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Phyllis Ann Waggoner-Ferguson

Born: 1935 in Mattoon, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Phyllis lived all of her life in Illinois.

Biography: The late Phyllis Ferguson coauthored ''Ten Sisters: A True Story and Ten Little Sisters''. The only other writing she attempted was a personal journal. However, she wrote several unpublished songs and often presented her religious views through her church. Much of her life was lived in central Illinois where she was a foster parent to numerous children. She is featured in the award-winning PBS short documentary on the Ten Sisters (Prairie Fire - PBS WILL) which won a Gracie Allen Award in 2004. She is featured in a full-length PBS documentary, ''Ten Sisters: A True Story''. DVDs are available through PBS WILL 217-333-1070. The story of the Ten Sisters was also featured in Family Circle Magazine, and three newspaper articles about the ten sisters won awards for journalism.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Phyllis Ann Waggoner-Ferguson on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Ten sisters :
ISBN: 1878044494 OCLC: 36430975

Mayhaven Pub., Mahomet, IL : 1997.

In this story of ten sisters who were taken from their parents and separated from each other in 1942, each chapter is written by one the sisters following their reunion in the 1990s.