Bestselling Young Adult Author Maureen Johnson To Speak at Five MLS Library Locations


Bestselling Young Adult author and Twitter legend Maureen Johnson isn’t lacking in interesting experiences.  You can tell just by looking at her blog.  Recently, it featured photos of Clark Gable and Cary Grant, and quoted Dostoevsky, not the sort of references you might expect from a 21st Century young woman.

You’ll get to hear more about Maureen Johnson speak at the library during the first week of April.  Maureen lives in New York City and has published seven books for teens. Her book “Suite Scarlett” is on Oklahoma's 2011 High School Sequoyah Masterlist. Her first book, “13 Little Blue Envelopes” is a local teen favorite.

Besides writing bestselling books and legendary twitter posts, she also has had an interesting life. During grad school she wrote, “I held at least a dozen different jobs to pay my way through school. These included: working in a haunted house theme restaurant, being a fake employee for a company to make it look like more people worked there than actually did, and working on a show in Las Vegas that had live tigers and malfunctioning smoke machines in the same enclosed area.”

This event is free and open to the public, her talk will be geared for teens and adults.  Seating may be limited. For more information, call (405) 606-3834. Maureen Johnson will be speaking at the following libraries:

The Maureen Johnson author visit is co-sponsored by Friends of the Metropolitan Library System.

For more information about this or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website,

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