Ginger Scott

Biography

Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling and Goodreads Choice Awards-nominated author of several young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Wild Reckless, The Falling Series and The Hard Count.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. She has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for several years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.

When she's not writing, the odds are high that she's somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork 'em, Devils).

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a lower-middle-class neighborhood west of Phoenix, Arizona. My youth was a mixture of urban and small-town experiences, and nearly every drop has colored my writing in one way or another. The way neighbors know each other, the way families all stay the same--that's the small-town sense of where I lived and where my relatives grew up. The gang violence, racism, intolerance and clash between rich and poor comes right from my environment growing up. I love to share the rich beauty of Arizona in my stories but I will never shy away from the gritty parts either.
When did you first start writing?
Loaded question! When I was very young. I journaled and wrote short stories and poems often, but it was after reading Forever by Judy Blume, and then The Outsiders by SE Hinton that I decided I wanted to write books one day. I took the journalism route in college, because I also wanted a guaranteed paycheck. I loved the idea of telling real stories, too, and I think I'm a better fiction writer for it. I approach my stories looking for the details, asking myself questions along the way. I carried my first book, Waiting on the Sidelines, around half finished for years (as in more than a decade). My husband challenged me to finish it in 2012, and I published it in 2013. That was the moments the floodgates were open, and those journals and notes came pouring out.
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Where to find Ginger Scott online


