Ronald Bruce Scott is an American journalist and author. His biography of Republican presidential candidate Willard Mitt Romney --"Mitt Romney: An inside look at the man and his politics"-- was published in November 2011 by the Lyons Press imprint of Globe Pequot Press in Guilford, CT. The biography has received significant media attention and, in the process, Scott became a regular commentator on the 2012 Presidential Elections in The United States. He is a contributor to the "Cognoscenti" at WBUR, Boston Public Radio.
Scott's first novel -- "Closing Circles: Trapped in the Everlasting Mormon Moment"-- was released in late January 2012 by Gray Dog Press in Spokane, Washington. It tied into the 2008 and 2012 Presidential elections.
The working titles and projected release dates of the remaining novels in what the author has characterized as the "Pratt Pentalogy" are as follows: "The Mending: A life too well remembered (late 2015); "Advancing Autonomy": A girl, her father and the rub of the green (2016);"Quad Pratt: Prince of New England, Lord of Star Valley" and "Leaving West Perish (2017)."
Born in Salt Lake City (October 4, 1945), the eldest of eight children, Scott was a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New England (1965-67). He studied journalism at the University of Utah while working as a reporter for both of the city's daily newspapers, "The Salt Lake Tribune" and "The Deseret News" (now "The Deseret Morning News"). He joined United Press International in 1970 before accepting a position with Time, Inc. in New York City, where he reported and wrote for all of its magazines "Time," "Sports Illustrated," "Life" and "Money" and was part of the small start-up editorial team that founded successful People Magazine in 1974.
In 2013, after living more than 40 years in New England, Scott and his wife moved to San Francisco.