Individual Author Record
Phyllis lived all of her life in Illinois.
Biographical and Professional Information
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 However, she wrote several unpublished songs and often presented her religious views through her church.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.
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
Titles At Your Library
Ten Sisters: A True Story
Mayhaven Pub. 1997
Non-fiction account of 10 sisters separated in 1942, fifty year effort to re-establish ties.