ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Scott Fields was born and reared in La Rue, a small village nestled in the farmlands of mid-Ohio. There he learned to appreciate small town life and country living. After graduating from Ohio University in 1970 with a degree in English Literature, he entered the field of retail management and for the next 30 years managed many stores in the Detroit, Michigan area. In 1996 Scott acted on his lifelong dream of being a writer by writing his first short stories. Within two years, he had four published and then began work on All Those Years Ago. Scott and his wife, Deb, now live in Mansfield, Ohio. Their children, Sara, Angela, Michael, and Matt are still living in the Detroit area. Scott has always considered writing to be his hobby. Over the years, he has written numerous great novels before he came one of our clients, and many thereafter followed, plus a volume and compilation of short stories, and nine screenplays, and has nearly a dozen more projects either started or in outline form. He often laments that “there’s so much to write, and so little time to do it in.”
A Candid Interview with the Author:
When did you first decide you wanted to write? I was born with the nagging obsession to write. It literally haunted me for most of my life until I sat down at about the age of 50 and started writing. I’ve been doing it ever since.
Did you get nervous the first time you put your work out there? I don’t think anybody truly knows if he or she is good enough. I kept trying until finally I was told that one of my novels was going to be published. Hopefully, my wife will never see this because I can safely say it was the greatest moment of my life, even better then the day I got married.
What is your favorite genre to write? I have written 12 different novels from many different genres. I cannot control what kind of story hits me. I always have 5 or 6 ideas cluttering up my brain.
Do you have a favorite author? I am a big fan of Jack London and Steinbeck.
Is there something you want to write about, that you haven’t yet? I recently finished writing a book called Just Believe. It is not a religious book rather an entertaining book with inspiration to the reader. I hope to write another such book that people will feel better about themselves when they have finished reading it.
Spaghetti or Lasagna and why? Spaghetti, because it’s sloppy.
Anything you would like to say to the aspiring authors reading this blog? I went to college to learn how to write and learned from experience that nobody can teach you to write. If you have the desire to tell a story, you simply need to practice everyday by writing short stories, novels, screenplay or whatever you like.
RECENT PUBLICATIONS BY THE AUTHOR
”SUMMER HARVEST” AND SEQUEL “WARM WINDS OF AUTUMN”
Is the tender story of Frank Watson, a retired farmer who lived in a small town nestled in the cornfields of rural America. He spent his life farming the land that had been in the family for over a hundred years and reared two children with Ida, his wife for over forty years. It has been two years since the death of his wife, and Frank Watson still struggles with the loss. Every morning, he meets with his friends at the local diner to talk and to exchange gossip, but inevitably must return to his farm that remains undisturbed since his wife’s death. As Frank gazes from the window at the backyard, he winces at what he sees, as though seeing the neglect for the very first time since his wife left him. Trash littered the backyard, and weeds grew where once there were none. A gust of wind scatters the thin strands of hair on his head, and a discarded newspaper comes to life, its pages spreading across the yard like ghosts in the wind….” The bedroom where Ida had died had been locked and bolted. Until now, Frank had been unable to face that evil place that had taken the only woman he had ever loved. As he opens the door sending a cloud of dust swirling across the floor, Frank walks across the rank smelling room and sit himself down on Ida’s side of the bed. The bed groans in protest. He pulls back the comforter and with one hand strokes the cool sheets where she had last rested. He had wanted to do this for so long. He had often dreamed of caressing that special spot. His hand seemed to drink in the coolness of the sheets. He gently slips both hands under the down-filled treasure where her head had once rested, and pulls it close and lowers his face and inhales deeply, filling his lungs with the soft fragrance that still lingered in the air. Then Pepper Ledley walks into Frank’s life. She was the new waitress in town nearly half his age and offers Frank something he had never before considered, a new beginning, and finds he is still struggling with his new feelings for this lovely young woman, and the memory of his beloved wife. He also faces the biggest crisis of his life. A large foreign corporation needs five hundred acres of land to build a factory and Frank alienates himself from the rest of the town when he, steadfastly, refuses to sell. Unlike the other members of the community, Frank is certain there will be problems if they are allowed to build. ‘Warm Winds of Autumn’ is a story that looks into the very heart of small town life. It is laced with humor and filled with warm sentiment of enduring love. Examine a one man’s triumphs and his losses and allows us to share with you the simple yet meaningful life in the heartland of rural America. Available at Amazon.com
ABOUT “SUMMER HEAT”
Category: Literary and Film Representation
- Print Length: 214 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Outer Banks Publishing Group (May 1, 2012)
- Publication Date: May 1, 2012
If you read Fifty Shades of Grey, you’ll like Summer Heat!
