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Expat reporter back in print after 20 years

A veteran daily reporter is hitting the bookshelves again after a 20-year setback.

Former Nottingham Post journalist Eric Scott, left, who now works as an entertainment reporter in Brisbane, had five books released in the 1990s until fiction was dropped by his publishing company.

The 77-year-old has continued to write books for adults, children and teenagers as well as plays and last year he self published his memoirs, Could Have Been a Contender: Memoirs of a Black Sheep, which was taken to the London Book Fair.

The memoirs caught the eye of Paul Andrews, from Andrews UK and after Eric mentioned his other unpublished books it led to ten titles being published in e-book and paperback form, including Little Angels, The Island of Lost Dolls and The Sound Mixers.

“It is very gratifying after such a long break. It’s a good tip to all writers: keep the lid of the trunk oiled and ready to open,” Eric told the Nottingham Post.

There was more good news for the expat reporter when it was announced that his children’s musical The Great Fairytale Robbery, on which one of the books is based, will be running in January and February at the Brisbane Arts Theatre.

I Could Have Been a Contender: Memoirs of a Black Sheep by Eric Scott is available to buy on Amazon.