Each night when Janet Shaw was a girl, she took out a flashlight and book hidden under her pillow and read until she fell asleep. She and her brother liked to act out stories, especially ones about sword fights and wild horses. Today, Ms. Shaw has three grown children. When they were small, she often pulled them in a big red wagon to the library, where they filled the wagon with so many books, they had to walk back home. Janet Shaw lives in North Carolina with her husband. Their two dogs sleep by her feet when she's writing.Janet Shaw is the author of 'Kaya's Escape (American Girls Collection)', published 2002 under ISBN 9781584854258 and ISBN 1584854251.