Mark Warren 

Mark Warren has been writing stories since he was a child growing up in Georgia. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Chemistry/Pre-med. Following undergraduate college work Mark pursued music composition and arrangement at Georgia State University, while performing original works in various concerts, scoring plays for The Academy Theater and having his suite The Once and Future King performed by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. 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. In 1998 Mark became the U.S. National Champion in whitewater canoeing, and in 1999 he won the World Championship Longbow title. Mark has written extensively for regional and national magazines, including: Guernica, Blue Ridge Highlander, North Georgia Journal, Georgia Backroads, Camping, Paddle, Survivor’s Edge and Mother Earth News. Mark is a lifelong student of Native American History and Survival Skills, and Western History with a special focus on Wyatt Earp. He is a member of the Wild West History Association and Western Writers of America, and has presented as “Guest Historian” at some of the top western museums in the country. His published books include: * Two Winters in a Tipi (Lyons Press, 2012), a memoir, a naturalist immerses himself into the flow of the forests of Southern Appalachia * Secrets of the Forest (Lyons Press, 2020) a 4-volume series that explores the adventures of survival skills: fire, shelter, stalking, hunting, water purification, food gathering, natural medicines, tracking, archery and other projectiles, canoeing and more. * Wyatt Earp: An American Odyssey (Five Star- Gale Cengage 2017-2019), an historical novel trilogy that dissects the events and motivations of America’s most iconic lawman. Comprised of: *Adobe Moon *Born to the Badge - a “2019 Spur Award Finalist” *Promised Land - an “Editor’s Choice” by the The Historical Novel Society and a Finalist for the Will Rogers Medallion Award *Indigo Heaven (Five Star – Gale Cengage) violence and romance intersect in post-civil war Wyoming. *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.
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