A Mystery Writer’s Nature –
Like most authors, writing mysteries and thrillers isn’t all I enjoy. Imagination, fired by aesthetics—the creative process—the beauty and wonder of life, it’s all part of it.
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. My grandmother had quite the eye. Along old Route 66 and steeped in local history, this area of Arizona featured prominently in The Jack-O-Lantern People. Topock sloughs was a fisherman’s haven when I was young boy in the 1950s. Haven’t been there since.
Lower Grand Canyon by Theresa Scott, circa 1948
Near Tucson by E. E. Scott, Jr., circa 1957
Havasupai by E. E. Scott, Jr., circa 1962
Rio Bud by Michael Allan Scott, circa 2014
Saguaro City by Michael Allan Scott, circa 2013
Saguaro Hunting by Michael Allan Scott, circa 2013
It may seem like an unlikely source of inspiration for mystery-thriller stories, but whatever works…
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