Scott William Carter

Scott William Carter is the author of Wooden Bones and The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys, which was hailed by Publishers Weekly as a “touching and impressive debut.” His short stories have appeared in dozens of popular magazines and anthologies, including Analog, Ellery Queen, Realms of Fantasy, and Weird Tales. He lives in Oregon with his wife and two children. Visit him at

Books by this Author

Wooden Bones
The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Treat every reader as if they are the only one you have.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. I'd go with Mother Teresa, except I don't look good in a habit.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Not getting out more as kid and a young man. I try to make up for it now by spending as much time indoors in front of a computer.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. I was addicted to the phrase "you know," until someone explained to me that no, most people don't know.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. The ability to make any woman fall in love with me. Of course, it would be a terrible burden, now that I'm married.

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