Name: Scott L Vannatter Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note added – 8/20/2015: I realized it has been 1 1/2 years since I did much of anything to update this page. Things have happened; and, as always, some good and some bad. I do not do the crossword puzzle business nor the IMD for Team National. Both helped me grow some and I appreciate all that happened and all that I did. I do still sell on Amazon for our local library. They appreciate my work and I appreciate getting to help them in some small way. I now have 2 great nieces! look at my Facebook page for some of the pictures. If you can’t see them, send me a friend’s notice. I may ask who you are, just tell me the website or that you follow me on WordPress. I will add you. Finally, my father is very ill, improving though. He takes a lot of my time (I don’t mind). I had a disaster (my fault) with Windows 10 and lost everything including my WIP book and all my stories and ideas. This will be a slow recovery, but I will recover!
Note added – 2/14/2014: Happy Valentine’s Day (actually, it’s after midnight, but oh well). The four stories I had published by Kevin Bufton are now going out of print, pretty much as of today. It was fun while it lasted, but I am still published! I have taken up two more pursuits now: First, I am an IMD for Team National. It is a business should I choose to do so with it. After several months, I decided that, while it is a great company, the business is not for me at this time. Second, I have purchased a bit of software and am in the process of creating crossword puzzles to sell. I have sent 2 to the National Group for Higher Learning (or something really close to that) and both have been turned down. However, I was given specifics on the whys, so I can try again with new information.
Note added 12/31/2013: This has been a wonderful year. One of my stories was not published due to lack of funds. Currently, I have added a page to my blog about “Carolyn”. This is a multi-part story which takes place in a post-apocalyptic world. Carolyn is a strong leading figure and her character keeps becoming more and more complicated. I am enjoying this project. To date there are many short prompted sections about her and I have written 4 parts of the longer story which I hope to publish as either a novella or a novelette in 2014. I have reduced my blog to 4 times a week. On Tuesday nights, I write a lengthy (1000-1500 word) section of Carolyn’s story or do a normal blog. Wed, Thu, Fri are set up for me to do prompt writing. I hope you enjoy; I am.
*New Note (10/2012) I am now a published author! I have sold (signed contracts for 7 of my short stories. I will keep you updated. I have even been paid for 1.
I live in Middletown, IN (about 3500-4000 people)
I am divorced (twice) living now with my cat, Tamika (she was named after one of my favorite characters in the video game “Oblivion”). In June 2013, she will be 7 .
I have worked in a lot of fields, especially, security, computers, and, lastly, teaching special education. I have about 70 hours past my Master’s Degree.
In May of 2010 (7th, to be exact) I was at dinner in Indianapolis and suffered a hemorrhagic, 3rd nerve, brain stroke. This one is kinda rare and is usually fatal. I am too stubborn to give in that easily, so, with God’s help (and a host of others) I chose to remain. It totally changed my life, attitudes, and my perceptions. I think I am better for it, but would rather have figured out another way (teach me not to listen!).
I am now considered disabled (went back to school in 2011 and made it until Feb. 2012) and stay at home doing a conglomeration of things. I :
Read, Write, Email, Play Video Games (Oblivion and Skyrim rock), have added the Video Game “Wizard101″(Online at http://www.wizard101.com). Now, I play Minecraft (survival mode) a great deal. I have also written some well-received Modification files to Oblivion.
I do this Blog (which I love), Play “Words with Friends” on Facebook , Do a lot of other things on Facebook, Sell Books, DVDs, Tapes, and CDs on Amazon (mostly, for the local library, but I also sell for myself and a few others), and try to figure out how to do other things I enjoy.
If you want to drop me an email, feel free, just know that I may not see it for a while as this is not my main one: email@example.com. If you do, let me know in a comment here, so I do see it sooner.
From fall of 2012 until March of 2013, I sold 7 short horror stories; 6 have been published to date (4/10/2013). One of the stories is for sale in print on Amazon and on the Kindle – both in an anthology entitled “The Dead Sea” edited by Kevin Bufton. There are three other anthologies like it. They are: “Under the Knife, “Another 100 Horrors”, and “War is Hell”. All are published under Kevin G. Bufton.
A current claim to fame: My cousin, Dale Vannatter, singer. He’s good! Listen to him here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1sm5v6TYRs