Great Women Mystery Writers: Classic to Contemporary
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.
Winston, Robert P. "J.S. Borthwick." In Great Women Mystery Writers: Classic to Contemporary, edited by Kathleen Gregory Klein, 32-5. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994.