Duke Southard

Author, Educator, Lecturer


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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.  

www.chalkboardchampions.org  or   http://chalkboardchampions.org/

Other news-   The Fallacy… Continue reading

Library program

Southard (2)I’m hoping for a good turnout for my program at the Joyner/Green Valley  Library on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 2-3 P.M. The program will be light and will look at some of the questions I’ve been asked during many previous presentations. For example, there are some of my readers who have commented that they “can’t believe YOU wrote this book!” The reasons for this statement are varied and some are actually humorous.

Please consider attending this literary program if you are in the area It is one in the library series, The Author Talks.



Literary program

Southard (2)My local friends and colleagues may be interested in coming to this program on Tuesday, December 1. I’ll be addressing some of the most interesting questions about writing and writers I’ve been asked over the years during previous programs. Please plan on attending- it will be an interesting and informative program!



True Crime Neophyte- AZ Mystery Writers

On Saturday, June 13, 2015, I will present my program, Adventures of a True Crime Neophyte, to the Arizona Mystery Writers in Tucson.

This program, originally presented to the Society of Southwestern Authors about two years ago, (photo)SSAProgram 002

details my work on the true crime genre book about the murder of Stacey Burns. The neophyte designation comes from my lack of experience in that particular non-fiction genre. It has been over four and half years since I first traveled to New Hampshire for my initial interviews. Obviously, this work has been a tremendous learning experience and it continues to be… Continue reading

“Book tour” (Update)

I am three days into my eleven day sojourn to the East Coast. This post falls into the ICAC category. (In case anyone cares) The first stop on Saturday was the Country Bookseller in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, where I was graciously hosted by Karen Baker, shown in the photo.004  The book signing was a success and a special treat was being visited by Sandra Wentworth, a former student in my favorite class of all time, the KRHS Class of 1974.

Despite my open invitation through this blog, no one came in to talk about the Stacey… Continue reading

Schedule Update for May

The time for my appearance at the Country Bookseller is set. I will be in the store from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 16. Hope to see a lot of my Wolfeboro friends there to say hello.

Other than that, the schedule remains as published previously. Here it is again for those who may have missed it.

Sunday, May 17, 1-3 p.m.- Willing Workers Hall in on Route 109 in Melvin Village. Brief programs on my progress with the Stacey Burns book and my next novels will be followed by a cookies and punch “meet and greet.”

Monday, May 18,… Continue reading

May Schedule

For those interested, here is my schedule for the “book tour” in May to Maryland, New Jersey, and New Hampshire.

Saturday, May 16, 2015- Country Bookseller- Wolfeboro, New Hampshire- Afternoon, exact time to be determined

Sunday, May 17, 2015- Willing Workers Hall, Melvin Village, New Hampshire- 1:00-1:15- Update on Stacey Burns book, 1:15-1:30- Update on new book and works in progress, 1:30-3:00-  Meet and greet the author

Monday, May 18, 2015- Moultonborough Public Library, Moultonborough, New Hampshire-7:00 p.m- “Live Free or Die-A Sequel”  A literary program focusing on questions I have found readers pondering… Continue reading

East Coast Trip

Final details are falling into place for my two weeks on the East Coast in May. Tentative schedule for New Hampshire includes stops at the book store in Wolfeboro, a program in Melvin Village, programs at the Moultonborough and Meredith Libraries, and a program at the Taylor Home in Laconia, all between May 16th and the 20th.

Watch this blog for exact times and program titles. I hope to see many of my New Hampshire friends during this time.12-19full cover-Southard-LFODphoto (1) A Favor Returned - Duke SouthardFreeGiveaway


Maryland/New Jersey/New Hampshire-Here I Come!

From May 15 through May 25, I will be visiting the East Coast. So far, I have six definite venues for programs and book signings. Watch for specific listings as the time gets closer. Available dates for others are May 18th and 19th in New Hampshire and May 24 in Maryland or New Jersey. If any group (schools, libraries, community groups) would like a free literary program on those available dates, please contact me at duke@dukesouthard.com and I’d be happy to explain the various offerings.12-2Southard-Live Free or Die-cov

       I am looking forward to… Continue reading

Looking Back, Moving Forward-Update

The memoir panel of Ethel Lee Miller, Denise Roselle and me, shown here warming up, was a great success with the best attendance of any October event for the Santa Cruz Valley Chapter of SSA.MemoirpanelHopefully,  everyone went home and immediately started writing a memoir!

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