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April 13, 2023

The InKY Reading Series is a free author series broadcast live on Zoom. Watch archived readings on the LLA YouTube channel.


Bonnie Omer Johnson holds an MFA degree from Spalding University. She writes fiction and non-fiction, leads writing workshops, and formerly taught composition and literature classes for Bellarmine University.

She is an author and the co-editor of The BOOM Project: Voices of a Generation, an anthology she partnered with Kimberly Crum to curate and market.

Her two novels, Death and Butter, and 1934, marinate in a drawer while she immerses herself in tree research to raise awareness of trees’ ability to increase academic productivity and to decrease behavior problems, crime rates and high blood pressure.

As the sole proprietor of The Write Place, she brings her experience as creative consultant, fiction writer, and English teacher to those who may benefit from tutelage.

She lives with her baby daddy husband of 55 years. They have three children, six grandchildren, and three grand-dogs. Her domestic skills include making bows, cheesecake, and biscotti; herdomestic fails include dusting and floor-sweeping.

Bonnie Omer Johnson
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Growing up surrounded by storytellers and books, Leah Pugh developed a love of reading at an early age. After graduating with her GED, she pursued an English Literature degree at Jefferson Community College.

She dabbled in writing, and her first novel, The Diamond Caper, was published while she was still in college. The second book, Anything But a Diamond, was released shortly after.  After becoming a mom, she wrote two picture books: The Day Please Slept In and Something Warm For Grandma. The former winning The Written Word Award 2021.

When she's not writing, she spends time with her family, has her nose in a book, or enjoys a cup of tea. 

Leah Pugh
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