Born in Gainesville, Florida, on Flag Day in the Summer of Love, Scott M. Marshall graduated high school in 1985--the same high school Tom Petty restlessly roamed in the 1960s. After many moons, Marshall captured an elusive college degree in 1997 (B.S., Counseling Skills) and journeyed on to graduate school where he managed to collect another degree in 2002 (M.A., Journalism).

Along the way, he held posts as a carpenter's gofer, lawn-mower, pizza delivery driver, custodian, teen group home leader, and cashier.

Providentially, he backed into the field of teaching--and has taught 14 years of college (both at private and public schools), mainly introductory communication courses, journalism, and public speaking.

His second book--Bob Dylan: A Spiritual Life--was published on June 20, 2017.

Marshall currently moves, lives, and has his being with his wife Amy, a therapist, in the red clay and rolling foothills of northeast Georgia. His original family--dad, mom, and two sisters, Southerners all--can be found in Melrose & St. Augustine, Florida; Valle Crucis, North Carolina; Huntsville, Alabama, and Asheville, North Carolina.