Jeannie's Page for Writers
Jeannie's Story (How she got started in the writing industry)
Jeannie launched her writing career in 1998 with a co-authored children’s book from Multnomah Press that was a finalist for the Gold Medallion Award. Since its release, she has signed contracts with eight publishers, and her writing has appeared in several magazines and short story collections. You can find fourteen books by her – adult-level books on the subject of prayer, children’s picture books, and a youth novel – in bookstores around the world. Three more books are already completed and waiting at the publisher for a 2006 release and she is currently preparing to fulfill another six book contracts.
"My Story" - By Jeannie St. John Taylor
I’d been illustrating and writing for at least five years, maybe more, when I called my prayer partner. “Barb, I’m going to quit,” I told her.
“Quit what?”
“Writing and illustrating.”
“You’re asking me why? You’re a writer. You know how long I’ve been doing this! All I get are rejections, rejections, rejections. It takes time; it takes money. I just don’t have the energy or desire to keep plugging away any more.”
Jeannie St. John Taylor
"Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." (Prov. 16:3)
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Make 'em Cry and They'll Remember You
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