Thomas Balch Library to host virtual conversation with local author Ellen Crosby

Thomas Balch Library Director Alexandra Gressitt will host a virtual conversation with local author Ellen Crosby on her latest wine county mystery, “The French Paradox” on Wednesday, April 28, beginning at 1 p.m.

In this volume, Lucie Montgomery’s discovery of her grandfather’s Parisian romance unlocks a series of shocking secrets. The book was released in the United States on April 6, 2021.

The public is invited to join in on the conversation by pre-registering at To learn more, contact the Thomas Balch Library at 703-737-7195.

Crosby is the author of the Virginia wine country mysteries, the Sophie Medina mysteries, and MOSCOW NIGHTS, a standalone. Before writing fiction full-time she was a freelance reporter for The Washington Post, foreign correspondent for ABC News Radio, and an economist at the US Senate. After living overseas in Europe and the former Soviet Union for many years she now lives in the northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. with her husband.

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