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SCOTT SHEPHERD

Scott Shepherd was born in New York City but moved to California around the time he first started crawling. He has resided in the Golden State pretty much ever since. Growing up in Los Angeles, he saw plenty of movies and Dodger games before heading up north to get his B.A. in English at Stanford University.

Scott is a veteran writer/producer/show-runner with years of experience running network series, having overseen hundreds of hours of television. His extensive list of credits includes some of the most popular hit series from the past three decades: “The Equalizer”, “Miami Vice”, “Quantum Leap”, “Tru Calling” and “The Dead Zone” to name a few. He has also collaborated with a number of best-selling novelists on various television projects including Stephen King, Harlan Coben and Karin Slaughter.

He is also currently teaching television writing in the graduate program at the University of Texas, Austin. When he isn’t trying to make a television deadline, you’ll probably find Scott traveling with his wife Holly somewhere—usually to a big sporting event or wherever Bruce Springsteen is playing.

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DESCENDING SON

47North – February 1, 2014

If Jess Stark really knew what was on the other side of the coffin lid, he might just decide to remain six feet under…

Jess stayed away from Palm Springs for seven years, avoiding his family and the girl who broke his heart. It took a desperate call from his mother to force him home to see his ailing father. As soon as he returned, Jess found himself embroiled in two suspicious deaths, emotional turmoil with his family, and a supernatural secret that involved them all—winding up in an unmarked grave in the middle of the Coachella Desert.

In a tale that spreads from the California Desert to the jungles of Mexico and set in a town that time has practically forgotten, Descending Son is rooted in the sins of Jess’s past and a future that threatens his life. Sure, Jess can go home again, but there’s a heavy price to pay.


Praise for Scott Shepherd and DESCENDING SON

“Scott Shepherd should be on every reader’s radar in 2013. First with the serialized novel The Seventh Day, and followed by Descending Son, his gifts for storytelling will provide steady rewards. Drawing on diverse influences that range from horror and fantasy to classic noir, Shepherd’s voice is decidedly unique, and while his storytelling may absorb the focus, with his cinematic gifts for action and cliffhangers, it is in his understanding of the human heart that his writing steps forward and shines.“—Michael Koryta, New York Times bestselling author of The Prophet

“With vivid characters, provocative insights, and rapid-fire twists, Scott Shepherd redefines and sweetens storytelling, serving up satisfying nail-biters.“—Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author of Unseen

 

THE SEVENTH DAY

47North – June 4, 2013

Seven years after the Strangers decimated the planet, Joad is one of the Remaining, the few left unharmed when most of humanity was obliterated. He was halfway around the world when disaster struck and has been trying ever since to get home to Nemo, where he prays his wife waits for him.

Days from his destination, Joad’s thrown off-course by four merciless brothers who glide across The Flats in a pirate ship. In his escape, Joad reluctantly gains new companions. Together, they journey through a landscape equally beautiful and haunting, mysterious and magical—including The Fields, the deadly territory between them and Nemo. Filled with hope, horror, and wonder; The Seventh Day presents a world we haven’t yet encountered but could just be around the corner.


Praise for Scott Shepherd and THE SEVENTH DAY

“Scott Shepherd should be on every reader’s radar in 2013. First with the serialized novel The Seventh Day, and followed by Descending Son, his gifts for storytelling will provide steady rewards. Drawing on diverse influences that range from horror and fantasy to classic noir, Shepherd’s voice is decidedly unique, and while his storytelling may absorb the focus, with his cinematic gifts for action and cliffhangers, it is in his understanding of the human heart that his writing steps forward and shines.“—Michael Koryta, New York Times bestselling author of The Prophet

“With vivid characters, provocative insights, and rapid-fire twists, Scott Shepherd redefines and sweetens storytelling, serving up satisfying nail-biters.“—Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author of Unseen

“A wild ride from a born storyteller. Scott Shepherd makes his brave new world explode on the page with all the kinetic zeal and fertile invention of the best pulp writers. You never want the story to end.“—Charles Ardai

 
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