Zaneta Varnado Johns, aka Zan Johns, is a 2X bestselling author. After her 2020 debut book, Poetic Forecast topped Amazon's Bestseller List at #1 in six categories, she embraced her passion of creative expression and has not slowed down or looked back. Her highly anticipated second book of poetry, After the Rainbow, will be released on 2/22/22. Johns is a contributing author in the Women Speakers Association’s #1 international bestseller Voices of the 21st Century: Resilient Women Who Rise and Make a Difference (February 2021). Her second collaborative book, Voices of the 21st Century: Conscious Caring Women Who Make a Difference, will also be released on 2/22/22. Her poems are featured as the Dedication page in both collaborative books.


Zan Johns serves as a Moderator for the Passion of Poetry, an online platform for emerging and esteemed poets worldwide. She contributes to numerous anthologies and international literary publications. Believing that every word shared is an opportunity to love, Zan's writing will agitate, inspire, and comfort while prompting the reader to celebrate and reach out to others. Watch for her book signing events and appearances on open mics and international recitations.

This former human resources leader spent twenty-nine rewarding years at the University of Colorado. Zan was recognized as one of the University of Colorado's Women Who Make a Difference. She simply enjoys life and her circle of family and friends. She is energized by writing poetry, quotes, and other creative expressions. Zan is a wife, mother and proud grandmother who lives in Westminster, Colorado.