New Historical Fiction About Faulkner’s Grandfather Published by Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated historical fiction book from Hernando, MS, author Allen Wildmon.

Hernando, MS, August 12, 2011 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Colonel William C. Falkner: Death On The Courthouse Square by Allen Wildmon. The author's most recent book to date is a 6 x 9 paperback in the historical fiction category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Colonel William C. Falkner: Death On The Courthouse Square is also available in a 6 x 9 hardback edition with jacket. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

Colonel William C. Falkner was the great-grandfather of Nobel Prize winning author, William Faulkner of Oxford, Mississippi. This is a novel of Colonel Falkner’s life based on researched fact -- and fiction from the author’s imagination.

It tells the colorful story of his life as a successful soldier, statesman, railroad-builder, author and lawyer. It is based on his search for riches and fame, his successes and failures, his excessive drinking, and his numerous affairs with women including his love affair with his slave servant, Emeline, and their child, Fannie Falkner.

It is also the story of successful blacks at a time in history when it was very difficult to break the mold of racism in the South. The novel is centered around the building of the Ripley Railroad shortly after the Civil War with convict labor -- a rail line which became the beginning of a national railroad.

207 pages in length, Colonel William C. Falkner: Death On The Courthouse Square is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the historical fiction category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Colonel William C. Falkner: Death On The Courthouse Square meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $16.95 and $29.95 for the paperback and hardback editions, respectively.

Additionally, Colonel William C. Falkner: Death On The Courthouse Square can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432770747

Format: 6 x 9 paperback white

SRP: $16.95

ISBN: 9781432775483

Format: 6 x 9 hardback w/ jacket

SRP: $29.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

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