Shirley McLain Pens 'Riveting' Tribute to Great Grandfather


After hearing stories about her great grandfather, author Shirley McLain felt compelled to share the courage and strength of the man who was the family's foundation. "Dobyns Chronicles" (published by Xlibris) is a powerful story that follows the life of a young man who never let life's avalanche of trials and struggles bring him defeat.

Charlie's life began in northeast Texas near Bonham, on the Red River. His Cherokee mother and cowboy father strove to survive on their river valley ranch. Tragedy ended this way of life for Charlie in 1888. After the early death of both parents, readers will follow Charlie through Chickasaw Territory and on to McAlester in eastern Oklahoma.

His journey is a story of a changing way of life and the many adaptations he made to survive. Charlie's strong passion for life equipped him for survival as he raised his siblings with likeability and dignity. This is not only a story of loss, misfortune, hard times and heartbreak but also of love, determination, kindness, joy and spirituality.

As readers follow Charlie's life through his adventures, they will see what shaped the man he became and that of his family for generations. Poignant and inspiring, "Dobyns Chronicles" is a captivating celebration of the remarkable life of Charlie Dobyns.

"Dobyns Chronicles"
By Shirley McLain
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 260 pages | ISBN 9781499024081
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 260 pages | ISBN 9781499024098
E-Book | 260 pages | ISBN 9781499024036
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Shirley McLain embraced her passion for writing after retiring from 32 years of nursing. She is a wife, mother and grandmother of six. She is currently living in Oklahoma where she enjoys retiring and writing - especially about the place.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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