Frost, Scott

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Frost, Scott

PERSONAL: Born in NY; son of Warren Frost (an educator and former television stage manager).

ADDRESSES: Agent—Penguin Group, c/o G. P. Putnam's Sons, 375 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014.

CAREER: Novelist and screenwriter.

WRITINGS:

NOVELS

The Autobiography of F.B.I. Special Agent Dale Cooper: My Life, My Tapes (Twin Peaks television tie-in), Pocket Books (New York, NY), 1991.

Run the Risk (mystery), G. P. Putnam's Sons (New York, NY), 2005.

TELEPLAYS

Past Tense (television film), Republic Pictures Corporation, 1994.

Contributor of scripts to television series, including Twin Peaks, American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. (ABC), 1990; On the Air, ABC, 1992; Babylon Five Warner Brothers Television, 1994; Andromeda, USA Network, 2000; and All Souls, United Paramount Network, 2001.

SIDELIGHTS: Hailing from a family with roots in television—father Warren Frost worked as a stage manager for Philco Playhouse during the days of live television; older brother, novelist Mark Frost, is also a producer and screenwriter; and sister Lindsay Frost is an actress—Scott Frost started writing for television in the early 1990s, contributing to the success of the phenomenally popular Twin Peaks. After leaving that show, he continued to write for shows in the supernatural and mystery genres, eventually branching into science fiction with work for Babylon Five and Andromeda.

Through his work for Twin Peaks, Frost penned his first novel, the television tie-in The Autobiography of F.B.I. Special Agent Dale Cooper: My Life, My Tapes. More than a decade later, he returned to novel writing with the mystery adventure Run the Risk. This 2005 novel follows the adventures of Pasadena, California homicide detective and single mother Alex DeLillo, who becomes personally drawn into the investigation when her own daughter is kidnapped. Rebecca Vnuk, in a review of the book for Library Journal, wrote that Frost "gets a bit heavy-handed with some of the drama and muddles the plot in places," while Booklist contributor Keir Graff described the writer's style as "sometimes overdone." However, a Publishers Weekly reviewer found more to like in Frost's novel, dubbing Run the Risk "a jaw-dropper that will leave readers clamoring for more." In Kirkus Reviews, a contributor also praised the work, concluding that "Frost proves that even in the crowded noir field, there's still room for another canny plotter."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Booklist, January 1, 2005, Keir Graff, review of Run the Risk, p. 783.

Kirkus Reviews, January 1, 2005, review of Run the Risk, p. 8.

Library Journal, February 15, 2005, Rebecca Vnuk, review of Run the Risk, p. 114.

Publishers Weekly, January 10, 2005, review of Run the Risk, p. 40.

ONLINE

Internet Movie Database, http://www.imdb.com/ (May 3, 2005), "Scott Frost."