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Participant Information

Janis Yelton

City:
Villa Hills
State:
KY
Country:
USA
Essay:

Fourteen years ago, at 51, I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. But along with this hardship came a "gift" - I became creative.

In eleven months, I wrote five manuscripts with the first being published. I've since written four more. I also enjoy writing short stories and poetry.

Then, I took up a desire to paint. My paintings consist mostly of still life and beach picture using shells I collect.

My husband says it is like being married to a different person. I've questioned him as to which he likes best. So far, he hasn't decided. Wise man!