If you bang your head against the wall long enough, eventually you’ll break through.

Scott Pearson knew he wanted to be a writer by the time he was in the seventh grade in 1977. He immediately started submitting to magazines, sending off a bunch of stories that were as bad as first efforts can be. After many high school writing classes and getting a B.A. in English with an emphasis on creative writing, he was first published in 1987 with “The Mailbox,” a Minnesota Monthly Tamarack Award winner about an elderly farming couple. That was back when stories were done on typewriters.

In the decades since, he has published humor, poetry, short stories, novellas, and nonfiction. His not-entirely-serious mystery story, “Out of the Jacuzzi, Into the Sauna,” appeared in the anthology Resort to Murder. Scott has had poetry published in the online magazines Strange Horizons and Down in the Cellar, as well as in various anthologies and print magazines, such as Paper Crow. His science fiction story “Finders Keepers” appeared in the anthology Full Throttle Space Tales #3: Space Grunts. He has contributed three urban fantasy short stories to the ReDeus shared-world anthologies. His Lovecraft pastiche, “The Squid that Came to Phil’s Basement,” appeared in Space and Time Magazine. In 2015 he cowrote, with primary author Piers Bizony, a new brochure for the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

A Star Trek fan for over forty years, Scott has had a number of Trek works published by Simon & Schuster. He started with three short stories: “Full Circle” in Strange New Worlds VII, “Terra Tonight” in Strange New Worlds 9, and “Among the Clouds” in The Sky’s the Limit. His novella Honor in the Night is in the anthology Myriad Universes: Shattered Light. His latest is the original series eBook exclusive The More Things Change. He has also written articles about Trek for the official Star Trek magazine.

In addition to his own writing, Scott has edited such books as Michael Keith Olson’s Tales from a Tin Can: The USS Dale from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay, which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, and Gail Feichtinger, John DeSanto, and Gary Waller’s Will to Murder: The True Story Behind the Crimes & Trials Surrounding the Glensheen Killings, which was featured on Dominick Dunne’s Power, Privilege, and Justice series on Court TV. He has also copyedited many Star Trek novels for Simon & Schuster. Scott lives in personable St. Paul, Minnesota, with his wife, Sandra, and daughter, Ella.

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