About James Scott

James Scott is the author of the bestselling novel The Kept, which was a finalist for the New England Book Award. He earned his MFA from Emerson College and his BA from Middlebury College. His short fiction has been published in journals such as Ploughshares, One Story, American Short Fiction and his non-fiction can be found in Boston Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, Oprah.com, and other venues. He currently lives in western Massachusetts with his wife and dog.

Excerpt from THE KEPT

“Elspeth Howell was a sinner.” By James Scott

One Pirate Year

“My father leaned his head against the fence, the bleachers of Forbes casting a cold shadow over the two of us, and he began to weep in earnest.” By James Scott