Janet Taylor-Perry, a native of Laurel, Mississippi, a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a BS in psychology, Belhaven University with a Master of Arts in teaching, and gifted certification from Mississippi College, is an author, editor, and educator in English, social studies, and gifted. She has taught 5th – 12th grades in a number of districts in the state. She currently teaches life skills in a variety of areas with Goodwill Industries of Mississippi.
Janet’s short pieces appeared in Letters from the Soul, 2002; Brick Streets Press: 2010 Winner’s Circle; and The Magnolia Quarterly, 2012, 2013, and 2014. She’s produced pieces that finished semi-finalist, short-list finalist, and finalist for The Pirates’ Alley Faulkner Wisdom Competition in 2012, 2013, and 2014. Memberships include Kappa Delta Epsilon, Red Dog Writers, Gulf Coast Writers’ Association, The Mississippi Writers Guild, Mississippi Poetry Society, and TheNextBigWriter.com.
The first and second installments of The Raiford Chronicles, Lucky Thirteen http://amzn.to/1ld8grm and Heartless http://amzn.to/1iWuYmP, can be found on Amazon for both Kindle and in paperback, as well as at The Bookshelf, Ridgeland, MS, Main Street Books, Hattiesburg, MS, and Southern Bound Book Shop, Biloxi, MS.
Inspiration comes through life experiences. She’s the mother of five and an avid reader who loves anything historical from antique cars to old cemeteries. She’s on Facebook at http://goo.gl/z3FFxx and can be found at http://www.amazon.com/author/janettaylorperry, as well as on Twitter @ https://twitter.com/mom5kidz421, at her fledgling blog http://janettaylor-perry.blogspot.com/, and via LinkedIn.