Monday, May 18, 2015

More Writing About Doc Holliday

A few years ago, I wrote a blog post about the book my dad and Susan (Susie) McKey Thomas wrote, In Search of the Hollidays: The story of Doc Holliday and His Holliday and McKey Families. (Susie is Doc’s cousin.) Not long after my post, author Victoria Wilcox contacted me. She’s written a trilogy about Doc Holliday, Southern Son: The Saga of Doc Holliday.
Since then, we’ve corresponded a few times, and I’ve attended her talks about Doc here in Valdosta at the Lowndes County Historical Society and Museum. I’m very impressed with the amount of research she's done about Doc.
Victoria will be in Valdosta this coming Saturday, May 23, 2015, to talk about volumes 2 and 3 of her trilogy. I’m looking forward to it. Here’s a blurb from the Lowndes County Historical Society and Museum’s newsletter (used with permission).

Blurb about Victoria Wilcox's upcoming talk about Doc Holliday in Valdosta, Georgia
(used with permission of the Lowndes County Historical Society and Museum)

I’ve read the 1st volume, Inheritance. (I have both hard copy and ebook.) I could hardly put it down once I got started, and it was great to read about Doc’s early life in my home town! I could hear the southern accents in the dialog and see the scenes in the vivid descriptions. Most of all, I’m enjoying getting to know the man behind the legend.
I’ve started reading the 2nd volume, Gone West, in ebook format. The 3rd and last volume, The Last Decision, is just being released this month, May 2015. I’ll be getting hard copies of these as well. Must have them autographed!


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