Who Is Juneau?
Writing under a nom de plume, Juneau is the co-author of On the Meaning of Adam Lambert (published by BadBoys Garage, 2009).
It all started back in mid-2009, when Juneau was blindsided by the singer Adam Lambert, whose superior singing and intriguing bad boy-good boy persona on American Idol attracted her attention. Unable to comprehend why Lambert had lost the title, she began watching endless loops of video footage from the show and YouTube, and trawling the blogosphere in search of validation. The over-exposure to all things Lambert warped her brain and soon, she was hopelessly addicted. Salvation came in the form of the WowOWow web site, where Juneau realized she was not alone in her affliction. She unburdened herself in a posting in which she speculated on why Adam Lambert was having such a profound effect on women of the baby boom generation. The postings by Juneau and Xena, another prominent blogger on the site, were edited into the collection that forms the book, On the Meaning of Adam Lambert.
Juneau says the experience of writing undercover has not only opened up new paths in her professional career, but also has transformed her relationships with her family and friends. “Life has a way of stuffing you into roles. I was happy and fulfilled with the roles I was playing, but this Adam experience made me realize there are aspects of myself that had lain dormant, that I wanted to revive. Honestly, people are envious. They say they wished they had an Adam in their lives. We hope that our book inspires readers to find the “Adam” that re-ignites their souls.”
In the “real world”, Juneau is the Executive Director of a biomedical research foundation, a blogger about music and biotech, Zen/Torah mistress, garden designer, gastronome and former gay club diva. She co-founded both not-for-profit and for-profit biomedical ventures and serves on several national foundation Boards. With “Xena”, in 2011 she formed the global marketing and communications team for fanatic.fm, an innovative Web-based music platform. Visit their fanatic.fm blog to learn more. “Our mission is to transform the music industry,” she says, with typical understatement.
A descendant of samurai, Juneau was reared in upstate New York and schooled in Switzerland, Tokyo, and Harvard, where she majored in physics and disco dancing. She has authored a renowned book on Japan, written for national magazines and NPR documentaries, worked on a Hollywood film with Ridley Scott and Michael Douglas, and is a member of the Boston Brain Trust. Juneau regularly commutes to a Parallel Universe as a wife and mother.