Mary Peace FinleyAward-winning author of books for young people
"Adventure stories are always exciting, and they are even more exciting when the adventures are happening to real people. Mary Peace Finley has made Southwest history come alive with her SANTA FE TRAIL TRILOGY and with THE MYSTERY OF BENT'S FORT. And now she brings alive for us another action-history story about incorrigible Raephy McDowell, Rapehy's family including the dog, Jinx, and the 1886 surprise-founding of the town of Lamar, Colorado, all in a new adventure, THE MIDNIGHT RIDE OF BLACKWELL STATION."--Kathleen Phillips, author, editor, and co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators."The Midnight Ride of Blackwell Station is an engaging story about a little-known episode in Colorado history, set in a bygone time when the railroad telegrapher was responsible for keeping the trains running safely and on time. Mary Peace Finley has captured very well the informal way that railroad stations were run in the 1880s, especially if the operator was a woman and had a family to help out." --Thomas C. Jepsen, author of "Women Telegraph Operators in the Civil War"