AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY Darden North, MD, (UM 1978 BA, UMC School of Medicine 1982 MD) is a board-certifiedobstetrician/gynecologist who lives in Jackson, Mississippi, where he practicesmedicine at Jackson Healthcare for Women, PA. He and his wife Sally (Sarah Buckner Fortenberry –UM 1979 BA) have two young adult children, as well as two dogs and a granddog.
North’s first novel House Call (hardcover 2005, paperback 2008) was awarded Finalist in Mystery/Suspense by the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. His second novel Points of Origin (hardcover 2006) was recognized in Southern Fiction by the 2007 Independent Publishers Book Awards. Both House Call and Points of Origin were nominated in Fiction by the Mississippi Institute for Art and Letters and by the Southern Independent Book Association.
North, who is a native of Cleveland, MS, is a member of Mystery Writers of America, the Mississippi Writer’s Guild, Sisters in Crime, and the Independent Book Publishers Association. He has participated as an author panelist in such literary presentations as “Murder in the Magic City” (Birmingham, AL), “Author! Author! Shreveport’s (LA) Celebration of the Written Word,” and “Murder on the Menu (Wetumpka, AL).
A few years ago, Darden hung up his golf clubs for a laptop – but on occasion is still spotted with a croquet mallet or garden shovel. He is writing a fourth novel as he continues to deliver babies and maintain a full gynecological practice.
Darden North can be contacted through his website www.dardennorth.com which includes updates about book signings and media appearances and welcomes comments from readers.
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