Scott Semegran

Biography

Scott Semegran lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, four kids, two cats, and a dog. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in English. He is a bestselling, award-winning writer and cartoonist. He can also bend metal with his mind and run really fast, if chased by a pack of wolves. Books by Scott Semegran include To Squeeze a Prairie Dog, Sammie & Budgie, Boys, The Meteoric Rise of Simon Burchwood, The Spectacular Simon Burchwood, Modicum, Mr. Grieves and more. His short stories have appeared in literary journals like The Next One Literary Journal, Texas Tech University Honors College and more. His comic strips have appeared in the following newspapers: The Austin Student, The Funny Times, The Austin American-Statesman, Rocky Mountain Bullhorn, Seven Days, The University of Texas at Dallas Mercury, and The North Austin Bee.

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Videos

Lulu Author Talks | Scott Semegran
Lulu chats with "Sammie & Budgie" author Scott Semegran about his experience self-publishing and what he's learned along the way.

To Squeeze a Prairie Dog by Scott Semegran (Audiobook Excerpt)
To Squeeze a Prairie Dog by Scott Semegran (Audiobook Excerpt)

Series

Simon Adventures
The Adventures of Simon Burchwood

Simon Adventures Boxed Set

Price: $5.99 USD.

Sammie & Budgie

Price: $3.99 USD.

Books

To Squeeze a Prairie Dog: An American Novel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 83,830. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
This is the story of a sincere young man from a small town who joins a government agency. His quirky coworkers discover a computer glitch, saving the State of Texas millions, but the crotchety governor and a curious reporter threaten to ruin their lives. This is an American tale—part fable, part satire, and part comedy—revealing that camaraderie amongst friends wins the day over evil intentions.
Simon Adventures Boxed Set
Series: Simon Adventures. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 278,050. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Simon Adventures Boxed Set For the first time, all three novels in the hilarious literary series are together in one eBook bundle. This eBook collects the entire epic, mind-bending run in the most convenient format available including all three book covers and accompanying illustrations: THE METEORIC RISE OF SIMON BURCHWOOD THE SPECTACULAR SIMON BURCHWOOD SAMMIE & BUDGIE
Sammie & Budgie
Series: Simon Adventures. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 112,450. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Sammie & Budgie is a quirky, mystical tale of a self-doubting IT nerd and his young son, who possesses the gift of foresight.The novel explores the bond between a caring father and his children, one affected by his own thorny relationship with his surly father, and the connection he has with his sweet son is thicker than blood, going to the place where dreams are conceived and realized.
Boys: Stories About Bullies, Jobs, and Other Unpleasant Rites of Passage from Boyhood to Manhood
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,940. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
These are the stories of three boys living in Texas: one growing up, one dreaming, and one fighting to stay alive in the face of destitution. There is second-grader William, 15-year-old Sam, and 21-year-old Seff, all trying to make their way on their own terms. These stories are told with heart, humor, and an uncompromising look at what it meant to grow up in Texas during the 80s and 90s.
The Great and Powerful, Brave Raideen
Price: Free! Words: 6,710. Language: American English. Published: March 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Second-grader William enjoyed the sanctity of his room, surrounded by his toys. In his room, he was safe from Randy, the bully at school. William schemed about what he would do to get back at Randy with his favorite toy, a Shogun Warrior called Brave Raideen. William was convinced that Brave Raideen had the answer to his problem; he would show Randy who was the bigger kid on the school playground.
The Spectacular Simon Burchwood
Series: Simon Adventures. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,070. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Simon Burchwood's life is a complete disaster. His literary career is in shambles. When he learns that his ex-wife abruptly moves to Dallas with his children, he embarks on a crazy road trip with a nerdy coworker and a hitchhiking punk rock girl and discovers the inspiration he desperately needs for his new literary masterpiece. Take another trip with the one and only Simon Burchwood.
Modicum
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,250. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » Graphic novels/comics/manga
This collection of short stories, musings, and cartoons by writer / cartoonist Scott Semegran explores such themes as suicide, parenting, religion, masculinity, the apocalypse, and, most importantly, erections. It’s guaranteed to make you laugh, cry, and pee your pants (hopefully, not at the same time).
The Butterfly Effect
Price: Free! Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
(4.00 from 1 review)
A father watches his daughters lovingly care for a squirmy gang of caterpillars. When they morph into butterflies, the girls witness the true meaning of life... unfortunately. A short story by Scott Semegran.
The Meteoric Rise of Simon Burchwood
Series: Simon Adventures. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 89,720. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
On his way to New York to celebrate his impending literary success, Simon Burchwood is the prototypical American careerist. But a quick detour to Montgomery, Alabama to visit a childhood friend sends Simon on a bizarre journey, challenging his hopes and dreams of becoming a famous writer. This is a character study that delves into the psyche of a man who desperately tries to redefine himself.

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