Scott D. Southard

Current State Contributor

Current State contributor Scott D. Southard is author of A Jane Austen DaydreamMaximilian Standforth and the Case of the Dangerous Dare, My Problem With Doors, and Megan. Scott received his Master's degree in writing from the University of Southern California. More of his writing can be found at his blog, The Musings and Artful Blunders of Scott D. Southard.

Next week is Banned Books Week, that time when we celebrate the controversial side of the literary world. Scott Southard brings us a review on one of the most famous banned books, "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger.

Sequels can mean big money for the authors of popular books. Even more so if they make it to the big screen. But now, there’s another genre of follow ups to novels that’s becoming popular. Scott Southard tells us more in his review of "Another Day" by David Levithan.

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Our book reviewer Scott Southard gives us his take on Saint Mazie, a historical fiction novel by author Jami Attenberg. 

Judy Blume is a beloved children’s author, but she’s had her fair share of adult bestsellers as well. Scott D. Southard brings Current State his review of her latest book geared toward grownups.

Summer books usually bring to mind lighter fare. A page turning mystery or a paperback romance, maybe. But for those who don’t mind a heavier read this summer, our book reviewer Scott D. Southard gives us his take on "The Given World" by Marian Palaia.