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 five novels 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” – Now Contract to the Film sectors for Feature Movie Production
- 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
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 EventsAvailable at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-mansfield-killings-scott-fields/1114127144?ean=9780982993132)
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.
NEW BOOK RELEASE OUT NOW – GEEZER BENCH – May 6th, 12 2014
- Publisher: Solstice Publishing (May 6, 2014 Paperback to follow in due course
- Paperback: 292 pages
- Publisher: Solstice Publishing (October 1, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1625262833
- ISBN-13: 978-1625262837
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 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.