Local author publishes first book, “Thirteen Scars”

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By Izack Seahorn, Staff Correspondent

Gadsden resident Elisabeth Scott followed her lifelong dream of becoming a writer and made that goal a reality.

While she always wanted to be a writer, life took Scott down a different path. She started her career as a substance abuse counselor in helping those who struggled with addiction. Scott held on to her dream, however, and with inspiration she found in her father’s writing, combined with the extra time that the pandemic lockdown of 2020 gave her, she decided to give writing a shot.

Scott wants her novel Thirteen Scars to draw readers in and leave them itching to get to the next chapter. According to Scott, the novel is a fictional suspense thriller with aspects of romance and mystery.

“I hope they find it very suspenseful that they get to escape from real life for a little bit,” she said.

Scott had some words of wisdom for anyone who has that dream of wanting to be a writer.

“Just do it. Just start putting something down on paper, even if it rambles. It’s better to try it than to always wish you had.”

While Scott said the experience has been surreal in that she was never sure she could make her dream come true, the support she has received from readers assured her that dream has become a reality. She is extremely grateful to those who have helped her accomplish her goals and extends a big thanks to her readers and her local community.

Those wishing to dive into Scott’s work can find a copy of Thirteen Scars just about everywhere books are sold. With major outlets like Books-A-Million or Barnes and Noble, readers can purchase a copy online.

Scott plans on holding some book signings soon at the Glencoe, Southside and Rainbow City public libraries. While they do not have dates yet, the schedules for the signings will be posted on her Facebook page and website, elisabethscottbooks.com.

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