Barbara G. Tucker finds enrichment through writing novels.

"Reading good books is part of the abundant life -- not all of it, but a big part," Tucker said. "So I try to provide that for my readers."

Tucker, chair of the Department of Comm-unication at Dalton State College, speaks about her latest novel "Long Lost Promise" on Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. in Roberts Library room 201. The event is free and open to the public.

This sequel to "Long Lost Family" is a mystery set in northwest Georgia. Marta Gonzalez is about to leave to attend a prestigious university on a full scholarship. Her longtime boyfriend Chad Greenway is staying home, unsure about his life's next step. On a steamy Fourth of July evening, Gonzalez makes a decision that changes their lives forever and rocks the community. Local newspaper editor Scott Wallace juggles his job, special needs son and ex-wife while helping the local deputy with evidence and managing conflicts with the media.

This is the second in a series of mysteries involving Wallace, who observes and records and sometimes helps the local police solve crimes in Pierce's Crossing, Georgia. The third book is due next year with six entries planned for the "Long Lost" series.

The event will cover her writing process and her journey as a writer. She will read an excerpt from her new novel "Long Lost Promise."

Tucker lives in northwest Georgia. She writes plays, novels, Bible studies and academic works. You can find her other novels on Amazon or visit her website at www.barbaragrah amtucker.com.

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