Wednesday, 21 October 2015

The Life and Times of a Bibliophile - A guest post by Natalie Scott

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Bibliophile: A person who collects or has a great love of books.

Okay, I have a secret to share with you: I am a total bibliophile! Ever since my third grade teacher Mrs. Buckett read me the Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe I’ve been hooked. From Catcher in the Rye to Gone with the Wind, or recent classics like The Fault in our stars, there is nothing like losing yourself in a really good book.

When life gets too much and the world feels like it’s falling down around me, there’s nothing like diving in to a really good book. If you ask me all of the best stories are about escape!

In many ways, Bebe Barkley, the main character in my new novel Becoming Famous, is my alter ego. No matter how much trouble she gets into, she always ends up on top. If only that was true in real life!

The great thing about being a writer is that you get to create this whole other world. If there’s a character you don’t like, you can just bump ‘em off! On the other hand, if there’s a character you’re madly in love with, you can still get rid of them! The last time I checked, its really hard to prosecute imaginary bodies.

I don’t know about you, but I have yet to experience that kind of freedom in my personal life. So how do you get away with murder? How do you fall in love? How do you fall in lust? How do you make a new friend? Write about it!

I’m sure there are other ways to self medicate, but if you ask me nothing beats writing, or reading a really good book. 

About the author:

Natalie Scott grew up in Melbourne, often referred as the cultural capital of Australia
because of its great restaurants, trendy cafes and great shopping! Natalie developed a love of books when her fourth grade teacher read the book Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis.
In high school Natalie devoured the classics, her favorite being Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger. At University she studied English Literature and Communications, though she will openly admit to spending a lot of time at the college pub where she liked to make up outrageous stories before traveling extensively through Europe and the United States.
Throughout her travels, she fell in love with sunny California where she attended classes at UCLA Writer’s Program. Natalie also attended numerous writers’ conferences including Santa Barbara, San Diego State and Grubstreet. She was the recipient of the Outstanding Fictionaward given at the Southern California Writers Conference. In her spare time, Scott worked as a spokes model for companies including the AMC Network,, We Entertainment, Hasbro, Adobe and Sony.
The Aussie gal is a foodie who loves Vegemite and currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona where she enjoys sharing her passion for food, enjoys exploring new restaurants, happy hour, traveling, and a passion for books and fashion.

Twitter: @nscottauthor

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