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Author Dr. Steven Derfler will speak May 20

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After teaching for 30 years, Dr. Steven Derfler wanted to write. Specifically, the former professor wanted to write archeological novels.

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With his novels he didn’t want to just tell an exciting story. Derfler also wanted to present plausible ideas.

Derfler recently retired from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

In his most recent novel An Unexpected Caliph, Derfler explores ancient Egypt, pre-World War II, and the what-ifs of the future.

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Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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