Publishing Credits

I am the author of four books, including The Way We Do It In Japan,  The First Christmas in Origami, Object Lessons with Origami and  Jesus Loves Us All, as well as authoring activity books for children.

My publishing credits include more than 70 credits in adult magazines such as Guideposts, Focus on the Family and The San Diego Press.

I have also published more than 30 articles in youth publications, including Odyssey, Highlights for Children, Cricket, Brio, Counselor, and many more.


Resume for Geneva Cobb Iijima

Writing Experience


 Jesus Loves Us All, 32 page picture book published by Seed Faith Books, 2010

That’s The Way We Do It In Japan, 32 page picture book published by Albert Whitman & Company, 2002.

The First Christmas in Origami, 72 page family story/activity book published by Thomas Nelson, Christmas 1993.

Object Lessons in Origami, 48 page book released by Standard Publishing, January 1990.


Over 70 publication credits in such magazines as Guideposts, Focus on the Family, Ruralite, and San Diego Family Press.

Children’s Magazines

Over 30 published articles, including; historical, nature, science, stories, profiles, how-to, and inspirational articles. The following magazines are a sampling of publication credits: Cobblestone, Odyssey, Highlights for Children, Cricket, Ladybug, Spark, Brio, Pockets, Counselor, and Opus Two.

Work for Hire

Activity books for Questar’s My American Journey series:

  • From Ground to Air with the Wright Brothers
  • From Ranch to Railhead with Charles Goodnight
  • From Log Cabin to White House with Abraham Lincoln
  • From Slave to Freedom with Harriet Tubman
Teaching Experience

Creative Writing: Oregon City Adult Education
Origami: Oregon City Library, Oregon City Community Education

Japanese Culture Background

Lived in Japan, land of husband’s birth, as part of the U.S. Embassy, 1969 – 1973.


Oregon Christian Writers Association
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

Education and Employment

Bachelor of Arts, Simpson College, Redding, CA
Graduate Level social work classes, Portland State University
Caseworker, Multnomah County Child Welfare
Oregon City School Board Member


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