The Author

image-1According to the “Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published,” one of ten important things that an author should have on their website is a “bio.” A page that tells site visitors who you are, and why you’re qualified to write the things you’ve written.  Here is that page. (Written in 3rd person POV to sound as if someone else is saying how great and qualified I am.)

  • Scott (aka Thurman, Thurm) was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Thurman was baptized into the Mormon Church at 8 years old.
  • Scott enrolled in the University of Utah’s Department of Communication with dreams of becoming a news journalist, but then…
  • … in his junior year decided to serve a mission for the LDS Church and was sent to Hong Kong where he learned how to speak Cantonese.
  • After his mission, Thurm returned to Salt Lake City and graduated from the University of Utah’s School of Business
  • Having a strong desire to return to Hong Kong, Scott enrolled in the American Graduate School of International Management (a.k.a. Thunderbird) in Glendale, Arizona, earning his Master of International Management (MIM) degree. 
  • Scott moved to Hong Kong and became an Account Executive for a publishing company called Asian Sources Media Group (Now Global Sources).   It was on a sales call that he met his wife, Jackie.  They have two gifted and talented children.
  • In 1996 a friend from Thunderbird stole Thurman away from Asian Sources and convinced him to join Intel Corporation in Singapore.  Scott has now worked for Intel for almost 20 years.  He is currently employed by Intel in their Data Center Group.
  • Thurman has lived in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Shanghai, China.  In the USA, he has been a resident of Utah, Arizona, California, Oregon, and Virginia and currently resides in Hillsboro, Oregon, and Folsom, California.
  • Scott has been writing “Suicide by Everest” in the evenings and on weekends since 2012. It is his first novel.

Photo Credit: Sasha Vandeventer

For the back of the Suicide By Everest book cover:

“Scott Thurman was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. Scott has lived and worked in Hong Kong and China for decades but denies ever being a member of the triads. He has no discernible tattoos but is missing the tip of his middle finger on his right hand. Scott hopes to summit Mount Everest one day, but reaching Everest Base Camp sounds good too. He is very happy living in Northern California with Wife #1 and their two children.”