Author Eliot Parker, President of the WV Writer’s Association, will discuss Appalachian themes in fictional writing using examples from his books "Fragile Brilliance," a police thriller that sheds light on the methods that crime organizations use to market highly addictive drugs in unsuspecting cities, "Breakdown at Clear River," a tale of suspicious deaths, drugs and compromised investigations at a West Virginia college, and "The Prospect," a minor league baseball drama full of small-town secrets set in the imaginary (but not improbable) community in West Virginia. Parker, an Assistant Professor of English at Mountwest Community & Technical College in Huntington, WV, just released his first book of a new series set in Cleveland, Ohio, "Code for Murder." He is also working on a sequel to "Fragile Brilliance," titled "A Knife’s Edge."
Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public. Attendees are welcome to bring a bag lunch and complimentary beverages are provided. Programs start at noon on Tuesdays. Call the Ohio County Public Library at 304-232-0244 or visit the library's website at www.ohiocountylibrary.org for more information.