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Janis Owens

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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.

Photograph by Albert Isaac

Janis Owens

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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.

Photograph by Albert Isaac

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My Life in 8 Words

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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. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Fear

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. My children, greatest. Marriage, two and books, three. Or maybe faith is number one.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Nelson Mandela

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

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

Author Voices

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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