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About the author:
Creative Director, Art Director, Illustrator, Designer, "Rogue" Historian, Theologian, Paranormalist and Writer
Scotty is a designer, Illustrator and writer of fiction & non-fiction, occupationally hovering in the advertising ghettos of Minneapolis & Saint Paul, Minnesota. But that is only the "normal" side of me. I have had an illustrious career that sometimes seems and feels more the stuffs of fictional characters than the down-to-earth roles I play in my day-to-day existence. I have been places and seen things that most people only experience vicariously through books, movies and other sources of the wild imaginative. Yet, I have been there, in those exotic, alluring, haunted places, experiencing what some might only find in the realm of their daydreams... or nightmares.
I can be more or less defined by my roles as Husband, and Dad to my six exuberant children, two of whom, my twin daughters, are out on their own as highly successful entrepreneurs.
I can also be defined by my passions - the things that drive me: history, exploration, adventure. All of these ingredients combined, make my life a paradoxical roller coaster of hellacious joy and insightful befuddlement, and were it not for my buoyant, easy going nature, and my rollicking, stable, common sense and damn-the-cannonballs-and-full-speed-ahead bravado, I would most assuredly have lost my sanity a long time ago.
I value a good pipe, a stout pint, and consider myself a purist when it comes to single malt highland Scotch - which for me is not a tool of inebriation, but rather an enlightened repast to be shared with colleagues and like-minded pedagogues of philosophy and hob-knobbing banter.
I am a contemplative, spiritual, gregarious man of consideration who values intelligence, wit, and justice. While I am wholly affable, I do not shy away from a good fight, and have had a few brawls in my day - whether on my behalf or in defense of another - and, were times different, would most probably be known wide and abroad as an expert swordsman. However, in keeping with my paradoxical nature, I prefer employing words over weapons, wit above profanity, spirituality above religion, stalwartness above inconstancy. And as I grow older, my burgeoning jaded cynicism is wholly tempered by my desire to not become an ass. My humor is wry, my mind is fertile, and my love is deep.
The Rollicking Adventures of Tam O'Hare
In Ireland, Scotland and England of 1567, the Tudors rule. Amidst the conflict between Queen Elizabeth of England and her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots, Tam O'Hare - Irish Lord, explorer and swashbuckling adventurer - sets out on the greatest journey of his life to find a little girl stolen by the mysterious Faerie Folk - the 'Good People' of Irish myth and lore.
The Rollicking Adventures of Tam O'Hareis an anthropomorphized tale set against a backdrop of historical characters of England, Scotland and Ireland of the 1500s.
The story focuses on the exploits of Tam O'Hare, a well-reputed adventurer (ala: Sir Francis Drake) who is called upon to find and rescue a young girl who's been stolen by the enchanted, mysterious Fae of Irish myth. These are not your typical storybook fairies, but the much darker elemental beings of Celtic lore.
Throughout the story, Tam teaches his young squirrel squire, Horatio MacNutt, the true nature of honor and nobility of the heart.
- Publication Date:
- 1540573354 / 9781540573353
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 8" x 10"
- Full Color
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology