I’m happy to welcome Author Scott J. Abel as my guest. His YA supernatural suspense novel Sunrise released on February 4th. Today Scott is sharing four facts and a fib about himself. Try to guess which one is a fib. The answer is at the bottom of the page.
1) When I was thirteen years old, I traveled by myself to visit missionaries in Japan over the Christmas holiday. If I could’ve spoken just a little Japanese, it wouldn’t have taken me three hours to find my luggage and make my way through the Tokyo airport.
2) I once bumped into Reese Witherspoon in a restaurant in Austin. She was in town while her then-husband, Ryan Phillippe, was here filming the movie, Stop Loss. Reese flashed me an awesome smile and said, “Hi.” I think she was completely taken by me – or she was just being a nice person. I’d like to think it was the former, but my wife says it definitely had to have been the latter.
3) I am severely allergic to salmon, but I can eat every other kind of fish and seafood. It’s weird. I can go all day eating trout, catfish, crab, and lobster. But one bite of salmon and I’m turning green and running for the bathroom.
4) I owe my writing “career” to Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight saga. I hadn’t read the book, but my wife and I saw the movie when it came out just to see what all the hype was about. After the movie ended, I turned to my wife and naively said, “I can do that.” Five long, humbling, arduous years later I’m finally a published author. So, thanks Stephenie.
5) One of my all-time favorite movies is the Matthew McConaughey football film We Are Marshall, which is based on a true story. I cannot watch that movie without crying three or four times and running through our supply of Kleenex.
Scott works in state government and is the author of several short stories and the recently published young adult paranormal romance novel, Sunrise. He lives in the suburbs of Austin with his wife and two precocious daughters – who enthusiastically assist him in his search for the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter.
Scott can be contacted through his blog at https://abelstories.wordpress.com/
When the shadows come and your world goes dark, can you hang on until sunrise – or will you give in to the darkness? After a tragic shooting shatters Parker’s world, the darkness comes for him. His guardian angel, Marie, fights to save his soul, but will her love be enough to save him?
The fib is #2.