Name: Kristine Ann Scott
Website URL: www.KristineScott.com
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Book Title: If only I could make a final title decision for the book I have launching in January! I’m leaning toward Practicing to Prevail: Methodology Driven by Gunfight Evidence however, it is quite far from a settled matter.
NFAA Chapter Location: Atlanta, Georgia
NFAA Meetup Group Link: https://www.meetup.com/Atlanta-Chapter-Nonfiction-Authors-Association/
Tell us a bit about you. What kinds of writing do you do and what do you do for work?
I work in physical and financial risk management. About 40% of my professional time is currently spent ghost writing. My work is published in local, national, and global trade publications and used as texts in trade specific schools.
What are your publishing-related goals?
Thus far all of my work has been published in trade publications or by my clients. I am eager to publish works in my own name. I hope to have a three part series of completed by the end of 2019.
Why motivated you to want to run a local chapter for NFAA and what do you hope to accomplish with your chapter?
I became motivated to run the chapter as the Atlanta marketplace is saturated with fiction and screenwriting resources but offers very little support for non fiction writers. I am eager to connect the non fiction community and discover local resources.
What advice would you offer to fellow writers?
That the journey of writing and publishing is your own. Everyone’s path is unique. Your experiences differing from the experience of authors that have come before you and enjoyed success is not indicative of a future failure. Do not allow the uniqueness of your path to undermine your confidence. It’s your story of success and no two stories should ever been the same, embrace the journey.
Please list any favorite books, tools, or resources you would recommend for fellow writers. Educational Resource: NFAA teleseminar archives
Comedic Resource: The Writing about Writing group on Facebook
Books: Tom Wolfe’s section of Telling True Stories: A Non Fiction Writers’ Guide from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University
Tools: The Select Registry of Bed & Breakfasts….no better writing environment on the planet
What do you do for fun?
Of everything I’ve done in my life raising my son is by far the most fun. In addition I’m an avid daily firearms shooter, equestrian focused on saddle horses and show jumping, and I read…a lot (shocker, huh?)
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Thank you! Being a chapter leader rather than simply attending meetings is empowering. It is also challenging me to connect with a wider scope of industry professionals. I’m loving every minute of it.