June Elaine Boersma

June Boersma

Title: Writer (Retired), Photographer (Retired)

Location: Sarasota, Florida, United States

June Elaine Boersma, Retired Writer and Photographer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in writing and photography.

The co-owner of Allan/Ideas in New York City since 1992, Ms. Boersma is very involved with photographing, writing about, and working with animals. She has published numerous books under the penname “Jalma Barrett,” including her most recent collection, “El Lince,” “El Lince Rojo,” “El Puma,” “El Coyote,” “El Lobo,” and “Los Zorros.” All of the aforementioned titles were released in 2002. Ms. Boersma has also co-authored “One Day in the Life of a Little Cougar” and “One Day in the Life of a Coyote Pup” in 2001, and authored the series “Wild Canines of North America” which feature the books; “Coyote,” “Foxes,” and “Wolf” in 2000. In 1999, she authored the series “Wild Cats of North America,” which feature four books; “Bobcat,” “Lynx,” “Cougar” and “Feral Cats.” Additionally, she has contributed to Ladies’ Home Journal, Horse Illustrated, Cat Fancy, Dog Fancy, Popular Photography, Studio Photography, and Petersen’s Photographic, among others. Her latest article “Call of the Wild: Meet the Native Cats of North America” was published in Cats USA.

Ms. Boersma attributes her success to having a very supportive family. Her husband, Larry, is an accomplished wildlife photographer who has worked with her for many years. He is notably the CEO of Preserve Our Wildlife, Allan/The Animal Photographers, Animal Art by Larry Allan, a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, and the winner of the 2005 Ansel Adams Award.

When Ms. Boersma isn’t working, she is very involved with animal rescue organizations like the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Center for Biological Diversity, the Defenders of Wildlife, and The Humane Society of the United States. She also enjoys researching and writing about her family history. It isn’t really genealogy, but recollections and things she has heard about people in the family. She started with her grandparents, moved to her parents, and is now on her own generation.

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