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

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Scott William Carter
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Thinking about writing.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. I remember Harrison Ford saying once in an interview that he didn't believe in happiness as a pure objective. I pretty much agree with that Happiness is a bi-product of doing something you love, something that gives you meaning. Since I love writing, I try to spend as much time doing it as possible. Now and then, I end up happy because of it.

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.

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