Peri Elizabeth Scott lives in Manitoba, Canada. She and her husband have a wonderful son, and a houseful of animals. She works part time in private practice as a social worker and child play therapist. Peri has written for years, mostly short stories and poetry, and reads everything she can lay her hands on. She has only recently turned to penning contemporary romance, although has published dark erotica under another pen name.
Q: Have you always wanted to be an author?
A: I don’t know that I’ve always wanted to be an author. I’ve always been a storyteller. I never could just get to the point. I had to tell the story leading up to the event, the event itself and what happened afterwards! And maybe some unrelated backstory. I probably made some people insane but never noticed anyone’s eyes glazing over. Except for my husband’s, lol. I’ve written all my life, and my mom let me read whatever I wanted.
Q: Are you driven to write?
A: I am indeed. I sometimes awaken with a story line in my head and am at my keyboard before the coffee is on. I have to strongly discipline myself in order to get other important things accomplished during the day.
Q: How many hours in a day might you write?
A: As many as I can squeeze out. Sometimes I write five or six hours, sometimes eight, around my part time job and life. The days I manage only an hour are sad days. But I do take weekends off. Discipline.
Q: Do you ever find yourself slipping away and becoming so immersed in your story it affects how you relate to others?
A: I absolutely do. My husband will say, “One of those characters ticked you off again, right?” Right. And it’s almost always the hero. Sometimes I weep, literally, when writing a scene of heartbreak and angst.
Q: What do your friends and family have to say about you writing?
A: My family are fine with it as long as I can tear myself away to engage with them, understandably. They see how much I love to write and are supportive. My friends think it’s great and weren’t surprised when I was published.
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