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Scott D. Southard

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in Grand Rapids, The United States
November 06

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Scott D. Southard fell in love with books when he discovered Middle Earth and Narnia as a child. That beginning grew into a passion for classic literature and any story that he can get truly lost in. He is the author of seven books, including A Jane Austen Daydream and Permanent Spring Showers. For many years, he was heard on National Public Radio as a regular contributor to WKAR's Current State where he would discuss new and classic novels and literary events. He can be found online at "The Musings & Artful Blunders of Scott D. Southard" at sdsouthard.com. ...more

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Scott D. Southard Oh, I'm absolutely ridiculous. I laugh when I get the idea, I laugh when I put it down on paper, and I laugh each time I read it (sometimes for each d…moreOh, I'm absolutely ridiculous. I laugh when I get the idea, I laugh when I put it down on paper, and I laugh each time I read it (sometimes for each draft). It's really pitiful. My big difficulty has always been not telling everyone around me about it. I have to keep it contained, in the story. I'm sure it makes me look a little crazy.

Recently, A Jane Austen Daydream was released an audiobook. Louisa Gummer (the narrator) gave an amazing performance and has a background as a comedian. She has improved many of my jokes in her delivery. (Completely capturing the wit of my Jane.) I laughed a lot the first time I listened.

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Scott D. Southard That's a hard question to answer for me since most of my books are very different from each other, each in almost it's own style and genre (if you can…moreThat's a hard question to answer for me since most of my books are very different from each other, each in almost it's own style and genre (if you can call any of my books genre works). I think for most characters there would be an overall feeling of confusion and bewilderment.

The only two characters that might work nicely together are Megan from MEGAN and Jacob from MY PROBLEM WITH DOORS. I think they could become friends. Well, at least they are in my head.

Cheers and thanks for the question!(less)
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This is a must read for anyone interested in the history of Disney and the early years of animation and theme parks. Like with his previous novel, Three Years in Wonderland, Todd James Pierce avoids the obvious stories we have read a hundred times, a ...more
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It was funny, interesting and romantic. It was much more than I expected. It was easy to read, the author really knows how to write! "
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“I was thinking more of laughter and smiles. For example, the feeling I get when I read a good book.”
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Books2Movies Club: AUSTEN 07 -- Dedicated to Jane 18 54 Feb 17, 2015 10:09AM  
“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre




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message 22: by Ronald

Ronald Wheatley Great Scott!


message 21: by Dale

Dale Thele Scott, thanx for accepting my friend request :)


Casee Marie Thanks for connecting, Scott! Happy to meet a writer from Grand Rapids (and one who fully appreciates Jane Austen). My sister was a member of the GR Ballet Company for seven years, I was always fond of visiting the city.


Felicity Brandon Thanks for the friendship!


message 18: by Louise

Louise Hart Good to be acquainted with you, Scott.


message 17: by Lily

Lily Wakefield Hi Scott,

Thanks for friending me. I’m celebrating my book award with a free download of No Photo Available today through midnight August 9. Please get your copy today and pass this message along to your friends. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you, every little bit counts. Thanks much.

Lily


message 16: by Saul

Saul Tanpepper Thanks for connecting, Scott.
Saul


message 15: by Scott

Scott Southard Gail wrote: "I AM obsessed with Jane Austen and there can never be too many books! A Jane Austen Daydream looks perfect ... Thanks for having me as a friend on Goodreads!"

Thanks! I hope you will check it out. I'm really proud of it. (And if you do, please be sure to write and tell me what you think).

Cheers!


message 14: by Gail

Gail Levy I AM obsessed with Jane Austen and there can never be too many books! A Jane Austen Daydream looks perfect ... Thanks for having me as a friend on Goodreads!


message 13: by Roxanna

Roxanna Rose Hi Scott,

Thank you for the friend invite. I look forward to following your work and sharing ideas with you.

Roxanna Rose


Diana (Offbeat Vagabond) Thank you for the friend invite hon. Hope you are having a great Wednesday. Talk later :)


message 11: by C.J.

C.J. Heck C.J. Heck C.J. Heck

Hello Scott,

It's such a pleasure having you as a friend. Thank you and best wishes!

My warmest regards,
CJ


message 10: by Billy

Billy Masters Cheers to a new friendship. Thx


message 9: by Scott

Scott Southard Dustin wrote: "Howdy thar Scott!
This here Texas cowboy appreciates the friendship.
Thank ya mighty kindly.

Yer new friend,
Dustin Adrian Rhodes"


Cool! Have a great day.


message 8: by Scott

Scott Southard Sky *A Booknatic* wrote: "Hi, Scott! Nice to connect with you here as well!"

Cheers!


message 7: by Sky

Sky Hi, Scott! Nice to connect with you here as well!


message 6: by Scott

Scott Southard Trisha wrote: "Hi Scott, thanks for the friending :)"

Not a problem. Cheers!


message 5: by Scott

Scott Southard Ruty wrote: "thnks for adding me as friend :)"

Not a problem! Cheers!


message 4: by Scott

Scott Southard Sophia wrote: "Thank you for the friend request, Scott!"

Cheers! With the Jane Austen image on your profile, I thought you might be interested in my new book A Jane Austen Daydream. Have a great day.


Trisha Hi Scott, thanks for the friending :)


message 2: by Ruth

Ruth B thnks for adding me as friend :)


Sophia Thank you for the friend request, Scott!


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