Jeanne Burrows-Johnsons Blog for Imaginings Wordpower Design Consultation

Gifts: Expected & Unexpected

What lights up the memories of your past birthdays?


Sometimes gifts are expected…sometimes they are not. Over the decades of my life, I’ve found that birthdays are surprising events. No matter what you expect to experience, there are always elements that take you by surprise. Tomorrow is my 71st birthday and it has already proven to align with that rule…

With three published volumes in the Natalie Seachrist Hawaiian Mysteries, I’m always looking for new marketing ideas and platforms. A couple of weeks ago, my publisher surprised me with an interview opportunity on This is an online publication that offers substantial interviews of featured authors based on numerous questions about their latest publications and work in general. Beyond this, I was able to provide links to my websites and this blog!

So, if you would like to learn more about my writing style and methodology (as well as information on Murders of Conveyance) check out “Jeanne Burrows-Johnson – Visions, False clues, Murder and Hints of a Priceless Treasure.”

One of the most respected sources for review of published material is Kirkus Reviews, which reviewed Murders of Conveyance. While a reviewer may not love every aspect of my tales of murder—like those who don’t love my coverage of Island food and restaurants—I’ve always found they deliver quotable passages for book covers and advertising. In about a week, the colorful ad shown above will appear in Kirkus Reviews Email Newsletter which is directed at a substantial list of subscription recipients.

Expected, or unexpected, I’ll take any gift I’m given!

Wishing you the best in your creative endeavors,
Jeanne Burrows-Johnson, author, consultant, and motivational speaker

To learn more about the award-winning Natalie Seachrist Hawaiian Mysteries, including Murders of Conveyance [Winner, Fiction Adventure-Drama, 2019 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards] and other projects, please drop in at my author’s website You’ll even find Island Recipes that might inspire your culinary creativity.

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Jeanne Burrows-Johnson

Author, narrator, and speaker Jeanne Burrows-Johnson embraces years in the performing arts, education, and marketing. She was art director, indexer, and a co-author of Under Sonoran Skies, Prose and Poetry from the High Desert (a 2012 Southwest Books of the Year top pick). In 2017, Prospect for Murder won a first place for art and was a finalist in mystery/suspense at the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards. Jeanne has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Hawai`i, where during graduate studies and a teaching assistantship, she became a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Alpha Theta. She’s also a member of the National Writers Union, Sisters in Crime, Arizona Mystery Writers, and the British Association of Teachers of Dancing, Highland Division. Her Hawaiian mystery series features lush Island environs, puzzling deaths, snippets of pan-Pacific history, and her heroine’s haunting visions. Project descriptions, Island recipes, and a link to her writing and marketing blog are at

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