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Darden North 

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North, MD, is a board-certified obstetrician/ gynecologist who grew up in the Mississippi Delta and now lives in Jackson where he practices medicine. He and his wife Sally have two children, as well as two dogs and a grand dog. A graduate of Ole Miss and the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and Medical Center, he is a certified DaVinci robotic surgeon and still delivers babies. North’s first novel House Call (hardcover 2005, paperback 2007, e-book 2010) was awarded Finalist in Mystery/Suspense by the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. His second novel Points of Origin (hardcover 2006, e-book 2010) was recognized in Southern Fiction by the 2007 Independent Publishers Book (IPPY) Awards. His third novel, Fresh Frozen (hardcover 2008, e-book 2010) is in film development by Frank Vitolo and Scott Alvaraz. The screenplay adaptation of Fresh Frozen is by Amy Taylor. The novel received Best Cover Design in the 2009 National Indie Excellence Awards and Finalist in Regional Fiction. North recently presented at the Southern Expressions Conference on the construction of mysteries and thrillers and participated as a panelist in “Murder in the Magic City” (Birmingham, AL), "Author! Author! Celebration of the Written Word" (Shreveport LA), “Murder on the Menu” (Wetumpka, AL), and “Thriller Author Panel – 2008 SIBA Trade Show” (Mobile, AL). Prior to attending medical school, Darden worked in lawn maintenance, waited tables, ran a community pool concession stand, and taught swimming lessons. Several years ago, he hung up his golf clubs for a laptop. In his spare time, he gardens, walks for exercise, reads fiction, enjoys his friends, and travels with his family. Darden North is available for personal appearances and book signings and can be reached at where he welcomes reader comments.
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