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Scott Olen Reid

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Scott is a California native born in Northern California, but grew up moving to a new state every few years in an Army family with his brother and two sisters.

After high school, Scott spent five years in construction before joining the U.S. Coast Guard where he served for five years as a Fire Control Technician (weapon systems electronics). Scott married and completed his bachelor's degree in Business Administration at Cal State then began a career in commercial real estate where he today works in Southern California for a national auction firm as one of the firm's brokers.

Scott is a part time author and full time lover of science fiction and fantasy novels.

Scott's next work, his third, is the second in the Nova Academy series, Nova Academy

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Scott Olen Reid Hi Jasmine,

Thank you for asking!

The new cover (and that is all it is) I had created so it matches the style of the new cover for Book 2, Bases &…more
Hi Jasmine,

Thank you for asking!

The new cover (and that is all it is) I had created so it matches the style of the new cover for Book 2, Bases & Lairs. I used a different illustrator for Book 2 as my niece (who made the first cover) was not able to do the second.

I need to fix how it displays, but Goodreads is not set up writer friendly when it comes to making changes to the covers of published books. I'm still trying to sort out how to show they are the same book and present both covers together. Goodreads does not allow you to replace a cover and if you have an updated cover you want to show, they make you set up an entirely new "version" of the book and it displays as a separate book.

Bases & Lairs is in editing. I have had a personal issue that has set me back a few months. I expect to have it published within the next few months and do apologize I did not keep to my publishing schedule.

On a positive note, I'm very excited about Bases & Lairs and believe you will find it an even better read that Heroes & Villains.

Take care,
Scott Olen Reid Hi Jasmine!

Thank you for your interest and no apology needed. Right now I am working on my first rewrite of my next book, Earth Interstellar. I expect…more
Hi Jasmine!

Thank you for your interest and no apology needed. Right now I am working on my first rewrite of my next book, Earth Interstellar. I expect it to take 6-10 weeks (hopefully less).

As soon as Earth Interstellar is finished, I will begin writing the sequel to Nova Academy. I'm really excited about Theo and Carly's sophomore year (and don't forget Maria will be going to the Academy this year)! I have a rough outline already completed and am tinkering with it regularly. I expect to have it finished in 6-7 months (+/- March 2018). Because I already know the characters and world so well, it could be faster (I'm hopeful).

I know that is a long time to wait, even for me. Writing is my passion, not my day job, however, and I am only able to write about two books per year right now. I periodically post updates on my webpage at Check there for news periodically and for information on other books I am writing.

All my best,
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Nova Academy: Heroes & Villains has a new cover!

Due to issues beyond my control, I was not able to secure the services of the creator of the original cover to use to create Book 2. So, in the interest of maintaining series identity, I engaged the services of Dan Van Oss at

Dan did a fantastic job on the new cover and is currently doing the final work on Book 2, Nova A... Read more of this blog post »
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Earth Interstellar by Scott Olen Reid
"Excellent read

I have been trying to find a book like this for years and it just so happens that i downloaded this book by mistake and i am so happy i did.
It is unique as it shows all the character perspectives during alien encounters and engageme..." Read more of this review »
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"Earth Interstellar is the first science fiction space war novel that I have read in a long time that is really original. From the technologies, to the manner in which space battles are conducted, to the aliens' behavior toward less advanced specie..." Read more of this review »
Earth Interstellar by Scott Olen Reid
"A fascinating book. I really enjoy the world building and technology in this book. I'm really looking forward to the next book.

With humanity being used as a proxy against another star nation by the Vrene it is interesting to see how they interact,..." Read more of this review »
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“Villain telepaths are no more dangerous than villains of every other stripe; they just have a different way of operating. Instead of hiring henchmen, they control their minds. Instead of beating you into a pulp, they turn your brain into mush. Instead of monologues about how ingenious their plans are, they just put it in your mind how brilliant they are.”
Scott Olen Reid, Nova Academy: Heroes & Villains

“Carly more or less does a controlled fall with one hand on the rope, using it to slow her fall, and lands in a three point superhero landing like a pro. I follow right behind and am about to land on top of her when she rolls away just in time for me to land only slightly better than a toddler jumping off a bed.”
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