Kay Moore was born and raised in Maryland where she was surrounded by sites of importance from many historical events. Exploring these turned her into an incorrigible history buff at an early age with a special interest in the lives of women and children. Moving to California to become an elementary school teacher and later university educator, she lived for many years in Placerville (originally called “Hangtown,” but the name was changed to reflect less violent placer mining). Upon retirement from California State University, Sacramento, Kay moved to Las Vegas where she and her grandchildren have started exploring the historical sites of Nevada. She is the author of several nonfiction juvenile books including the award-winning The Great Bicycle Experiment: The Army’s Historic Black Bicycle Corps, 1896–97.