University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Duke Southard

Updated biography (as of November 25, 2018)

Duke Southard won an Edie, the New Hampshire Excellence in Education Award for his contribution to the school library media profession in the state. He has published professional articles in Media and Methods magazine. His educational credentials include a BS from Villanova University and advanced graduate degrees from Rowan University (MA in English Education) and Boston University (CAGS in Media Technology). He is married, the father of three children and lives in Arizona.

Four of his novels and an anthology have been selected as finalists in the New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards, with his first novel, "A Favor Returned,"being selected as a finalist in the 2015 Indie Publishers Next Generation Book Awards. He is also the author of a memoir ("The Week from Heaven and Hell")and a nonfiction commissioned history ("The Nick: A Vision Realized").The fourth novel in the Detective Parker Havenot series, "The Final Tipping Point,"is now available on Amazon and at bookstores.

His short works have earned numerous awards, including a first-place award in the prestigious 2016 Writer’s Digest Literary Awards for his memoir, "The Fallacy of Closure," which is also the title of an anthology of his award-winning short stories and essays.

Please visit the author’s website for information on free programs for schools, libraries and community groups, and contact information.

Scheduled events:
Indie Author Pavilion - Adult Fiction
Indie Author Pavilion - Adult Fiction (Seats 10)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Authors: Phillip Garcia, Dana Gaulin, Sheila Grinell, Carl Haupt, Yang Huang, Josephine Maestas, Christopher Patterson, Kelli Peacock, Duke Southard, Manning Wolfe

The Final Tipping Point
Fiction / Literature
August 2018
ISBN 9781627876216
216 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

The Fallacy of Closure
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
February 2018
ISBN 9781627875998
122 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

This eclectic collection comprises a variety of expertly crafted tales -- from a teacher's scary night ride on a frozen lake, broken dreams, growing up with a Greatest Generation father, the tragedy of losing a son, and an apocalyptic fantasy.

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
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Marshall Foundation

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