Thursday, February 13, 2014

RDSP Year of the Reader: Scott Thomas

Raw Dog Screaming Press has designated 2014 as The Year of the Reader, a time for us to celebrate the audience. We will be doing reader spotlights and special events throughout the year, as well as launching a Reader's Choice Award. More info here.

Please welcome Scott Thomas to Kit ‘N Kabookle.

Scott Thomas’ short story collections include Urn and Willow, Quill and Candle, Midnight in New England, Westermead, The Garden of Ghosts, and Over the Darkening Field. His novel Fellengrey is a fantastical nautical adventure set in an alternate 18th century Britain. Scott has seen print in numerous anthologies, such as The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror #15, The Year’s Best Horror #22, The Ghost in the Gazebo, Leviathan #3,Otherworldly Maine, and The Solaris Book of New Fantasy. His work appears with that of his brother Jeffrey Thomas in Punktown: Shades of Grey and The Sea of Flesh and Ash. Scott lives in Maine. His blog can be found here.

Readers… Thank the stars for readers! I am very fortunate to be able to live the dream of being a published author, but an author wants for readers, doesn’t he? There are moments that have touched me in regards to witnessing the way that people connect to my creations. The love of my life, for instance, was so delighted to receive a copy of my WESTERMEAD, HISTORIAN’S COMPENDIUM EDITION that she hugged it and cried. Also very gratifying was when a woman who had read my novel FELLENGREY said she was going to reread the book, have her husband read it and read it to her children. Finally, a dear cousin, speaking about my novel, said that he was going to promote it to his sons, because he felt that the hero, with his “Diligence, courage, honesty and other fine virtues” proved a fine role model. It’s a great big honor and quite humbling when readers react with these kinds of feelings to things that I have penned.

I am so very grateful for the folks who have shown interest in my work and cared enough to purchase it and read it. And, it’s so very gratifying when I hear someone say that they like what I write or that they’re a fan. Thank you, dear readers!

-Camelot Books
-Raw Dog Screaming Press

Author photo credit to Sara W. Robinson

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  1. Scott, having one's work so highly regarded is a treasure.

    Thank you for bringing Scott to us, Mary!

    1. Thanks so much, Heidi! And many thanks to Mary for having me!

  2. Are you featuring readers or authors or both?