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1. Short Bio:

Doug Hocking is an independent scholar who has completed advanced studies in American history, ethnology and historical archaeology. He is a retired Army officer who has lived among the Jicarilla Apache and paisanos of the Rio Arriba (Northern New Mexico). 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.

2. Long Bio:

oug Hocking grew up on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation in the Rio Arriba (Northern New Mexico). He attended reservation schools, Ivy League prep school, and graduated from high school in Santa Cruz, New Mexico, in the Penitente heartland among paisonos and Indios. Doug enlisted in Army Intelligence out of high school and worked in Taiwan, Thailand and at the Pentagon. He lived on his own in the Far East for many years along the way learning to speak and read Chinese. Doug shared many adventures with personnel in the intelligence services of several countries. With an undergraduate degree in business he returned home for graduate study in Social Anthropology (Ethnography) and then returned to the Army as an Armored Cavalry officer (scout) completing his career by instructing Military Intelligence lieutenants in intelligence analysis and the art of war. He served with both the 6th Cavalry and 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment then guarding the Frontiers of Freedom along the East German Border. He has earned a master’s degree with honors in American History and completed field school in Historical Archaeology. Since retiring he has worked with allied officers, entertained tourists with history and tall tales, built houses and taught at Cochise College where he initiated the Culinary Arts Program. He is now an independent scholar residing in southern Arizona near Tombstone with his wife, dogs, a feral cat and a friendly coyote. He is on the board of the Southern Chapter of the Arizona Historical Society and is Sheriff of the Bisbee Corral of the Westerners which won the Heads Up Award in 2014. He began writing a few years ago and has published in Wild West, True West, Buckskin Bulletin and Roundup Magazine. His photographs have appeared in the Arizona Republic, Tucson Star and Sacramento Bee as well as in numerous magazines. He has appeared as an historian on radio and TV. His short story “Marshal of Arizona” appears in La Frontera’s Outlaws and Lawmen anthology, a second, “The Bounty,” appears in Dead or Alive, a third, “Echo Amphitheater,” in Broken Promises. His historical novels Massacre at Point of Rocks and Mystery of Chaco Canyon are available on Amazon in print and eBook.  He is working on a biography of Tom Jeffords, Cochise’s Friend.

3. Education, Honors, Memberships:

Masters Degree with Honors, American History

Social/Cultural Anthropology 5 years study toward Phd.

Historical Archaeology, Field Work Certification

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration

Member of the Board, Arizona Historical Society by Gubernatorial Appointment

Member of the Board, Southern Chapter (Tucson) Arizona Historical Society

Vice President for Arizona, Southern Trails Chapter, Oregon-California Trails Association

Sheriff, Cochise County Corral, Westerners International, twice received Heads Up Award international recognition for best corral

Historian, Sierra Vista Historical Society

Road Scholar, Arizona Humanities

Huachuca Museum Association

Cochise County Historical Society

Western Writers of America

New Mexico Historical Society

4. Generic Press Release:

In Taos. On Wednesday, August 19, Doug Hocking will be signing his books from 10:00 A.M. to 4 P.M. at the Kit Carson Home and Museum in Taos. Doug grew up in Dulce and graduated from McCurdy High School in Santa Cruz. Although he’s been away traveling the world and serving in Intelligence and Armored Cavalry with the U.S. Army for many years, he’s still in touch with friends in the area and hopes those who remember him will stop by and chat.

Doug writes about northern New Mexico in the 1850s and 60s with much passion. His novels include:

The Mystery of Chaco Canyon DaVinci Code Meets the Wild West. Mystery of Chaco Canyon is historical fiction, romance, mystery and adventure. Four friends set out on a quest to find great treasure hidden for long centuries in the Southwest. Pursued by Doña Loca’s violent past, Penitentes, Danites and Knights of the Golden Circle, they travel through the Civil War Battles of Valverde and Glorieta Pass seeking solutions to historical and archaeological puzzles at Chimney Rock, Chaco Canyon, and Los Lunas. The battles are real; the archaeology is real. The solutions are novel. “The more I looked at these puzzling bits of archaeology and history, the more they all seemed to point to Chaco Canyon and something hidden from the world for a very long time.”

Massacre at Point of Rocks is the gripping true story of James White who took his wife and baby daughter down the Santa Fe Trail in 1849. James was killed by Jicarilla Apache. Soon bounty hunters, dragoon cavalry and militia were on the trail hunting for the abducted woman and her child. Persuaded to guide the army, Kit Carson found himself and his friends embroiled in a war not of his choosing. The story follows the lives of Apaches, Mexicans, mountain men, teamsters and Santa Fe merchants. The taste, smell and look of New Mexico in 1849 come alive as Doug guides you through mountains, deserts and the lives of those who inhabit them. Sensitive to the nuances of culture the saga scales peaks where there is danger and action at every turn. This is also the first time the Jicarilla side of the story has ever been presented.

Learn more about Doug Hocking and his books at www.doughocking.com.

In Santa Fe. From Thursday, August 20 through Sunday, August 23, (1:00 P.M. Thursday then daily from 8 A.M. to 6 P.M.) Doug Hocking will be signing his books during the Native Treasures Show at the El Dorado Hotel in Santa Fe. Doug grew up in Dulce and graduated from McCurdy High School in Santa Cruz. Although he’s been away traveling the world and serving in Intelligence and Armored Cavalry with the U.S. Army for many years, he’s still in touch with friends in the area and hopes those who remember him will stop by and chat.

Doug writes about northern New Mexico in the 1850s and 60s with much passion. His novels include:

The Mystery of Chaco Canyon DaVinci Code Meets the Wild West. Mystery of Chaco Canyon is historical fiction, romance, mystery and adventure. Four friends set out on a quest to find great treasure hidden for long centuries in the Southwest. Pursued by Doña Loca’s violent past, Penitentes, Danites and Knights of the Golden Circle, they travel through the Civil War Battles of Valverde and Glorieta Pass seeking solutions to historical and archaeological puzzles at Chimney Rock, Chaco Canyon, and Los Lunas. The battles are real; the archaeology is real. The solutions are novel. “The more I looked at these puzzling bits of archaeology and history, the more they all seemed to point to Chaco Canyon and something hidden from the world for a very long time.”

Massacre at Point of Rocks is the gripping true story of James White who took his wife and baby daughter down the Santa Fe Trail in 1849. James was killed by Jicarilla Apache. Soon bounty hunters, dragoon cavalry and militia were on the trail hunting for the abducted woman and her child. Persuaded to guide the army, Kit Carson found himself and his friends embroiled in a war not of his choosing. The story follows the lives of Apaches, Mexicans, mountain men, teamsters and Santa Fe merchants. The taste, smell and look of New Mexico in 1849 come alive as Doug guides you through mountains, deserts and the lives of those who inhabit them. Sensitive to the nuances of culture the saga scales peaks where there is danger and action at every turn. This is also the first time the Jicarilla side of the story has ever been presented.

Learn more about Doug Hocking and his books at www.doughocking.com.

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