Janette Johnson Melson

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.

I would love to send you my e-newsletter every 6-8 weeks with updates on my journey, tips for other unpublished writers, giveaways and contests, and articles I find interesting (and hope you will, too). Just sign up for my 

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Happy birthday on the 13th to my sister, Kelly.  Even though I am older by 18 months,  I have no memories of life without her. She has a kind heart and an infectious laugh. Happy birthday, Sis! I love you!

Happy News

As I have happy news to share with you, I will post it here, as well as my Facebook page and in my newsletters and blogs. 

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