Hall of Fame Biography for
Jane Penelope Johnson, Ph.D.
|Jane Penelope Johnson, Ph.D.|
|Current Organization||Penny Johnson (Pen Name) Free-Lance Writer/ Poet and Song Lyricist (Patriot and Gospel songs)|
|Area of Distribution||International|
|University/Degree||Graduate of Famous Writers School, Westport, CT, 1967; The Newspaper Institute of America, NY; Denis Waitley School of Dynamic Winning, 1969; Honorary Doctor of Letters, London, England, 1993; Graduate, Amer. Assoc. of Christian Counselors, 2001|
|Born||July 1, 1940, Danville, Kentucky|
|Honors & Awards||Most Admired Woman of the Decade; Int'l Woman of the Year, Cambridge, England; Woman of the Year, Amer. Biographical Institute; 30 Editor's Choice Awards, Int'l Library of Poetry; Finalist North Amer. Poetry Open; Listed, Int'l Who's Who of Intellectuals, Who's Who in the World; Amer. Medal of Honor for Outstanding Contributions to the Arts and Poetry, 2002-03, A.B.I., No. Carolina; World Medal of Freedom, Int'l Biographical Centre, England; Writer of the Year 2003 Certificate; Nominated for Poet of Merit, Orlando FL Spring Convention, Int'l Society of Poets; Int'l Medal of Honor 2003, Cambridge, England; "God's Gospel Gift", No. 1 song-Broadway Melodies CD, Hollywood, CA; Eisenhower Commission signed by 4 US Presidents-Ford, Reagan, Bush & G.W. Bush; World Cup, A.B.I. in recognition of Heroic, Extraordinary, Exemplary Deeds; Member, Order Int'l Diplomats; Outstanding Love Award-Meadowbrook Nursing Home; New song release "America", Hilltop Records 2005; "Our Lives Are But A Whisper" poem included in Int'l Who's Who of Poets; Appointment-Genius Laureate, U.S.A. by J.M. Evans, Pres. A.B.I., inclusion in 500 Greatest Genius Laureates of the 21st Century; America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals (currently on the worldwide web); Hall of Fame-A.B.I.; Laureate International Biographical Centre Lifetime Achievement Award 2011, sponsored by Director General Nicholas Law and Nominated by the Awards Board of I.B.C.|
|Published Works||Books, "Anthology, Treasured Poems of America," 1999; "Noble Laureate" from A.B.I.; "A Penny for Your Thoughts," 2004, Poetry by Penny Johnson, AuthorHouse, Indiana, 2004, ISBN 1-4184-2489-7; "A Song for Peace" included in national music book "Land That I Love"; Currently in Print-A Poetry Book warmly written to lift you up and give you hope; The song "Christmas Is" written by Dr. Johnson on the Album "Glory of Christmas," due out Christmas, 2008|
|Affiliations||Int'l Order of Merit; World Literary Academy; Deputy Governor, Amer. Biographical Institute; Advisor, Int'l Society of Poetry for Life; Int'l Poetry Hall of Fame; B.C.B.C.|
|Hobbies & Sports||Piano, singing (Sweet Adelines), dancing, walking, swimming|
|Career Accomplishments||Emily Dickinson Award for poem "The Wedding", Amherst Society; Member-Nat'l Author's Registry; Honorable Mention-President's Award for "Heaven Awaits"; Song-"Fighting for Freedom" finalist for Best Song in Americans Stand Tall Songbook, published by Hilltop Records, Hollywood, CA honoring victims of 9/11; Poem-"A Bouquet of Poets" read on the Florence Henderson Poetry Today Radio Show, NY; Poem-"Our Gentle Giant" published in Best Poems and Poets by Int'l Library of Poetry 2002; Award-"2002 Noble Prize" for Outstanding Achievement and Contributions to Worldwide Humanity by the United Cultural Convention USA; 2002 Certificate of Recognition for exemplary leadership for the Republican Party (Grassroots Leader) signed by Pres. George W. Bush; World Intellectual title given by the late Dr. Ernest Kay, Director General of the Int'l Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England|
|Children||William Evan, Jr., Robert Anthony; Grandchildren: April Michelle, Christian Robert|
|Spouse||William Evan Johnson, Sr.|
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