Biomet Corporate Travel Manager JoHanna Greene has lived her whole life outside of the norm. The youngest of seven children, Greene was the only one of her siblings to be home-schooled. She is now probably one of the only Biomet employees who can call themselves a published novelist.
Greene’s first book, “My Mother’s Husbands,” was recently released in ebook form on Amazon. The book is written from the first person perspective of a male protagonist as he uncovers many family secrets that he had been blind to from a young age.
“It was inspired by the fact that I am related to people who, just like any other family, as time goes on things about them come out that you didn’t know. That’s how it was as a kid,” said Greene.
Greene’s father had a mind for literature, and preached the significance of creativity to his children. Greene’s older siblings all attended traditional high schools but when it came time for the youngest to make educational plans, her parents decided to give home schooling a shot.
On her experience, Greene stated, “It is a very individualized curriculum so I have to give my parents credit because they encouraged all of us not to dampen our imagination. They had me spend more time on the areas that didn’t come as easy to me.” She noted that she feels the matter in which she was schooled helped nurture her creative ability, as she had to find ways to keep her own mind stimulated.
She explained that as she grew older she started to realize things about her own parents that made them appear more human in her eyes. She believes most children see their parents as invincible and completely together when they are young, but as time progresses the realization comes that they have flaws like everyone else. Her story expands on such realizations in a manner that most families can relate to. She said her family was glad she put her creative mind to work, and noted “They are always behind me 100 percent. I have one sister who asked me what took me so long!” Moving forward Greene plans to use her free time to continue working on a second book that she has already begun the brainstorming process for. “I think the next one is going to be more of a whodunit,” she explained.
“My Mother’s Husbands” can be purchased here.