For Beth McMullen running away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art was a real possibility. After all it was just a train ride away. But there was the problem of her beloved cat, who was not getting in that suitcase for all the treats in the world. So Beth turned her attention to making up stories about more agreeable pets and has been writing ever since. In addition to several books for adults, Beth writes the Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls series (S&S/Aladdin).