Veterans in Horror Spotlight 2023: Scott Middlemist
Scott Middlemist Biography
My name is Scott Middlemist, and I am a U.S. Army veteran. My family once owned Burma-Shave, a company known for its memorable roadside jingles, so love for language is in my blood. JIGSAW SOUL is my self-published novel that I’d like to share. To create this story, I leaned on my experience as a former infantry officer and 30 years as an English teacher.
Book Recommendation: Jigsaw Soul
Jigsaw Soul follows a soldier’s terrifying quest to recover the lost pieces of his soul in an epic that echoes Apocalypse Now and The Odyssey. In a special operations unit, Arthur Logan calls bullets and bombs from the sky over Iraq. The corpses created by his lethal rain send ghosts after Arthur’s soul, but he avoids their revenge…until returning home. Civilian life seems perfect, but the echoes of war slowly dissolve his sanity, and Arthur causes a disaster that kills hundreds of people. While imprisoned for his actions, Arthur discovers his shattered soul is scattered between life and death in a slipstream called The Scale. On a quest for redemption, Arthur hunts for his soul in supernatural versions of San Francisco, New York, Camelot, Valhalla, and even into hell.