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Kelly Kathleen Ferguson

Born in New York but raised in Alabama, Kelly Kathleen Ferguson grew up confused as to who won the Civil War. She is the author of My Life as Laura: How I Searched for Laura Ingalls Wilder and Found Myself. While teaching in Lafayette, Louisiana, she is at work on a second memoir with a long title, Bama Bound: A Failed Southern Belle Returns to Dixie. She can be found on her website ( or on Twitter (@kellykferguson).

Ten Things I Can’t Do Without

  1. Coffee
  2. Hair thingy
  3. Pen
  4. Words
  5. Black boots
  6. Prince
  7. Gin
  8. Good kitchen knife
  9. Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning
  10. Season six of Buffy the Vampire Slayer