Janet Taylor-Perry, a native of Laurel, Mississippi, makes her home in Ridgeland. She is a graduate the University of Southern Mississippi, and Belhaven College, with a Master of Arts in Teaching, and gifted certification from Mississippi College. She holds a class AA teaching endorsement in English, social studies, and gifted education, and she has taught fifth through twelfth grades in a number of districts in the state.
Ms. Taylor-Perry has been writing most of her life, and was a member of Quill and Scroll and an award winning high school journalist. Her poem, “Fantasy” graced the anthology, Letters from the Soul, published through poetry.com. in 2002, and her short story “’Internot’ Dating” appeared in Brick Streets Press: 2010 Winner’s Circle, published through The Arts Council of Clinton. Her most recent achievement, “Ode to Coffee,” splashed the pages of The Gulf Coast Writers’ Association’s The Magnolia Quarterly, summer 2012 edition. She finds her true spirit when she writes and thrives on the thrill of creating worlds and characters. Most recently, her novel, Lucky Thirteen, and her poem, “Ode to a Dragon, were finalists at the 2012 Faulkner Wisdom Competition, while her essay, “Seven Years Out,” as a short-list finalist and her novel in progress, Head Count, was a finalist.
”Much of her inspiration has come through life experiences; she is an aspiring novelist with several novels in various stages of completion and a member of the Red Dog Writers, Gulf Coast Writers’ Association, and TheNextBigWriter.com.
Janet is the mother of five and an avid reader who loves anything old and historical from antique cars to old cemeteries.
This member has not published any books.