Looking for more from Sean McLachlan? He also hangs out on the Midlist Writer blog, where he talks about writing, adventure travel, caving, and everything else he gets up to. He also reproduces all the posts from Civil War Horror, so drop on by!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Received my author's copies for my latest book!

A big box of books came to my door this week, my own books! Here's yours truly in need of a haircut holding a copy of the second edition of It Happened in Missouri. This is a collection of tales about interesting and odd events in the state's history.

This edition has a new cover showing Vice President John Garner playing around with a pair of Jesse James' pistols while Harry Truman looks on. The book also includes two new chapters. One covers a champion bicycle race in 1887 where the racers used those strange old bikes with one giant tire and one small one, except for one plucky cyclist who did the race with a tricycle! The other new chapter is about the various hucksters who impersonated Jesse James after his death. One guy was even so bold as to do this as late as 1950.

The book is available for preorder now. If you'd like a free signed copy I'll be happy to send one along, although I'll have to ask you to pay for the international shipping.


  1. Congrats! I may send a copy to my sister's in-laws (who live in Missouri) for Christmas!

  2. Congratulations! Nice surprise. When is the official release date? And did you get a good response about what to do with your blog the other day?

    1. November 5, and yes I got a great response. Very helpful!

  3. Congrats! That hair doesn't look that long.


Got something to say? Feel free! No anonymous comments allowed, though. Too many spammers and haters on the Internet.