Scot wasn't born reading and writing; in fact he left school in year eleven to undertake an apprenticeship in gardening with the local council. His first fiction for young readers, One Dead Seagull, was published after he attended a writing conference with John Marsden. His many books since include Burning Eddy, which was short-listed for both the CBCA and NSW Premier's Literary awards.
Scot lives with his wife and three children, two dogs and some chooks in the bush in Eastern Victoria. He spends half the year writing and half the year on the road talking to mostly young people about his books and the craft of writing.
Published: March 2021
By turns dark and light, funny and poignant, this unforgettable collection of stories takes us right to the heart of what it means to be young in today's world, from a CBCA award-winning author.
Published: May 2018
The vivid story of a teenage boy and the road trip that clears his head and his heart.
Published: August 2017
An exceptional and compelling novel from one of Australia's most acclaimed and much-loved authors.
Published: February 2016
From the author of the award-winning The Dead I Know comes an urban 'bromance' with an unexpected twist, featuring a boy from the upper end of town who finds refuge and friendship pushing trolleys at the local supermarket and avoiding a troubling secret in his own past.
Published: May 2011
Aaron Rowe has dreams he can't explain, and memories he can't recover. But if he doesn't discover the truth about his hidden past soon, he may fall asleep one night and never wake up. A potent, intense, psychodrama that will keep you gripped to the very last page.
Published: June 2010
The not-so-ordinary life of a boy named Larry, set against the great events of the world.
Published: June 2008
A fast and funny adventure about a kid who can detach his limbs, send them off independently, and then reassemble himself at will.