Brian Scutt spent his childhood in Central New York until he enlisted in the US Navy. He spent 5 years serving on an Ohio Class, nuclear submarine as a Torpedoman’s Mate, stationed in Washington State. Since then, he has come full circle back to Central New York, and now writes full time.
Here are some fun things about Brian:
Do you have another job other than being a writer?
Nope, I'm lucky to be a full-time writer and father. My wife and I take turns in the home office churning out words and taking care of our little ones
Did you ever think you would be unable to finish your first novel/novella/short story?
Oh yes! I had Korean Road completely fleshed out and waiting for an editor but at the time I lacked the funds to have the editing process done. I decided to run a Kickstarter fundraiser to help cover the cost. When it was finished and successful I was hit with a major computer virus that wiped out my hard drive and my cloud backup! I lost the entire story. It took me nearly four months to recover and rewrite the book. In hindsight, I'm glad it happened the way it did because the story turned out far better than the original..
What inspired you to write?
When I was a boy and did something, well, silly, my father punished me by what he called solitary confinement. I was kept in my bedroom, stripped of toys, and given a box of classic literature. Everything from Treasure Island to White Fang. At ten years old that was a mind-blowing way to spend two weeks of my summer vacation. I knew from that point that I wanted to be a writer.
What has been your most successful avenue to get reviews on Amazon?
Word of mouth and contacting bloggers. Just being polite and asking if they want to give it a read.
Please checkout Brian's Book Korean Road
While facing the ghosts and horrors of the past, Dick comes to the realization that the frozen hell he survived generations before is a battleground he can never leave. Tortured by the ghost of a fallen Marine, he is faced with the truth, that it may be too late for not only himself but those he loves. Hell is cold, and Death stands at the end of his road, the Korean Road.
What is your next/latest project?
Right now I'm working on the first book of a series, Wendigo. Think of it as the original "zombie". Steeped in Native American Lore, it's going to be a unique take on the genre.
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