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Janis Owens

Janis Owens is the author of three previous novels and a regional cookbook. The only daughter of a Pentecostal preacher turned insurance salesman, she inherited her love of storytelling from her parents. She lives in Newberry, Florida.
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Janis Owens
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. It'll all work out in the end. If it hasn't worked out yet, it isn't the end.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Being content to live in the moment. And Mama's barbecued chicken. And stumbling upon a book I've never heard of that I really love.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Midnight Mile, I See Jesus, Graceland, Jessica, Soldier's Joy

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Time wasted on fear.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Don't care for the villains.

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February 22, 2010

I'm just done with a round of speaking on the winter lit circuit down South and it was the coldest book tour I've ever gone on. Sleet, ice, snow - all far south. It was snowing on the lowcountry and barrier islands of Florida last weekend. On all our southern panels, the southern writers are wearing eighteen layers of sweaters and mufflers and gloves, and have strained, "how is this happening?" expressions. We couldn't quite wrap our heads around persistent ice in Dixie. You know, I grew up Pentecostal and never saw anyone drink so much as a beer till I married Wendel. At the Southern Festival of Books, Jack Daniels was a sponsor. They kindly slipped a... see more

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