Elaine Pease grew up in San Rafael, California. Her home today is in Colorado. She is passionate about western history. This passion shows in her writing as she combines history and mystery to create exciting stories for young readers. Ghost Over Boulder Creek began when she stumbled upon a real find in the archives of Boulder, Colorado, newspapers. In 1867, the local sheriff and deputy reported seeing a ghost by Boulder Creek. The ghost story tied in with the timing of the Washita River Massacre, Buffalo Bill’s time as an army scout in Colorado, and other important events and people.