Yes, I found this blog topic on a list of topics from another site. Sue me. Who inspired me to write? My father, Trevor Scott, who himself is a bestselling author, taught me to write from a ridiculously young age. I’m not kidding. I was six-years-old when I wrote “Ben and the Dragon” and it was a 4,000 word short story. I’m seriously considering editing it and putting it out as a freebie.
In all seriousness, my dad has had a lot of success with the Bestselling Jake Adams International Espionage Thriller Series. He’s sold more than 500,000 copies in the last few years (as of this writing) and the series really deserves to be turned into a movie series. Trevor Scott served as an editor on my latest book, Symbiote, which is to be released soon. It’s really exciting to be working with my dad to produce that which is my best work to date.
Now it’s time for some backstory. In or around 1993, my dad separated from the Air Force and became a full-time writer. I was six and thought that was the coolest thing ever. I was right. As I grew up, he stayed at home watching me and my brother while writing what would become a bestselling thriller series. When I was a child I didn’t have much grasp of how popular he was becoming, I only knew that he could teach me proper grammar and a unique writing style. What I learned from a young age generally granted me trips to the principals office, as my teachers seemed to think my writing was plagiarized or that my dad wrote my papers for me. Usually, he’d never even read them and took such instances as a source of pride.
There have been reviews of my work that have suggested that I’m the son of Trevor Scott. The answer to that is yes, it’s true. I grew up learning about the art of writing from a master of fiction and I only hope to be a shadow of his name. I tread in deep footprints and it’s an honor to call him my editor and biggest fan.
My new Science Fiction novel, Symbiote, comes out this month! Stay tuned for information regarding its release!