Scott M. Fisher, an Iowa native, was born in Nevada and grew up in Davenport, attending public schools: Grant Elementary, JB Young Jr Hi, and West High School (graduating class of 1970). He then attended Adrian College and Eastern Michigan University for his undergraduate degrees, then Eastern Michigan University and the University of Iowa for graduate degrees.
Scott is a fourth-generation educator and taught English/Literature/Written Communications and Automotive/Aviation Technology, along with coaching football, baseball, and golf, during his 35-year teaching career, primarily at the 2-year college level in Michigan (Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor), North Dakota (North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton), and Illinois (Rock Valley College in Rockford).
He is also an FAA-certified Airframe and Powerplant technician and ASE Certified Master Auto and Truck Technician. He began freelance technical and historical writing for the automotive industry while teaching in the Detroit area. He has won writing awards for his historical and educational articles, technical training programs, fiction, and video scripts.
His professional technical writing includes the development of print and video training guides for Boeing, Lockheed, General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Rockwell International, Volkswagen of America, Caterpillar, the Illinois Arts Council, and the National Science Foundation. He has also mentored young teachers in the development of classroom materials, assessment methods, and cooperative teaching strategies. Scott has also published six full-length books: four historical narratives (all with Iowa themes), a memoir (about Davenport's Grant Elementary School), and a collection of short fiction.