Interview with SB Scott

What is your e-reading device of choice?
I like to use my ipad to read. I once read a really thick book on my ipad - something I would never have done with a tangible book.
Describe your desk
I have two monitors a Wacom drawing pad and a wireless keyboard. The desk itself is made of three solid oak planks and Victorian wall brackets. I made the desk myself and its something I really proud of as I hadn't made anything before and here I am with a written novel and a desk.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Yorkshire in a small mining village called Featherstone. My granddad was a miner and I have always shown an admiration towards miners. Chipping away at the face in candlelight for hours on end and for a pittance in pay. I used to listen to my Granddads stories but being as young as I was I did not really understand or appreciate his endeavours until he had passed away.
When did you first start writing?
When I was at secondary school I wrote a lot of poetry but then I had a bit of a gap. I then developed an interest in the supernatural and ghosts. I have always enjoyed ghost stories and scary films but a good scare movie is very hard to come by. This is why I had to write my own. I began writing short stories.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Struggle, squaller, family, deceit, murder, kidnap, revenge, love, under a veil of ghostly happenings
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wrote the book in the hope of it becoming a film a TV series because the garbage the is produced nowadays is pittyfull
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I enjoy the escape - when I write my mind is in that scene. It has to be in order to glean as much detail from it as I possibly can. I find music helps a lot. I have certain classical pieces that helped tremendously with scene creation. The odd whisky helps too.
What do your fans mean to you?
If they like the book it will encourage me to keep writing or at least create another novel. I do have some short stories in the pipeline. It would be great to know from my fans which parts of the story they like the best and whether or not the like my writing style. Hopefully, I can learn a lot from their feedback.
What are you working on next?
Before I wrote oak of Innocence I had written a few short stories. I am now going to edit those and create a collection of short stories within the one book. I also wish to create an Audiobook of Oak of Innocence.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I enjoy walking and photography. Recently I have also gotten into Bonsai training and growing herbs. I manage to fit all this in around my family and shift work.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes but I never did finish it - I played a game called 'Theif' back in the nineties. I wrote a story based on the lead character. It's funny because in that story I had him returning to work as a castle guard after an injury. All these years later I wrote that the same plot in Oak of Innocence - Wilfred returned to work after an injury.
Published 2017-11-16.
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Books by This Author

Oak of Innocence
Price: $3.30 USD. Words: 138,470. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
Two families live through the challenging times of the 19th century. Set in 1859 the miners of Toverton are plagued by daily hauntings within their mine. Children are going missing and their families are nearing breaking point. History unfolds through deception and deceit for the greater good. This once sleepy town explodes into the industrial revolution with murder, lies and struggle.