Authors In August

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

The Omaha Public Library welcomes visiting writers to provide an opportunity for individuals of all ages and interests to meet authors and learn more about the inspiration behind their work.

The first in a three-part series with author Joy Johnson will be noon on Thursday, August 1st at the Florence branch, 2920 Bondesson Street. Johnson will discuss her first two books, The BOOB Girls: The Burned Out Old Broads at Table 12 and The BOOB Girls II: Lies, Spies and Cinnamon Rolls. Johnson’s books are comedy mystery adventures that showcase the beauty of older women. The series continues 11 a.m. on September 5th and October 3rd at the Florence branch.

New York Times bestselling authors Alex Kava and Erica Spindler will speak at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 7th at the Benson branch, 6015 Binney Street. Lunch will be provided to registered participants.

Kava is the author of 13 novels, 11 in the critically acclaimed Maggie O’Dell series. The most recent book in the series, Stranded, was released this month. Kava’s stand-alone novel, One False Move, was chosen as the 2006 One Book One Nebraska selection and her political thriller Whitewash made January Magazine’s best thriller of the year list for 2007.

Spindler is the author of 30 novels and two eNovellas. Published in 25 countries, her work has been lauded as "terrific twisted tales," "white knuckle rides," and "must-reads for suspense fans." She received a Kiss of Death Award for her novels Forbidden Fruit and Dead Run and won the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award for excellence for her novel Bone Cold. Spindler’s new book Justice for Sara will be released in August.

Retired Omaha police officer Vern Hauger will discuss his book, On the Job: An Omaha Police Officer's Story: 1958-88, on Thursday, August 8th, 12 p.m. at the Florence branch. In his memoir, Hauger tells street stories from more than 30 years of service and shares life lessons for individuals from various backgrounds and experiences.

All events are free and books will be available for purchase and signing following the author discussions. Register at or by calling the hosting OPL location.

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