Roy V. Gaston
Roy V. Gaston is a native of Athens, Ohio and a graduate of Ohio University. He now resides in Columbus, Ohio. He began writing after finishing his career as a unit supervisor in Ohio’s Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.
Gaston writes historically based novels 19th Century America, focusing on the American West and the American Civil War.
His novel Beyond The Goodnight Trail won the 2021 Western Fictioneers Peace Maker Award for Best First Novel and was the 2021 Spur Award finalist Original Mass-Market Paperback.
His favorite genres are historical fiction, noir, hard-boiled, Southern Gothic, and Westerns. He is a fan of Harry Turtledove, Clint, the Duke, Harry Flashman, Hitch and Cole, Gus and Woodrow, Hap and Leonard, Spenser and Hawk, Marty and Rusty, Gravedigger and Coffin Ed, Statler and Waldorf, Buck and Roy, Willie and Waylon, and Conspiracy Theories.