The short version: I'm a writer from Pittsburgh who lives in Brooklyn.

The longer version: In first grade I decided I wanted to be a triple threat: a writer, illustrator and basketball player. So I designed some business cards saying so and printed them out. (They featured a clip art quill, ink well and basketball.) I handed them out mostly to family members and classmates, and through this type of networking I found some freelance jobs creating greeting cards and ghostwriting the occasional love note. After a lot of practice, however, I realized I could not draw to save my life and that writing was a lot more fun.

I scratched "illustrator" off my remaining cards and continued to pursue words and hoops.

During freshman year of college, I had to decide between basketball and writing for the school paper. Chances were much higher that I could go pro as a writer than a basketball player, so I retired my jersey, lost my muscle weight and gained some whiskey weight. 

I stuck with the writing, first for a few newspapers in Pennsylvania and Maryland, then at a few agencies and publications (and ad school) in New York City. Now I'm at ThoughtMatter, where I (try to) run the copy department.

I still can't draw at all, and my jumpshot is far from what it used to be, but I still love writing more than I love anything else. (Except for maybe reading, sitcoms, watching other people play basketball on TV, Chinese food and watching other people play basketball on TV l while I eat Chinese food.)

Thank you for taking the time to check out some of my stuff. I hope you like it. Please contact me anytime at srm5082@gmail.com, 724-272-9357 or on Twitter @scottmuska. Maybe we can work together. Maybe we can have a few laughs. Hopefully, both.

 This is what I look like.

This is what I look like.