Rainier-based award-winning author
Rainier resident and acclaimed author Bettye Johnson has been recognized by the International Women’s Leadership Association’s (IWLA).
Read more and see Bettye’s video.
Johnson most recently co-sponsored a month-long display at the Yelm Library September 3-30, 2014 featuring books by other local authors, garnering media attention in the Nisqually Valley News. She has been a champion of Yelm-area writers for years.
ABOUT BETTYE JOHNSON
“I recently published my memoir, An Uncommon Education: A Memoir. This memoir is about my years working for the American Embassy in Paris from 1952-1955. The Prologue give information about my childhood. I was age 23 when I fulfilled a dream of travelling (sic) the world. I read an article in the Houston, Texas newspaper for clerical to work overseas in the Foreign Service, U.S. State Department. From Paris I was transferred to the embassy in Tokyo where I met and married a career Marine. We had three sons and when he retired, we divorced. A year later I met the man of my dreams and we married. He passed in 2000. I live in Washington State and began serious writing in 2004.”
Read more from Ms. Johnson’s website.
ABOUT THE IWLA
“The International Women’s Leadership Association’s (IWLA) dream, passion, and commitment – and the challenge is to provide useful, meaningful resources to every mother, daughter, sister, and friend that enhance every woman’s opportunity to reach her greatest level of personal and professional development; and in so doing make it possible for every woman to realize her own goals, her own potential, her own dreams.