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Born and raised in New York,
Jeanne considers herself a citizen of the world. Her career path in
business was unexpectedly interrupted when, at the age of 35, she was
diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. After a life-saving bone marrow
transplant, Jeanne left the business world to become a social worker.
Upon receiving her Master’s Degree from Columbia University, Jeanne
went to work with children in the public school system. Currently a
Program Director of Counseling In Schools, Inc., a non-profit community
based organization, Jeanne supervises counseling programs throughout
New York City.
Jeanne’s creativity has taken many forms including visual art, jewelry
design, chocolate lollipop centerpieces and writing. She believes the
creative process is an expression of one’s deepest self and is happy
when her work finds a more public voice, touching others’ lives as it
has hers. Her recent story about a dot’s search for true meaning in its
life was inspired by a friend who had shared a one sentence revelation
after a session with a therapist. The story wrote itself and lived in
Jeanne’s computer for 5 years before it was brought to life by
co-author Nancy S. Mure and illustrator, Alexander T. Lee. It is a
story that, in some ways, mirrors Jeanne’s own journey and reminds us
that life is full of changes and endless possibilities… or not.
The choice is ours.