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· Wiggle Room (paperback and eBook)

· Fresh Frozen (hardcover and eBook )

· House Call (paperback and eBook )

· House Call (hardcover and eBook)

· Points of Origin (hardcover, eBook, & audio book)


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· Thriller author Darden North reviews Seal of the King by Ralph Smith

· Author Darden North's review of Blood Line by James Rollins

· National Library Week 2014

· Darden North reviews Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch

· Digging holes helps me write murder mysteries and award winner books

· Nice book review of Fresh Frozen and Points of Origin

· I'm breaking my rule, sort of

· Darden North contributes to Independent Book Publishers Asso Roundtable

· Darden North signs at the Sisters-in-Crime booth at the '09 SIBA show

· Five Stars for POINTS OF ORIGIN


News
· Free copy of audiobook - Points of Origin

· New author website live on-line for Darden North

· Audio Book Points of Origin reviewed and featured in Audiobook Monthly

· Med Page Today finds interest in a doctor with a little imagination

· Points of Origin by Darden North released as audiobook on audible.com

· New review of Wiggle Room in Futures Mystery Anthology Magazine

· Taking a break from thrillers for literary fiction

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Doctor Pens Third Medical Thriller

11/4/2008 9:53:00 PM

by Darden North


Mississippi author and full-time physician is featured in an article by Billy Watkins of The Clarion Ledger, published 10/19/2008. The article appears below:

October 19, 2008
Section: Southern Style
Edition: Metro
Page: 1F

Doctor pens 3rd medical thriller
Billy Watkins
bwatkins.clarionledger.com

 

By Billy Watkins
bwatkins.clarionledger.com

 

Darden North keeps a list of people he plans to invite to the premiere party when Hollywood turns one of his novels into a movie.

 

"If you're going to do what it takes to write books, you might as well dream big," says North, a Jackson ob-gyn for the past 23 years who has just released his third medical mystery thriller, Fresh Frozen (Ponder House Press, $26.95).

 

North, 52, has chosen to publish his books through independent sources, which used to mean certain death for a book. That has changed, in part, because of the success of books that were originally self-published.

 

Examples: The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller and The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield. Both have sold millions. Both were turned into major motion pictures.

 

North's first two novels, House Call and Points of Origin, have sold about 15,000 copies, he says. That may pale when compared to best-sellers such as John Grisham and Tom Clancy. But the average book sells fewer than 2,000 copies, according to Publishing Associates. By their scale - 7,000 or more copies sold - North is labeled "a star."

 

House Call and Points of Origin were nominated for awards by the Mississippi Institute for Arts and Letters and by the Southern Independent Book Association.

 

North, who has delivered "about 4,000" babies, became interested during the mid-1990s in collecting first-edition copies of Mississippi authors.

 

"Grisham, Nevada Barr, Martin Hegwood, Greg Iles," he says. "I would read their books at night for relaxation after a long day at the office.

 

"The more I read, the more I said to myself 'I can do this.' "

 

North began writing in his spare time. And he discovered something: "Writing was hard. But I still believed I could do it if I stuck to it."

 

It took him nearly 10 years to complete his first novel, House Call, which was released in 2005. He followed that in 2006 with Points of Origin.

 

"And I stuck to what I know - medicine and Mississippi," says North, who grew up in in the Delta town of Cleveland. "Then you throw in a murder here, a murder there and suddenly you've got a story that people want to read."

 

Fresh Frozen follows the same path as his first two, combining a Hollywood star, a mysterious death and the heist of freshly frozen human embryos from a Mississippi fertility clinic.

 

"I've been a fan since his first book," says Claire Aiken of Jackson. "I read the first page, and I was hooked."

 

Says Lee Ann Denton, 44, of Clinton: "Two things I like about Darden's books are that he really makes you feel like you know the characters personally, and the other is he captures the essence of Mississippi in the way he describes things." ·

 

To comment on this story, call Billy Watkins at (601) 961-7282.

 

SIGNING

 

Darden North will be signing Fresh Frozen on Oct. 28 at 4:30 p.m. at Lemuria Books, 202Banner Hall, Jackson.

 

 

 

 

