Latayne C. Scott, by the grace and mercy of God, is author of 16 published books, including the recently-released The Hinge of Your History: The Phases of Faith, Latter-day Cipher and The Mormon Mirage. Latayne is the recipient of the Distinguished Christian Service Award by Pepperdine University for “Creative Christian Writing.” She has also won national awards and contests for poetry, humor and radio plays.
She won her first award for writing in the 3rd grade with an essay on Fire Prevention, and continued to win awards for poetry throughout high school. She attended college on poetry scholarships; and served as the president of the New Mexico State Poetry Society where she was editor of two anthologies of poetry.
Some of the non-fiction subjects on which she has written published articles: robots, military issues, theology, professional writing, small business issues, identity theft, retirement and recreation; ESL materials and newsletters. Some of the publications for which she has written: Military Officer, Today’s Officer, NFPA Journal (fire protection professionals), Guideposts, Military Lifestyle, Texas Business, Impact, Writer’s Workshop, Byline, Vista, Writer’s Digest, New Mexico Magazine, Albuquerque Journal, Sage Magazine, Today’s Christian Woman, Marriage Partnership, Goizueta Magazine, Christian Retailing, Bookstore Journal, CBA Marketplace, Retired Officer, A Closer Look, Release, Release Ink, Christian Research Journal, The Lookout, The Upper Room, Power for Today, Teenage Christian, Christian Home, Teenage Christian, The Marketeer, Image, Tempest, Purpose, Celebrate Life, Brio, Charisma, Mission Journal, Christian Bible Teacher, Poetry/People, Albuquerque Public Schools Journal, Wye magazine, Christian Family, The Penwoman, Firm Foundation, The New Era, Gryphon, i.e. magazine, Encore, other smaller literary publications.
Public speaking: Nationally and internationally (Mexico and Cuba) in English and Spanish; at workshops, conferences, and special events. Guest speaker on over 60 radio and television programs (regional and national; some syndicated.)
She also maintains two Web sites related to her writing and research, including Representational Resources, and blogs regularly with six other authors of “upmarket Christian fiction” at NovelMatters .
Latayne has been married to her first husband for over three decades. She has two grown, married children, two grandchildren and a ferocious dog of a breed a Christian can’t say out loud without cussing.Website by Park East, Inc.