Library hosting author visits: Meet your favorite authors

Johnson County Public Library is hosting a series of author visits this spring and summer.

The series, Authors at JCPL, will bring popular and award-winning writers from around the country to Johnson County.

The first, Adrian Matejka, will visit the Franklin library at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

An Indiana resident, Matejka is a nationally renowned poet whose collection of poems, “The Big Smoke” (Penguin, 2013), was awarded the 2014 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. “The Big Smoke” also was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award, 2014 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and 2014 Pulitzer Prize in poetry.

His new book, “Map to the Stars,” was published by Penguin in March.

Kristy Cambron will visit the Clark Pleasant branch at 7 p.m. on June 15.

Cambron has a background in art and design. She is the bestselling author of “The Ringmaster’s Wife,” named to Publishers Weekly spring 2016 Religion & Spirituality Top 10. Her novels have been named to Library Journal Reviews’ Best Books and RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards Best lists for 2014 and 2015, and received a 2015 INSPY Awards nomination for best debut novel. “The Illusionist’s Apprentice” (HarperCollins, 2017) is her fourth novel.

Salina Yoon will visit the White River Branch at 2 p.m. on Aug. 19.

Yoon is the author and illustrator of over 160 books for children. As the Kohl’s Cares featured author for summer 2016, seven of her books and four plush animals based on her characters, were sold nationwide in Kohl’s stores.

She is the author and illustrator of the six-book Penguin picture book series that begins with “Penguin and Pinecone,” the creator of the picture book series featuring Bear, that includes “Found,” “Stormy Night,” and “Bear’s Big Day” (Bloomsbury) and the early reader series beginning with “Duck Duck Porcupine” (Bloomsbury.)

Additional author visits will be announced soon. For more information, visit