Official Website of Author / Photographer
Horror Writers Association Member
Miriam Van Scott
Encyclopedia of Hell
Encyclopedia of Heaven
Song of Old
Boomer's Criss-Cross Christmas
Shakespeare Goes Pop! Series
Amazon Bestseller Bandun Gate receives 2022 PenCraft Award -
First Place Honors in Horror Fiction!
BANDUN GATE, the fact-inspired tale of murder, hauntings, conjure and paranormal battles along the mystic shores of Charleston, South Carolina has been named TOP HORROR STORY OF 2022!
What to find out what inspires my paranormal works?
Check out Shepherd.com for my recommendations on the
5 Best Books on Heaven, Hell & The Afterlife.
Watch my interview on MIAMI GHOST CHRONICLES!
We talk hauntings, paranormal activity, the inspiration behind Bandun Gate and why writers should never throw anything out.
Check out my interview on Jim Harold's
Paranormal Podcast #725
We discuss the differences between ghosts & demons, the nature of Hell, warnings from a practicing exorcist, and the real life people and events that inspired my novel BANDUN GATE.
Click on the graphic to listen or read the transcript
Want a peek at the unsettling horrors that lurk in the haunted wilds beyond Bandun Gate? Check out the book's video trailers on YouTube --- search under "Bandun Gate" for the latest clips or click the link below.
"With entries ranging from Dante's Inferno to the 1994 film noir Dark Angel: The Ascent, Van Scott's hellacious handbook entertains as it guides readers through a cultural history of Hell."
"Encyclopedia of Heaven's careful research shows in the clear portrayal of ancient mythologies, organized religions, and secular works of art and literature through the ages. A helpful, accessible, entertaining addition to all public library reference collections; highly recommended for all libraries.”
The Library Journal
“We are excited to let you know your story The
Bon Jovi Challenge which appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Yes will be featured on the CSS podcast. Thanks for being part of the CSS family. You know how much we love your stories.”
D'ette Corona, VP, Associate Producer,
for the Soul
"(Bandun Gate is) a modern-day Charleston ghost story that will haunt you
well after you finish it."
Holy City Sinner
“Thank you so much (for appearing on The Suze Orman Show.) I got your books and they're great! The piece is terrific.”
The Suze Orman Show
"With lush, colorful illustrations and funny details, this story (Boomer's Criss-Cross Christmas) teaches as well as it entertains. A must for storytelling around the holidays."
Lisa RojanyBuccieri, Writing Children's Books for Dummies
Thanks for checking out my webpage!
I live in Charleston, SC now but was born in Washington, DC and raised in Northern Virginia. I attended George Washington University and George Mason, earning a B.A. in Journalism in 1992.
I started my career working in Public Relations for private corporations and government agencies, and worked as a photojournalist for the Fairfax Journal, Manassas Journal Messenger and Prince William Junction News.
Some of my favorite early gigs included running site PR for the very first Lollapalooza Tour in 1991, and interviewing Watergate mastermind G. Gordon Liddy.
After the publication of my first book in 1998, I became a full-time freelance writer. My articles and photos have appeared in over 30 publications ranging from Good Housekeeping Magazine to the Chicken Soup for the Soul books, tv show and podcasts. I've provided content to The History Channel, Sy-Fy, The Learning Channel, ABC News, Paramount Entertainment Group, Media General and many others.
My debut novel BANDUN GATE, is a fact-inspired horror story about murder, hauntings and paranormal battles along Charleston's cursed shores. Bandun Gate is an Amazon Bestseller, a 5 Star Readers' Favorite horror story and subject of numerous podcasts about the supernatural.
You can follow me on Twitter at @miriamvs
email me at:| email@example.com
check out my Author Profile on Amazon.com
or visit my Facebook Author Page: Miriam Van Scott
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