Janette Johnson Melson

Author / Educator

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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We enjoyed a lovely Mother's Day today with my daughter, Nikki, and her family and my mom and dad. My hubby, Will, does an excellent job of honoring me by giving me a day where I don't have to lift a finger unless I want to.

The Grammarian Gramma's

Giggle of the Week

Wow, Mom, Wow!

As a grammar geek, I adore all kinds of wordplay, including alliteration and palindromes (reads the same backward as it does forward). In honor of Mother's Day this month, this palindrome celebrates moms. This one is particularly cool because it also says almost the same thing upside down, (mom, wow, mom.)

Mother and Baby on Floor