A little bit about who is Scot Fin:
My Scot Fin profile starts with too many years of technical, formal writing in an office environment has brought me to writing for entertainment. Like the character in my ‘Ralph’ series, I have transitioned from the boring office, but unlike ‘Ralph’ and his ‘special mystical gift,’ I could only take my writing experience down a different path. My interest in writing took me to a career of working on the technical, legal, shall I say, stuff. Now it is time to try to transition to entertainment, writing that entertains. And definitely not too formal, because I’ve been there way too long and done that way too much.
… and my interests:
Books (of course and I may be inclined to comment):
… but I have to start with one near and dear to me:
It is, however, and quite likely with many writers, the classics that nourish the desire to write. As I searched for and dusted off old novels from days gone by, one of the few remaining was ‘The American‘ by Henry James (as the picture suggests, a tad bit worn). After a reread, it was clear to me why it remained in my library while others have since vanished. It is also clear why a classic is a classic thus making Henry James a favorite of mine.
Latest substantial impression:
From the classics to the most recent influence for me as a reader. In a nutshell the question is ‘Can an edgy, tattooed, rough little woman capture your heart?’ And the answer, absolutely. ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo‘ is the first of the ‘Millennium Trilogy‘ but I prefer to call them books one, two A and two B. Nevertheless all worth the read.
And some in between:
First of all, I had to get a little creative with Dan Brown. A glass/bottle of wine, for me, seems to fit. With The Da Vinci Code taking place substantially in France and Angels and Demons primarily in Italy, wine felt like a good fit. In addition, add my like of wine with some of my writing done in France and it equals my creativity (or attempt) with Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon series. I included Deception Point because it prompted me to say, Where’s Langdon; no matter, you still see Dan Brown.
In pictures/slide show, these and some others:
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but beyond reading and writing;
Travel – Europe, France, Paris, London, Yorkshire;
First of all hockey, I am Canadian. I, however, don’t go Canadian with the favourite, that would be the Chicago Blackhawks. Next would be football but this time Dallas with the Cowboys. I must say, however, not only was I a Cowboys fan before they had won anything but also before I was old enough to know to be checking out the cheerleaders. Further I go to baseball and back to Chicago with the Cubs. Finally, football again as in soccer and you may understand from much of this site, it would be Paris St. Germain.
Healthy Living – workout & nutrition; and
Music and you’ll probably see an era trend here. Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Rod Stewart, Elton John and The Doors.
… So there you have a bit of who is Scot Fin.
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It took me a awhile to get to this second book in Rollins’ series; don’t know why because I enjoyed the first and I have a long way to go. It also took a couple chapters for the book to get to Italy so I went to our basic Chianti for my wine and book pairing (just as important as wine and food pairings).