BY Staff Reports
Sunday, November 11, 2012
11/11/12 at 9:05 AM
Greg Johnson has devoted a good portion of his life to chasing after one thing most residents of the middle of North America hope to avoid - tornadoes.
The Canadian severe storm expert and photographer relates his adventures among some of natures most violent storms in his book "Blown Away: A Year Through the Lens of the Tornado Hunter."
Johnson brings a fresh and intimate perspective to the life of the storm-chaser, relating a deeply personal journey that has taken him through 12 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces, documenting such storms as the one that devastated Joplin, Mo., in 2011.
Johnson will be in Tulsa on Saturday, to sign copies of his book and talk about his adventures. He will be at Steve's Sundry Books and Magazines, 2612 S. Harvard Ave., from 10 a.m. to noon.
English-born Garry Kemp spent a number of decades in Tulsa, becoming known as a popular radio personality, a well-regarded actor with local theater companies, and as society reporter for the Tulsa Tribune.
Kemp has now turned his talents to fiction, with the publication of his first novel, "The Windfall Chameleon."
Set in Tulsa, the novel features police detective Paul Ziplich caught in a web of international intrigue that begins with his investigation into the murder of an Oklahoma oilman, which soon points to extremist groups willing to use any nefarious means to obtain their goals.
Kemp will be at Steve's from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday to sign copies of the book.