Jan Karon





Jan Karon


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in Lenoir, North Carolina, The United States
January 01, 1937

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Born Janice Meredith Wilson in 1937, Jan Karon was raised on a farm near Lenoir, North Carolina. Karon knew at a very early age that she wanted to be a writer. She penned her first novel when she was 10 years old, the same year she won a short-story contest organized by the local high school. Karon married as a teenager and had a daughter, Candace.

At 18, Karon began working as a receptionist for a Charlotte, N.C. advertising agency. She advanced in the company after leaving samples of her writing on the desk of her boss, who eventually noticed her talent. Karon went on to have a highly successful career in the field, winning awards for ad agencies from Charlotte to San Francisco. In time, she became a creative vice president at the high-pr
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A Light in the Window (Mitf...

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These High, Green Hills (Mi...

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Out to Canaan (Mitford Year...

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In This Mountain (Mitford Y...

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“As long as you have any floor space at all, you have room for books! Just make two stacks of books the same height, place them three or four feet apart, lay a board across them, and repeat. Viola! Bookshelves!”
Jan Karon

“Lord, make me a blessing to someone today.”
Jan Karon, At Home in Mitford

“I'd like you to know that I have forgiven him. Again and again. Once done, course, back comes the Enemy to persecute and persecute, and I must ante up to God and forgive yet again.”
Jan Karon, Home to Holly Springs

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