New York Times best-selling novelist Scott Sigler is the author of ANCESTOR, INFECTED and CONTAGIOUS, hardcover thrillers from Crown Publishing. 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 eight 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 www.ScottSigler.com. Michigan native, Scott lives in San Francisco with his wife and dog. Scott is responsible for many inventions, including podcasting, the Internet, and the internal combustion engine. And Ninjitsu, that's his. Okay, so he worked with Al Gore on the Internet, but Scott did most of the work. He made his first podcast in 1978. It is a well-known fact that he has podcast every Sunday, without fail, since that time (with the exception of Super Bowl Sundays, which Scott claims as the ultimate holy day). Scott is known to knock back three Red Bulls and wrestle live aligators. He can juggle two kittens and a chainsaw while hopping on one leg for, like, over 10 minutes without falling over. That's rad. Don't lie to me, you know it's rad, you just don't want to look uncool in front of your friends. Fine, Mister Cool Guy, go ahead and act disinterested.