A Mystery Writer’s Nature –

Like most authors of murder mystery novels, I’m not just a mystery writer. My imagination is fired by aesthetics—the creative process—the beauty and wonder of life.

Both my parents encouraged my creative urges from an early age. However, my father, E. E. Scott, Jr., taught me photography. Turns out my father’s mother, Theresa Scott, taught him.

The Colorado River near Topock by Theresa Scott, circa 1948

The Colorado River near Topock by Theresa Scott, circa 1948

Theresa Scott - Canyon

Lower Grand Canyon by Theresa Scott, circa 1948

Near Tucson by Ernie Scott, circa 1957

Near Tucson by E. E. Scott, Jr., circa 1957

EES Trips4 - 6 Havasupai

Havasupai by E. E. Scott, Jr., circa 1962

 

Rio Bud by Michael Allan Scott, circa 2014

Rio Bud by Michael Allan Scott, circa 2014

Saguaro City by Michael Allan Scott, circa 2013

Saguaro City by Michael Allan Scott, circa 2013

Saguaro Hunting by Michael Allan Scott, circa 2013

Saguaro Hunting by Michael Allan Scott, circa 2013

It may seem like an unlikely activity for inspiration to write mystery stories, but whatever works…

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 the summer of 2014.

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

Copyright © 2014 – all images and text – by Michael Allan Scott, all rights reserved.

Creative Commons Attribution: Permission is granted to repost this article in its entirety with credit to Michael Allan Scott and a clickable link back to this page.

GET YOUR EXCLUSIVE ACCESS PASS