Mark Warren is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Chemistry/Pre-med. At Medicine Bow, his school in the Southern Appalachians, he teaches nature classes and survival skills of the Cherokees. The National Wildlife Federation named him Georgia’s Conservation Educator of the Year in 1980. Mark has written extensively about nature and primitive survival for magazines, including: Guernica, Blue Ridge Highlander, North Georgia Journal, Camping, Paddle, Survivor’s Edge, and Georgia Backroads. His published books include: Two Winters in a Tipi (Lyons Press, 2012), a memoir, Secrets of the Forest (Waldenhouse Publishing, 2016), a 4-volume series on nature/survival, Adobe Moon (Five Star Publishing, 2017), a historical novel and first in the trilogy Wyatt Earp: An American Odyssey. Born to the Badge, second in the trilogy (Five Star, 2018) and Promised Land (Five Star, coming in October 2019), the third book in the trilogy.
Mark Warren’s award winning trilogy Wyatt Earp, An American Odyssey, from Five Star – Gale Cengage transports the reader back to the 19th century West with a true-to-life portrayal of America’s most legendary lawman.
This trilogy represents the culmination of more than 60 years of research and contains information about Earp’s life not known to the general public. It’s all here: the ambitions and failures of a man who wanted more for himself than police work . . . the decisions of disgrace and the moments of nobility . . . acts of shame and acts of moral pride.
Was Wyatt Earp the hero that legend has taught us? He was a young man making his way toward some undefined version of financial success in the hardscrabble terrain of America's raw frontier. What he achieved came as a complete surprise to him, for he did not crave a life of notoriety based upon his work as a peace officer. Yet when we look back on his story, it becomes clear that he was meant for this occupation. What he accomplished is not as important as the manner in which he handled himself in a hostile environment. Always direct and with no talent for politics or affectation, Wyatt Earp won the undying respect of those around him. That or their hatred. There seemed to be no middle-ground.