Scott Farris is the author of three highly-regarded works of historical non-fiction published by Lyons Press:
- Inga: Kennedy's Great Love, Hitler's Perfect Beauty, and J. Edgar Hoover's Prime Suspect (2016)
- Kennedy & Reagan: Why Their Legacies Endure (2013)
- Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race But Changed the Nation (2011)
A former bureau chief for United Press International and a senior advisor to the governors of Wyoming and California, a U.S. senator, the mayor of Portland, Ore., a university president, and a Catholic bishop, Scott did not begin writing books until he was 50.
He has appeared multiple times on C-SPAN, including "The Contenders" series, as well as the MSNBC programs "Morning Joe and "Melissa Harris-Perry." He has authored opinion pieces that have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.