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Local author to hold book signing for latest novel Oct. 28


JONESBORO, AR – Noted author J.P. Cunningham will hold a book signing for his latest novel, “The Emerald Amulet,” Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Dean B. Ellis Library at Arkansas State University.

In 2011, Cunningham was one of six nominees for a Georgia Author of the Year Award (first novel category), based on his novel “Somerset.”  Separately, that book placed within the top 20 percent of contestant entries in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest during early 2011. 

Now his second novel, “The Emerald Amulet,” is available, and Cunningham has once again been nominated for Georgia Author of the Year, this time in two categories: fiction and also in young adult fiction.

Cunningham is originally from northeast Arkansas, where his �۬father’s family had lived since 1873.  He is fluent in Spanish and worked for years in the field of international sales, traveling widely throughout Latin America.  Prior to that, he worked as an aide for the United States Congress, specializing in foreign affairs.  Current, he lives in Georgia where he writes fiction.  See the author’s website at http://jpcunningham.sharepoint.com. 

For more information, contact April Sheppard at (870) 972-2766 or asheppard@astate.edu.

Pictured:  Author J.P. Cunningham