Jack Scott was born on a British army base in Canterbury, England in 1960 and spent part of his childhood in Malaysia as a "forces brat". A fondness for men in uniforms quickly developed. At the age of eighteen and determined to dodge further education, Jack became a shop boy on Chelsea's trendy King's Road: "Days on the tills and nights on the tiles were the best probation for a young gay man about town." After two carefree years, Jack swapped sales for security and got a sensible job in local government. By his late forties, passionately dissatisfied with suburban life and middle management, he and his civil partner Liam abandoned the sanctuary of liberal London for an uncertain future in Turkey. In 2010, Jack started an irreverent narrative about his new life and Perking the Pansies quickly became one of the most popular English language blogs in Turkey. Within a year, Jack had been featured in the Turkish National Press, had become a resident columnist at On the Ege magazine, had published numerous essays and articles in expat and travel magazines and contributed to the Huffington Post Union of Bloggers. As the blog developed a head of steam, a growing worldwide audience clamoured for a book. Jack duly obliged and his hilarious (well, he thinks so) memoir, Perking the Pansies, hit the streets. He continues to waste time as a freelance writer and currently lives in Bodrum.
"Scott pulls no punches. A good read and hopefully the first of many by new boy on the block." Jane Akatay, journalist "An insightful tale of life abroad - with a twist - from the pen of a serial people watcher. Expat Jack lays his characters bare along with his heart and soul," Kym Ciftci, On the Ege Magazine, Ontheege.com "Jack and Liam bring a certain je ne sais quoi to the souks and heap a plate of dry British wit to their Ottoman misadventures," Charles Ayres, author, Impossibly Glamorous Impossiblyglamorous.com "...hilarious, saucy, witty, heartwarming and incredibly moving, Perking the Pansies is chock full of odd characters and odder situations. Jack Scott has a way with words and proves that it is the relationships we surround ourselves with that matter most," Linda A Janssens, Writer and Co-Author, Turning Points, Adventuresinexpatland.com