Novelist Laurie Scott has always had a creative drive that compelled her to pursue many interests. Writing and painting are high on that list. Recognizing the importance of establishing a secure future, she chose to earn a degree in Education and spent the next thirty-two years enjoying a busy and rewarding career as a teacher. Following her retirement she turned more of her attention to the goals that had been sidelined for so long. As an artist, she had been exhibiting and selling her work for many years, and she continues to do so. As a writer, she has now published two mystery/crime novels and she returns to Word on the Hills to talk about her recent release A MURDER OF CROWES.