Who is Scott Bryan and why did he write a book?
Picture by Mark Schwerer at Bear Mountain Studio.
The short of it:
Scott Bryan lives in a small, rustic town located in the heart of the American west. Before moving to the land of tumble weeds, he spent years in sunny California, hot Arizona, beautiful Hawaii and cold Oregon. Each new environment opened his mind to new possibilities.
Married with four children, Scott has a busy life. He’s a CAD drafter by trade but longs to share the worlds of his imagination. At an early age he created characters and shared stories with his friends. He grew up a fan of fantasy, Sci Fi, comics and classic monsters. Taking several of his favorite elements, he wrote online stories for a message board community.
The NIGHT CHILDREN series is soon to be published online.
The long of it:
OK, enough writing in third person.
In 2004 I watched a vampire movie and became inspired. I decided to write a story about my own child of the night. She walked out of my mind and onto the page. I could see her clearly. Her red curls bounced over a dark crimson cloak. She grinned impishly at me. I discovered her love for her quirky family and deep passion for the welfare of children.
Annabelle became my muse. She took over all my interest in writing. She demanded attention and I knew that I had to write her story. I finished the first book after two years. My family life is always busy and I have a full time job so sometimes it was hard, but I did it.
I sent it to many beta readers, including two critique groups. The novel was read to two sixth grade classes. That was a big honor.
Is it perfect? Heck no. I cut, added, trimmed, and changed the manuscript. I even took a year off to edit it with the help of those critique groups. I hired a professional editor and she helped me turn the book into something even better. Is it ready for agents and publishers? I’d like to think so.
I’m preparing it for online publication while working on other projects.
So that’s me. Pretty normal. I have a dream, I’m trying to achieve it, and we’ll see how it goes.
"I do not pursue art. It pursues me. It dogs me throughout my day and never rests. It is the beast I must feed that is never content. I did not choose to be an artist, to create, to express what is in my head. It chose me and I am its slave." -Toni Ciserella
Night Children:Dark Birth,Night Children: Dark Trials, Night Children: Dark Threats and Night Children: Dark Seas and Shadows are written and copyrighted (C) 2011 by Scott Bryan, and may not be reprinted without permission. Annabelle Foresight, Roland Foresight, Anthony Foresight, Glorianna Foresight, Eliza Pratchet, Thomas Dunston, Dominic Pratchet and any other characters or original concepts featured within the manuscript or on this web site are covered under this copyright.