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Born and raised in the Midwest, Scott Whitmore traveled throughout the United States and around the world after enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1982. Later commissioned as an officer, Scott’s 20-year Navy career included duty afloat and ashore in ship operations, administration, personnel management, maritime logistics, physical security and training.
A few years after his 2003 retirement from military service, he joined the sports staff at The Herald, a daily newspaper located in Everett, Wash., with a circulation of 45,000. As a copy editor and sportswriter, Scott’s beat included high school athletics and motorsports, including national and local racing series. In 2009 his feature story about a young Everett sprint car racer was awarded third place in the annual writing contest held by the National Motorsports Press Association.
Scott left The Herald in 2009 to begin working as a freelance writer and marketing consultant, specializing in motorsports. He wrote and published Short Track Saturday Nights, a book about the 2008 racing season at Evergreen Speedway, Washington’s only NASCAR home track, incorporating new material and his newspaper articles.
Scott has also written for Sports Northwest magazine, which is no longer published, and several motorsports blogs including Pop-Off Valve (www.popoffvalve.com) and Racing in America (www.racinginamerica.com/blog). Most recently, his article on NASCAR and IndyCar driver Danica Patrick was included in the August 2011 New York Yankees Magazine as part of a special issue celebrating women in sports.
Carpathia is his first novel.