Biography for Off Like the Wind! : The First Ride of the Pony Express

McMillan Palgrave

MICHAEL P. SPRADLIN is the author of several books for children and teens, including Walker'sTexas Rangers: Legendary Lawmen and Daniel Boone's Great Escape, as well as the Youngest Templar series with Putnam. He lives with his family in Lapeer, Michigan.

LAYNE JOHNSON has illustrated more than a dozen picture books for children, including the acclaimedFarmer George Plants a Nation. Mr. Johnson is also a frequent speaker in schools and libraries. When not painting, he loves spending time with his family, gardening, and traveling to historic sites. He lives in Texas.