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’s your greatest fear?

A. Losing people important to me. That and choking on an Altoid.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I move with the speed of a ninja.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

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

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes.

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