Scott Hancock- Author
Scott Hancock- author
Scott E. Hancock, now a old cranky cuss, came of age in the city of Huntsville, Alabama (U.S.A.'s Rocket City), where as a youth he witnessed history being made via the nations space program and for a while he actually worked helping refine one small part of the rockets used to carry man to the Moon. But before the first moon shot lifted off, Scott Hancock enlisted in the Army and served overseas in South Vietnam as a member of a Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol Ranger team for the Army's 1st Calvary Division, and while there he collected his Purple Heart. When he came home he met his spouse to be at the college he was attending under the G.I. Bill, became a supervisor at the Alabama Space and Rocket Center and while there developed, wrote, and directed many public demonstrations relating to the U.S. Space program.
He has been married to the same woman for forty-four years, and the couple have two children, a girl and a boy, both now adults. Hancock spend over two decades working as a Federal Civil Servant supporting and writing logistic planning documents for various U.S. Air Defense Missile Systems, but is now retired from Civil Service. He spends more time writing for himself and is and has been a long time member of several diverse writer's groups. In addition to the North Alabama Science Fiction and Cake Appreciation Society (NASFCAS), he also belongs to the Huntsville Literary Association's Fiction Writers Group, and an on-line horror writers group and others, including Ann C. Crispin's DragonCon 2K Writers Group which in spite of Ann Crispin's passing still remains quite active.
What You now hold in your hands is more than just a book. It is the realization of a concept of a brilliant creative mind that recognized certain things in himself, dark things. Things he thought he might not overcome. He conceived this idea, partly in jest, but more in earnest desire. A book focused on creative souls who experience depression and struggle with horrors that they exorcise by putting them to paper, but just can’t always let go of that way. He wanted there to be a book out there for creatives (and others who might benefit) by creatives to address the struggles so many endure and to offer ways to cope, to deal, and to move on. To overcome.
He had one proviso. In case he didn’t beat back his own demons, he didn’t want the book full of stories about him or his life. And we honored that request, in all but the introduction.
Logan L. Masterson lost his battle with what plagued him on March 29, 2016. And this book, his idea, is now a reality, to help bring to light the issues creative souls do endure, many similar to anyone else, some unique to our own little family. All proceeds from this book will go to a variety of charities, local as well as state and national, to promote suicide intervention and prevention as well as to assist with working through and surviving depression, with a focus being on those who are artists, writers, performers, etc. affected by this.
In these pages, You will find souls torn open for Your reading. Hearts shattered so You can see the pieces we work with, what fires us to take each step every day. And words of hope blooming out of fountains of despair. Please, read, take from it what you will, and if the possibility is there, share this book with others until the cover is falling off.
And make no mistake. This book is about and because of Logan L. Masterson.
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