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 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. 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.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My wife. Don't tell her, though. I wouldn't want it to go to her head.

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