For Want of a Nail: Writing and editing the details

Resume and Samples




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Book projects on which I was primary or collaborating editor include:

Come Home Laughing: A Novel for Adult Children of Divorce

Threads of Hope: A Story of Healing

Into the Light: The Academic and Spiritual Legacy of Dr. Howard Malmstadt

The SourceView Bible


Effective Leadership in Uncertain Times

Courageous Relationships in Uncertain Times

No More Secrets: Set Free from Fear, Shame and Control by Discovering True Grace

Art & Home: Decorating with Art in 21st Century Homes

Dot, Dot, Dot

Cancer: 100 Things to Do Besides Chemo


Published/Business writing:


"Beloved professor retires," published in December 2006 edition of "Parents Progress"


"Parents Council establishes fund for students facing crisis," published in August 2007 edition of "Parents Progress"


"Local face: Resident green thumb beautifies campus," published in Spring/Summer 2007 edition of "Community Connection"


"Dave Tanis: Adventures in education," published in Fall 2007/Winter 2008 edition of "Community Connection"


"Faculty couple demonstrates teamwork with style," published in Spring/Summer 2008 edition of "Community Connection"


"Journalist Sonia Nazario to speak at Commencement," published in April 2008 edition of "Parents Progress"


Academic writing selections:


Finding Reality Through Fiction: A Reader's Look at the Middle-East (Capstone thesis paper)


Finding Reality Through Fiction: Annotated Bibliography (MLA annotations sample)


The Problem(atization) of Gender in C. S. Lewis' Till We Have Faces


Wrestling and Wheat: Exposition of Gerard Manley Hopkins' "Carrion Comfort"


W. E. B. Du Bois' The Souls of Black Folk: A Close Reading


Shakespeare: Historical Imagination, Historical Truth


The Walker and Jacobs Women: A Comparative Final Analysis


The Problem of the Autobiographical Novel in Sons and Lovers


The Holocaust: A Course Summary


Essay Response: "Yes" by Brian Doyle


Personal and creative writing selections:


Writing by Creed: Writing by Love (informal essay on writer inspiration and practice)


Portfolio essay: What I Write, and Why (summary of college years, submitted to English Department, Messiah College)


Proposal essay for Finding Reality Through Fiction (defense of thesis choice for Capstone project)


The Laugh of God (creative written response to History of Philosophy course) (Rich Text format)


Study in Letters: Written response to Holocaust course 


Dear Class: Presentation letter to Advanced Writing students


On Neighbours and Waking Up (two contemplative essays / memory exploration)


A Summer in Three Vignettes (Advanced Writing redux assignment, "How I Spent My Summer Vacation")




"Saint" (published in The Minnemingo Review, spring 2008, XVIII.II)


"Serving the Gift"


"The Problem of Pain"




"Voice, An Autumn Maple"