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My name is Scott Bartlett. I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was 15. I learned the odds early–how most books that are started never get finished, and most finished books never get published, and most published books never become popular. Back then, I was too young and foolish to heed the odds. Not much has changed since then.

Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough that some have liked my stories. The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, for example, believed in my third novel, Taking Stock, and they gave me a grant to write it. After I finished the book, they awarded it the Lawrence Jackson Writers’ Award.

A few months later, I was honoured to receive the Percy Janes First Novel Award for the same work.

Right now I have one book available for purchase. It’s a humour novel called Royal Flush, and it won the H. R. (Bill) Percy Prize. You can find out more about that book here, as well as comments from people who’ve read it.

My blogging, too, has brought encouraging results. Last year I won the Rio+20 Big Blog Off, to blog for the United Nations Environment Programme and TreeHugger.com at World Environment Day in Rio de Janeiro.

I sure am fortunate that my writing’s brought me both satisfaction and incredible experiences.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. 12/01/2011 11:35 PM

    a canadian!…second one i have found on wordpress. 3rd novel? for real?

    thats very cool!

    • 12/02/2011 1:30 AM

      Thank you–for your kind words, and for dropping by!

      Christine over at 350 or bust is a Canadian, too: http://350orbust.wordpress.com/

      Unless she’s the first one you found ;)

      • 12/02/2011 1:40 AM

        lol thanks for forwarding me to more canadians….

        btw i don’t live in canada nor am i canadian.

        • 12/02/2011 1:41 AM

          incase you were misguided LOL…

          [pst…i thought no one lived there thats why I am amazed to find people from/in canada]

        • 12/03/2011 10:55 PM

          Actually, approximately 34,669,000 people live here.

  2. Sonia Lowe permalink
    06/06/2012 10:59 AM

    Hey Scott, I’m a talk show producer located in Victoria, BC. Would love to do a phone interview for a talk show on your experience blogging in Rio and a little bit about the UN Environmental Programme.

    Could you email me if you have time?

    Cheers
    SL

  3. Anja permalink
    04/22/2013 11:22 PM

    Hey there…nominated you for the Liebster Award. Check out the details here. http://abstractorganizedchaos.wordpress.com/2013/04/22/the-liebster-award/ Also…I still have your nose. :P

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