Mary Peace Finley was raised in the southeastern Colorado town of Fowler on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad line, eighty miles west of the Lamar. She is a graduate of the University of Denver, a former teacher of English-as-a-Foreign Language, a television scriptwriter, and author of four historical novels set in southeastern Colorado and along the Santa Fe Trail.
Her latest novel, The Midnight Ride of Blackwell Station, is a humorous tale of mystery, suspense, and enterprise set in 1886 as railroads were changing the face of the West. The story is based on actual events in the founding of the town of Lamar.
The three novels in her Santa Fe Trail Trilogy are award winners: Meadow Lark (Colorado Book Award), White Grizzly (Benjamin Franklin Award), Soaring Eagle (Top Hand Award from Colorado Author's League).
Mary is active in the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Collorado Authors League, Women Writing the West, and Western Writers of America.
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