Joy Johnson Brown Author Presentation

Date: September 18, 2019

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: College Park Auditorium in Grand Island

Nebraska author Joy Johnson Brown poses with a canine friendBring Some Joy to Your Day

The CCC-Grand Island library is sponsoring this free program by Brown, who has written or co-written more than 100 books and is also a nationally known speaker.

  • The best jokes
  • The funniest characters
  • The beauty of older women
  • The friendship of women
  • The healing power of laughter

In addition to the program, Brown will meet with the CCC book club at 5 p.m. The club is reading one of the books in her comedy-mystery series, “The BOOB Girls.” BOOB stands for Burned Out Old Broads, referring to a group of widows from the Meadow Lakes Retirement Community whose adventures fill the pages of the series.

Brown’s books had primarily dealt with grief, but she always wondered if she could write a novel. When she retired, she decided to give it a shot. She started writing “The BOOB Girls” books as gifts for her friends and the employees of the Centering Corporation, the 35-year-old bereavement resource center she started with her husband. Friends kept requesting more books and the series took off.

Her primary joys from writing the series come from talking with fans and readers and challenging society’s view of older women. For more information about the program, call the CCC library at 308-398-7395.