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WISHING YOU ALL THE HAPPIEST OF HOLIDAYS ~ MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HANUKKAH!

MAY 2014 BE A YEAR OF DEEP REFLECTION ON THE STATE OF WORLD AFFAIRS AND HOW WE AS INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES CAN GROW IN LOVE AND COMPASSION, LOOK UPON EACH OTHER WITH HEARTS UNFETTERED BY BIGOTRY AND FEAR AND SERVE IN WAYS THAT MAKE A TRUE DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS.

"...WITH GOD AS OUR FATHER, BROTHERS ALL ARE WE...LET ME WALK WITH MY BROTHER, IN PERFECT HARMONY....LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH...THE PEACE THAT WAS MEANT TO BE...LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH...AND LET IT BEGIN WITH ME..." 
~Jill Jackson Miller and Sy Miller~

MARLEY




~A note from Marley~

I am honored to tell you that I was presented with the Milton F. Perry Award by the National James-Younger Gang for In the Shadow. This is especially meaningful to me as not only was Milt a close friend, he is someone I have always held in high esteem as a true scholar. I’ve never met anyone who was more fascinated with the history of the James-Younger Gang. Meeting in 1980, Milt and I, along with our unconventional group of colleagues, spent many hours over the years trading stories, theories, adventures, laughs, and characters. We had a great time learning an lot about “the Boys”. Yet as much as we learned, we saw there was always more to the picture.

When it came time to write In the Shadow, I decided I would focus on how Bob and Jim Younger, in particular, would always be mired in their brother Cole’s saga, no matter whether or not that was how they wanted it to be. It was a hard life for them; and a fascinating tale. As I wrote this first fiction, although he wasn’t with us anymore, I knew that if he were, Milt would enjoy the story too.
The modern-day James-Younger Gang likely discusses the same things that we did all those years ago, only with more facts now to fuel their theories. But “the Boys” were good; there are still unanswered questions to knock around. Maybe with In the Shadow I’ve added to their fun.
I want to say thank you to the National James-Younger Gang for recognizing my work. I appreciate knowing that you enjoyed exploring the legend by traveling a different highway. Just like the men whose name you bear.

~M



You asked for it, for got it!  Marley's non-fiction book The Outlaw Youngers: A Confederate Brotherhood is once again available in trade paperback at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other on-line booksellers. 


 ~A note from Marley~

I’m excited to announce the publication of my first historical novel, In the Shadow. In the Shadow is the story of Bob Younger, a quiet and perceptive boy experiencing life in Western Missouri from the time of the Missouri-Kansas Border War, through the War Between the States and its aftermath.

It was so much fun to revisit the subject I explored in my first non-fiction book, The Outlaw Youngers: A Confederate Brotherhood. Giving voice to the strong personalities involved in this story was both challenging and exciting. The characters that populate In the Shadow are real and most of the events happened, but this is a novel; this is the way… it might have been.
In the Shadow is now available in trade paperback and as an eBook.  Please visit the In the Shadow pages on this site.
I hope you’ll join me on this new adventure!
M.

 

                                                                                            

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