Author, Speaker, and Design Consultant
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In fictional and non-fictional projects, author Jeanne Burrows-Johnson draws on her 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 Hawaii Medical Journal; The Real Estate Source; 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). Now turning to mysteries, she takes inspiration from the people and stories of Hawai`i, where she lived for over twenty years.
Academically, she was accepted for membership in Phi Beta Kappa (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 of the University of Hawai`i. Jeanne is also a Lifetime Member of the Highland Division of the British Association of Teachers of Dancing, as well as Arizona Mystery Writers, Sisters in Crime, and the National Writers 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 between 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 Imaginings Wordpower, 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 my best."