Duke Southard

Author, Educator, Lecturer

Cracks in the Wall

Abused women in fiction

In March, I spoke to a large group of book club members, all of whom had read my latest novel, Cracks in the Wall.

After the program, a woman approached me and informed me that she “didn’t like any of the women in the book.” She went on to explain that she thought they were weak and should have shown more backbone when dealing with the men who exploited them. That conversation stimulated my thinking about the female characters in the book, especially the protagonist, Linda Phillips.

Since the character is based on research… Continue reading

Announcement

4th year in a row-a finalist in the NM/AZ Book Awards, this time in two fiction categories. November 18- winners announced-Will the fourth time be a charm? 2013-a Favor Returned, 2014-Agent for Justice, 2015-Live Free or Die- now,2016, Cracks in the Wall.
My fingers are crossed!!
Meantime- 2015- SSA First Place in Personal Essay Division and 2016, WRITER’S DIGEST FIRST PLACE in the 85th annual writing contest for personal essay/memoir!
Boy, am I getting better at obnoxious self promotion or what?

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The New Hampshire Trip

Southard-3aCountry Booksellers of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire outdid themselves in welcoming me to the book signing on Sunday. With a great crowd attending, they supplied refreshments and friendly greetings. My thanks to Karen Baker and her wonderful staff!IMG_0588 (3) The photo shows a few of the attendees at the event. It was nice to be back in New Hampshire where the weather was beautiful and a bit cooler than Arizona! Thanks to all who attended this event!

Next up-Wolfeboro

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After a successful launch of Cracks in the Wall, my new novel, in Green Valley, Arizona, on Sunday,  I will be meeting and greeting at my next event in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Stop in for a visit at The Country Bookseller on Sunday, August 21, from 2-4 P.M. Owner Karen Baker, shown in the photo at an event she hosted in May of 2015 for my previous novel, Live Free or Die, will be the hostess once again.

I look forward to seeing old friends and hopefully, seeing some new folks as well.

Duke

Link to Cracks in the Wall

Southard-3aMany thanks to those who responded to my Facebook post about Cracks in the Wall.

Listed below in the link to Amazon for information on purchasing the book. Either click on the link or copy and paste into your browser and it should take you directly to the site.

If you have any problems, simply go to www. amazon.com and place my name (Duke Southard) into the search block. All of my books will come up.

Thanks again!

Duke

https://www.amazon.com/Cracks-Wall-Duke-Southard/dp/1627874097/ref=sr_1_1_twi_pap_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1467519882&sr=1-1&keywords=duke+southard

 

Cracks in the Wall -NOW AVAILABLE!

Southard-3aCracks in the Wall is now available on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback and in other e-book formats. Here is the information from the original publication announcement.  You will want to read this book!

Parker Havenot, a former Philadelphia homicide detective, faces one of the most difficult challenges of his stellar career when a rare murder rocks his small town of Hampton Village, Connecticut. At first, when Linda Phillips is found brutally murdered in her home on Mothers’ Day, 1992, it looks like an open-and-shut case. However, potential suspects multiply as the detective digs deeper and is finally… Continue reading

At the printer!

Southard-3aMy new novel, Cracks in the Wall, was sent off to the printer today. Expected availability date is not determined yet but will likely be in early to mid-July. Here’s the advanced notice of publication.

RELEASE DATE-July 7, 2016

 

Parker Havenot, a former Philadelphia homicide detective, faces one of the most difficult challenges of his stellar career when a rare murder rocks his small town of Hampton Village, Connecticut.

At first, when Linda Phillips is found brutally murdered in her home on Mothers’ Day, 1992, it looks like an open-and-shut case. However, potential suspects multiply as the detective digs… Continue reading

Upcoming release

Here is a brief synopsis of my new novel, Cracks in the Wall, which is in the final stages of design and proofreading before publication. Watch this blog for the upcoming  exact release date.

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           Parker Havenot, a former Philadelphia homicide detective, faces one of the most difficult challenges of his stellar career when a rare murder rocks his small town of Hampton Village, Connecticut.

          In what at first seems to be what his colleagues in the Covington County… Continue reading

Jacket-Cracks in the Wall

Southard-3aDate of publication is yet to be determined but here is the likely front jacket of my new book. I am hoping for a good editing report so the road to publication will be smooth.

Duke

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