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. (Aside from the handsomely framed diploma and his ability to run art categories on Jeopardy, it hasn't really paid off).
Varengo loves to read (favorite authors are too many to list in this limited space, but include Craig A. Hart, Hunter S. Thompson, Kurt Vonnegut (even though he has no middle initial), J.R.R. Tolkien (who is a bit of a show-off and has TWO middle initials) 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 Industrial Techno Punk - oh, it's a thing), and walk along forested trails with his wife Kim. He lives in Baldwinsville, NY, a suburb of Syracuse, known for its picturesque setting and its friendly people. He has two adult children of whom he is obnoxiously proud.
His published works include a volume of short fiction, three fantasy novels, two thrillers and an ever-growing list of spy/espionage novellas, which he co-writes with Craig A. Hart.
Visit his website at sjvarengo.com.
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