In fiction and non-fiction, Jeanne Burrows-Johnson draws on experience in the performing arts, commerce and education. Her humorous and engaging articles and essays have appeared in business, literary and professional publications, including:Broker World, the Hawai`i Medical Journal; The Rotarian, and Under Sonoran Skies, Prose and Poetry from the High Desert [a top 50 pick for 2012 by Southwest Books of the Year]. In Prospect for Murder [the first in the Natalie Seachrist Hawaiian mystery series] she takes inspiration from the people and stories of Hawai`i, where she lived for over twenty years.
Academically, Jeanne was accepted for membership in the Phi Beta Kappa Society [the nation's oldest academic honor society) while completing her Bachelor of Arts degree in History at the University of Hawai`i. During graduate studies of post-World War II Japan, she became a member of Phi Alpha Theta [the national history honor society] and received a teaching assistantship in the World Civilization Program in the History Department of the University of Hawai`i. Jeanne is also a lifetime member of the Highland Division of the British Association of Teachers of Dancing, Arizona Mystery Writers, Sisters in Crime, and the National Writer's Union.
Focusing on life's synchronicity, her public addresses are noted for inter- cultural references and historical asides. Jeanne’s integrated perspective helps shape seminars and workshops that facilitate communication be-tween diverse groups of professionals and the general public. As a consulting wordsmith, she draws on her interdisciplinary training to assist other writers polish their skills and help them achieve their desired potential.
Through ImaginingsWordpower.com, Jeanne has offered her services as a wordsmith and design consultant to executives and their organizations for three decades. The greatest compliment she has ever received is to be told, "You didn't change me, you just helped me to look and sound my best."
Loving the magic of words since childhood, I seek to bring
the power of possibility thinking into each project I undertake...
Murders of Conveyance
Just Released by Artemesia Publishing
2018 ARIZONA LITERARY EXCELLENCE CONTEST
2nd PLACE, Published Fiction
2018 NEW MEXICO-ARIZONA BOOK AWARDS
FINALIST, Cozy Mystery ~ WINNER, Cover Art 6x9 Fiction
2017 NEW MEXICO-ARIZONA BOOK AWARDS
FINALIST, Mystery/Suspense ~ WINNER, Cover Art 6x9 Fiction