After graduating from the University of Florida, Jeanie Shaw went into the ministry, helping women learn to apply the Bible to real life. She has taught classes and workshops worldwide on issues such as marriage, parenting, leadership, and spiritual growth. For eight years Jeanie served as a vice president for HOPE Worldwide, working particularly with orphans and the elderly in New England and Europe. Jeanie has written numerous books for adults as well as for children. She has four grown children and eight grandchildren.