“[The Writers’ League has taught me] that there are a bunch of kind, supportive, and very talented writers living and working in Texas.”
— Scott Semegran
A member of the Writers’ League since December 2019, Scott currently lives in Austin, Texas.
Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write?
Scott Semegran: Up until now, I have written mostly Humorous Literary Fiction. My work-in-progress is what I would call Literary Suspense.
Scribe: What author would you most like to have a drink with, and what’s the first question you would ask them?
SS: I talk to so many authors through my web series Austin Liti Limits. But the one author I really would love to talk to would be Larry McMurtry. I would ask him for some writing career advice, and maybe ask him to give some insights into his writing process.
Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?
SS: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon.
Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers’ League?
SS: That there are a bunch of kind, supportive, and very talented writers living and working in Texas.
Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?
SS: I’m working on my ninth book, a literary suspense novel, so I hope to see it published in 2020.
Scribe: Here at the Writers’ League, we love sharing book recommendations. What’s one Texas-related book that has come out within the past year that you couldn’t put down?
SS: The last book I read that is Texas-related (and takes place in Texas) that I would recommend is Hollow by Owen Egerton. Excellent novel! Before that, Ain’t Nobody Nobody by Heather Harper Ellett, which is also excellent. I know that’s two books, but I love promoting Texas authors.
Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!
SS: My latest book, To Squeeze a Prairie Dog: An American Novel, was the 2019 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Winner: Silver Medal for Fiction – Humor/Comedy and the 2019 Texas Author Project Winner for Adult Fiction. Buy a paperback at BookPeople or Malvern Books in Austin, TX or anywhere online. It’s available in paperback, hardcover, eBook, and audiobook.
Thank you, Scott!
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