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JEANNE BURROWS-JOHNSON
author, narrator,
moivational speaker

A classic image of Diamond Head In honolulu, Hawai`i...about 100 years ago...

  

Here is a view of Diamond Head and Waikīkī  that may surprise you.
Where are the high-rise buildings and sunbathers you expect to see?
They'll arrive a few decades after this picture was taken...

WELCOME!

JEANNE BURROWS-JOHNSON

In most of my life as a writer, narrator, consultant, and motivational speaker, I have addressed the marketing needs of individual entrepreneurs and executives serving profit and non-profit organizations. Today, my authorship embraces fiction and non-fiction projects centered on the Islands of Hawai`i where I lived for over two decades. I hope you will enjoy the enhanced information on several of my current and planned projects contained in this website... 


 My work as a marketing and design consultant 


If you've came to this page from the ImaginingsWordpower.com website, you already know that I remain dedicated to helping individuals, executives, and entrepreneurs maximize their own abilities to communicate with the public. Regardless of the nature of your work or leisure time endeavors, I encourage you to drop in at that site to determine if there are ideas or tools that might enhance your professional or personal living. If you are looking for specific tips on authorship, I invite you to visit Blog.JeanneBurrows-Johnson.com

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THE AWARD-WINNING NATALIE SEACHRIST HAWAIIAN MYSTERIES

NEWS FLASH: B O O K  A W A R D

MURDERS OF CONVEYANCE  

2019 NEW MEXICO/ARIZONA BOOK AWARDS

Winner for Fiction, Adventure-Drama 

Finalist- Mystery Crime and Cover Design-Fiction (6x9)


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PROSPECT FOR MURDER

2017 NEW MEXICO/ARIZONA BOOK AWARDS

Winner, Cover Design- Fiction (6x9)

Finalist, Mystery-Suspense


Writer Natalie Seachrist has always had visions. But envisioning her grandniece’s body draped over a vintage car shatters her world. Aided by PI Keoni Hewitt and her cat Miss Una, Natalie moves to the Honolulu foothills apartment where Ariel died. There she discovers the owners’ Shànghăi origins…and discord. Will Natalie learn the truth about the death before the case is closed? Or has she put herself in the way of a murderer who's willing to kill again to hide their secret? 


MURDER ON MOKULUA DRIVE

2018 ARIZONA LITERARY EXCELLENCE CONTEST

2nd PLACE, Published Fiction 

2018 NEW MEXICO/ARIZONA BOOK AWARDS

Winner, Cover Design-Fiction (6x9)

Finalist, Mystery-Cozy 


Natalie, her mischievous cat Miss Una, and boyfriend Keoni Hewitt have moved to a Lanikai cottage. Seaside bliss evaporates when her chilling vision is confirmed by a moonlit garroting. Discovery of a suspect’s body at Diamond Head Beach may solve the case. But a tour of historic Kawai Nui Marsh puts Natalie's new friends in the crosshairs of a wily adversary. Does the murder's resolution lie in the victim’s past, or among her seemingly innocuous companions?


MURDERS OF CONVEYANCE

2019 NEW MEXICO/ARIZONA BOOK AWARDS

Winner for Fiction, Adventure -Drama 

Finalist for Mystery Crime and Cover Design-Fiction (6x9)

Journalist Natalie Seachrist and her boyfriend private investigator Keoni Hewett are delighted to plunge into a Chinese New Year Aloha Scavenger Hunt. But when she realizes a haunting dream is actually one of her continuing visions of murder, the pair again volunteer to help his former partner, HPD homicide detective John Dias. Soon her expanding visions and the unrelenting assistance of feline companion Miss Una link two murders separated by sixty years to a mystery woman in red... and a false clue hinting at a priceless white jade Kuan Yin statue.  

The Award-winning Natalie Seachrist Hawaiian Mysteries
The Award-winning Natalie Seachrist Hawaiian Mysteries

Earlier published work

The cover of Under Sonoran Skies Prose and Poetry from the high desert

The joy of collaborative work

 Prior to launching the exciting Hawaiian mystery series, I joined with five other Tucson authors to publish Under Sonoran Skies, Prose and Poetry from the High Desert.  This anthology of fiction and non-fiction pieces was recognized as one of the top 50 picks in 2012 by Southwest Books of the year. 

Recognized Publications

 Drawing on diverse life experiences, spanning education, engineering, ministry, law, and the performing arts, the authors present a complementary tone, style, and rhythm to their readers.  

Articles for Regional and International Publications

From healthcare issues to finance and non-profit organizational projects, I have authored and co-authored articles for publications such as The Rotarian; Broker World, and The Hawai`i Medical Journal [now the Hawai`i Journal of Medicine and Public Health.

Tucson Tales

This menu item presents readers with revised material from a series of historical articles I wrote on Tucson shortly after moving here in 1995.

CONVERSATIONS WITH AUNTIE CAROL

A Series of Seven Hawaiian Oral History Interviews

Auntie  Caroline Kuliaikanu`ukapu Wilcox DeLima Farias  was one of the first people to greet me in Honolulu, Hawai`i,  in 1972. Alone, except for my cat, I had arrived to teach classes in the performing arts. Carol and her family welcomed me personally as well as professionally. You could not be in her presence without feeling inspired by the breath of Island living, for she was the embodiment of the Aloha Spirit. 


I had no idea that two decades after our recorded conversations I would have the honor of helping to present her stories to the world. It has been an unexpected outgrowth of my graduate studies in history at the University of Hawai`i and my freelance work as a writer. 


Regardless of whether you will ever visit Hawai`i, you will feel you have taken an Island holiday when you read and/or listen to her stories of her childhood on Maui and growing into womanhood on O`ahu. Oh, did I mention that she was dancing hula awana in Waikiki on the night of December 6, 1941...Even if you have not loved history in the classroom, I believe you will enjoy hearing about a lifestyle that many people heartily embrace regardless of their own cultural heritage!

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WHAT STORIES CAN YOU PRESENT TO THE WORLD?

 Regardless of where you and members of your family may live, there is a 

wealth of knowledge you can pass on to future generations 

locally, regionally, and internationally!

IF YOU DON'T RECORD THEIR STORIES, WHO WILL?

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 THANK YOU FOR DROPPING IN!  


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PROSPECT FOR MURDER

2017 NEW MEXICO-ARIZONA BOOK AWARDS

FINALIST, Mystery/Suspense ~ WINNER, Cover Art 6x9 Fiction


MURDER ON MOKULUA DRIVE

2018 ARIZONA LITERARY EXCELLENCE CONTEST

2nd PLACE, Published Fiction

2018 NEW MEXICO-ARIZONA BOOK AWARDS

FINALIST, Cozy Mystery ~ WINNER, Cover Art 6x9 Fiction


MURDERS OF CONVEYANCE

B O O K  A W A R D

2019 NEW MEXICO/ARIZONA BOOK AWARDS

WINNER for Fiction, Adventure -Drama 

Finalist f- Mystery Crime and Cover Design-Fiction (6x9)


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