GREGORY, Kristiana. American, b. 1951. Genres: Westerns/Adventure, Children's fiction, Young adult fiction. Career: Gardena Valley News, Gardena, CA, freelance feature writer, 1977-79, freelance reporter, 1978; Southern California Business, Los Angeles, CA, associate editor, 1978; Los Angeles Times, book reviewer and columnist, 1978-91; San Luis Obispo County Telegram-Tribune, reporter, 1980-81; homemaker and writer, 1982-. Publications: HISTORICAL FICTION FOR YOUNG ADULTS: Jenny of the Tetons, 1989; The Legend of Jimmy Spoon, 1990; Earthquake at Dawn, 1992; Jimmy Spoon and the Pony Express, 1994; The Stowaway: A Tale of California Pirates, 1995; The Winter of Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart, 1996; Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie: The Oregon Trail Diary of Hattie Campbell, 1997; Orphan Runaways, 1998; The Great Railroad Race: The Diary of Libby West, 1999; Cleopatra: Daughter of the Nile, 1999; Five Smooth Stones: The Revolutionary War Diary of Hope Penny Potter, in press; The Race to Miners Creek, California 1849, in press; Eleanor of Aquitane, in press. Address: PO Box 46021, Boise, ID 83711, U.S.A.