William Neil Scott was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, but spent the majority of his life in Calgary, Alberta. Scott completed a BA Honours Degree in English with a Concentration in Creative Writing, at the University of Calgary.
Wonderfull is his debut novel, and winner of the Trade Fiction of the Year Award at the 2008 Alberta Book Publishing Awards, and the 2008-09 London Reads Competition. It was also shortlisted for the 2008 Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic.
Scott lives and writes in Calgary with his family, which includes a beautiful wife and a rambunctious little dog who has little to no shame. He is hard at work on a number of projects, including The Illustrator, a magic realist account of the Great March of the North West Mounted Police in the late 19th century, and a fantasy novel entitled How to Evict a Dragon: A Goblin's Guide to Courage.