A native of New Hampshire, author Gary Ledoux has had a long-time love of the old-west in general, and Tombstone and its characters in particular.
His articles have appeared in various magazines including True West, the Tombstone Epitaph and the Tombstone Times. His “Yesterwest” column appears monthly in the Tombstone Epitaph and Tombstone Times.
His first book, Tombstone: A Chronicle In Perspective was published in October 2002. That was followed by Nantan: The Life and Times of John P. Clum Volume 1 in October 2007 and Nantan: The Life and Times of John P. Clum Volume 2 in September 2008.
Mr. Ledoux has been a featured writer at the Warren Earp Days Book Festival in Willcox, AZ in 2003, and a featured writer for the Tombstone Book and Film Festival held in Tombstone in 2004. He was a featured writer and speaker for a similar event held in Tucson in 2005, and again in Tombstone in 2006, 2007, and 2008.
He was a contributor to the October, 2006 OK Corral 125th anniversary event in Tombstone conducting a panel discussion entitled, "Tombstone in the Movies and Television" and gave a speech on Tombstone's Allen Street in character as Mayor John P. Clum.
He is a member of the Wild West History Association and has served as the Marketing Manager for The Tombstone Epitaph since September 2009.
Gary and his wife Rachel presently live in Whitewater, California.
To find out more about the author, or one of his favorite subjects, Mayor John P. Clum, visit his website www.YesterWest.com
To find out more about TOMBSTONE TALES, find out about Gary's other books or to read excerpts from the book, visit Gary Ledoux's website at YesterWest.com
GARY LEDOUX'S NEWEST RELEASE TOMBSTONE TALES Stories from the Town Too Tough to Die... and Beyond
Softcover - 324 pages
In the grand tradition of story-telling, Gary Ledoux's "Tombstone Tales" is not truly fiction, nor is it purely non-fiction, but a unique blend of Tombstone's colorful past, present, and possible future. Thirteen chapters tied together with a central character, Ezra T. Thornton, will challenge the reader to define which is more intriguing; the simple facts, what might have been... or what could be...