Let’s Chat! Author Colleen Scott

Welcome, Readers! 

Colleen Scott
Colleen Scott

This week we welcome to our chat circle Colleen Scott, author of the suspense novel, Misconceptions. Let’s shout Colleen a hearty welcome and jump into the conversation at the bottom of the interview. Comments are encouraging to authors—including me 🙂

Colleen is offering a free copy of Misconceptions to someone who joins in the conversation!

Great News! Trixi Oberembt and Ann Lacy Ellison are the winners of Colleen Scott’s Misconceptions! Thanks so much joining in, Trixi and Ann!

Welcome, Colleen Scott!

Hi, Linda. Thank you so much for featuring me on your blog. My name is Colleen Scott. I’m an avid reader. In addition, I enjoy writing suspense novels. (Tweet That!)

Colleen Scott’s Pre-Author Life

First, I was born and raised in Amherst, Ohio. (It’s about 40 miles west of Cleveland.) The youngest of six children, I graduated from the University of Findlay with a Bachelor’s in Marketing. However, I’ve always enjoyed writing, and looking back, I wish I would have pursued a degree in creative writing. (Tweet That!)

Then I married the love of my life. Over twenty-five years later, we have four children and have home educated their entire pre-college years. (Tweet That!) (We have 3 more years to go.) In addition, I’m active in my church, and also enjoy directing plays for our local homeschool group.

Colleen Scott’s Writing Beginning

To begin with, I started writing about fifteen years ago. A publisher offered a contract for my first novel, Come As You Are, but the publisher went out of business. As it turned out, this was a huge blessing because the book was not ready to be published. Now it is tucked safely away in my desk drawer.

Colleen Scott
Debut Novel by Colleen Scott

My first published novel, Misconceptions, released in January, 2016. After toying with the premise of this novel for several years, I attended a Christian writing conference in the summer of 2008. James Scott Bell encouraged us to “Write about something that makes you want to throw a chair through a window.” (Tweet That!) Afterwards I had the courage to write the novel.  

I took his message to heart. The theme of Misconceptions is the value of life. (Tweet That!) My protagonist, Dominique Sherwood, poses as a social worker in a southern Ohio hospital to try to uncover the mystery of why the birthrate in the United States has drastically declined. While investigating, she’s drawn into a heinous baby kidnapping ring. Consequently, more than just her life is in danger.

Some Insight From Colleen Scott

Colleen ScottWhat piece of advice would I give to someone who is trying to publish a novel? First, develop friendships with other writers. Then learn as much as you can by attending writing conferences and reading books on how to write well.

Of course, a publishing contract and an agent blessed me. In addition, friends celebrated with me. Writing friends are not your competition…they’re your cheering section. (Tweet That!)

What’s Up With Colleen Scott Now?

Colleen ScottCurrently, I am working on the sequel to Misconceptions. The working title is Misguided. Now, as my children grow and leave the home, I will focus on my writing. I thank the Lord He allows me to use my love of writing to encourage others in their faith and share the gospel with those who do not believe. Each of my novels deals with flawed characters facing trials … just like each of us in our daily lives. 


Above all, I absolutely love hearing from my readers. So please contact me via my website: www.colleenscottfiction.com. Find me on most social media sites, like Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and Instagram. My website provides the direct links.
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How unsearchable are Your ways, Lord. First, You handpick Your children for unique assignments. You equip and inspire them and then surprise them with the results.
Through writers like Colleen, the Good News of Jesus Christ is going out each day, reaching into metropolises and tiny burgs and even into homes where a Bible can’t be found.
Only a miracle worker like You could have dreamed up such a plan and then provided the fulfillment and satisfaction we writers of Christian fiction experience.
Please bless every word Colleen writes for You.
Bless and multiply Colleen’s work for Jesus’ sake!

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12 thoughts on “Let’s Chat! Author Colleen Scott

  1. Marilyn R

    Welcome Colleen to Linda’s blog. I’ve enjoyed meeting so many new authors via this blog and their journey to being a writer and published. Misconceptions by Colleen sounds like an intriguing story to read.

     
     
    1. Great to see you in our circle, Marilyn. Your acceptance of our invitation to join in the conversation is very much appreciated. I agree with you that Misconceptions sounds intriguing. Your name’s in the hat for a copy!

       
       
    2. Colleen Scott

      Thanks, Marilyn! I love hearing about new authors as well. Blessings!

       
       
  2. Ann Ellison

    Wonderful interview. Would love to win a copy of her book.

     
     
    1. Thank you, Ann. It’s great having Colleen as a guest. Your name’s in the hat! So glad you joined the conversation. 😊👍❤️

       
       
    2. Colleen Scott

      Thank you, Ann! Good luck in the drawing 🙂 Blessings

       
       
  3. Trixi

    Fun interview for a new-to-me author! I loved reading about your writing journey, thanks for sharing that. And for the giveaway for a terrific sounding book 🙂

     
     
    1. Hi, Trixi. I agree. Colleen’s blessing behind what at first was a disappointment is a life lesson in itself, it’s it? Thanks for joining in.

       
       
    2. Colleen Scott

      Thank you, Trixi. It’s been quite the journey filled with a lot of ups and downs. Blessings!

       
       
  4. It’s fun meeting all these terrific authors, Linda. Many of us share the same experiences, like Colleen’s effort to get her first book published before it was ready. Been there, done that. It’s inspiring to hear how she persevered!

     
     
    1. Colleen Scott

      Thanks, Clarice! It’s been quite the journey, but well worth the wait. Blessings!

       
       
    2. I feel the same way, Clarice. I’ve loved getting to know these Wednesday chat authors. Colleen’s Misconceptions sounds intriguing.

       
       

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The Name of Jesus

There’s just something about the name of Jesus, isn’t there?

I love how Bill and Gloria Gaither put it:

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
 Like a fragrance after the rain
… Let all heaven and earth proclaim
Kings and kingdoms may all pass away
But there’s something about that name
© 1970 William J. Gaither, Inc. 

The ways He’s everything to me are limitless. (Tweet This!) Here are a few:

Divinity

Jesus is God.
Jesus is God. Without Him I would never know God..

Meaning

The Great I AM
He’s the Beginning and the End, the Alpha and the Omega. He’s where I’ve come from and where I’m going.
Without Him I’d be purposeless, rudderless, and joyless. Life would be meaningless.

Vision

I could see nothing at all without Jesus, who is Light.

Beauty

The world would be devoid of fragrance without Jesus.
Life would be tasteless without Him.
I would live in a formless and colorless world if not for Jesus.

Life

I can greet each new day with gratitude. He’s the spring from which it flows.
Without Him death would consume me.
He is my strength and productivity. Without Him I would shrivel up and die.
He is my stability and renewal.
I would starve without Him.
Jesus is my eternity.

My Protector and Provider

Without Him I would be defenseless.
I would be directionless without Jesus, hopelessly lost.
I would be in want without Him. He leads me to green pastures and restores my soul. He is my rest.

All Things to all Men From the Beginning For all Time

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it. 

6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.

9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:1-14

A Simple Prayer

Lord, there’s just something about Your Name. Jesus is the sweetest sound to our ears … taste to our tongues … and fragrance in all the world. We long for you. We praise you. And we speak yours, the sweetest Name in all the world, with all the gratitude our hearts possess. Keep on our knees at Your feet.
~For Jesus sake

2 thoughts on “The Name of Jesus

  1. Marilyn R

    Thankful for the Name of Jesus and the power His Name gives us. A beautiful post, Linda.

     
     
    1. Thank you, Marilyn. You encourage my soul. 🙂

       
       

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