Scott M. Folsom was born in Maine in February of 1984. The second of two children, Folsom was the son of a mechanical engineer father and a working mother. He grew up in the town of Sanford, ME, where he graduated in 2002 with academic honors.
In his youth, Folsom spent more than a quarter of his time in school focused on computers and information technology in the regional vocational center. Folsom created and ran a student help desk that serviced on-call repairs in the district.
Early Academic Years
After graduating, Folsom enrolled at the University of Maine, Orono. He later Enrolled at the University of Southern Maine, seeking to establish himself as an undergraduate psychology major with his return to UMaine the following Spring.
The following years were mildly productive for Folsom. During that time Scott had been presented with an opportunity to begin a career in IT without the arduous task of finishing his degree. Seeing an opportunity he could not be pass up, he put forth his effort into making it a reality, and in the Fall of 2006 he left school to pursue Information Technology.
Middle Academic Years
After leaving corporate IT, Folsom returned to the University of Southern Maine as a full time student where his life was changed forever by the philosophy of Hermeneutics. He was introduced to Being and Time, by Martin Heidegger, as well as the work of Gadamer, Merleau-Ponty and others. These philosophers resonated with him in a way different than any other philosopher had.
Phenomenology and Existentialism opened an entirely new perspective towards the vast amount of psychological literature he had been studying for his major. In 2011 he returned to the UMaine, in order to take one class needed to graduate. Scott took full advantage of his time in Orono, completing an additional major in Philosophy. During his final undergraduate year, Folsom was awarded Dean’s List honors both semesters.
After graduating with a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Maine, Folsom moved back to his hometown in southern Maine to be with his future wife. He managed to find work through a scoring student responses, and it was then he had the idea to begin writing his own epic-level science fiction fantasy novel.
In time, he compiled in excess of twenty pages of notes and outlines for a complex and systematized epic series spanning the length of seven books. After working on the novel for several months, in November of 2012, Folsom decided to use the spirit of Nanowrimo to work on a prequel novel that took place approximately 250 years before the events of the first book.
Since conceptualizing the first books of his series, he has since accomplished a complete working rough draft of the first novel, Titan 3030 as of March, 2015. A third revision was completed in July of 2016. The release date for publication is anticipated to be Spring of 2017.