Author Series Event Moved to April 18

Eli Cranor Don't Know Tough

Author Eli Cranor’s appearance at Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center at Arkansas Tech University was postponed due to severe weather that moved through the Arkansas River Valley on Monday, April 11.

The program has been rescheduled for Monday, April 18, beginning at 7 p.m. in room 300A of the library, which is located at 305 West Q Street in Russellville.

Admission will be open to the public. There will be a drawing for an autographed copy of Cranor’s book, “Don’t Know Tough,” a noir mystery set in the fictional town of Denton, Ark.

Published by Soho Crime, “Don’t Know Tough” won the Peter Lovesey First Crime Novel contest.

A native of Russellville, Cranor played college football at Florida Atlantic University and Ouachita Baptist University. He played professional football and was a high school football coach before settling with his wife and kids in his hometown, where he is a teacher in the Russellville School District.

Cranor’s fiction has appeared in the Missouri Review and the Greensboro Review, and his sports-themed advice column, “Athletic Support,” appears weekly in newspapers across the country.

Learn more about “Don’t Know Tough” at

Cranor’s appearance at ATU is part of the Second Monday Author Series hosted by the ATU library.

Call (479) 964-0546 or visit for more information about Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center.