Scott Bywater has filled in timesheets in workplaces as diverse as media monitoring firms, the Public Service, a university library, financial services marketing departments, police interview transcription services, court reporting and legal firms, all of which qualifies him for just about nothing except what he does best: write. While working in these legitimate areas, he has done his best to mount alternative careers as a singer/songwriter, poet, freelance writer and Serious Author. Scott Bywater was born in 1967 and grew up in Hobart, Tasmania. He has a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Art and Architecture history, and is creeping his way through a Bachelor of Laws. After many years in Melbourne,Scott has now returned to Hobart where he lives with his wife Jo and her daughter Sara.