Majure, Janet 1954-
MAJURE, Janet 1954-
PERSONAL: Surname is pronounced "major"; born November 22, 1954, in Topeka, KS; daughter of Oliver Davis (an artist) and Betty Lou (Tucker) Majure; children: Susan Elizabeth Lee. Education: University of Kansas, B.S., 1976, M.B.A., 1981, M.A., 2001. Politics: Democrat. Religion: United Methodist. Hobbies and other interests: Reading, cooking, sewing, travel.
ADDRESSES: Home—Lawrence, KS. Office—P.O. Box 1161, Lawrence, KS 66044-0161. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: Journalist. Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, copy editor, 1976; Denver Post, Denver, CO, copy editor, 1976-78; Arizona Republic, Phoenix, copy editor, 1978-79; W. R. Grace, Memphis, TN, financial analyst, 1981-82; Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO, began as copy editor, became bureau chief, assistant city editor, and business writer, 1983-89; Lawrence Observer, Lawrence, KS, owner, publisher, and editor, 1989; freelance writer and editor, 1990—. Spencer Museum of Art, member of board of directors, Friends of the Art Museum, 1993-96; United Way of Douglas County, past committee cochair; Audio-Reader Network, volunteer, 1998—.
MEMBER: Old West Lawrence Association, local conservation, environmental, and social issue organizations.
Elections, Lucent Books (San Diego, CA), 1996.
Recipes Worth Sharing, Breadbasket Publishing, 1997.
AIDS, Enslow Publishers (Springfield, NJ), 1998.
Breast Cancer, Enslow Publishers (Berkeley Heights, NJ), 2000.
Contributor to books, including Kansas Storms, edited by Diane Silver, Hearth Publishing, 1991; and Fodor's USA, Fodor's Travel Publications, 1993-95.
WORK IN PROGRESS: Return to Main Street (novel); Incidents, creative nonfiction; Broken Vessel (novel).
SIDELIGHTS: Janet Majure once told CA: "I've taken satisfaction in the books I have written, and I've treasured the compliments I have received as a writer. Thanks in part to my journalism background, I'm good at taking complex issues and explaining them in a way anyone can understand, and I enjoy doing that. Now I am challenging myself to examine social issues more creatively and more personally through fiction. I am not sure where my efforts will take me, but I feel at last I'm on the right road."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
School Library Journal, October, 2000, Mary R. Hoffman, review of Breast Cancer, p. 188.
Voice of Youth Advocates, October, 1996, p. 234.
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