Sophfronia Scott, Author Writing, laughing, and loving

Happy 100th Birthday Ella Fitzgerald

April 25, 2017 | Writing | Permalink

Today is the 100th birthday of the Queen of Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald. Her music and bold personality have always been an inspiration for me so it’s no wonder that one of her songs should find its way into my writing. Her “A Sunday Kind of Love” features prominently in my forthcoming novel UNFORGIVABLE LOVE, which is […]

Inspired by Jackie Robinson

April 15, 2017 | Writing | Permalink

Seventy years ago today, on April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson crossed the color line to play for Major League Baseball’s Brooklyn Dodgers. In my forthcoming novel, UNFORGIVABLE LOVE, my character Valiant Jackson is present in the stadium for that historic moment. When he witnesses Robinson’s classy behavior in the face of the abusive slurs rained […]

When Writing Seeds Sprout

February 2, 2017 | Publishing, Writing | Permalink

I have so much on my plate for 2017 but it’s all exciting and you will see many changes. Look for my new novel, Unforgivable Love, from William Morrow. The publication date is September 26, 2017. The cover design is underway and I’m thrilled to share it with you because I’ve been writing about the book here for a […]

The Mentor I’ve Never Met

March 10, 2016 | Writing | Permalink

Here’s my latest on Ruminate Magazine’s site: I’ve never met Frederick Buechner—let’s start there. In case you don’t know him, here’s the quick rundown from his website: Frederick Buechner (pronounced BEEK-ner) is an American writer and theologian, the author of more than thirty published books. He has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National […]

The Gifts of My MFA

January 15, 2016 | Writing | Permalink

For many years I held close to my heart the desire to go back to school to get my MFA in creative writing. I had this feeling that I was in a place where such intensive study would help my art immensely. But whenever I shared this thought I would get some combination of these […]

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