My Writing Portfolio

Here are some of my writing samples:

American Greetings

Valentine’s Day Card: “I love that we’re a team. You’ve got me and I’ve got you. That’s why we’re so great together… Thanks for being by my side.”

Father’s Day Card: “You and I share an amazing life together, filled with ups and downs good times and bad – but there’s one thing that always comforts me… At least we don’t have ugly children. Love you! Happy Father’s Day”

Romantic Card: “I’m gonna cover you in kisses when the kids aren’t looking… And then when they go to bed…”

“Cook It” E-Card: Salt-N-Pepa Inspired Thanksgiving Song Parody

Blog Posts

What to Write in His First Father’s Day Card
Father’s Day Messages for Your Father-in-law
18th Birthday Wishes
Christmas Card Message Ideas
Thank You Message Ideas
Congratulations on Your Job Promotion


7 Ways to Keep Faith at the Center of Your Family While Staying Home


Literature Guides

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Nine Perfect Strangers
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
The Bad Beginning
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
The Velveteen Rabbit
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
A Long Way Gone
Jacob Have I Loved
Bronx Masquerade
A Little Less Girl

Film Guides

Toy Story
Finding Nemo
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Bible Guides

1 Chronicles
2 Chronicles
Song of Solomon (edited)

Matthew (edited)
Acts of the Apostles
1-2 Corinthians
1-2 Thessalonians
Galatians, Philippians & Philemon
Ephesians & Colossians
Pastoral Epistles
Johannine Epistles
James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter & Jude

School Levy Campaign Materials

Postcard #1
Postcard #2

Funny Valentine’s Day Cards (this article features a card I wrote)


Review: The Dark Days Club
Review: A Jane Austen Christmas
Review: As If!: The Oral History of Clueless
Review: Miss Georgiana Darcy of Pemberley
Review: Young Jane Austen
Review: Aerendgast
Review: The Muse
Review: So Jane: Crafts and Recipes for an Austen-Inspired Life
Review: The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet
Review: Once Upon a Second Chance
Review: Margaret Dashwood’s Diary
Review: Jane Austen, Game Theorist
Review: The Highbury Murders
Review: When I’m With You
Review: Project Darcy
Review: The Trouble with Flirting
Review: A Jane Austen Daydream
Review: Austensibly Ordinary
Review: Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen
Review: The Beresfords
Review: Turning Pages
Review: Mr. Darcy’s Refuge
Review: Pulse and Prejudice
Review: The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy

A Jane Austen Daydream by Scott D. Southard (I wrote the foreword for the new edition)


Review: Sass and Serendipity
Review: I Was Jane Austen’s Best Friend
Review: Prada and Prejudice

Feminism & Religion

Engaging Twilight
Power and Wealth in The Hunger Games