Scott Pearce is a writer and teacher, who lives in Mooroolbark, Victoria with his wife Jessica and their four children. Scott received his PhD from Deakin University in 2016. His dissertation examined the changing perceptions and reframing of masculine performance in post-World War II Westerns. He is fan of the Western film genre, William Faulkner and Charles Bukowski; he also has detailed plans of how to survive a zombie apocalypse. He writes about the link between place and identity and the entanglements of the past – real and imagined. His first novel, faded yellow by the winter, will be published by Reading Sideways Press in the first half of 2019.