Janet Allen is an international literacy consultant and author of numerous professional books. She was a senior program consultant for Holt McDougal Literature 6-12. In addition, she has authored a comprehensive audio-assistaed literacy program, Plugged-in to Learning (Triumph Learning). Janet taught high school reading and English in northern Maine from 1972 to 1002, when she relocated to Florida to teach English and reading education courses at the University of Central Florida. She left her position at UCF to spend more time researching, writing, speaking, and conducting seminars and literacy institutes across the country. Dr. Allen has received several teaching honors including the Milken Foundation's National Educator Award.