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Nebraska Author Jeff McArthur

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Jeff McArthur

McArthur was born and grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he began writing at a very young age — he wrote stories, worked in the theater, and he became fascinated with movies as a teenager and began making them at age 15. He went to film school at New York University, where he studied film, TV, and radio. In New York he worked with the comedy group The State, with PBS, and several others. In 1995, McArthur moved to L.A., to work in the movie industry.

Jeff worked in the film industry for 15 years, on various films including directing a few of his own, such as the horror film Stolen Souls (2006) and the documentary The Forgotten Grave: Women Soldiers of the American Civil War (2008). Fifteen years later, he returned to his roots to write a book about his grandfather, John McArthur, the lawyer who represented Caril Ann Fugate in one of the most infamous cases in American history — the legal proceedings following the Charles Starkweather murder spree of 1958-1959. That 2011 book was called Pro Bono: The 18 year defense of Caril Ann Fugate, and covered John McArthur’s involvement with Fugate from her early court appearances through her parole in the 1970s.

Jeff McArthur has gone on to write novels such as The American Game and several in the Relic Worlds science fiction adventure series. In 2013, he published the true crime book The Great Heist, about the largest bank robbery in history, which took place in Lincoln, NE in 1930. Also in 2013, he introduced the world to a forgotten American hero, Richard “Two Gun” Hart, in the book Two Gun Hart: Lawman, Cowboy, and Long Lost Brother of Al Capone.

Much of McArthur’s published work has been done on independent labels, and is available for purchase through various online resources, including his website Bandwagon.com, or the site dedicated to all the resources associated with his interactive sci-fi adventure series www.RelicWorlds.com. (see links below) Because most of these are self-published or independently published, you will not find them in the Lincoln City Libraries’ collection If we find that any titles below are available to read free online, we’ll include links.

Additional information about Jeff McArthur can be found at the following Web sites:

Jeff McArthur’s books:


Stolen Souls
[2009]

The Table of Truth
[2009]

Pro Bono: The 18 year defense of Caril Ann Fugate
(364.152 McA) [2011]

The Great Heist: The Story of the Biggest Bank Robbery in History…and Why the Money was Returned
(364.155 McA) [2013]

Two Gun Hart: Lawman, Cowboy, and Long-Lost Brother of Al Capone
(Biography Hart) [2013]

The American Game
[2014]

Dirty Old War — Tales From Vietnam
[2021]



Gaming-Related Publications

( www.relicworlds.com ) — all titles listed below plus additional short stories set in this storytelling universe

Relic Worlds Novels and Short Story Collections

Relic Worlds: The Deep Beyond
[January 2011]

Relic Worlds: Lancaster James and the Search for the Promised World
[April 18 2014]

Relic Worlds: Lancaster James and the Secret of Padrone Key
[September 2017]

Relic Worlds: Lancaster James and the Shattered Remains of Antiquity
[January 2019]

Relic Worlds: Lancaster James and the Salient Seed of the Galaxy
[May 2021]

Relic Worlds: Short Story Collection 1
[July 28 2015]

Relic Worlds: Short Story Collection 2
[October 1 2016]

Relic Worlds: Short Story Collection 3
[October 1 2017]

Interactive Relic Worlds Writings

Relic Worlds: Pick Your Path 1 — Mystic Island
[March 10 2012]

Relic Worlds: Pick Your Path 2 — The Lost City
[April 16 2013]

Relic Worlds: Pick Your Path 3 — The Cosmic Orb
[April 16 2013]

Relic Worlds: Pick Your Path 4 — The Secret of the Dark Agents
[December 13 2015]

Relic Worlds: Pick Your Path 5 — Catacombs of the Forgotten
[April 1 2017]

Relic Worlds: Showdown (1): Treasure Hunters
[March 6 2018]

Relic Worlds: Showdown (2): Space Pirates
[March 12 2018]

Relic Worlds: Showdown (3): Dark Agents
[March 9 2018]

Relic Worlds: Showdown (4): Corporate Spies
[March 9 2018]

Relic Worlds: Showdown (5): Corporate Armies
[March 12 2018]

Relic Worlds: The Hunt for the Constellation Crest: A Relic Worlds Comic Book
[July 14 2016]

Relic Worlds: Expeditions — Core Rulebook
[February 3 2020]

( Documentation related to the Civil War gaming system created by McArthur )

Command Combat: Civil War — 1861 – Core Rulebook
[2012]

Command Combat: Civil War — The First Battle of Bull Run: Battle Pack #1
[2012]

Command Combat: Civil War — The Battle of Shiloh: Battle Pack #2
[2012]

Command Combat: Civil War — 1862 Expansion 1
[2012]

Command Combat: Civil War — The Second Battle of Bull Run: Battle Pack #3
[2012]

Command Combat: Civil War — The Battle of Gettysburg: Battle Pack #4
[2013]

Command Combat: Civil War — 1863 Expansion 2
[2013]

Command Combat: Civil War — 1864 Expansion 3
[2013]

Posted to BookGuide in May 2021 sdc | Last updated May 2021 sdc