The Scott Agency represents a small selection of talented authors with a story to tell.
Please submit a synopsis of your book (minimum 500 words) or story to email@example.com
A few of the authors we represent
A few words about Jessica, from Ken
I love it when my authors believe in their own books. This superstar's book has been number one best seller in several Amazon categories and even made it into the top hundred overall. This is an incredible achievement for an unknown first time author. Make no mistake, your publisher and your agent can help with sales but the best person to sell the book is ALWAYS the author. There are no shortcuts, it's about Social Media activity and begging for reviews so that book readers can see that you are taking your book seriously.
Then the newspapers come calling and the magazines and the radio stations and TV and then something magical happens and all of a sudden your 20 or 30 sales a week turn into 200 and then 300 and then 500 and you begin to believe in yourself. And you keep going, it's a never ending job.
Watch this space, despite what Jessica Harrington endured in her young years, she has survived and flourished, her confidence grows by the day. What a true inspiration.
I adore working with and helping authors like this, a sheer joy.
With the help of my book coach and mentor Ken Scott, I finally sat down and wrote my novel, based closely on my own true story, in around six months. Then came all the feelings of self-doubt and self-loathing, because I was after all laying myself bare on those pages, opening myself up to potential criticism or maybe even ridicule… After a period of soul searching I finally took the leap of faith and I could not be more delighted with the way ‘Twenty Years a Stranger’ has been received, with over 200 fantastic reviews on Amazon and Goodreads to date.
Promoting the book during Covid has been challenging, but not impossible. I have been interviewed on Talk Radio Europe and Times Radio, I have done several Zoom chats with book clubs around the country, who did me the honour of choosing to read my book and I will also be a guest speaker at the SHINE21 event organised by the Network She Foundation, which aims to inspire, motivate and empower women. I have finished the second book in the Stranger Series, ‘Ghost of a Stranger’ and hope to have news of its release very soon. I am grateful to each and every one of you who has encouraged and supported me on my path to becoming an author.
Thanks to you, the future is bright and thanks to Scotty for his never ending support and encouragement.
Thanks to Scotty, my agent, my mentor, my sounding board, but above all my mate!
Don Woods contacted Ken Scott, after transcribing his father's wartime diaries, where he had meticulously detailed the good times and the bad times and the harsh, downright desperate times as he lost his mates in the New Zealand 19th Battalion on the foreign soils of Greece and Crete, in the POW work camps of Stalag VIII-B Lamsdorf and on the infamous winter death march in 1945.
A chronological, historical account of an ordinary young man from Gisborne and the pivotal role he and his mates played in Hitler’s downfall, with special focus on how the Kiwi fighters delayed Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of Russia, arguably the turning point in World War II.
I can't speak highly enough of Ken, from submitting a few scraps of notes and a couple of press articles, he took me through the entire writing process, right through to securing me a publishing contract. I look forward to working with him on my second book.
Scotty was my rock. I never thought I would even have the courage to tell my story let alone write it and yet he encouraged and supported me every step of the way. And as he promised from the beginning, here I am... a published author. Who would have thought it?
The World's my Oyster
Book 1, 2 and 3.
Thanks @Kentheghost, I couldn't have done it without your help. Great mentor, awesome writing coach and all round good lad. Well overdue a beer my friend xx
Writing my book was one of the hardest and emotional experiences of my life. My original 1st draft was a jumbled mass of words, written mostly with tears in my eyes.
Thinking I had completed my project, I sent my manuscript out to publishers and quickly realised I had entered a world I didn't understand.
I needed help from someone who was going to treat my story with respect, instead of turning it into something I didn't want it to be.
I was introduced to Ken Scott and I found confidence in his delicate approach and uplifting words, this helped me to believe in my book again and we began the long process of a chapter by chapter rewrite.
Eight months later, with his help to mentor me, my book took on a new lease of life and was published by Fortis Publishing.
I'm very proud of my book which has sold remarkably well and has hit the Amazon top 100 list as well as number one in several catergories. I was overcome with emotion when it reached the number 25 spot in Amazon's biographies, two places above Michelle Obama. How cool is that?
Ken has helped me to realise my dreams and made me the author I am today. i thank him from the bottom of my heart.
AUTHOR, GHOST WRITER, BOOK COACH, AGENT
-SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLING AUTHOR-