Mason Anthony Scott (1966-?) was born in Homerville, Georgia to two of the poorest and most mismatched people on earth. Raised in Gulfport, Mississippi he excelled in being just plain strange and gifted as a story teller. Joined the army and was sent to Europe for 6 wonderful years in which he expanded his mind and learned to put his stories on paper. Loves to write about things that only go together in his own mind. "The Here and the After:What really happens after you die" was based on his Near Death Experience from pancreatitis and was published in Ink magazine of Kansas City, Missouri.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Ever since I was a young man of about 11 years old I have had five encounters with ghost. The first happened on a stormy night while was I was alone and my parents went on vacation without me. I was already scared enough of being alone but when the storm came my fright intensified. I went to the kitchen to get a snack and as the lightning came I just happen to look out the window and there he was, an old man in overalls smiling at me. I turned on every light in the house. Power bill be damned. The house I live in now is haunted by three people, an adult male who lives upstairs and two children that come out between three and five in the morning. I am not afraid of them but like any writer it would be great to know how they became trapped in this house.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I am motivated to be an indie writer because I hate the thought of somebody telling me what they think would make my story better. Add this, take out that. That would be comparable to someone telling me how to raise my children. I go through a lot to write a story. I research, think and day dream about what kind of story I would love to read.
This is not a ghost story but a story about a ghost. The deceased Henry Faxsom is the protagonist, an earth bound spirit that is a captive of his own making. Tanya Heal, the antagonist treats promises like currency that have no value. The afterlife is a place where the spirits spend eternity according to how they lived and treated others. This a story about the redemption of regrets