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Sunday, June 16, 2013

My book on Tombstone is out now!

I've just received the author's copies for my latest book, Tombstone - Wyatt Earp, the O.K. Corral, and the Vendetta Ride 1881-82. This is published by Osprey Publishing and as usual they did a bang up job on the layout and artwork.

This book looks at the famous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral as well as the lead up to the confrontation between the Earp brothers and the Cowboys and the vendetta that lasted for some months afterwards.

As the back cover blurb states:

The Gunfight at the OK Corral on 26 October 1881 is one of the most enduring stories of the Old West. It led to a series of violent incidents that culminated in the Vendetta Ride, in which Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and several other gunslingers went after their rivals the Cowboys.
Like most tales of the Wild West, the facts are buried under layers of myth, and the line between good guys and bad guys is blurry. Wyatt Earp, leader of the so-called “good guys”, was charged with stealing horses in the Indian Territory in 1870 and jumped bail. Becoming a buffalo hunter and gambler, he got into several scrapes and earned a reputation as a gunfighter.
Several times he helped lawmen arrest outlaws, but usually his assistance came more because of a personal grudge against the criminal than any real respect for law and order. He even got fired from a police job in Wichita for beating up a political rival.

This is my sixth book for Osprey and my fourteenth overall. I'm currently talking with the editors about more projects. Stay tuned!


  1. Congratulations, Sean! Illustrations look great.

  2. Yes, the illustrations are great. Congratulations, Sean. You're looking tan these days, too. Is that the Spanish sun or from one of your travels?

    1. My last trip was through a very rainy Slovenia. We went to the beach here in Santander yesterday, that must be it.

  3. Excellent news Sean, that will be another one I'll have to pick up for the collection.

  4. Congratulations, Sean. The illustrations pop off the page.

  5. Osprey has a nice group of artists that do 3-8 color plates specifically for every book. It's one of their hallmarks. These guys get pad as much as the writer and they earn every penny.
    Michael: Glad to hear I'll be in your collection!

  6. Great cover and the other illustrations you show are fantastic. I look forward to seeing it.


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