Join us on Wednesday, September 8th, at 7PM with author Mark Warren! This author is a lifelong student of Native American and Western Frontier History, and we are looking forward to discussing his newest book, Indigo Heaven. This event will be held at the bookshop and is free to attend. There is limiting seating available, so please register to save your seat!
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Clayton Jane, a war-weary ex-Confederate from Georgia, heads west to Wyoming, where he reconstructs his life as a ranch foreman and right-hand man for an English cattle baron. When the Englishman's sister, a promising Surrey painter, visits along with her husband and young son, the ranch hands soon learn that this reunion is more than a family gathering. The brother-in-law, who provided most of the investment money for the Rolling F Ranch, has come to take over the ownership and management. As the crew ponders its shift of loyalty to such a man, they begin to see signs that he is a wife-beater. When Clayt attempts to interfere in this suppressed spousal abuse, he finds himself in an awkward position with his present employer and future employer. His dedication to protecting this headstrong artistic woman leads to a surprising bond between ranch foreman and celebrated painter, a relationship that totters between mutual respect and romance.
With these complications in place, Clayton is treated to a new level of troubles. A Pinkerton detective is sent to Laramie to investigate anonymous threats from a would-be president-assassin. President Grant is due to come into town on a political tour, and Clayton--an ex-Southerner--finds himself on the Pinkerton's list of suspects.
Mark Warren is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Chemistry/Pre-med. He teaches nature classes and survival skills of the Cherokee at his school in the mountains of Southern Appalachia. The National Wildlife Federation named him Georgia's Conservation Educator of the Year in 1980. In 1998 Mark became the U.S. National Champion in whitewater canoeing, and in 1999 he won the World Championship Longbow title. Mark is a lifelong student of Native American and Western Frontier History. He is a member of the Wild West History Association and Western Writers of America.
His published books include:
* Two Winters in a Tipi (Lyons Press, 2012), a memoir
* Wyatt Earp: An American Odyssey (Two Dot, August 2021), an historical novel trilogy that dissects the events and motivations of America's most iconic lawman. Comprised of:
The Long Road to Legend
Born to the Badge - "2019 Spur Award Finalist"
A Law Unto Himself - (2019) an "Editor's Choice" by the Historical Novel Society and winner of the 2020 Will Rogers Medallion Award (under the original title of Promised Land published by Five Star - Gale Cengage, 2019.)
* Secrets of the Forest (Lyons Press, 2020) a 4-volume series on nature and survival skills.
*Indigo Heaven (Five Star - Gale Cengage, July 2021) After the Civil War a battle-hardened Georgian seeks redemption in the open range of Wyoming Territory.
*Librarians of the West: A Quartet (Five Star - Gale Cengage, September 2021) - Warren is a contributing author to the anthology. His novella, The Cowboy, the Librarian and the Broomsman is a parody of the Old West set in Montana in the 1870's.
*Song of the Horseman (SV Original Publication, 2021) a Chicago schoolteacher embarks on a journey to reclaim his Cherokee heritage by retracing the steps of his long-dead grandfather.
*Last of the Pistoleers (SV Original Publication, 2021) a modern-day county sheriff in north Georgia applies old-fashioned methods of the Old West to solve a crime in his bailiwick.