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DMPL Podcast: Lana Wood Johnson, author of 'Speak for Yourself'

Lana Wood Johnson Podcast

Author and Iowa native Lana Wood Johnson joins us on The DMPL Podcast. Johnson, who grew up in Des Moines, recently released her second novel, Speak for Yourself

During the course of the podcast, Johnson talks about how she approaches the challenges that come with writing modern young adult books, including how some of her work history helps her when it comes to writing text message and group chat scenes. She also talks about her past in Des Moines and what book she is pretty sure she has the record for checking out at the Franklin Avenue Library.

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Show Notes

Lana Wood Johnson's books:

Lana Wood Johnson Online:

Cyrano de Bergerac, by Edmond Rostand (the play Speak for Yourself is a retelling of)

Published on July 12, 2021
Last Modified August 04, 2021