A Mystery Writer’s Passion –
SCUBA diving in the desert may seem like an unlikely sport. And yet, I and my father, my mother, my brother and my wife are all SCUBA certified. My brother, my father and I took up SCUBA diving in the early 1970s.
I went on to teach SCUBA classes as an PADI certified instructor, specializing in Advanced SCUBA Courses, logging more than 150 hours underwater during the 1980s.
My father, E. E. Scott, Jr., became a diving instructor, as well as an accomplished underwater photographer and underwater videographer, building from scratch an underwater housing for his video equipment before they were commercially available.
These underwater photography shots were taken by my father on an 1980 expedition to dive the Sea of Cortez.
The Baja Explorador at anchor near Las Anamas
First dive of the day from the Baja Explorador
King Angel in the rocks
Butterfly Fish & Starfish
Engorged Puffer Fish
Anemone with macro lens
While my currently available murder mystery novels don’t feature underwater motifs. This blog could be foreshadowing elements of the deep. At a minimum my diving experiences lie in wait—submerged inspiration for writing mystery stories. Wait until you see the sharks…
Of course, your comments are always welcome.
Both Dark Side of Sunset Pointe and Flight of the Tarantula Hawk are available on Amazon. Grey Daze, The third book in the Lance Underphal Mystery series is due out later this year.
For those of you who haven’t seen them, check out the book trailers for Dark Side of Sunset Pointe and Flight of the Tarantula Hawk. For more on Michael Allan Scott, the mystery writer and the Lance Underphal mystery series, go to michaelallanscott.com
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