Janet Benge, along with her husband Geoff, is the author of the book series Christian Heroes: Then and Now and Heroes of History. She also developed and wrote curriculum unit study guides to go with many of the books. Combined there are over eight million copies of these books in print in 22 languages. The Benges, originally from New Zealand, served for ten years as missionaries with Youth With A Mission in the Philippines, Tonga, Hawaii, Texas, Montana, and on the Makah Indian Reservation in Washington State. Along the way they raised two daughters and an adopted a son, a street boy from the Philippines. Janet, a trained elementary school teacher, watched over and participated in the children’s schooling in many and varied ways. For the past 22 years of their 33-year- book-writing career, Janet and her husband have immersed themselves in writing inspiring stories for middle and high school grade children, which they are aware a large number of adults also read! Janet lives in Central Florida, where her two married daughters also reside. She currently has three young grandchildren, her oldest, a five-year-old grandson, has Down Syndrome.