Scott Zierath graduated from Platteville High School (Wisconsin) in 1985. He graduated from Luther College with a degree in English and Speech/Theater in 1989. After spending a semester working in a canning factory to make money, he returned to Luther and received his secondary education certification. He substitute taught for three years in the Twin Cities area, and then spent three years at Remsen-St. Mary’s in Remsen, Iowa. The following fifteen was spent at Luther College with the Luther College Upward Bound program. He joined the Postville teaching staff in 2012 and has taught 7th and 8th grade Language Arts since. Scott is married to Kath Zierath, and they have a daughter Moira. In his off-time, Scott works at Decorah’s Walmart in the Electronics Department, and, in his spare time, he writes fantasy and mystery novels.