My name is Scott Bartlett. I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was 15. I learned the odds early–how most books that are started never get finished, and most finished books never get published, and most published books never become popular. Back then, I was too young and foolish to heed the odds. Not much has changed since then.
Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough that some have liked my stories. The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, for example, believed in my third novel, Taking Stock, and they gave me a grant to write it. After I finished the book, they awarded it the Lawrence Jackson Writers’ Award.
A few months later, I was honoured to receive the Percy Janes First Novel Award for the same work.
Right now I have one book available for purchase. It’s a humour novel called Royal Flush, and it won the H. R. (Bill) Percy Prize. You can find out more about that book here, as well as comments from people who’ve read it.
My blogging, too, has brought encouraging results. Last year I won the Rio+20 Big Blog Off, to blog for the United Nations Environment Programme and TreeHugger.com at World Environment Day in Rio de Janeiro.
I sure am fortunate that my writing’s brought me both satisfaction and incredible experiences.