Author and humorist Joy Johnson of Omaha, Neb. will speak at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fort Dodge Public Library as part of the Friends of the Library "Meet the Author" series.
Johnson's book series "The BOOB Girls: Burned Out Old Broads at Table 12," features four widows in a retirement community who end up solving mysteries. The comedy/mystery stories show there is life after retirement and laughter can be found even in widowhood.
Johnson's talk is called "The Making of a BOOB Girl."
Johnson is a nationally known speaker, having lectured and keynoted bereavement conferences throughout the United States, Canada and New Zealand. She has written or edited more than 100 books on grief, many for children. Prior to writing the series, Johnson co-founded Centering Corporation, North America's oldest and largest bereavement resource center; and Ted E. Bear Hollow, an Omaha area center for grieving children.
Books will be available for purchase and signing.