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Janette Johnson Melson

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My contemporary romance was a finalist.

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Finalist!

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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Fireworks on the lake with the American flag illluminated in the foreground.

Happy 4th of July! I love this photo of our fireworks on the lake with Old Glory illuminated in the foreground. I wonder if this is sort of what Francis Scott Key saw when he penned the words to our national anthem.

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