About The Author


Scott Drakeford is the pseudonym under which I write Fantasy novels. My real name is Scott Smith, and I’m a pretty (ab)normal guy. I have a degree in Mechanical Engineering and currently earn a living as a Business Architect for a healthcare company in Utah. I have an awesome wife, a beautiful little girl, and two big cuddly dogs. Writing/reading, MMA, the Utah Jazz, startups, and family are a few of my favorite things.

I’ve started this blog to document my “quest” to become a best-selling author. So far, I’ve finished my first book, signed with Matt Bialer, and signed a three-book deal with Tor, one of my favorite publishers.

I enjoy reading works from many genres, both fiction and nonfiction, and I plan to write in several over the course of my life. However, Fantasy (damn right it’s capitalized) holds a special place in my heart. Fantasy works like the Belgariad and the Wheel of Time are what turned me into a passionate reader as a young man, and I hope to pay that favor forward with my books. And I won’t complain if I can earn a living doing something I love.

I’ll (hopefully) have books out Fall 2020, but until then, enjoy my ramblings on the blog.


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