A dynamic storyteller, Scott brings a keen perspective, sharp wit and refreshing candor to the written word. Having authored countless columns and blogs, Scott penned his first book in his fifties, having always wanted to see this dream realized and at the same time, fulfill a promise to his mom. Since taking the leap, he has authored books on fiction and nonfiction topics ranging from marketing strategy, business and politics to road trips, backyard barbecues and the Wild West. Yes, barbecues! Has he told you about the time he roasted an alligator on the spit in his backyard?
But, let’s get back to the Wild West. You need to know that Scott Harris is a collector — a collector of stories, guitars, license plates, experiences, “Travels with Charley” books and memorabilia, and Louis L’Amour novels. In 2016, he began pursuing his longtime passion for Western fiction, and self-published the first book in his Western series, “Coyote Courage,” following the journey of Brock Clemons. In 2017, he published “Coyote Creek.”
You need to know that Scott Harris is a collector — a collector of stories, guitars, license plates, experiences, “Travels with Charley” books and memorabilia, and Louis L’Amour novels.
Scott’s Brock Clemons tales are ones of bravery, adventure and romance. The story of Brock Clemons will transport readers back to a time when chivalry, courage and gun fights ruled the days in the West.
Scott’s affinity for Westerns and thirst for experiences are what have shaped Scott as a speaker, mentor, writer and person. Perhaps a little bit of credit lies within his inherent nature to wake up in the wee hours of the morning refreshed and ready to take on the day — a “short sleeper” — a New York Times article would describe it. When you pair his “grab life” mentality with just the right amount of OCD and ADD tendencies — well, let’s just say this— “The Most Interesting Man Alive” has some serious competition.
Let’s just say this — “The Most Interesting Man Alive” has some serious competition.
As you can see, Scott’s sense of humor is still alive and thriving!
Scott's other works include a business advice book, “RoadMap: A Guide to a Successful Strategic Marketing Plan,” a book of inspirational quotes, “Quips, Quotes and Occasional Words of Wisdom,” and a book he co-curated with business partner Dianne McKay, “Ventura County Leaders Go Back in Time to Their Twenty-First Birthday.”
Before venturing into this latest endeavor and longtime dream of pursuing Western fiction, Harris managed his time as a business owner, successful former radio show host covering politics and The Dodgers, nationally published columnist and public speaker — traveling nationwide to speak on a variety of topics ranging from politics and ethics to sports, business, inspiration and motivation.
In 2017, Scott has plans to release a Western anthology, “52 Books, 52 Westerns: Old Favorites and New Discoveries," and his third Brock Clemons tale, “Coyote Canyon.” A California native, Harris is a family man, with two adult children, Justin and Samantha, and his wife Randi, whom he has been married to for 38 years. Harris and his wife enjoy exploring together and can often be found camping at the beach in their RV, with some great bourbon and a good cigar, friends, books and music always on-hand.