At the inaugural Mississippi Book Festival, August 22, 2015
Celebrating the 90th birthday of an American hero, Dr. Willard Boggan, October 24, 2011.
Making my home in Ridgeland, Mississippi, since 1999, I'm, a native of Laurel, a graduate of University of Southern Mississippi with a BS in psychology, Belhaven University with a Master of Arts in Teaching, and gifted certification from Mississippi College. I'm an author, editor, and educator. I currently teach life skills in a variety of areas with Goodwill Industries of Mississippi.
My short pieces have appeared in Letters from the Soul, 2002; Brick Streets Press: 2010 Winners' Circle; Mississippi Profiles, 2015; The Magnolia Quarterly, 2012-2015, and I've placed as a semifinalist or higher at the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Wisdom Competition, 2012-2015, with Broken finishing in the top twenty novels.
I am a member of:
♣Kappa Delta Epsilon
♣Red Dog Writers
♣Mississippi Writers Guild
♣Gulf Coast Writers Association
I can be contacted at:
♣Her blog http://janettaylor-perry.blogspot.com/
As an educator, I am actively involved in promoting literacy and have participated in The Magic of Books in both the Jackson Metro area and on the Gulf Coast.
Inspiration comes through life experiences. I'm the proud mother of five, an avid reader of multiple genres, and love anything historical from antique cars to old cemeteries.