Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

1994

Department

English

Language

English

Publication Title

Great Women Mystery Writers: Classic to Contemporary

Abstract

J.S. Borthwick is the pseudonym of Jean Scott Creighton. Born in Buffalo, New York, on September 26, 1923, Creighton attended boarding school at Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Connecticut. After briefly pursuing her interest in theater, she attended the University of Buffalo (now the State University of New York at Buffalo), where she enrolled in a premedical program. Her studies were interrupted by World War II, during which she undertook nursing duties at an army hospital. Marriage and the births of her three children followed the completion of her B.A., but she eventually returned to SUNY-Buffalo for graduate study in English. After years of summering in Maine, she has lived there full time since 1976. She volunteers in local public schools, offering writing workshops and lecturing, in addition to her writing.

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This published version is made available on Dickinson Scholar with the permission of the publisher. For more information on the published version, visit ABC-CLIO/Greenwood's Website.

Great Women Mystery Writers : Classic to Contemporary by Kathleen Gregory Klein. Copyright (c) 1994 by Kathleen Gregory Klein. All rights reserved. Reproduced with permission of ABC-CLIO , LLC, Santa Barbara, CA.

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