Scott Lenoir

Originally from McComb, Mississippi, Scott Lenoir is a retired Episcopal priest and served as editor of The Mississippi Episcopalian for 12 years. He has written creatively since his retirement and taken part in Coast-area writing workshops, including one presented each year by fellow Dogwood Press author Valerie Winn. He and his wife, Harriett, live in Gautier, Mississippi. The Amendment is his first novel.

Upcoming Author Appearances

Thursday, August 8 / Jackson, MS / Lemuria Books / 5 p.m.
Saturday, August 10 / Hattiesburg, MS / Author Shoppe / 1:30 p.m.
Friday, August 16 / Natchez, MS / Natchez Children’s Advocacy Center / 10 a.m.
Saturday, August 17 / Gautier, MS / St. Pierre Episcopal Church / 10 a.m.
Friday, August 23 / Ocean Springs, MS / Pie & Prose at St. John’s Church / 6 p.m.
Monday, August 26 / McComb, MS / Bonfire Book Club (location TBD) / 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 27 / Summit, MS / Buzy Beez Books / 11 a.m.
Saturday, September 14 / Jackson, MS / Mississippi Book Festival / TBD
Wednesday, October 2 / Ocean Springs, MS / St. John’s Church / 5:30 p.m.


When south Mississippi banker and former sheriff’s deputy Blake Weaver learns of the arrest of Philip Mason, superior and abbot of the Christian Center for Peace and Life, he’s elated, sickened, and infuriated all at once. Mason, charged with tax evasion, money laundering, and fraud, loudly proclaims his innocence for the TV cameras. But Blake knows better. One of Mason’s victims was the late Sandra Weaver, Blake’s beloved wife. Sweet-talked and conned by Mason, Sandra turned against Blake (who was in the throes of a nasty battle with alcohol at the time) and was bilked out of thousands of dollars before taking her life. Now sober, Blake doesn’t believe for an instant that Mason will spend a day in prison, much less take the straight and narrow, and his suspicions are confirmed when he spots the conman in disguise in his bank shortly after Mason’s release on bail. More than willing to take justice into his own hands, Blake crafts a complex plan to finish Mason for good. An electrifying tale of revenge, redemption, and a good man trying to right a series of wrongs, The Amendment introduces a memorable supporting cast that includes Blake’s quirky love interest at the bank, a youthful Episcopal priest put into an almost impossible position, and a colorful crime family that’s eager to provide a little muscle. But can they stop a determined criminal whose hatred of Blake Weaver knows no bounds?