Don Bullis

Don Bullis

Western History Writer



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Don Bullis graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a bachelor’s degree in AmericanHistory and American Literature in 1970.  He attended graduate school at the University of New Mexico. He worked in public relations, educational projects and business before he began a career in New Mexico law enforcement which lasted until the early 2000s.
  He also worked as a columnist for the New Mexico Independent newspapers and served as editor of the Sandoval County Times-Independent. He wrote a regular column for the Rio Rancho Observer called “Ellos Pasaron Por Aqui” for twenty years. He also wrote book reviews and served as a political correspondent for the Observer and the Cibola County Beacon.  His columns have appeared in New Mexico Magazine, New Mexico Stockman and Tradición Revista and other periodical publications.

  He is the First Vice-President of the Historical Society of New Mexico, and is Immediate Past President of the Central New Mexico Corral of Westerners.He is past editor of the email monthly New Mexico Historical Notebook. He lives in Rio Rancho with his wife Gloria.Bullis was named New Mexico’s Centennial Author by the New Mexico State Library in 2011.
 He was honored as Outstanding Alumni for 2013 from Eastern New Mexico State University. Bullis is also the recipient of the 2013 Rounders Award presented by the NM Dept of Agriculture.

Don Bullis is the author of nine non-fiction books on New Mexico history and two novels, also set in New Mexico. They are: