Bill Markley

Bill Markley
History, South Dakota Authors

Bill Markley, a member of Western Writers of America and a staff writer for WWA’s Roundup magazine, is writing a series of books comparing Old West characters, beginning with Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson: Lawmen of the Legendary West. He has published three nonfiction books, including Old West Showdown, and a historical novel, Deadwood Dead Men. Markley participated in the films Dances With Wolves, Son of the Morning Star, Far and Away, Gettysburg and Crazy Horse. He and his wife live in Pierre, where they raised two children.


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