Books

Cry Baby
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,320. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Romance » New adult
When you’re born on streets like these, you are loyal. Or you die. Tristan Lopez has always been loyal. This gang is his birthright and his curse. Riley Rojas didn't belong in Tristan’s world. Tall enough to look him in the eyes and strong enough to fill his shadow, she pushed him. She tested his loyalty. She needed him. He liked it. He was falling in love. And it was going to tear him in two.
Memphis
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,170. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Sports
The same swagger Archie Valentine wore in the ring when he took his opponents down followed him like a halo everywhere he went. But make no mistake about it—he was no angel. He was like a drug. My mother was his addict. I never understood it. Not until I met Memphis Delaney. But I won’t fall for a man like him. The only boxer who’s ever going to break my heart is the one who gave me my name.
A Girl Like Me
Series: Like Us Duet. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,650. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
I called him Christopher when he saved me as a child. When he came into my life again, only months ago, I knew him as Wes. Just as he did the time before, he disappeared the moment I was out of harm’s way; as if I didn’t need any more saving. The world thinks he’s missing. His loved ones don’t want to believe he’s dead. Only I know just how special he is. And my heart knows he's alive.
A Boy Like You
Series: Like Us Duet. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 121,280. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
They say everyone’s a superhero to someone. I’m not sure who I’m supposed to save, but I know who saved me. We were kids. His name was Christopher. In a blink of an eye, he became the only person who made me feel safe. And then he disappeared. Now I’m seventeen. I’m not a kid anymore. I haven’t been for years. And there's a new boy. He's...familiar. But this time, I'm beyond saving.
Hold My Breath
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,880. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
They say the average person can hold their breath under water for two full minutes when pushed to the extremes. Will Hollister has been holding his for years. The oldest of two elite swimming brothers, Will was always a dominant force in the water. But in life, he preferred to let his younger brother Evan be the one to shine. Evan got the girl, and Will…he got to bury all of the secrets.
The Hard Count
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,690. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Football and private school politics can break the toughest souls. I would know; I’m Reagan Prescott—coach’s daughter, sister to the prodigal son, the perfect family. Lies. Nico Medina is the boy from West End. Our worlds are eleven miles apart, and where each is beautiful, the other is ugly. In our twisted worlds, a boy from West End is the only shining light. And he owns my heart completely.
The Falling Series Boxed Set, Books #1-3
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 311,040. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The bestselling Falling Series books are now available in a 3-book boxed set! Books include: This Is Falling, You and Everything After and The Girl I Was Before.
In Your Dreams
Series: Falling, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,630. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Just-right stubble on his chin, body of a boxer and a smirk that stimulates all the right nerves—women have never been a problem. All except for this one. Purple hair, gray eyes, a raspy voice and sass, Murphy Sullivan is a little bit country and a little bit rock-n-roll. And her and Casey? They have history. He can’t remember it, but she wrote a song about him—and it’s not exactly a love song.
Wicked Restless
Series: Harper Boys. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 130,330. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Andrew Harper grew up in a house marked by tragedy. The only thing that made him feel whole, Emma Burke--the girl he met by chance in a high school hallway. But can first loves really last forever? Cuts are deep. Scars are left behind. And revenge beckons. But feelings don't really disappear just because you say you hate someone. Sometimes...love wins. Against the greatest of odds.
The Girl I Was Before
Series: Falling, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 117,350. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
The selfish one. I suppose that’s the nicest thing people say about me. But I’m ready to make the hard choices and face the consequences. I’m ready to be the girl I was before, and I’m done being the one who lost her way. I’m ready to become the Paige Owens Houston Orr sees when he looks at me. Loving him wasn't part of my plan, but it happened anyway. I'm starting to think plans are overrated.
Wild Reckless
Series: Harper Boys. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 122,700. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Kensington Worth's life was crumbling. It didn’t help that her neighbor was enjoying every second of her fall. Owen Harper was trouble, his heart wild, his past the kind that’s spoken about in whispers. And somehow, his path was always intertwined with Kensington’s, every interaction crushing her. Until one day, those hurtful things turned into an act of kindness, one neither wanted to take back.
You and Everything After
Series: Falling, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,330. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
I'm Tyson Preeter: strong, intelligent—arrogant. Since losing my ability to walk six years ago, I relearned life. I don't do sympathy, don't want charity and don't need love. But Cass Owens is about to wreck everything. She's about to steal my strength because she needs it more. She's about to break my rules, then tear down my walls. She's about to own me, completely. And I'm about to let her.
This Is Falling
Series: Falling, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,590. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Two years had passed since I was the Rowe Stanton from before, since tragedy stole my youth and my heart went along with it. When I left for college, I was going to cross back to the other side, to live with the living. I just didn’t know how. And then I met Nate Preeter. An All-American baseball player, Nate showed me everything I'd been missing. And then he showed me how to fall.
How We Deal With Gravity
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,910. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
When Avery Abbot's son Max was diagnosed with autism, her life changed forever. Her husband left, and Avery gave up on her dreams. But a familiar face in the form of 25-year-old Mason Street had Avery’s heart waging a war within. She loved Mason silently for years—until he broke her heart. But time and life have a funny way of changing people, and sometimes second chances are there for reason.
Blindness
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 119,500. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Cody Carmichael was a former motocross super star, happily living the blue collar life, just trying to keep his father's memory alive. Then chance led him to Charlie Hudson, herself lost. The moment he smiled at her, Charlie knew he was the one who would change everything. But was she willing to take the risk? Cody saw her—all of her. But if she let herself love him, could he love her back?
Going Long
Series: Waiting on the Sidelines, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,060. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
They fell in love in high school and found their way back to one another despite the odds. But can first loves really be forever? For Reed Johnson, the dream was always football. But then Nolan Lennox took over his heart. Is he willing to give up his first love just to keep his true love? Or will he be too late? Reed & Nolan’s story continues in "Going Long," sequel to "Waiting on the Sidelines."
Waiting on the Sidelines
Series: Waiting on the Sidelines, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 129,970. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Nolan Lennox is a girl with a boy's name. Her great expectations for high school collapse on her when she's teased and tortured by the cruel popular girl, who only makes Nolan's wounds deeper by dating the emotionally broken quarterback who has stolen Nolan's heart. Can Nolan strike a compromise between her own integrity and the boy she loves? And can she make him notice her before it’s too late?

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