Meet Kelly Ann Scott

annie2My passport is Canadian, yet my spiritual home is in Scotland. That’s where my soul was born. And that’s only one of the many dualities which makes me a walking contradiction.

I was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces for 13 years, but I love peace and romance novels.

My maternal language is French, but as I mostly read in English, I write in that language.

I still teach pre-hospital care to adults and take my job seriously, but I can also be a clown.

I hate suffering, but I faced it often when I was a medical responder for my town’s fire department.

There are many other contradictions about me but to know them all, you would need to ask my husband, William.  Er…on second thought, do NOT ask him; I’m afraid of what he might tell you!

Joining two specifics, different parts of my character led me to my writing career:

The warrior side of me saw Bosnia Herzegovina’s civil war, fights MS every day, trains hard to stay fit and defies conventions by working in predominantly male environments, either in the fire department where I used to respond to emergency calls or in the Maritime field where still I teach.

The poet facet of me dreams of glens and lochs, imagines falcons hunting on desolate moors, devises settings where sea breeze flows and mist lingers, ponders on a time when loyalty was inbred in you, and revels in childhood memories of a beloved father who adored history, Scotland and Ireland. Merci papa, for transmitting that love to me.

Historical romance is my favourite genre so I joined RWA (Romance Writers or America) in 2014 and HHRW (Hearts through History Romance Writers) shortly after. My 1st book, The Blind Seer, finaled in HHRW’S Romance Through The Ages, and Indiana Romance Writers’ Indiana Golden Opportunity.

My stories and characters spring from the British Isles in the Medieval era. Love is my central theme, but I also ask myself: “What if that historical event happened due to _______?” Then, I fill in the blank! On this website, I invite you to sign up for my Newsletter, where you may find prequels to my characters’ lives, short sections of my upcoming books, deleted scenes or quirky aspects of a historical romance author’s life.

Also on this website and/ or Newsletter, you will find my non fictional writing, which regards the hilarious or crazy events that happen to me on almost every single one of my trips.  Wait until you hear HOW I met my husband!  It’s a true version of the movie “PS, I love you”, but with the same couple at the beginning and at the end. You can also look for other “slices of life”, might they regard friends I love, animals I encounter, events in my teaching career, etc.

Don’t hesitate to contact me, and let’s stay in touch!

Kelly Ann