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 However, she wrote several unpublished songs and often presented her religious views through her church.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, R
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.