When she was 17, there wasn’t a man alive she would let get near her, and when she was 18, there wasn’t a man she would keep away.
She stood five feet seven inches tall, weighed one hundred twenty pounds, her green eyes sparkled like brilliant cut emeralds, her inviting full lips always ruby red and moist. Women universally hated her, men continued to hold doors for her long after she passed by – just to watch her walk away. To imply that Jessie exuded sex would be an understatement, akin to inferring that water was wet. Ninety-nine point nine percent of the men in Steam Corners wanted her, but she only wanted one man, Spencer Deacon. He was everything that she was not, even-tempered, amicable, well respected and kind. The one thing that Spencer didn’t want was Jessie, and his firm and undeniable rejections infuriated her.
What followed was a series of sordid events involving murder, deceit, betrayal and the conviction of an innocent man.
It was the second year of a drought, and it had forced Frank Harlan to find work in another county. When he did, he left behind his wife, Jessie who found a job as a waitress in a local bar. Just about every man in town wanted Jessie, and, with Frank away, there were those who had their wishes come true. One of her admirers was her twenty-year-old stepson, Porter Harlan. More than once, Porter had tried to win her favor but was rejected every time. When a tornado strike the little to
When a tornado strikes the little to of Steam Corners and tears the roof from Jessie’s barn, she hires Spencer Deacon, a twenty-two-year old black man, to replace it. As time goes by her lust for Spencer grows with every torridly hot day until one night when Spencer arrives home from a date with a beautiful young black girl by the name of Skeeter, Jessie is consumed by jealousy and tries once again to tempt and lure Spencer into bed. When he refuses, she becomes enraged with anger. A series of dramatic incidents ensues, and when Porter, Jessie’s son in law, comes home heavily intoxicated one night, makes an attempt to rape Jessie… A series of dramatic incidents follow from that point onward which necessitates the legal intervention of a court trial which lasts less than a week. Find out who was wrongly convicted and what happens at the culmination of this hot story. Great writing by Scott Fields a wonderful and prolific author with a style all his own. This book offers a compelling read, great suspense and very appealing appropriate adult content within the context of the plot line, and is never gratuitously overdone and makes for great reading for all ages 18 years and upwards.
LATEST THRILLING NOVEL BY BY SCOTT C. FIELDS – FILM PROJECT fund raiser is now in the hands of Producer Don Fauntleroy
Author: Scott Fields
Genre: Adult Fiction/Religious/Spiritual/Based on Miracles of Faith
Publisher: Outerbanks Publishing
Tony Franko and his brother, Odell are two young black men living on the south side of Detroit. When a robbery attempt goes bad, Odell is shot and dies in Tony’s arms. Tony goes to prison for the crime and soon befriends a mob boss. At the same time, he upsets a rival mob boss and his life is now endangered.His friend breaks him out of prison, supplies him with priest garb and drops him off in a small farming village. He sees a sign attached to the local Catholic Church that refers to raising money to support Chapel Hill. With that in mind, he approaches the local priest, Father Edward McKinley, and tells him that he was sent by the bishop to help raise money for Chapel Hill. McKinley reluctantly takes him in, but vows to verify his story with the bishop.
With his outgoing personality, Tony soon wins the approval if not the friendship of most everyone in town including, to a certain extent, that of Father McKinley. Even Tony himself is falling in love with small town life until one day when he runs into Frank Bower, the town bully.
For some reason, Frank dislikes the Amish people, and when Tony stumbles across one of Frank’s thugs beating an Amish man, he jumps in and stops the fight. Frank is livid and vows to get Tony. To further torment the Amish, Frank dams the creek that flows through his property and past the Amish farmers who live below.One day, Tony is walking downtown and comes across an automobile accident. A young boy is hurt and lying in the street. Tony picks him up and runs across town to the doctor’s office. As the doctor and nurse frantically work on the boy, Tony stays by his side. When the boy finally passes away and the medical staff walks away, Tony is heartbroken. It was if he was reliving the death of his brother. In a last desperate attempt at saving this boy, Tony for the first time in his life utters a prayer asking God to spare this young life. Almost immediately, the boy’s heartbeat returns.
