Scott's Bio

New York Times best-selling novelist Scott Sigler is the author of NOCTURNAL, ANCESTOR, INFECTED, CONTAGIOUS and PANDEMIC, hardcover thrillers from Crown Publishing, and is a co-founder of Dark Øverlord Media, which produces his Galactic Football League series (THE ROOKIE, THE STARTER, THE ALL-PRO, and THE MVP).

Before he was published, Scott built a large online following by giving away his self-recorded audiobooks as free, serialized podcasts. His loyal fans, who named themselves “Junkies,” have downloaded over fifteen million individual episodes of his stories and interact daily with Scott and each other in the social media space.

Scott reinvented book publishing when he released EARTHCORE as the world’s first “podcast-only” novel. Released in twenty weekly episodes, EARTHCORE harkened back to the days of serialized radio fiction. His innovative use of technology puts him at the forefront of modern-day publishing and has garnered brand-name exposure among hundreds of thousands of fiction fans and technology buffs.

He’s been covered in Time Magazine, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher’s Weekly, The Huffington Post, Business Week and Fangoria. He still records his own audiobooks and gives away every story – for free – to his Junkies at

A Michigan native, Scott lives in San Francisco and still roots for the Detroit Lions.

Scott’s headshot (by Amy Davis Roth) on Flickr.

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  1. Grey_Wolf

    just a comment about the Giants: being a life long Giant fan I admit in the beginning, middle and right up to the Dallas game I never thought we would be going to the big show. After beating the Jets and Dallas I started to have thoughts of the 2007 season. The defense got healthy and the rest is history. I love the comparison of Blackburn and Tweety!


    If Will Ferrell and Richard Simmons got together and had a child that’s what the child would look like.

  3. JP

    Scott, it’s awesome to see your tweets during the game turn into a column on the site.  We especially liked watching John Tweety (I mean Chase Blackburn) on the field.  Awesome player!

  4. JP

    You hung in there through the whole game Neil?  That’s awesome given the time difference!  Shadygirl and I were commenting at the beginning of the third quarter how the first half took as long as most regular season games take from start to finish.  But, at least it didn’t last as long as a Cricket match!  😉

  5. Dan652

    Why not? We have already had a Super Bowl I, V, and X. Besides, I have sort of become used to the concept have seeing the Super Bowl logo and having no clue which one it is until someone says it.

  6. Lone_Ghost_Jinn

    I much appreciate your thoughts on the game.  Humorous and well stated.  With that said.  Goo Krakens.  Goo Steelers!  How about Detriot vs Pitt in XLVII?

  7. Dino

    What are your thoughts on ending the roman numbers with Super Bowl 50?

    Do we really want Super Bowl L? 

  8. scottsigler

    I hate to be the one to say this, but that wasn’t Welker’s fault. It was
    a bad pass by Brady. As good as Tom is, he had a chance to wrap up that
    game by hitting a wide-open receiver, but he threw it high and behind. 

  9. Dan652

    Scott – Please kill Wes Welker in a future GFL story.

    Yes, and am a Patriots fan and I am in morning.

  10. MuchAdo

    Awww ISB, had you lived in Houston you could have come to my house.  We would  have watched the game and filled our stomach with pulled pork BBQ!!!

  11. Insignificant_Blood_Splatter

    I’ve always pictured John as a blondie, for whatever reason, with a smooth face. I could see a goatee, though.

    Missed the game since I don’t have cable and didn’t get invited to a party that did, but I heard it was a great game. Dx

  12. tc_from_nc

    Scott that part where the Giants tried not to score reminded me of the Super Bowl XXXIII where Denver beat Green Bay. Green Bay let Davis score near the end so they could get the ball back. N.E didn’t even try to stop the TD run.


  13. scottsigler

    Have to disagree with you there. I think Cam Newton is the current ideal for Quentin. Cam is big, strong, he’s a solid passer and when the time comes to run, he’s gone. Get in his way and he’ll run your ass over. Tim Tebow is another perfect example, although I don’t think Tim is as good a pro QB as Cam. 

  14. CyberCowboy

    OH and as for who’s the current representation of other GFL players, I think Aaron Rogers has to be Barnes with his fleet footed-ness, and precision passing.  Oh and following a once great hall-of-famer who didn’t know when to hang it up.

  15. scottsigler

    That was ten kinds of awesome. It was a brilliant move by the Pats and gave them a genuine shot at winning the game. The way the Giants kicker has been playing, and from that range, it was damn near 100% they would get the field goal as time expired to win the game. Bradshaw had soe much momentum and he runs so damn heavy and hard, that when he didn’t get a single hit as he expected he couldn’t stop in time. 

    Every defense has trouble stopping his big body, and apparently so does he. 
  16. steffiebaby140

    Very funny, and I didn’t even watch the game.  Honestly I couldn’t have even told you what time it was on.  However, I did have enormous fun harassing my mom about her love of the Patriots and their pretty boy QB.  When I asked her if he stalked off the field and pouted on the sidelines like a child at any point she refused to answer…so that would be yes!  The Superbowl was loads of fun for me!

  17. MuchAdo

    Tim, I think your right about Brian.  Of course the FDO will say Tweedy never took banned substances but I’m not so sure I would believe that about Tweedy. 😉

  18. CyberCowboy

    I’m disappointed there was no comment on this being the first Super Bowl where the winning team tried to NOT score the winning touchdown.

  19. Gmork

    Mr Gmork and I cheered for the Football Giants as they represented the NFC and every NFC team we cheered for this year didn’t make it to the Superbowl 🙁  I was sure that would jinx them, but lo and behold they won!

    Oh and when Tightrope Lad With No Jumblies first came on screen, everyone at the Superbowl party I was at thought it was Will Ferrell at first. We laughed so much we almost missed the nut crunching…almost.

  20. Nikwork

    I had been wondering who the real world equivalent of John Tweedy would be… I’m glad it’s one of our Giants. I still wonder who your counterparts to the other players are.

    I don’t understand all this talk about how good or bad the half-time show was… it was one of the greatest comedy shows I have seen in a while. 
  21. silivrensf

    I never pictured John Tweedy with a mustache. I honestly pictured him almost exactly like that guy except well…..more brick like and huge. Those guys have some kind of Heavy-G ancestry from the way you talk about them, and I’m even more convinced now that we know Ma. Those pictures you found are just so exactly John’s personality, mouth hanging open with one kind of roar or laugh, happy and intimidating. :3

  22. bigun123

    Being a Englishman into his Rugby ,American football never really appealed to me, but since finding the GFL and The Fdo ,it made want to watch a game of American football, sorry to say it didnt grab me ,too much stopping and starting.Might i suggest if you want a break for an hour or 2 over the weekend and you can get the BBC1  channel and watch the 6 nations (the French are worth a watch and i cant believe  i said that).Still loving your work though keep it up


  23. NeilColquhoun

    Jeez , you guys sure know how to string a game out!

    All joking aside, I watched and it was very entertaining, and by the time it finished in the UK, it was 4am, and I rise at 6am… so I guess I’m just a closet American.

    PS – It’s still not called ‘football’…!


  24. tc_from_nc

    That was so funny. The Welker comments were the best. My wife is a Pats fan so she is not very happy.