Scot Gardner came to writing via counseling and youth work. His thirteen novels range from absurd fantasy for children to gritty realism and tragic-comedy for young adults.
Scot will tour Western Australia for Booked Out from 25-29 March 2013 and then again from 14–18 October 2013. He will available for Perth bookings, but is also open to traveling further afield if requested.
I was born in the Melbourne suburb of Greensborough and moved to the country with my parents when I was twelve. My teenage years were spent in the Gippsland bush, where I still live.
I wasn’t born reading and writing; I’ve worked as a waiter, masseur, delivery truck driver, home dad, counselor and musician. I’m also licensed to handle explosives and venomous snakes!
I write about troubled folk living their lives with gusto. Some of them fall apart when they sneeze, some are flat-out just surviving.
I once played Didjeridu to a room full of Aboriginal kids in Arnhem Land. I was lucky to get out alive – they nearly hugged me to death!