When she was a child, Cheryl Biggs spent hours watching cowboy series on television and going to see Westerns at the movies. Actually, she still loves them and views them whenever she has the chance. Cheryl is not quite sure why she has this passion. Maybe it is because she is one of those rare people—a native of California, where so many of these shows have been filmed. Whatever the cause, it provided the impetus to learn to ride horses, and at one time she owned two. Besides the West, Cheryl has wide ranging interests, which she has used to develop new books for her loyal readers. Ms. Biggs lives at the foot of Mt. Diablo, with her husband, five cats, Dooby, Dusty, Dolly, Mikey, and Lil' Girl, and a blue-eyes dog, lady.