Janet Muirhead HillJanet Muirhead Hill grew up on a cattle ranch where she fell in love with horses and the great outdoors. She spent every hour possible riding horses and sharing adventures with her older brother. When she had to be indoors, she loved the stories her older sister told and the books she read. The love of children seemed to come naturally as she helped care for younger twin sisters and a younger brother. These favorite things have made their way into books for children and young adults. The author of a dozen published novels, Janet is best known for her Miranda and Starlight series about a lonely girl and a young black stallion.
Hill writes mostly, but not exclusively, for children in upper elementary through junior high school, exploring contemporary issues through fictional characters. She also has written novels and short stories from an adult perspective and will publish her first picture book for young children this spring. She conducts fiction “Writing True Fiction” workshops from time to time.
She lives with her husband in rural Montana. When she’s not entertaining grandchildren, she divides her time between, writing, editing, and publishing as CEO of a small press. (www.ravenpublishing.net)