Victoria Wilcox, author of the award-winning historical novel trilogy, "Southern Son: The Saga of Doc Holliday," will present a book talk and signing at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15 at the library.


Victoria Wilcox, author of the award-winning historical novel trilogy, "Southern Son: The Saga of Doc Holliday," will present a book talk and signing at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15 at the library.



Wilcox is the founding director of Georgia's Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House Museum the antebellum home of Doc Holliday's family and a nationally known expert on the life of the Western icon.



She speaks at historic sites, libraries and bookstores around the country about the research behind her novels and Doc Holliday's untold history. She was recently featured in the debut episode of the Fox network's "Legends & Lies: The Real West."



In her Crestview library presentation, Wilcox will discuss Doc Holliday and his surprising Southern roots including a family tie to author Margaret Mitchell and a cousin who became the model for Melanie in "Gone With the Wind." 



Doc Holliday even had a Florida connection, as his likely route west was from Valdosta, South Georgia, across Florida to Pensacola and a ship to Galveston. 



The three books of "Southern Son: The Saga of Doc Holliday" published by Knox Robinson Publishing of London & New York are available to check out at the library, 1445 Commerce Drive, Crestview.



Learn more about Victoria Wilcox and her work at www.victoriawilcoxbooks.com.