About the Author
Janie McQueen's writing career includes news beats at major metro newspapers including The Greenville (SC) News and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and a stint as a speechwriter during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta. She is the author of three previous books, including The Magic Bookshelf, a parents' favorite and library staple that was also featured in Parenting's Babytalk magazine and as a series in The Los Angeles Times Book Review as part of Reading by 9, a children's literacy initiative. A native of Beaufort, SC, McQueen has a BA in English literature and writing from the University of South Carolina. She is married and the mother of four children, who range in age from 3 to 14. They live in metro Atlanta.