Darden North, MD


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· Article about a practicing physician who writes murder mysteries - 7/19/2011 6:16:00 PM
· Fiction author Darden North, a return guest to Susan Whitfield's blog - 5/10/2011 2:59:00 AM
· Mixing Fact and Fiction - 4/7/2011 3:18:00 PM
· A little book trivia about HOUSE CALL - 4/6/2011 6:25:00 PM
· Author Darden North interviewed on Book that Author - 3/1/2011 4:50:00 AM
· FRESH FROZEN book trailer listed on blazingtrailers.com - 11/22/2010 8:35:00 PM
· Darden North interviewed on Gulf Coast Radio's American Forum - 11/8/2010 8:03:00 PM
· Darden North novels featured on Kindle Nation Daily - 11/1/2010 8:22:00 PM
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· Author Darden North one of featured authors in new book - 9/20/2010 7:01:00 PM
· Mississippi writers comment on the growth of ebooks - by Joe Lee - 8/2/2010 6:45:00 PM
· Smashword ebook promo discount on Darden North's novel POINTS OF ORIGIN - 7/10/2010 7:51:00 PM
· Smashword ebook promo discount on Darden North's novel HOUSE CALL - 7/10/2010 8:14:00 AM
· Smashword ebook promo discount on Darden North's novel FRESH FROZEN - 7/9/2010 11:02:00 AM
· Darden North's contemporary mystery novels now available as ebooks - 6/18/2010 5:59:00 PM
· Novelist Darden North Interviewed on Susan Whitfield's Blog - 5/5/2010 3:14:00 PM
· Martin Willoughby interviews Darden North for Mississippi Medical News - 4/26/2010 7:49:00 PM
· Darden North to present at Southern Expressions Authors Conference '10 - 4/5/2010 8:18:00 PM
· Author Darden North asks a question on The Blood-Red Pencil - 2/16/2010 6:31:00 PM
· Book Trailer for Novel FRESH FROZEN Published at MSDigitalDaily.com - 2/3/2010 7:06:00 PM
· Fresh Frozen, Darden North's third novel, reviewed by MS Library Asso - 1/11/2010 12:24:00 AM
· Darden North's Points of Origin-January's feature on Booktown Giveaway - 1/3/2010 7:17:00 PM
· Spotlight on the Author updates interview of author Darden North - 12/5/2009 7:09:00 AM
· Mystery Lovers Corner interviews author Darden North - 12/3/2009 6:19:00 PM
· The doctor gets examined. - 10/4/2009 1:10:00 PM
· Mystery and Suspense Author Darden North Interviewed by Dames of Dialogue - 9/23/2009 5:37:00 PM
· Coffee with an Author to interview Darden North live - 9/18/2009 5:07:00 AM
· Darden North to be interviewed on Blog Talk Radio's Book That Author - 9/13/2009 8:14:00 AM
· More Interview of Darden North on ijustfinished.com. - 8/15/2009 6:54:00 AM
· Interview of Author Darden North posted on ijustfinished.com . - 8/11/2009 10:03:00 AM
· Darden North raises support for neighborhood Fondren Renaissance Foundation - 7/5/2009 5:17:00 AM
· Rebroadcast of Interview on TheAuthorsShow.com - 6/20/2009 3:01:00 PM
· Live Interview Posted : Darden North interviewed on Mystery Matters - 5/26/2009 6:57:00 PM
· FRESH FROZEN,Darden North's third novel,receives additional national awards - 5/11/2009 5:15:00 PM
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· Darden North interview - May 22, 2009, on The Authors Radio Show - 5/3/2009 8:06:00 PM
· BookProfessionals interviews Darden North - 4/29/2009 4:36:00 PM
· Darden North, author of medical thrillers, is featured on Mysterious People - 4/19/2009 6:31:00 PM
· KNOE CBS-TV Interviews Darden North about his newest novel, FRESH FROZEN - 4/11/2009 7:01:00 AM
· Fiction Author Darden North Featured in Monroe (LA) News-Star - 3/30/2009 6:43:00 PM
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· Our South (Winter '09) publishes feature interview on author Darden North - 2/27/2009 6:24:00 PM
· Author Martha A. Cheves reviews FRESH FROZEN - 2/23/2009 10:09:00 PM
· Author Darden North is on This Weeks Author Spotlight - 2/6/2009 9:28:00 PM
· AUTHOR GERI AHEARN REVIEWS FRESH FROZEN - 2/6/2009 4:05:00 AM
· Darden North guests on Author & Book Event Center Author Chat - 02/10/09 - 2/3/2009 11:48:00 AM
· KNOE-TV to interview author Darden North on Good Morning ArkLaMiss - 2/1/2009 1:42:00 PM
· Live Radio Interview with Sunny Meriwether -- KEDM-FM Studios - Monroe, LA - 2/1/2009 1:23:00 PM
· Houston Texas Writers Group features FRESH FROZEN - 2/1/2009 6:19:00 AM
· BIRD'S EYE VIEW reviews FRESH FROZEN - 1/27/2009 7:40:00 PM
· FRESH FROZEN nominated in Fiction for 2009 MIAL Award - 1/27/2009 7:28:00 PM
· MysteryLoversCorner reviews FRESH FROZEN - 1/4/2009 9:43:00 AM
· Nan Graves Goodman Reviews FRESH FROZEN for PORTICO JACKSON Magazine - 12/16/2008 6:22:00 PM
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· View the Book Trailer for FRESH FROZEN - Darden's newest release - 10/2/2008 9:36:00 PM
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· Darden North to be guest on WLBT(NBC)Midday w/ Wilson Stribling 10/27/2008 - 9/16/2008 3:43:00 PM
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· WHCQ TV - Hometown Interview on GOOD NEWS - 6/19/2008 7:15:00 PM
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· Author Darden North featured at Book Lovers Day - 4/17/2008 10:41:00 AM
· Darden North scheduled for Louisiana author panel - 3/27/2008 3:42:00 AM
· Darden North quoted in PMA Independent - 3/22/2008 11:13:00 PM

Books by
Darden North



Points of Origin (hardcover, eBook, & audio book)

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Wiggle Room (paperback and eBook)

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House Call (hardcover and eBook)

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Fresh Frozen (hardcover and eBook )

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House Call (paperback and eBook )

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