2 pm | SATURDAY, JANUARY 28
Joy Johnson is the author of a series of comedy mystery novels for seasoned women. The BOOB Girls: The Burned Out Old Broads at Table 12 are laugh-out-loud novels featuring four retired widows in a retirement community in Omaha. Johnson gives more than sixty humorous BOOB Girl presentations annually and the first book is being adapted as a musical to premier in Omaha, Nebraska next summer. Join Joy Johnson for an entertaining presentation— as Joy says, “there’s always room for one more at Table 12!”
As an homage to the BOOB Girls' movie marathon snacking ritual, champagne, popcorn with M&Ms and goldfish crackers will be served!
About the Author
Joy Johnson earned her B.A. from Creighton University. Along with her late husband Dr. Marvin Johnson, she founded two non-profits in Omaha, Nebraska. Centering Corporation is North America’s oldest and largest bereavement resource center and Ted E. Bear Hollow is a center for grieving children. She has written or edited over 100 books on grief, many for children. Since her retirement, Joy has written comedy mystery novels for seasoned women. The BOOB Girls: the Burned Out Old Broads at Table 12 are laugh-out-loud featuring four retired widows in a retirement community.
Joy lives in Omaha in a retirement community with her husband, Ted Brown and has three children and six grandchildren. Like her characters, she is a lively, interesting and courageous Burned Out Old Broad. In fact, in September, she and Ted will become full time RVers. Learn more about Joy Johnson »
About the Author’s Books
Book 1: The Burned Out Old Broads • There’s a man in the laundry room at Meadow Lakes Retirement Community. He’s wearing only a brown vest, a Stetson hat and cowboy boots, but that’s about the extent of excitement in the big complex and that’s why four diverse widows take off in secret for parts unknown, leaving no forwarding address. Between adopting the boys at a saloon, finding a dead body in the woods and capturing the killer, closing down a sleazy pornography shop, and meeting two handsome sheriffs, the Burned Out Old Broads find adventure, romance and mystery, and prove there is life after grief.
Book 2: In Lies, Spies and Cinnamon Rolls • This time the retired widows join a new BOOB Girl, Patty Whack, in clever ways to break the boredom of aging. Except now they’d welcome some boredom. The new BOOB Girl turns out to be an aging spy in need of help when husbands No. 5 and 6 have gone to the dark side and are out to kill her. Go with the girls into a twilight-lit, crow-filled cemetery to rob a grave with the BOOB Boys, the Burned Out Old Bastards of Meadow Lakes Retirement Community.
Book 3: Sandhills and Shadows • An adventurous road trip along U.S. Highway 2 includes new BOOB Girl, Esmeralda St. Benedict. From the opening crash of an entrance by Frieda Grossemouth to Esmeralda’s foggy exit, follow along as the group treks west from Omaha’s Old Market to Fort Robinson. Play along with the group during their road trip games and discover the surprise that awaits them at Bare Essentials Campground. Learn the history of the Sandhills, including Crazy Horse, Iron Teeth, Women’s Army Corp, “Hog Ranches” and more.
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