Today begins the daily blog themes! As promised, on Mondays we’ll focus on the thing that makes FaithWriters so special – the members!

Chances are, you’ve heard the name Jan Ackerson. Not only is Jan the 2008 winner of the Writing Challenge’s Best of the Best for her entry, Sniggles, she also hosts Jan’s Writing Basics on the FaithWriters forums. But even with her name plastered all over the FaithWriters site, chances are there are a few things you don’t know about Jan. Join me in learning a little more about her:

Message Board User Name: glorybee

How long have you been a FaithWriters member? Since 2004

Thing you love most about FaithWriters: The friendships I’ve made, and the opportunity to wield my Red Pencil of Terror.

Favorite Platinum 500 perk: Definitely the Writing Challenge, the heart of FaithWriters.

How long have you been writing? For about 10 years–it was therapy in a hard time.

Been published? Nope. I’m a behind-the-scenes kind of gal. (Note: Many of Jan’s stories have been published in various FaithWriters anthologies)

Family facts: Married for 35 years to Ben. Two grown and married daughters, both teachers. One precious granddaughter and an ornery cat.

Biggest pet peeve: Writing–comma splices and use of the non-word “alot”. In life–noisy gum chewers.

What you do for fun: Read, play computer games, play with granddaughter Piper.

Where do you live? southwest Michigan

Book on your nightstand: Thin Blue Smoke, by Doug Worgul

A favorite Bible verse and why: Lamentations 3:22 “Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.”  When I was close to being consumed by grief, this verse sustained me.

Three goals for the future: travel to Australia, hold another grandbaby or two, lose *mumble mumble* pounds

Jan’s FaithWriters profile

Visit Jan’s Editing Website

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