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About the Author

Janet Silvano Shirley
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Janet is a Filipino American who has spent more than half her life as part of the US Navy, growing up as a Navy “brat,” her own commission as a Naval Officer, and also as a military spouse to a submariner. Writing a children’s book had always been on her bucket list.

It was in San Diego, California that Janet became friends with another military spouse, Katia L.  The two met at the Point Loma submarine pier as they watched their husbands embark on their first deployment. Shortly after they started their friendship, Janet met Katia’s cats, Bags (short for Bagheera) and Willow. “The Adventures of Bags” was actually Katia’s idea for Janet’s book.

Thirty plus years later, Janet finally wrote the book during a 14-month break from Corporate America.  Janet had always found writing to be a stress-relieving outlet and it soon became a part of her “ME” journey back to being healthy:  mentally and physically.

Unfortunately, Katia was not able to see the book become a reality; however, the book has been dedicated to her.