This is a life-changing event in Tony’s life. He now not only believes in God, he wants to follow in Jesus’ footsteps by helping others. To this end his first triumph is to reunite a mother and son who had been estranged for years. From there, he organizes and opens a soup kitchen to feed the poor.Fortunately for Tony, the little boy he saved just happened to be the grandson of Frank Bower.
Many challenging altercations and injustices rear their ugly heads and ensue as the story unfolds. Read more about the amazing developments which manifest themselves in the form of compassionate neighborly deeds contributed by some of the most unlikely of characters, and proving that with acts of selflessness and goodwill towards those less well off, and those unfortunate ones who are discriminated against simply on account of their beliefs and associated and perhaps unconventional lifestyles, can procure a profound effect on the most unbending of personalities.
Part of the proceeds will be donated to Chapel Hill.
Notification : ABOUT – THE MANSFIELD KILLINGS
Category: FILM PROJECT awaiting funding to meet our budget requirements
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Outer Banks Publishing Group (October 24, 2012)
Posted by The Publisher, Outer Banks Publishing, on September 3rd, 2013
The Mansfield Killings” to be published in paperback by December by Outer Banks Publishing USA, is Scott Field’s latest publication. Paperback copies can be purchased direct from the Publishers now. The Kindle version will also be out, and the book will be available in December at all book retailers in both ebook and Kindle versions.This was a work close to Scott’s heart which the Author has researched extensively. Below find a full synopsis. It is a well written work that will hold your attention, and will also provide the reader a stark reminder how easy it would be for any one of us to become victims perpetrated by senseless and amoral individuals who show no regards for the sanctity of life and all living creatures.
“The Mansfield Killings” is a Creative Non-Fiction/Suspense/Mass Murder Account based on Factual Events
Available at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble
In the spring of 1948, Robert Daniels and John West were paroled from the Mansfield Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio. Within a few months after returning to society, they began a life of crime that included robbery of gas stations and small bars and restaurants. On July 10, 1948, they entered a small bar on the south side of Columbus with the intentions of robbing the cash register. When they pulled their guns, the owner, Earl Ambrose, went for his gun, and John West shot him in the head. On July 21st, they decided to return to Mansfield to “get even” with an abusive guard named Red Harris. They didn’t know his home address, so they went to the home of John Niebel, who also worked at the reformatory, to get the information. To afford them time to “deal” with Harris, they needed to tie up Mr. Niebel, his wife and twenty-year-old daughter. Unfortunately, there wasn’t any rope. They searched the entire house but couldn’t find any. They drove them 6 miles into the country, led them into a cornfield, and Robert Daniels shot all three of them in the head. Two days later, they tried unsuccessfully to steal a car. John West shot the owner, Jim Smith, in the head. Hours later, they killed Orville Taylor and took the truck that he was driving. The next morning, they were stopped by a roadblock near Van Wert, Ohio. A gun battle broke out, and John West was killed. Daniels was captured and taken back to Mansfield where in September of that year, he stood trial for the first-degree murders of the Niebel family. Five days later, he was found guilty and was executed in the electric chair on January 3, 1949. The Mansfield Murders’ details the life of a Christian family as well as the evil lives of two killers and graphically reveals what happens when the two worlds come together. It is an accurate representation of the events that occurred during the summer of 1948.
MANSFIELD, OHIO – The Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society hosted a book signing this Labor Day weekend for Outer Banks Publishing Group author Scott Fields, author of The Mansfield Killings
at the historic and haunted Ohio State Reformatory
. Scott said he sold approximately 60 copies of his best selling novel, The Mansfield Killings
, based on true events about two ex-cons who went on a 2-week killing spree in the summer of 1948.
The spree attracted national headlines back then ending in a dramatic shootout with police on Route 224 where one ex-con was killed and the other captured.Scott meticulously researched the event obtaining copies of original documents and photos and then turned the dark chain of events into a novel.
“I just had to write this book. It took me only four months to finish it,” he said earlier.
