Cheryl Anne Stapp writes nonfiction California history. She is the author of Before The Gold Rush – The Sinclairs of Rancho del Paso 1840-1849 (2017); award-winning Disaster & Triumph: Sacramento Women, Gold Rush Through the Civil War (2012); Sacramento Chronicles – A Golden Past (2013); and The Stagecoach in Northern California: Rough Rides, Gold Camps, and Daring Drivers (2014). A graduate of California State University, Northridge, Cheryl was a contributing editor to Working World magazine in Los Angeles for five years, while working in the entertainment industry. She lives with her husband in Sacramento—in bygone days an important gold rush town, and the largest staging center in the nation. She is a volunteer docent at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park. To learn more about California history, visit Cheryl’s website “California’s Olden Golden Days” at https://www.cherylannestapp.