JANET HERRON HUGHES was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1899. When she was eleven years old, her family moved to Washington, D. C., and Janet was sent to the fashionable Miss Madeira’s School for Girls. Her fondness for horses was so great that she persuaded her parents to let her spend weekends and holidays in the country with a friend. They spent most of each day in the stables caring for a pony and two horses. The rest of the time they spent in the fox-hunting field. At an early age the author began a diary, filling it with accounts of the hunt. Many of the fox-hunting incidents in The Frosty Filly were actual events taken from these pages. Janet Herron Hughes attended the Corcoran Art School in Washington D. C. She married Herman Hughes in 1923. At the time of the publication of The Frosty Filly, the couple and their four daughters lived in an old Victorian octagon house on a large farm near Baltimore, Maryland, where Mrs. Hughes, besides writing, did portrait painting.