Duke Southard is a retired educator, having published professional articles in Media and Methods magazine and winning an Edie, the New Hampshire Excellence in Education Award, for his contribution to the school library/media profession in the state.
His first novel, A Favor Returned, was a finalist in both the 2013 NM/AZ Books Awards and the 2015 Indie Publishers Next Generation Book Awards. His second novel, Agent for Justice, was published by Hot House Press and also was a finalist in the NM/AZ Book Awards for 2014. His third novel, Live Free or Die, received similar honors in 2015.
The author of two nonfiction books, The Week from Heaven and Hell and The Nick: A Vision Realized, he has garnered numerous awards for short story and personal essay/memoir entries.