In 2018 Doug won a Spur Award from Western Writers of America and a Co-founders Award from Westerners International for Tom Jeffords: Friend of Cochise, a biography. He has twice been awarded the Danielson Prize for best program.
Although his roots are in Cornwall and New England, Doug grew up on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation in North Central New Mexico, the Rio Arriba where he still maintains close ties to friends, Paisano and Indio. It is a land of mystery, miracles, and Penitentes.
Doug served in the US Army in Military Intelligence and Armored Cavalry. He spent many years in the Far East and speaks Chinese. He holds advanced degrees in American History, Social Anthropology, and Historical Archaeology. He writes both history and historical fiction.
Voices of the West with Harry Alexander and Bunker de France January 26, 2019, talking about frontier forts.