Jeanne Maree Iacono has an extensive background as a working artist including managing editor for an international children's publisher, writing specialist for a major California city department of parks and recreation and water department, a special section editor for a California regional newspaper, a freelance writer in the fields of photojournalism, children and adult fictional stories and non-fiction articles, editor for poetry journals, and a contributing author of over a hundred scientific biographies for Scientific Encyclopedia. Jeanne Maree is also the author of over a dozen books.
In addition, Jeanne's professional background includes over 16 years of classroom teaching in reading and writing. She also holds a Masters Degree in Teaching Creative Writing to jr. college Native American students. Today Jeanne shares her expertise on writing to students through author fairs and through creative writing sessions.
Jeanne also works with adults at various levels of writing experience in community art centers and senior citizen centers conducting workshops in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Through Lunada Press she has published poetry chapbooks highlighting work from members of her senior citizen writing workshops.
In addition, Jeanne Maree has experience designing and promoting community programs for Earth Day, representing artists and promoting their work, marketing experience in promoting various businesses, as well as being owner of Lunada Press and publishing both fiction and non-fiction books.
Recently Jeanne Maree has been expanding her own creativity by expressing herself with mixed media exhibiting her photographic Agro-Art and poetry in community art galleries, bistros, and professional office lobbies.
Jeanne Maree is availible for speaking engagements at schools (pre-school through jr. college) community groups, and other organizations as well as conferences.