Scott McEwen lives in San Diego, California, where he began writing while practicing law. He grew up in the mountains of Eastern Oregon where he became an Eagle Scout; hiking, fishing, and hunting at every opportunity presented. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Oregon and thereafter studied and worked extensively in London, England. Scott works with and provides support for several military charitable organizations, including the Seal Team Foundation.
Scott's interest in military history, intense patriotism, and experience with long-range hunting rifles, compelled him to accurately record the battlefield experiences of Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in United States military history. Chris and Scott started American Sniper at Scott's home in San Diego, and from there the story grew to a #1 New York Times Bestseller. American Sniper has now sold more than One Million copies and has been translated into over twenty languages. We lost Chis Kyle on February 2, 2013, and he is deeply missed by all. American Sniper, the movie, starring Bradley Cooper, and directed by Clint Eastwood, will be released on December 25, 2014. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/02/american-sniper-trailer_n_5924632.html?fb_action_ids=10202819053533603&fb_action_types=og.likes
Scott's second non-fiction, Eyes on Target, provides a riveting view of the Navy SEALs as never seen before. It also includes a definitive view of why the Benghazi attack was both predictable and preventable, and what should have been done to save the brave Americans killed during the attack.
Scott started his first Novel series in collaboration with Thomas Koloniar which resulted in the National and Amazon Bestseller Sniper Elite-One Way Trip. Based on true events, Sniper Elite explores a series of real sniper stories that have been fictionalized in the novel.
Already critically acclaimed, Target America-Scott's latest book-is the second in the Sniper Elite series. The plot in Target America explores a not-so-fictional result when you release terrorists from Guantanamo Bay. A story that has received national attention, given the reality we have observed as of late.
The sniper elite series has been acquired by SONY Films and is being developed for a movie. We will be working with Jaume Collet-Serra (Director) and Sheldon Turner (screen writer) to put the hottest action ever to date on the screen. http://deadline.com/2015/02/sniper-elite-jaume-collet-serra-sheldon-turner-american-sniper-scott-mcewen-1201378070/ We cannot wait!
The third installment in the Sniper Elite series will be released in May, 2015 and is called The Sniper and the Wolf. This novel takes Navy SEAL Gil Shannon and his teammates to places SEALs must operate that are heretofore unexplored in fact or fiction.
The war on terror exists both in fact and fiction, and hard men are called upon everyday to fight its battles. Scott is proud to chronicle this fight.
Check in with what is up with Scott at scottmcewen.com or his Facebook page-https://www.facebook.com/sniperauthor?ref=hl