About the author
BARBARA BEASLEY MURPHY is the author, along with Judie Wolkoff, of ACE HITS THE BIG TIME and ACE HITS ROCK BOTTOM. A former actress, Barbara is also the author of MIGUEL LOST & FOUND IN THE PALACE (winner of the Zia Award from the New Mexico Press Womens Association and first in a series of novels on the New Mexico State Museums), TRIPPING THE RUNNER, ANNIE AND THE ANIMALS, AND ANNIE AT THE RANCH. She received the Christopher Award for THE NY KIDS BOOK and, in addition to a busy writing schedule, participates in a program of building homes for the poor in Mexico. She lives in Santa Fe.