About the Author
The author, Gracie Petrakian, was born in New Castle, Colorado;
and grew up on Piceance Creek. Her father was one of the
original homesteaders and most of her family still lives
in that region. She moved to New Jersey after meeting
her husband and decided to raise a family there.
However, she never lost her love for the people and
places of her childhood home. She shares her time between
her family in New Jersey as well as her family in Colorado.