Mystery, Crime, Suspense

J. Todd Scott was born in rural Kentucky and attended college and law school in Virginia, where he set aside an early ambition to write to pursue a career as a federal agent. His assignments have taken him all over the U.S and the world, but a badge and gun never replaced his passion for books and writing. He now resides in the American Southwest, and when he’s not hunting down very bad men, he’s hard at work on his next book.

For more information on J. Todd Scott, visit his website.


The Far Empty (2016)

High White Sun (2018)

This Side of Night (2019)

Biggest literary influencers:

James Lee Burke, James Carlos Blake, James Ellroy, Cormac McCarthy, William Gibson

Last book read:

Recursion by Blake Crouch

Currently working on:

Lost River (2020)

Words to live by:

Always keep writing.

Advice to new and aspiring authors:

Finishing a book isn’t magic; when all is said and done, it’s merely work. But good writing is hard work, and although you can’t will your way to inspiration and creativity, you can will yourself to sit down and put one word after another.

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