The Singer (Author Interview)

The Singer looks like an exciting story.  Can you tell us a little about Scott Bailey?

Scott is a lawyer, and he’s also a singer and composer (like me, the author of the book and the composer of the songs). He’s married with 3 children.

A big city lawyer for years, he’s gotten burned-out in the grind and wants to move to a smaller town that has lots of music to pursue being
THE SINGER. (I sing the songs, but in the story Scott sings the songs and adds depth and personal impact to the story through the songs.


Any plans to turn it into a series?



How long did it take you to write The Singer

2 years, but I’ve composed the 12 songs over the past 10 years.


That’s an amazing cover.  Can you tell us a little about it?

The mountains represent Colorado USA (John Denver’s song: Rocky Mountain High)

The guitar represents the music: a 12 song soundtrack that follows the storyline of the book, thus adding personal impact and emotion.


What inspired you when writing The Singer?
I’m a lawyer, like Scott Bailey in the story, and I was a nightclub singer earlier (I built my law practice signing in nightclubs and bars, and passing out business cards at the breaks. What better place to meet people who need an attorney? The Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News did articles on me: “The Singing Attorney” == “The Court Jester.”

Years ago (in what I call his ‘B.C.’ days – before he was a celebrity) I sang with singer John Denver for a few weeks. The lead song, ‘THE SINGER’ is written in tribute to him.


What will readers get out of your book?

Good feelings, hope, faith, peace and thoughts of restoration, even dealing with life’s problems (the story is adultery and reconciliation in marriage).

There is also a TEEN element in the book. Megan, Scott Bailey’s teen daughter plays a major role – confronting her dad’s hypocrisy as he urges her to remain chaste while he goes out and commits adultery.

It has a good, happy ending. Also, the book has a lot of good gospel thoughts and counseling for people dealing with problems.


How did you come up with the story in The Singer?

I’m both a lawyer and a singer / composer.


Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing The Singer?

No, except that a friend who read it in advance gave me the idea of including Megan, Scott’s daughter in the story for another perspective.


Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I just did somewhat: singer, lawyer, earlier working in nightclubs.
I’m married to Leenie for all my life. We’ve lived in Colorado for longer than I can even remember.

We just purchased a lodge in Hill City, South Dakota USA, about 15 minutes from Mount Rushmore:

This was after operating a wedding venue in Evergreen, Colorado USA for years:  but just sold it recently.

I used to humorously tell people: “I used to be a lawyer, who got people divorced. Now I own a wedding business and get people married. I like it better and I know God likes it better.”


Where can readers find out more about your work?

I’m known on the internet as ‘the Gospel Life Coach.” I offer FREE Christian books (mostly shorter booklets):
Jesus and Paul didn’t charge for teaching the gospel and I don’t either.