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. He released EARTHCORE as the world's first "podcast-only" novel. His loyal fans, who named themselves "Junkies," have downloaded over eight million individual episodes of his stories. Scott has 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. Scott 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.