Saturday, August 9, 2014

Writers4Higher features Scott Archer Jones

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The purpose of the Writers4Higher blog: to feature authors in a new light, a fresh look at the way writers use their talents and life energies to uplift humankind. Writers4Higher doesn’t promote religious or political views. Authors are asked to answer three simple questions: simple, yet complex.

This issue, Writers4Higher features

Scott Archer Jones

Hi, Scott. Welcome to the Writers4Higher family!

1. Tell me about yourself. Your book(s), your life, your inspiration.

I'm currently living and working on my fifth novel in northern New Mexico, after stints in the Netherlands, Scotland and Norway plus less exotic locations. I've worked for a power company, grocers, a lumberyard, an energy company (for a very long time), and a winery. Now I'm on the masthead of the Prague Revue, and have a novel this summer, Jupiter and Gilgamesh, a Novel of Sumeria and Texas – with Southern Yellow Pine Publishing.

Jupiter attracts trouble like spare change, and he's also crazy, living high atop a grain elevator. His biggest problem is a traumatized teenage girl camped in the bottom of his elevator and hiding from a meth-head mother – should he help? And won't the village think he's a sexual predator? Problem two is his twenties-something lover Kate, insatiable and sybaritic, running the relationship. While he tries to unsnarl his tortuous feelings for this dynamic woman, he fights eviction from his home. If that's not enough, Jupiter is befriended by a laptop that claims to be Gilgamesh – the first hero of literature and a bloody-minded Sumerian king.

As for inspiration, what writer wouldn't be tickled to work on a book with an ad executive, a blood-splattered Sumerian, a twenty-five-year-old Ishtar, and a café full of Texans, bless their hearts.

2. Where do you see your writing taking you in the future? 

The next book is named Hold These Fears and after that it's Fortuna. I want to write well-crafted books selling to an audience that gets a kick out of quirky characters and fraught relationships. Then I want to sell the screen rights of two or three books where the directors win the Cannes Film Festival, the Newport Beach Film Festival, and Sundance. By that time I'll be ninety, and I'll retire to Scotland.

3. How do you use your talents/time to help others? 

It's not much, but I'm Treasurer / VP Operations of a private 501.C3 public library and President of a firewise (wildland fire) coalition. I sit on the Sustainability Committee and the Wildfire Planning Committee of the village of Angel Fire.

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Rhett DeVane
Fiction with a Southern Twist

1 comment:

  1. Rhett, thanks for this great forum in which writers get to explain themselves and their stories. I find the idea of living in a grain elevator really intriguing and fraught with dramatic opportunities. Dang, I wish I'd thought of it.


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