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.
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