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 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. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Are you implying I wouldn't want to be me?

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. That would be like choosing between my children. If I had five of them.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Thinking about writing for money.

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