Amber E. Scott
 

Biography

Amber Scott

I started writing when I was 9 years old. My first poem, "March," was published in my school's monthly newsletter. The fame and fortune went to my head, and I wrote steadily for the next 20 years. Which is to say, until now. I'm Canadian by birth and grew up in the town of Redwater, near Edmonton, Alberta.

I met my husband, Jason Scott, at the University of Alberta in September, 1995. I was 18, he was 23, and it was love at first sight. We married in the year 2000 and proceeded to move around Canada, the United States, and the south Caribbean for the next five years. Jason was a systems analyst at the time and did contract work for various companies. It was during this time I made friends with the crew I'm certain will be the next generation of name writers: Rich Burlew, John E. Ling, Jr., and Michael R. Proteau to name a few. At the end of 2004 I attended GenCon Indy for the first time. It was then that I also had my first big article published in Dragon Magazine, "Ecology of the Duergar."

Amber and Jason Over the next two years I wrote prolifically for Dragon, and got to know the great people who work in the roleplaying game industry. Jason and I consider Seattle our second home, and when we returned there in late 2004 I spent many happy hours gaming in the Dragon & Dungeon Magazine offices. In 2005 I landed my first book deal, Secrets of Xen'drik, with Wizards of the Coast. Later that year I met Luke Johnson at GenCon Indy and, with his guidance, began writing World of Warcraft d20 supplements for Blizzard.

The CatsIn late 2005 Jason retired from consulting work due to health reasons. We returned to Canada and adopted two cats (Dabu and ZugZug). I continue to write for the roleplaying game industry, as well as pursue my dreams of becoming a fiction novelist. I don't really play in steam tunnels.

©2006 Amber E. Scott