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Creative Writing Teacher Self-Publishes to Better Educate Students About New Publishing Trends
Teacher and Writer Brian South Shares Publishing Experiences with High School Literary Magazine, Creative Writing Clubs
By: Brian South
South, an English teacher at Naperville North High School and an adjunct professor at the College of DuPage, leveraged his Master’s degree in Writing and Publishing from DePaul University to navigate the self-publishing process. Many students have expressed optimism that if someone they know can successfully self-publish, perhaps they can too.
Students also connect with South’s book because of his comedic treatment of a normally dramatic subject and, of course, because of his use of zombies. The Zombie Sheriff Takes Tucson: A Love Story is a comedic horror/Western novel that tells an absurd, tongue-through-
About Brian South
Brian South has taught English at Naperville North High School for eleven years and at the College of DuPage for the past five. He holds a BA in English from the University of Notre Dame, where he won the Richard T. Sullivan Award for fiction writing, as well as a Masters in Writing and Publishing from DePaul University. Brian and his wife, Sarah, live in the Chicago area with their three sons, Finnegan, Sawyer, and Oliver.