Married; wife's name Jody. Education: Graduate of Olivet College.
Writer and journalist. The Transfer (band), Detroit, MI, bass player.
ROLE-PLAYING GAME SUPPLEMENTS
(With Phil Masters, Dean Edgell, and Dana Edgell) Champions Presents #1, Hero Games (Charlottesville, VA), 1991.
Shadows of the City, Iron Crown Enterprises (Charlottesville, VA), 1993.
(With Don Dennis) Sigurd Archdiocese: Forces Book, Iron Crown Enterprises (Charlottesville, VA), 1997.
(With Don Dennis) ASP Technocracy, Iron Crown Enterprises (Charlottesville, VA), 1998.
EarthCore, Dragon Moon Press (Canada), 2005.
Ancestor, Dragon Moon Press (Canada), 2007.
Contributor of short stories to periodicals, including Flesh and Blood and White Wolf. Many of Sigler's writings were released originally on the Internet as free audio "podcasts" in serial form; novels released solely as free audio podcasts include Infection and The Rookie.
Scott Sigler told CA: "My father took me to see the 1976 version of King Kong. When that movie was finished, I knew that I wanted to write stories that would scare people.
"Modern science and nature are my primary influences. Just watching the natural world around me gives me countless story ideas. Those usually meld with technology and business in one form or another to create a larger story concept. My biggest literary influences are Stephen King and Jack London."
When asked to describe his writing process, Sigler explained: "One word: rewrites. I create an outline, then start laying down the story. Soon the characters start to do things I hadn't planned on, and things I don't want them to do—once they start making their own decisions about what they are doing in the story, then I have something. From there, it's rewriting again and again until all the characters are following logical courses of action based on their wants and needs.
"Podcasting has shown me the importance of pacing, and how you have to keep the story moving. You can't expect the listener or reader to sit through page after page of exposition; they want something to happen, they want the story to move forward. Because I'm podcasting, people e-mail me every week with their thoughts on the story's progress. When it's slow and I'm talking too much, not showing them action, they let me know.
"I hope my books entertain millions of people and take them away from their day-to-day lives. I write escapism; I'm out to take people to another place for a few hours at a time."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Scott Sigler Home Page,http://www.scottsigler.net (March 30, 2007).
"Sigler, Scott." Contemporary Authors. . Encyclopedia.com. (April 26, 2019). https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/sigler-scott
"Sigler, Scott." Contemporary Authors. . Retrieved April 26, 2019 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/sigler-scott
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.