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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.


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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