to the Badge, have received critical acclaim from top western historians. Born to the Badge was honored as a 2019 Spur Award Finalist. Promised Land, the final book in the Earp trilogy, is now available and was named Editor’s Choice by the Historical Novel Society. His newest novel, Indigo Heaven, will be released in 2020. He has also written a memoir and a four-volume series on nature/survival. He is a member of the Wild West History Association and Western Writers of America. Warren has written extensively for national and regional magazines.

Warren also teaches nature classes and survival skills of the Cherokees at his school, Medicine Bow. The National Wildlife Federation named him Georgia’s Conservation Educator of the Year. He was a U.S. National Champion in whitewater canoeing, and in

1999 he won the World Championship Longbow title.  A man of many talents, he is an accomplished music composer and arranger. His original work has been performed by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and he scored plays for the Academy Theater in Atlanta. 

 

Mark Warren is a graduate of the University of Georgia and a resident of Dahlonega.

Promised Land – Drawn to the silver boom in Tombstone, Arizona Territory, Wyatt and his brothers start anew with aspirations to strike it big in business. Fate seems to have other plans for Wyatt, as he reverts to the foot-soldier status of a hard-nosed enforcer of the law. Enemy lines are drawn between the Earps and the cow-boy rustlers, finally culminating in the famed gunfight near the O.K. Corral. When the Earps prevail in this face to face battle, the cow-boys resort to midnight back-shooting, killing one Earp and maiming another. When the courts cannot adjudicate over perjuring outlaws, Wyatt Earp takes the law into his own hands and dispenses a personal justice that will elevate his name into American legend.

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