Famous & Infamous with a Link to Evergreen


Greenberg, Joanne

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Joanne Greenberg

(1932 - )

Joanne Greenberg acts locally – and globally. Since the 1960s, she has volunteered in our mountain community while sharing her novels and short stories with the world. The author of 18 published works, Joanne not only lends a hand to others in our community, but also has been an advocate for the deaf and the mentally ill across our state and nation.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, she and her husband, Albert, married in 1955, decided they wanted to live in a mountain setting with easy accessibility to a major city. So they purchased land on Rainbow Hill and moved into the home they built in 1963 where they raised their two sons. They still live there (2014) though the city has grown up around them.

Joanne’s volunteer work is as varied as the subjects of her novels and includes service on the Lookout Mountain Fire Department, co-founder of Congregation Beth Evergreen, sign language teacher and interpreter, Hebrew tutor, storyteller and visitor to Jewish inmates at Canon City.