Individual Author Record
General InformationC:ADULT Non-Fiction Born: 1935 in Mattoon, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionPhyllis lived all of her life in Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationThe 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 However, she wrote several unpublished songs and often presented her religious views through her church.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.
*''Ten Sisters: A True Story'' (Written with Virginia Ruth Waggoner Rackley, Deloris Maxine Waggoner Hart, Rhita Jean Waggoner Brniak, Mary Margaret Waggoner Hickmott, Irma Joan Waggoner Swierk, Robe