While a parent guide on a field trip for my daughters fifth grade class I had a few moments to chat and daydream with Tiffany, my daughter and two of her friends, J.J. and Kelley. The idea for a story came from that time of imagination. They spoke of the possible mystery in the old ghost town which was the seed to the story combining both current and historical Calico. The need for a little Si-Fi was to connect the two moments across time. The dedication for this book belongs to those three, who gave me a most memorable day at Calico Ghost Town and the following thirteen years of putting it all together.