The killing spree is part of Mansfield, Ohio’s dark lore, where the state erected an historical highway marker on Route 224 where the killers were confronted and stopped. It’s like the town fathers wanted future generations to remember the horror of that summer more than 60 years ago.
The book signing was held at the Ohio State Reformatory, reputed to be haunted by former prisoners and the location of the filming of the 1994 The Shawshank Redemption
, starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman.
Scott’s book signing was part of the 20-year-reunion party
of The Shawshank Redemption
where fans were treated to a Hollywood tour of the rooms and areas where the movie was filmed.
NEW BOOK RELEASE OUT NOW – GEEZER BENCH – May 6th, 12 2014
- Publisher: Solstice Publishing (May 6, 2014 Paperback to follow in due course
Publication Date: May 6, 2014
It has been a tradition that has existed for years. Four old men meet everyday at a park bench in front of Lingo’s Dry Good Store. They discuss and ultimately resolve all of the world’s problems and then return home to face their own.The Geezer Bench is lighthearted talk and has drama that will bring tears to your eyes. It depicts life as it was years ago in a small town, and is life as we know yet today.
It was the first day of spring, and, as every first day of spring, Murphy Flemming grabbed his coat to head downtown. The tradition had been set some ten years before that everyday there were four old men sitting for an hour on what became known as the geezer benches. Besides Murphy, there was Walter who just happened to hate his resident ex-son-in-law, Sully, who just happened to be the third member. The fourth and newly appointed member was Riley Hoagland. Riley was an overweight, sixty-five year old virgin, who had never been on a date and was still living with his mother. After an hour of lighthearted talk, they would return to their private world of happiness and sometimes sorrow. The Geezer Bench is full of laughter and sorrow. It is about life as we knew it years ago and life as we know it today.
The Mansfield Killings
is available from Amazon in both ebook and print versions and in fine bookstores everywhere.
The Ohio State Reformatory, alleged to be haunted by former prisoners, now a significant US historical site
NEW PROJECTS PUBLISHED in 2015 and 2016
- Paperback: 292 pages
- Publisher: Solstice Publishing (October 1, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1625262833
- ISBN-13: 978-1625262837
Their twenty-five years of marriage was coming to an end. The nightmare peaked on the day that he loaded his belongings and drove away. He turned in time to see his three kids watching out the bedroom window and whispering,” Good bye, Daddy.” For the last twenty years, Harold’s best friend had shown up at 7 o’clock every Friday night to play checkers. This Friday night, Harold waited patiently by the door. It was almost 7:30. It is the day before Christmas, and as I stood before the markers of where my mother, father, grandparents, uncles and aunts lie in eternal peace, I look back on a life of happiness, grief and regrets, and yet a childhood of love and affection. Already snow was collecting on the stones hiding the lives and memories of two loved and loving people. “Merry Christmas,” I uttered softly, turned and walked away. This is a collection of stories that will bring tears and some will bring laughter. It is a collection of real life stories.
ABOUT – THE KILLING ROAD
File Size: 725 KB
Print Length: 220 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Outer Banks Publishing Group (July 11, 2016)
Publication Date: July 11, 2016
Dale Marlowe drifted from town to town, taking odd jobs when he ran out of money until he met Rachel Armstrong and fell in love for the first time in his life. Shortly after they were married, Dale seemed to settle into a steady job and married life until his obsession raised its ugly head.
He went back to heavy drinking and soon Rachel and Dale were arguing almost non-stop.
Dale had had enough and went back to his drifting, but this time instead of taking odd jobs, he took people’s lives. Little did he know that his first victim would seal his fate.When Erv Meyers, a retired detective and his brother, Kramer learned about the rape and murder of their sister, they became as obsessed as the killer to find Marlowe and bring him to justice. What ensued was a multi-state killing spree and one of the most extensive manhunts in criminal history.The story is based on actual events.
The Author’s 2nd book “The Killing Road”, another book to add to a planned crime series for which talented author Scott Fields seems to have developed a very strong penchant of sorts, is a must read! All works in this crime series are based on factual events. We envisage a Purchase Option Agreement is shortly to be signed by the Author for both “The Killing Road” and the controversial historical drama “The Mansfield Killings”.
OTHER WORKS BY THE AUTHOR – All Available from Amazon.com and all good Book Sellers