Gary Noy,  Author and Lecturer

Sierra Stories - 2016 Gold Medal for Best Regional Nonfiction - Next Generation Indie Book Awards

For additional information...

Sierra College Press at

Heyday Books at

Amazon Author Page at

Inkwell and Quill drawing by Joe Medeiros.  The drawing features an accurate depiction of an inkwell used by John Muir, and owned by the Hanna Family.


 Gary's new book

Gold Rush Stories: 49 Tales of Seekers, Scoundrels, Loss and Luck

co-published by Heyday Books and Sierra College Press.

This book will present little-known tales of the California Gold Rush, featuring stories of searchers and scoundrels and telling unusual stories of struggle and serendipity.


Presentations on the California Gold Rush based on material from the upcoming Gold Rush Stories.

For more information, click on "Lectures."

Book Trailer for Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots and Rogues 

Photo by Mike Price

Gary Noy,

Historian of the Sierra Nevada

and the American West