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Bestselling Author to Speak at Schlow

on November 08, 2018 5:00 AM

J.D. Barker, the bestselling author of thrillers, will give a presentation at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Schlow Centre Region Library. The event, presented by the Nittany Valley Writers Network and the Schlow Foundation, is free.

Book sales and a signing will follow. Barker’s visit is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week Penn State.

This has been quite the year for Barker.

First, his latest novel, “The Fifth to Die,” was released. In October, “Dracul” — a prequel to Bram Stoker’s classic “Dracula” that Barker co-wrote with Stoker’s great-grandnephew Dacre Stoker — was released.

Barker also is collaborating with James Patterson on a book, and there are two feature films and a network television program in the works based on his novels.

“J.D. Barker is a one-of-a-kind writer, and that’s a rare and special thing. Stephen King comes to mind and Lee Child, John Sandford. All one-of-a-kinds. Don’t miss anything J.D. writes,” said Patterson on Barker’s website.

In 2014, Barker self-published his first novel, “Forsaken,” which ended up topping bestseller lists around the world. His second novel, “The Fourth Monkey,” was sold to traditional publishers for an advance in excess of $1 million. “The Fifth to Die” is a sequel to “The Fourth Monkey” and is the second book in Barker’s “4MK” thriller series featuring detective Sam Porter.

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