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. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. I don't name any of my pets Peeve.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. I'm extremely proud to say I'm humble. Beyond that, I can't think of any others.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I move with the speed of a ninja.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I'd like to meet Edgar Allan Poe. If we met on the street, I'd probably stammer and say, "Got a light?" But of course, I don't smoke, so it would end up being awkward no matter what he said.

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