About the Author
Russell Scott Anderson, M.D. is a Radiation Oncologist who serves as the Medical Director of Anderson Cancer Center in Meridian, Mississippi. He is a former Navy diver who worked in operations in the Middle East, Central America, and in support of the Navy s EOD community, SEALS, the US Army s Green Berets, the Secret Service, and the New York Police Department at various times during his time in the service. The father of seven has written the family oriented literary columns Una Voce and The Uncommon Thread in the JOURNAL of the Mississippi State Medical Association. He has also served the JOURNAL as the Chairman of the Editorial Advisory Board. A collection of his columns was published as, The Uncommon Thread in 2012. He has also written as screenwriter R. S. Anderson on several feature films, he is the author of the novels Timedonors Wanted and The Hard Times under the pseudonym Russell Scott, and is the Editor of the literary journal China Grove.
With The Hard Times, Scott Anderson has written a luminous novel that casts a penetrating light on men and the things and the people they love. Moving with skill and deftness from the rich lushness of Mississippi to the terrifyingly beautiful Namibian dessert it is that increasingly rare art form--a book that offers a moving and penetrating glimpse into a man's soul. I loved it from beginning to end. --Deborah Johnson, Author of The Secret of Magic