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Max McCoy

October 30, 1958

Baxter Springs, Kansas

Scuba diving, black powder weapons


His journalism career began at the age of 20 as the police reporter for The Pittsburg Morning Sun. In 1983 he won the H.G. Roberts First Amendment Freedom Award. As an investigative reporter, McCoy won honors from the Inland Daily Press Association for his series on Kansas's first nuclear power plant and the rate consumers would eventually pay for it; and on the high incidence of lung cancer among those living in the old Tri-State lead mining district of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. In 1986 McCoy was one of two American journalists chosen by a consortium of American and Japanese newspapers to spend a month in Japan to interview and photograph the survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. McCoy left daily journalism in the late 1980s to finish his undergraduate degree and to pursue a fiction writing career.

His first novel, The Sixth Rider, based on the 1892 Dalton raid on Coffeyville, was published by Doubleday in 1991. It was named Best First Novel by the Western Writers of America. He graduated from Pittsburg State University in 1988 with a BA in Communication, and from Emporia (KS) State University in 1993 with an MA in English. His second novel, Sons of Fire, was published by Doubleday in 1993 and was a finalist for Novel of the Year by Western Writers of America. McCoy won the Oxbow Award for the short story, "Spoils of War," a Civil War tale about a 10-year-old boy who walks with his mother to a federal prison camp in northeastern Missouri, seeking the release of the boy's father. In June 1995, Bantam published The Wild Rider as a mass-market original. McCoy has also written four original Indiana Jones adventures for Bantam/Lucasfilm: Indiana Jones and the Philosopher's Stone (1995); Indiana Jones and the Dinosaur Eggs (1996); and Indiana Jones and the Hollow Earth (1997). Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Sphinx, the last of the McCoy cycle of novels about the 1930s hero, was published in Februrary 1999.

McCoy's latest book is Jesse: A Novel of the Outlaw Jesse James, published in July 1999 by Bantam.

McCoy is a member of Mensa, the high IQ society, the Western Writers of America, and the Science-fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. His hobbies include scuba diving and black powder weapons. He is an adjunct faculty member and writing instructor at Missouri Southern State College and Labette Community College. He lives in Pittsburg, Kansas.


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