Janis Kearney

Founding Publisher, Writing Our World Publishing, LCC; Former Personal Diarist of President Bill Clinton

Janis F. Kearney is a native of Gould, Arkansas, and grew up as one of 19 children of cotton sharecroppers. In 1987, she became managing editor at the historical Arkansas State Press, and in 1988, purchased the newspaper from Arkansas civil rights icon Daisy Bates. In 1995, she was appointed by President Bill Clinton as his Personal Diarist. Janis is founding publisher of Writing our World Publishing, LLC, and author of five books, including Cotton Field of Dreams: A Memoir, her first book; and Daisy: Between a Rock and a Hard Place, a biographical memoir featuring civil rights leader Daisy Gaston Bates. More about the author and her books, can be found at www.writingourworldpress.com