I'm the author of the novels MYSTERIOUS SKIN (1995); IN AWE (1997), and WE DISAPPEAR (2008), all from HarperCollins / HarperPerennial.
MYSTERIOUS SKIN was made into a 2005 film, directed by Gregg Araki and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brady Corbet, Michelle Trachtenberg, Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Elizabeth Shue.
Since I'm a longtime music fanatic, I've recently been focusing on editing a series of e-books called THE FIRST TIME I HEARD series, where noted musicians and writers tell their first-person stories of hearing an iconic band or artist for the first time. THE FIRST TIME I HEARD JOY DIVISION / NEW ORDER was the lead book in the series, and installments that followed (or are forthcoming) include books on Cocteau Twins, David Bowie, The Smiths, Kate Bush, Abba, My Bloody Valentine, Kraftwerk, The Pixies, Roxy Music, R.E.M., and more. http://www.facebook.com/TheFirstTimeIHeard
I was born and raised in various small towns in the center of Kansas. I went to the University of Kansas in Lawrence, and moved to New York City in 1991 to get my MFA degree at Columbia University. After 11 years in New York, I moved to Boston in 2002, and that's where I'm currently living.
My personal website is www.scottheim.com, and I have a weblog at www.heim.etherweave.com/weblog.