Elena Sandidge

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I'm the author of A Gentleman in Hell, a novel celebrating the life of dentist and gunfighter Doc Holliday.

I was brought up in Scotland but I currently live in Kentucky.

I love riding horses and enjoy long trail rides and beach gallops. I'm passionate about the history of the Old West.

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Finding New Ways of Writing

Hello, how are you doing? I have been writing and I do have more posts about the history of Doc Holliday for you and also the Wild West. I’ve also been looking at finding new ways of writing and working on getting a draft of my latest novel completed.

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A Wicked Little Town (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: A poker game turns violent leaving a soldier dead. Doc Holliday leaves town fast. He moves to Dodge City, Kansas and sets up as a dentist but it's not teeth he’s fixing. With friends like Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson, there’s more to worry about than cavities. Gamblers, outlaws and horse thieves are all out to cause trouble and if the town sheriff needs a little help you can bet Doc’s willing to ride along. Throw in a spicy, troublemaking soiled dove for good measure and you can be sure Doc’s got his hands full.
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A really fun read. It managed to avoid cliches to keep the story twisting in an interesting and entertaining manner. Witty and light hearted.
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Gorgeous illustrations, really beautiful! I refreshing twist on an old fairytale.
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It’s taken me ages to read this book. I really wanted to love this, but couldn’t get into some of the chapters. It is incredibly specific to one area of the US down to perhaps just the author’s neighborhood. I really enjoyed the chapters about riding ...more
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"I will give the book jacket this much. This book is "intensely personal." To the point of being completely uninteresting to anyone who is not Michael Korda. I wanted funny anecdotes about crazy horse people, not the story of how you met your hot m..." Read more of this review »
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It’s taken me ages to read this book. I really wanted to love this, but couldn’t get into some of the chapters. It is incredibly specific to one area of the US down to perhaps just the author’s neighborhood. I really enjoyed the chapters about riding ...more
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"What an odd book: a history, a travel guide, a history of travel guides, with occasional recipes thrown in. It's a series of essays more than an ongoing travelogue, following the coast of the Black Sea from Odessa to Istanbul to Trabzon. It's a be..." Read more of this review »
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“A person who publishes a book willfully appears before the populace with his pants down. If it is a good book nothing can hurt him. If it is a bad book nothing can help him.”
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“Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.”
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