Feature in Shepparton’s Weekend Paper

Feature in Shepparton’s Weekend Paper

David Scott spoke with Spencer Fowler Steen of the Shepperton News about his near death experience as a stud horse farmer, which changed the course of his entire life.

Click here to read the interview in the weekend edition of the Shepparton News.


8 Replies to “Feature in Shepparton’s Weekend Paper”

    1. Hi Lizzy, sorry to be so long getting back to you. I’m fairly new at all this (that gives my age away, eh!) It is a life story, but more than that a historical story, of outside dunnies, where the cans were changed each week through a back flap of the lavatory; when milk was ladled into bill-cans from urns in the horse-drawn milk-wagon; when streets were gravel, footpaths the same, and gutters, if your were lucky enough to have one, were simply grader-swipes; and peppercorn trees grew on the nature strips. It is of growing up fast, after my father died when I was 17, and I had to take over the country circuit of cinemas, and later build drive-in theatres at Yarrawonga and Albury. It is all that and more. A riches to rags story, but never giving up. I hope this is what you wanted to know? David Scott

    1. Thank you for the kind words, they are what makes writing so rewarding. I trust my future books (a revised version of Butcherbirds Cry At Midnight – which will be available early in 2022); and book one of my Mesozoic trilogy, of which I am over half way through writing, will live up to what you received from Stargazer. Merry Christmas, from David Scott

  1. Well a new year looms and the authorities seem to have a better understanding of Covid and its effects. I hope all who read this avoid the monster, like I have. I line up for a booster jab in the new year. Hmm, I guess that means I’ve lost the vote of anti-vaxers! At my age, and with an asthmatic history, I take no chances.
    2022 will see my heavily revised version of Butcherbirds Cry at Midnight, and I can honestly tell you, it is a work I am proud of. I expect copies will be available by around March. For quicker knowledge use my private email david170543@hotmail.com
    As for my three month long road trip with my beloved dobermann, Raven, I am aiming it ti start in February 2023. From where I live in Queensland, I will head through Goondawindi, to Coonabarabran, etc and will include all the towns I haunted growing up – Cobram, Yarrawonga, Tocumwal, Finley, Berrigan, Shepparton, Numurkah etc. I will be guest speaker at cinema industry meeting in Melbourne (CATHS); and hopefully will include a ferry trip to Tassy to stay with dear friends at Spreyton. All in all an exciting few months leading up to my 80th birthday.

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