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Janette Johnson Melson

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My contemporary romance was a finalist.

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I didn't win, but my novel is getting better.

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2021 Finalist!

My picture book was a finalist in a contest.

2021 Finalist!

2021 Finalist!

I didn't win, but it boosted my confidence.

Writing is my passion. I have been writing since I was six years old, both professionally and just for fun. My dream has always been to be a published novel-writer. However, like so many of us, I put that dream on hold for a few years while I raised my two precious children. Now that they are grown, though, I feel an ever-increasingly strong tug to get published.  As a Christian, I believe that tug is God telling me to get off my duff and start using the talent He gave me. So I am doing just that.  Eventually, this website will be about the books I've published (hopefully).  But until then, I will be sharing with you my journey to get there.

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2022-09 - All of us at the arch_edited.j

We are missing one of our ACFW national conference attendees from our Northwest Georgia group, Laurel Blount. But the rest of us paused for a picture with the St. Louis arch on our way to dinner. In front are Elizabeth Petersen and Rebecca Davie. Behind are Cindy Stewart, Kim Williams, and me.

2022-09 - Voni and me.jpg

I got to catch up with my dear friend from Alaska, Voni Harris. She will be publishing her first book with Sunrise Publishing in the next several months.

2022-09 - Rebecca and me at St. Louis Arch.jpg

The moon was so pretty in the middle of the arch that Rebecca and I decided to snap a picture.

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