Sigler, Scott

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Sigler, Scott

PERSONAL:

Married; wife's name Jody. Education: Graduate of Olivet College.

ADDRESSES:

Home—San Francisco, CA. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Writer and journalist. The Transfer (band), Detroit, MI, bass player.

WRITINGS:

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.

NOVELS

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.

SIDELIGHTS:

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:

ONLINE

Scott Sigler Home Page,http://www.scottsigler.net (March 30, 2007).