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Who is

Eliot Parker?

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Eliot Parker is the author of four thriller novels: most recently A FINAL CALL, which was a finalist in the National Indie Excellence Awards (NIEA) in 2022 and also an honorable mention in thriller writing at the London Book Festival. The book also won second place in the BookFest Book Awards in 2022 in the  Crime/Thriller Fiction category. His thriller novel A KNIFE'S EDGE was an Amazon #1 bestseller. Snapshots won the 2021 National Indie Excellent Awards (NIEA) for short story anthology and also won the PenCraft and Feathered Quill Book awards for short story collections. His thriller novel FRAGILE BRILLIANCE won the West Virginia Literary Merit Award and was a finalist for the Southern Independent Booksellers Association (SIBA) prize in 2017


Eliot also and hosts the podcast program “Now, Appalachia” across the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network, which profiles authors, and publishers who live and write about Appalachia. He also hosts the Youtube Channel "Page Break," which reviews books, interviews authors, and talks about the craft of writing and the industry of publishing. He currently teaches writing at the University of Mississippi, where he has been nominated for the Kramer Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award. 

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