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Mark Warren Presents "Born to the Badge"

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50 Barrett Parkway Suite 3000 Building 3

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Mark Warren, Western Historian and Environmental Award winner, will be be talking with visitors and signing books in celebration of his newly released book, "Born to the Badge," 2nd book in the trilogy "Wyatt Earp, An American Odyssey."

From the Author: I got hooked on this story when I was seven years old. I spent the next 63 years sorting legend from fact. Although this is historical fiction, I have written it as close to the truth as I know how. And as usual, the truth is so much more compelling than the myth. Welcome to the real story.

These books are perfect for all lovers of historical, and literary fiction, and the fact that they convey a true portrait of the life of this legendary lawman is just a bonus!

Barnes & Noble will also have "Two Winters in a Tipi", "Adobe Moon", and the "Secrets of the Forest" book series.

Reviews for "Wyatt Earp, An American Odyssey"
“Mark Warren captures the essence of Wyatt Earp’s formative years in this beautifully crafted narrative. Adobe Moon transports the reader to the early western frontier that shaped the legendary lawman’s character and delivers a rollicking tale – entertaining and truly informative.” ~ Peter Brand, author of The Story of Texas Jack Vermillion (2012)

“Adobe Moon is no ordinary Western. This one is special. Many fictionalized versions of Wyatt Earp’s story have been written . . . most, however, are largely ignored by the historical community . . . (but this one) has proven to be the exception to the rule. Adobe Moon is an engrossing ride with Wyatt Earp. My only criticism is the next book (in the trilogy) isn’t out quick enough.” ~ Erik J. Wright, Author, Western Historian and Assistant Editor of The Tombstone Epitaph National Edition.

Mark Warren is the first writer to illuminate the Earp story from the inside. Adobe Moon and Born to the Badge show you why Wyatt Earp became a legend and what that legend was born out of. Allen Barra, author of Inventing Wyatt Earp, his Life and Many Legends.

“In 1896, Ed Colburn, who had been a Dodge City attorney during that town's turbulent early years, remembered Wyatt Earp: ‘While there (Dodge City), I saw Wyatt Earp do things you wouldn't undertake for a million dollars, and yet he did it every day just as a street car conductor rings up fares or a banker receives deposits.’ In Born to the Badge Mark Warren follows Earp through the Kansas cow-towns where he first makes a name for himself. They still talk about Wyatt Earp in Wichita and Dodge City. After reading this book, you'll understand why.” ~ Jeff Morey, Historical Consultant for the movie Tombstone.

"Not every writer understands that the most important line in any book is the hook - that opening sentence which grabs your attention and makes you eager to read on. Born to the Badge opens with the following line: 'Wichita, Kansas, was hell in the making...' and there I went - engrossed for hours...Warren is able to convey scenes with a cinematic clarity. In this way, I can see the store room lit by the warm glow of a single lantern; and the prairie crossing at night, guided solely by the stars above and the subtle shapes of the land smudged on a distant horizon" ~Peta Stevalli, New Zealand Booklovers

"Warren's novel paints a vivid picture of the lawlessness of the American Frontier...Although this book is a fictionalized account, its dedication to facts will keep history buffs satisfied, and its colorful similes will put a smile on any genre-fiction lover's face." ~ Booklist

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