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Grief, laughter mix in author’s book series for ‘seasoned women’

What else is there to do in a retirement community but bond with fellow tablemates and solve mysteries?

Joy Johnson has published her eighth book in a series called The BOOB Girls: The Burned Out Old Broads at Table 12. She will be speaking and signing her comedy-mystery books at the Peregrine Book Company at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28.


Joy Johnson

The author, a former journalist from Iowa, is an international speaker on grief who founded two bereavement non-profit organizations in Omaha, one a resource center and the other a center for grieving children. The first book in the series will premier as a musical in Omaha in July, she said. The late comedienne Phyllis Diller endorsed it, saying “The BOOB Girls are the Good Girls.”

These novels for seasoned women include:

The BOOB Girls: The Burned Out Old Broads at Table 12.

The BOOB Girls II: Lies, Spies and Cinnamon Rolls.

The BOOB Girls III: Sandhills and Shadows.

The BOOB Girls IV: Murder at Meadow Lakes.

The BOOB Girls V: The Secret of the Red Cane.

The BOOB Girls VI: From the Eye of the Moose.

The BOOB Girls VII: Ten Little Puritans.

The BOOB Girls VIII: Learning to Love Willie.

Johnson invites the public to her presentation. “We’re having champagne and popcorn with Goldfish crackers and M&Ms – what the girls snack on when they do movie marathons,” she said.

Visit for more information. The Peregrine Book Company is located at 219A N. Cortez; phone 928-445-9000.

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