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If people think the words "electrical engineering professor" and "historical fiction novelist" do not belong in the same sentence, then they have not met Dr. John Cressler from Georgia Tech’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. A faculty member since 2002 with a research focus on nanoscale-engineering techniques that enable high-speed electronics, Cressler spends his spare time writing fiction. Emeralds of the Alhambra, his debut novel, and book one in the Anthems of al-Andalus series, will be released in June 2013 by Sunbury Press.
Emeralds is historical fiction set in medieval Muslim Spain and deals with issues of tolerance, religious dialogue and interfaith love. The novel illustrates a time in history when Muslims, Jews and Christians lived together in harmony. Its themes of religious tolerance are of great significance in today’s society and will resonate with a diverse audience.
Dr. Cressler will present Emeralds of the Alhambra followed by a Q & A session and book signing at the Georgia Tech Barnes & Noble on Tuesday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m.