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Jeanne Prevett SableJeanne Prevett Sable

Jeanne Prevett Sable is a writer and musician dedicated to the practice and promotion of sustainable living.

The author developed an early love of reading, writing, and nature and began writing poetry at age four. She attended public schools in the greater Boston Massachusetts area and New England College in the state of New Hampshire, where she later settled to raise a family while practicing basic homesteading skills including organic vegetable gardening, canning and preserving, bread making, raising pigs and poultry, and foraging for wild edibles.

Her first published work was a greeting card verse purchased by Rustcraft Greetings. In the late 1970′s, she toured with Poor House Puppets, bringing original environmental messages and songs to schools, libraries, fairs and festivals throughout New England and beyond. A self-taught singer/songwriter and finger-style guitarist, Jeanne continues to write and perform acoustic music for area venues.

She turned to full-time newspaper work in 1982, beginning in Massachusetts as a reporter for the Winchendon Courier where she wrote and edited its New Hampshire sister paper, the State Line News. She was later named managing editor of the Jaffrey-Rindge (NH) Chronicle. In 1985, she joined the staff of the Peterborough Transcript, where she worked variously as reporter, editor, features writer, and nature columnist.

In 1989 she went to full time freelance writing, concentrating on environmental issues and the arts. She has published hundreds of articles in local, regional, and national publications, including American Forests, The American Legion, Farming, the Journal of Northeast Agriculture, Smithsonian Air & Space, and numerous others. She wrote nine episodes of  “Up in the Attic”, a highly-rated Saturday morning children’s television show which aired over  WMUR-TV, Manchester, New Hampshire, in the mid 1990′s. Jeanne also penned for “Tammy the Wild Turkey”, the environmental “spokesbird” for America on Oneworld.net’s children’s web pages. Her short story, “Behind Closed Doors,” took first place for fiction in the 2007 annual Write Action Literary Contest.

Jeanne serves as secretary to her town’s conservation commission and is adviser to the Sustainability Project, a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization promoting a love of nature, environmental stewardship, and caring communities.

Seed Keepers of Crescentville, first conceived around 2002, was written in an effort to increase public awareness of the risks associated with GMO’s and irresponsible biotech agriculture. Many issues brought to light in this work of fiction are now making news.

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