Terence Scott was born in New York City in 1978. Raised in a single parent household, his mother, Ann, was a registered nurse who worked in New York Hospital. He was educated at the Westchester Day School in a dual academic program until the age of 13. For a change of atmosphere, he attended Mamaroneck High School and graduated in 1996. He then did some college level Creative Writing at New York City's New School for Social Research and NYU. Some of his poetic and literary influences include Edgar Allan Poe, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Friedrich Nietzsche, Fyodor Dostoevsky and Door's poet Jim Morrison. Terence presently attends Iona College in New Rochelle, New York and is majoring in Journalism.