What’s Eva Scott’s passion? Guest post

Today’s special guest, Eva Scott, has a passion that will be hard to top!

EvaScott_smlEva Scott writes contemporary romance set in her homeland of Australia and historical fiction set in the Ancient World. Her books offer passion and adventure in some of the most beautiful and intriguing places in the world. Her heroes and heroines are strong, sassy and ready to rise to their challenges, and learn a little bit about themselves along the way.

Having lived overseas for several years, Eva returned to study Anthropology before heading off to live in Papua New Guinea for a year. There she met the love of her life, author G.W. Gibson, who was stationed there with the Australian Defence Force. The rest is history, romantic history.

She now lives on the Redcliffe peninsula with her husband, small son and an assortment of animals. When Eva is not writing she enjoys mentoring first-time authors, cooking up a story, practising yoga and getting out on the bay on her stand-up paddle board.

Eva is a member of Romance Writers of Australia; North Lakes Writers Group; Queensland Writers Centre and Australian Romance Readers Association. She is published by Musa Publishing and Harlequin Escape.

Welcome to my blog Eva and we’re waiting with bated breath – would you please tell us all about your passion?!

I really love hiking volcanoes – they can be living, dormant or extinct. Don’t really care. For some reason I just love ’em.

I told you it would be hard to top! How long have you been a volcano hiker? Is there a group you can join of other volcano hikers?

Gosh! Let’s see… I think this obsession dates back probably 25 years? Give or take. There’s a lack of dormant or live volcanoes in my neck of the woods – although I’ve got a few extinct ones – so travel plays a major part in this hobby. Takes a long time to get around to them all.

As someone who has never hiked a volcano, what is it about it that brings a sparkle to your eye?

The climb can be intense so there’s the sense of achievement, especially when you hit altitude and the oxygen disappears. Its like someone throws a switch and its gone. It happens that fast. Then there is the sheer beauty of a volcano. My absolute favourite is Kilauea. I’ve hiked her many times while she’s been erupting. Nothing like a live lava field under a full moon. Just glorious.

Wow, I can’t even imagine! Do you have a funny story about something that’s happened to you while hiking a volcano?

I was on the Big Island of Hawaii preparing for a hike out on Kilauea for an article I was writing for Great Walks Magazine. I always stay at Arnott’s Lodge which is a youth hostel run by a member of the Arnott’s Biscuit family – yep, another volcano obsessed Aussie! I was chatting over breakfast with some kids who were backpacking around the islands and as I took my coffee and walked away I heard one say to the other: “She’s so cool!” I have never ever been cool in my life, especially when my hair looks like a bird’s nest, I”m in my jammies and haven’t had my coffee yet. One of the highlights of my life.



Kilauea by Toshi SasakiHa, I’ve never been called cool either – maybe I need to take up hiking up volcanos!

Now I’m curious – Can you share a photo of you indulging in your passion?

I don’t have any photos handy – half were destroyed in the flood of 2011 here in Queensland and I’m at a loss as to where the rest are. Somewhere in storage I hope! Instead I’m sharing with you a photo of Kilauea by Toshi Sasaki.

How devastating about losing your photos, Eva 🙁

Thanks so much for being my guest today. You really are cool 🙂

If Eva’s stories have sparked your interest, why not check out her books. I’m not sure if any involve volcanos though!


‘Reluctant Wedding Planner’ by Eva Scott (Musa Publishing)

‘T’was the Night Before Christmas’ by Eva Scott (Musa Publishing)

‘The Marriage Makeover’ by Eva Scott (Musa Publishing)

‘The Last Gladiatrix’ by Eva Scott (Harlequin Escape)

‘Barbarian Bride’ by Eva Scott (Harlequin Escape)

Coming Soon:

‘Red Dust Dreaming’ – out April 2015 (Harlequin Escape)


You can contact Eva Scott at the following places:





7 thoughts on “What’s Eva Scott’s passion? Guest post

    li class="comment even thread-even depth-1 parent" id="comment-73314">
    Susanne Bellamy

    Keeping your cool under the volcano moon! I think you need to write a story about volcano trekking, I really do!

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      Eva Scott

      Up until now I’d never considered it Susanne! Maybe I could use it as an excuse for another trip to Hawaii – for research purposes only of course 😉

      li class="comment byuser comment-author-kpadmin bypostauthor even depth-2" id="comment-73903">

      I totally agree, Susanne! Thanks for the comment.

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    Eva Scott

    Thanks so much for hosting me Kerrie – I’ve really enjoyed myself.

      li class="comment byuser comment-author-kpadmin bypostauthor even depth-2" id="comment-73905">

      Thanks for being my guest, Eva!

    li class="comment odd alt thread-even depth-1 parent" id="comment-75843">

    Its wonderful discovering other writer’s lives and quite fascinating at the variety that is revealed. Another great post, Eva and Kerrie. A fascination for volcanoes sounds like a great excuse for travel, too :).
    Prob a dumb question, but do you have to travel with any oxygen for when you near the summit of the large volcanoes?

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      Eva Scott

      Not a dumb question at all!

      A live volcano has definite safety precautions and toxicity is one of them. The volcano I climbed to altitude was dormant so no problem there. However oxygen deprivation can impact people in different ways and you have to look out for signs of altitude sickness especially if you’ve risen to that height rather quickly. You have to look out for headaches, vomiting, dizziness and disorientation. Breathlessness aside.

      Its like diver’s bends in reverse. When the air gets thin you slow down to snail’s pace. Its amazing how much effort it takes to walk just a few steps.

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