Hello everyone! It’s me, Asha...of course. I hope ya'll are doing well and had a great week. Today, I would like to talk about the Major’s books and how my family and I fit into the big picture—give a little historical perspective.
First, Major Scott has lived quite a unique life. His parents were missionaries and he attended thirteen different schools in twelve years that included places like Chicago, East Tennessee, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Colombia, where he graduated.
If that wasn’t enough, he joined the Army less than four years after graduation and served at Fort Bragg, Fort Sam Houston, and Berlin. He was an AirBorne medic for seven years before he left the Army to get his Bachelor’s Degree and join ROTC.
When the Major completed college in 1989 with a BA in Secondary Education, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in Military Intelligence. During his remaining fifteen years before retiring in 2005, he was deployed to the Middle East three times, earning a Bronze Star in 2004. After retirement, he went back to Iraq for his fourth deployment as a contractor.
Holding a MA degree in Information Management and a MBA in Business Administration, he now lives in Orlando, Florida, teaches Business and Computer courses at a local college, and of course, he writes books. The Major enjoys weekends with his wife, two grown kids, their spouses, and four grandchildren. Living near Disney World, Sea World, and Universal has its advantages. : )
I share all of this with you so that you, the reader, might have a better understanding about his writings—his diversity, multi-cultural experience, exciting adventures, and uniqueness, especially with his characters—like me. Hee hee, ha ha.
So that you will not be confused by Major Scott's numerous books, he always edits after a proof and since he has been doing his own book covers lately, you may see some of them with the same name but different covers. He may also have the same story line under two different titles.
His non-fiction memoir comes in two forms, either Stone in a Sling (Creativia), or All I Could Be. Next, he wrote a time travel novella, which also comes in two forms, Eternal Eye (iUniverse) and Duty Recall.
When Major Scott signed a contract with Tate Publishing, he had a pen name, Al M. Scott, but they eventually went out of business. His two books with them were, Love in the House of War and Flame in Paradise. He has since changed the name of the second one to The Hawkins: Army of One.
My dad meets my mom in Love in the House of War, and there is an exciting surprise at the very end! The sequel, The Hawkins: Army of One is what replaced Flame in Paradise and introduces me as an eleven year-old about to turn twelve. This novella also introduces my two brothers, Caleb and Seth, as well as my newly adopted sister, Miriam, who is part of the story plot. She is an Iraqi refugee—something the Major has personal experience with since retiring.
Since the major signed a contract with Creativia Publishing, Love in the House of War and The Hawkins: Army of One, was combined into one novel, two parts, with Love in the House of War being the book title and The Hawkins: Army of One being part two of the book.
Verse of the week:
If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all. - Isaiah 7:9
Websites for the Major's books:
Asha (One each)