3 Corners Blog Tour: Doug Hocking

3 Corners Blog Tour

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I would like to introduce you to Doug Hocking

  • How long have you been writing? In one sense since I was 14 and attended an Ivy League Prep School where they convinced me I couldn’t write. In the Army I found out that I was the only one who could. I’ve been writing fulltime since 2009. I’ve been researching since at my Cornish grandmother’s knee I learned all sorts of fantastic things from her background. I learned more growing up on an Indian reservation and began researching their lives in person and in books.
  • What’s your favorite part of writing? I enjoy researching and using an understanding of business and government structures to understand where records might be kept. More than anything, I enjoy sinking back into the 19th century, using my knowledge of the times, terrain, the people, and their tools and cultures to be able to tell history as if it were a novel. I like to make history as palatable as novels.
  • What’s the title of your favorite book that you wrote? Tom Jeffords, Friend of Cochise is my favorite and most recent. It brought in a Spur Award Finalist from Western Writers of America. That’s sort of like getting the Silver Medal and it’s nice to be recognized by one’s peer, even to be accepted as a peer.
  • What book are you talking about today? Tom Jeffords, Friend of Cochise the first biography of Tom Jeffords. Think Jimmy Stewart in the movie Broken Arrow riding alone into Cochise’s camp to make the peace.
  • What’s it about? It’s about how Tom came to be a man who could accept Apaches as people and win their trust. It’s about two men whose mutual friendship and trust made it possible to end an eleven-year war.


  • Do you have a link to buy it on Amazon? https://www.amazon.com/Tom-Jeffords-Cochise-Doug-Hocking/dp/1493026372/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1526492267&sr=8-1&keywords=doug+hocking






About dhocking

Doug Hocking is an independent scholar who has completed advanced studies in American history, ethnology and historical archaeology. He grew up on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation and attended school among the Indios and paisanos of the Rio Arriba (Northern New Mexico). He retired from the military as an armored cavalry (scout) officer. His novels immerse the reader in the times, terrain and cultures of 19th century New Mexico. Doug lives near Tombstone with his wife, dogs and a feral cat. He writes both fiction and history and is currently working on a biography of Tom Jeffords and has two historical novels in print: Massacre at Point of Rocks and Mystery of Chaco Canyon. His articles have appeared in True West, Wild West, Buckskin Bulletin and Roundup.
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