Max McCoy a nationally recognized award-winning author and journalist will launch his latest book, “Of Grave Concern”, July 2, 2013 at 2:00pm in the Long Branch Saloon.
According to Brent Harris, a Boot Hill employee, “We are all very honored that Mr.
McCoy has chosen Dodge City to launch his latest masterpiece. I was fortunate to have received an advanced copy of the book. One could tell immediately that the author of this western fiction novel had done his homework. Set in early 1887, his words paint in vivid detail what we all imagine of Dodge City’s past. Picked the book up…couldn’t put it down. Of Grave Concern is a must for everyone’s reading list. I am personally excited for a chance to meet and have him sign my copy.”
McCoy has written four original Indiana Jones adventures for Lucas film, the critically acclaimed thriller The Moon Pool, and the Hellfire western noir trilogy, Damnation Road, the last book in the trilogy, won the 2011 Spur Award from the Western Writers of America for Best Novel. Hellfire Canyon, the first book in the trilogy, also won the Spur and was named a Kansas Notable Book.
Max wrote the novelization for Steven Spielberg’s epic miniseries, Into the West. His books have been published by Random House, Simon and Schuster, and Kensington McCoy. He is an associate professor of journalism at Emporia State University and the director of the Tallgrass Writing Workshop, which is held every June on the ESU campus. McCoy grew up in Baxter Springs and most of his books are set in Kansas and Missouri.