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​Wilcox honored for Holliday writings


  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Nov. 18, 2015 - 1:01 AM

Peachtree City author Victoria Wilcox has been honored at a second Georgia Author of the Year ceremony for her historical novel trilogy based on the life of the legendary Georgia-born Western character Doc Holliday.

Wilcox has been researching Holliday’s story and writing about him for 18 years. The first book in the “Southern Son: The Saga of Doc Holliday” trilogy was “Inheritance.”

That book “won a gold medal in 2014 for Best First Novel,” Mimi Schroeder said.

The second book, “Gone West,” picked up a silver medal in the 2015 Literary Fiction category at the Georgia Writers Association Awards Banquet.

“The third book in the saga, ‘The Last Decision,’ was released in May to outstanding reviews,” Schroeder said.

Wilcox was founding director of the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House Museum in Fayetteville, where she discovered the story that led to the trilogy. Her research took her from Griffin, Holliday’s birthplace, to the OK Corral in Tombstone, Ariz.

Wilcox has become “a nationally known expert” on Holliday, Schroeder said. Wilcox was featured as the Doc Holliday historian on the Fox Network’s “Legends & Lies: The Real West,” a docudrama series produced by Bill O’Reilly.

She also was a guest on “Good Morning, Griffin!” on July 15 when she and host Dick Morrow talked about her experiences in connection with Holliday’s story.