Author of the internationally best-selling Gentleman Bastard sequence, Scott has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award, the Locus Award, the Campbell Award, and the Compton Crook Award. He received the British Fantasy Society Award for Best Newcomer in 2008. Scott was born in 1978 in St. Paul, Minnesota, the first of three brothers. At various times he was a dishwasher, a waiter, a graphic designer, an office manager, a prep cook, and a freelancer/self-publisher in the gaming field, before accidentally selling his first novel in 2004. After training at Anoka Technical College in Minnesota in 2005, Scott joined his local fire department in St. Croix County, Wisconsin and served as a paid-on-call firefighter for eleven years. In 2016, Scott moved to Massachusetts and married his longtime partner, famed SF/F writer Elizabeth Bear. UPDATE: Scott finished a draft of the next Gentleman Bastard novel, THE THORN OF EMBERLAIN, at the end of May 2019. Scott's Website: http://www.scottlynch.us Scott on Twitter: @scottlynch78 Sign up for Scott's newsletter: https://scottlynch.substack.com/ Photo: Charles Darrell
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