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Janet Muirhead Hill

Agent: Angela Kelly
Norris, Montana, United States


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Author Janet Muirhead Hill brings a heart full of love to these books, conveying her deep affection and concern for children and her experience and connection with horses. With this passion for children, Janet draws on her humble beginnings to depict both the joys and the struggles children face in adapting to the changes around them. Growing up on a cattle ranch in the Rocky Mountains, Janetís young life revolved around horses. Family has always been important to her, and she devotes much of her time to her grandchildren. Writing for children everywhere, she bases the many adventures of young Miranda Stevens on her experiences and those of her children and grandchildren. Janetís novels have earned nationwide critical acclaim and nomination for several awards. Miranda and Starlight, Revised edition won a Writers Notes Notable Award. Starlight Shines for Miranda was awarded Best Books 2004 for Young Adults by USA Book News. Starlight Comes Home, the sixth and final book of this series, garnished the 2005 Writerís Notes Award for Young Adult Fiction and is nominated for several more. Janet has co-written the screenplay for a feature film based on her books. Most rewarding of all is the enthusiastic response from children who say her books have made an important difference in their lives. She treasures letters and e-mails from readers, as well as talking with fans at school visits and public presentations. She makes it a point to personally reply to each person who contacts her. Janet edits and produces a newsletter/forum for survivors of child abuse and is an advocate for child abuse prevention. She writes from her rural Montana home which she shares with her husband and her granddaughter, Jayme. With three of her children and five grandchildren nearby, three horses, and other pets to care for, Janetís life is busy and fulfilling.

Interests: writing, skiing, children, advocacy for survivor's of abuse issues, nature, poetry.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:

Children's Literature

  • Miranda and Starlight
  • Starlight Shines for Miranda
  • Starlight's Courage
  • Starlight Comes Home
  • Starlight, Star Bright
  • Starlight's Shooting Star