Scott James (S.J.) Varengo was born in 1960, in a city called New York. Two years later he formed a band called The Beatles .
He returned to New York City to attend Fordham University (having been told it was a basketball powerhouse) before transferring to the State University of New York at Potsdam (having been told it was located in the tropics), from which he earned a bachelor’s degree in Art History.
Varengo loves to read (favorite authors include Craig A. Hart, Erik Therme, M.L. Williams and an up-and-comer named Ernie Heming-something-or-other), listen to music (when he writes, it’s usually jazz – the rest of the time it’s Tazmanian flute concertos), and walk along forested trails with his wife Kim and their dog Tanner. He lives in Baldwinsville, NY, a suburb of Syracuse, known for its picturesque setting and its friendly people. (Don’t ask anyone there about him, though. They have been instructed to disavow any knowledge of his activities). He has two adult children (again – the whole disavowing thing… so don’t even try asking THEM).
To date, he has published two books, Welcome Home, a collection of short fiction, and A Dark Clock, the first book in the fantasy series The Tale of Cerah of Quadar.