McDONOUGH — Members of the History Is Alive Book Club casually chatted as they seated themselves, some with glasses of wine to sip, and waited for their guest speaker to begin a slide presentation and talk about the historical facts surrounding the life of the legendary Wyatt Earp.
Mark Warren, author of a historical novel trilogy on the exploits and deeds of Earp, is a longtime admirer of the frontier marshal and was available to discuss historical facts and quash some of the sensationalized myths that followed him throughout life.
Facts found in two of his books — “Adobe Moon” and “Born to the Badge” — were shared with the group. The third novel, “Promised Land,” is scheduled for release later this year.
Warren tracked Earp, who held numerous jobs in various professions — both inside and outside the law — as he celebrated his first and only marriage and later established a career as a lawman in Ellsworth, Kansas; Wichita, Kansas; Dodge City, Kansas; and Tombstone, Arizona.
About 24 people showed up for Warren’s presentation, making it the largest attended meeting ever for the book club, Sarah San Juan, manager, said. “We meet at 6:30 p.m. on every second Thursday of every other month,” she said.
Warren’s books, some bearing his signature, are being sold at the Story on the Square book store.