A native of the Mississippi Delta, Darden North, MD, is a board-certified physician in obstetrics and gynecology and the national award-winning author of mystery and thriller novels, most notably an IPPY for Southern Fiction. He is a physician partner in fulltime practice at Jackson Healthcare for Women in Jackson, Mississippi. While still delivering babies, he is a certified daVinci robotic surgeon in gynecology, serving as local director of the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery. His writing and publishing career began at the University of Mississippi as Editor-in-Chief of the 1978 Ole Miss yearbook and continued for the 1982 Medic. He presently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association and as an Associate Editor of the Obstetrics & Gynecology International Journal.
North was the first male inducted into Mortar Board at Ole Miss and was named into the Hall of Fame. Growing up in Cleveland, Mississippi, he worked in lawn maintenance, ran a community pool concession stand, waited tables, and taught swimming lessons before graduating from medical school.
Several years ago, Darden North tossed a failed try at swinging golf clubs for a laptop and writing. In his spare time, he gardens, walks for exercise, reads and listens to fiction, enjoys his friends, and travels with family. North lives with wife Sally in Jackson, and they have two young adult children, two dogs, and two grand dogs. He is busy writing a fifth novel.