ABOUT SCOTT SAKATCH
Scott was a journalist for many years before deciding that he'd rather write about the fun stuff going on in his brain than the boring stuff going on at committee meetings. In 2006, he wrote his first ever piece of fiction, a sci-fi short story about aliens, farmers and terrorism, called Dust To Dust. To his utter amazement, it was published in On Spec: The Canadian Magazine of Speculative Fiction a few months later. They even paid him money for it, if you can believe that.
He left journalism soon after and promptly spent several more years as a consultant and college instructor, steadfastly avoiding fiction writing. Finally, after noticing an alarming amount of grey in his beard, he sat down and wrote False Witness, a mystery-thriller about journalists and outlaw bikers that he'd conceived years earlier while a reporter. It was published on Amazon in 2014.
After moving around Western Canada for a few years, he and his wife settled back in Alberta, where Scott wrote the thriller novella In Angel We Trust, a story about a writer who is forced to relive her horrific childhood, in April 2017.
A chance encounter on a Facebook group for independent writers later that month eventually allowed him to become a full-time writer and quit his day job in June.
His latest co-writing project is the sci-fi detective novel Burnside's Killer with bestselling author Timothy Ellis, which will be available soon.
Scott particularly likes to write stories that blur the lines between the good guys and the bad guys, because life isn't as simple as we'd like to think. Or maybe it is, and he just doesn't get it.
He lives with his wife in Calgary. They have two grown children and are the masters/slaves of The World's Cutest Dog (No, Seriously, Look At The Photo).
If you're really a glutton for punishment, you can like him on Facebook and/or read False Witness and In Angel We Trust.