Port Clinton author John Marek launches book of short stories at Ida Rupp Library on July 10

Award-winning author John B. Marek is back at Ida Rupp Public Library with a brand new collection of short stories loosely based on his upbringing in rural Ohio. The new book from Lulu Press features three separate but related stories: “The Age of Rockets” tells a mysterious tale of the Fourth of July storm of 1969; “Moonlight Laika” offers a different perspective on the first manned lunar mission; and :The Wreck” brings the story full-circle as a fisherman happens upon an ominous discovery.

Ida Rupp Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton will be hosting the launch of the new book from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10. Marek will be reading selections from the book, discussing his real-life inspirations for the stories, taking audience questions and signing his books. He will also have prizes and giveaways for everyone in attendance.

No matter your zip code or birthdate, John’s experiences are relatable. Raised in rural Ohio and transplanted to North Carolina in 1995, he has developed a voice and style that blends the finest attributes of his native and adopted homes – authentic and adventurous with a splash of sophistication.

John B. Marek is the author of numerous books, including nonfiction titles Secrets of Neighborhood Marketing, Breakfast at Midway: A Lean Marketing Journey, and Ben and the Art of Lawn Mower Maintenance, and his short fiction collections The Bug Jar and Other Stories and Ocean of Storms. Marek can be found online at www.johnbmarek.com.

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