Michael Scott is one of Ireland's most successful and prolific authors, with over one hundred titles to his credit. These span a variety of genres, including Fantasy, Science Fiction and Folklore. He writes for both adults and young adults and is published in thirty-eight countries, in over twenty languages.
All books in Michael Scott's six-part epic series, The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, have been New York Times bestsellers. Michael Scott is considered one of the authorities on the folklore of the Celtic lands. His collections, Irish Folk & Fairy Tales, Irish Myths & Legends and Irish Ghosts & Hauntings have remained continuously in print for the past twenty years and are now included amongst the definitive and most-quoted works on the subject.
The Irish Times hailed him as "the King of Fantasy in these Isles". Praised for his "unparalleled contribution to children's literature" by the Guide to Children's Books, Michael Scott was the Writer in Residence during Dublin's tenure as European City of Culture in 1991, and was featured in the 2006 edition of Who's Who in Ireland as one of the "1000 most significant Irish."Michael Scott has recently written a Doctor Who anniversary ebook. The brand-new story is titled The Nameless City and was released in February 2013, as part of plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.