This is my first post since the “Finished with Stacey Burns Case” post a couple of weeks ago.
I can’t resist reminding everyone that May is coming right up-yet another anniversary! Nine years!
My next novel is finished and now in the editing stages before an expected fall release. The title, The Tipping Point, refers to events and watershed moments of decision which redirect someone’s life. Everyone has these tipping points to varying degrees.
Watch for more information on this exciting new Detective Parker Havenot novel as it proceeds through the pipeline toward publication.
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Tonight, I received a nasty and hurtful email because of a recent post on this blog concerning the Stacey Burns murder case. The message attacked my motivation, my integrity, and my character. The source is one close enough to the case for me to know that what was expressed in that email is felt by others as well.
Because of this email, there will be no more posts from me about the Stacey Burns murder. I have spent too much time ,too much money, and too much effort in trying to do the right thing in this case to… Continue reading
Here’s a portion of the blurbs about the book on the back cover. “Highly acclaimed for fiction filled with nuanced, believable characters, and suspenseful plots, author Duke Southard combines his stories for the first time alongside his compelling essays . . .”
Since the essays are true, some friends, family, acquaintances, and even former students may find themselves somewhere in this book.
At the Tucson Festival of Books, I met Terry Lee Marzell, author of Chalkboard Champions, and a retired educator, school librarian, and public speaker. Her outstanding book about a number of remarkable teachers is available on Amazon and other outlets as well as the website below.
In a recent blog post, she was kind enough to feature my literary efforts and a biography. Just click on the link below or type in it our browser to go to the site and read her post.
Other news- The Fallacy… Continue reading
Almost eight years ago, I held my first interview for my book about the Stacey Burns murder. It was not an official interview. I did not bring a recording device, and after fifteen minutes, I stopped trying to write notes and simply listened. The “interview” took place on a large logging/construction barge in a quiet cove on Lake Winnipesaukee. That day, I was convinced of two things. First, this murder case would be solved very quickly. Second, I had the ability to write a true crime book, despite never having been an investigative reporter nor an official journalist.
Obviously, I… Continue reading
With no comment, here is a poem, submitted and published anonymously but with permission, about the state of Stacey Burns’s house the night she was murdered.
The upcoming anthology, The Fallacy of Closure, includes a personal essay titled The Dream. It contains a number of anecdotes about our days as the owners of Beaver Hollow Campground in Ossipee, New Hampshire. This sign, with our mascot, “Eager Beaver,” announced the entrance. My thanks to friend Joe Costello for uncovering this photo! This story and others in the collection are sure to bring back memories for those living in the Lakes Region during the seventies.
Watch for the release date coming very soon!
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In yesterday’s post, portions, for whatever reason, were left out. This is a repeat of that paragraph with the missing words.
Today, I share a portion of a comment to a post from a week ago. It just gives us an important fact to remember in the killing of Stacey Burns. I thought it bears emphasizing. “What people fail to realize is that we are not looking for a killer; we are looking for a monster. . . Killing a mother of five knowing that the children will discover her mutilated body on Mother’s Day morning is a crime of… Continue reading
Today, I share a portion of a comment to a post from a week ago. It just gives us an important fact to remember in the killing of Stacey Burns. I thought it bears emphasizing. "What people fail to realize is that we are not looking for a killer; we are looking for a monster. . . Killing a mother of five knowing that the children will discover her mutilated body on Mother's Day morning is a crime of immense cruelty." (See complete comment by looking on my website for the blog post from last week.) Well, NHSP and New… Continue reading