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Janet W. Ferguson

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Janet W. Ferguson is a Christy Award finalist and the winner of the 2020 FHL Readers Choice Award. An avid reader and former librarian, she turned her love of story into writing contemporary faith-filled novels with realistic characters who feel like best friends. You’ll laugh and cry as the quirky heroes and heroines chase their happily ever after.

Janet and her husband live in Mississippi where they say y’all a lot, and she forces him to visit the beach as often as possible. They have two grown children, one really smart dog, and a cat that allows them to share the space.


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Janet W. Ferguson I was pregnant with my first child when a car ran a red light and plowed into our vehicle. We spun from the impact and landed (thankfully) on the lawn…moreI was pregnant with my first child when a car ran a red light and plowed into our vehicle. We spun from the impact and landed (thankfully) on the lawn of a fire station. Our car was totaled. Maybe it was the wreck combined with pregnancy hormones, but after that, anxiety while in vehicles plagued me. For whatever reason, it eventually led to panic attacks when I drove on the interstate.
I’m an open person, so I shared my experience when it felt appropriate (or when asked to drive on the interstate, ha). Along the way, I met many other people plagued by either anxiety or depressive disorders. I wanted to write a novel that would encourage people with serious anxiety problems, but I was busy caring for my aging parents. In 2012, both of my parents passed away along with my mother-in-law within a sixty day period. It was a tough time for my family, and I realized that life is short. So I sat down to write.
Leaving Oxford is what came of it. God has still been able to use me as a children’s minister, a youth volunteer, and in so many other ways despite my weakness. Whatever struggles and weaknesses you’re facing, you aren’t alone. No matter where you are in life, you are still glorious and useful in God’s eyes.

I hope and pray that at least one person is encouraged by my story.
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Janet W. Ferguson I know I'm reading these three with one of my book clubs: Breaking Matthew by Jennifer Westall, A.D. 30 by Ted Dekker, A Time to Dance by Patricia Bea…moreI know I'm reading these three with one of my book clubs: Breaking Matthew by Jennifer Westall, A.D. 30 by Ted Dekker, A Time to Dance by Patricia Beals
I'll probably read some waiting on my Kindle or book shelf by Lisa Wingate, Charles Martin, Karen White, Ronie Kendig, Valerie Comer, Michelle Griep, Terri Blackstock... So many books, so little time!(less)
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I have one more short story I'd written a while back called Heart Supplement. I thought I would send it to you for fun!  Also, if you're near Vicksburg, Mississippi, tomorrow, I'll be signing my novels at Lorelei Books. The address is 1103 Washington Street.

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I love this story, and the whole series! Such beautiful writing! I only wish the ending of this one had lasted a bit longer and given me more insights to the characters happily ever afters.
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“A smiling man who tickles your ears with what you want to hear is not always better than an annoyingly truthful one.”
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