SCOTT WILLIAM CARTER’s first young adult novel was hailed by Publishers Weekly as a “touching and impressive debut,” and called “compelling” and “a good choice for reluctant readers” by Library Journal. 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, two children, and thousands of imaginary friends.
Born in Minnesota and raised in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, he continues to make the lush western part of Oregon his home. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 1994 with an English degree, mostly because he couldn’t bear to major in anything useful. Among other things, Scott has been a bookstore owner, ski instructor, and computer trainer, but truly realized he was going to make something of his life when he spent four long nights picking beets off a conveyer belt at a cannery.
He has been a storyteller since the age of seven, when his second grade teacher published Sucked Into Zaxxon, the riveting, six-page adventure novel that recounted the exploits of a couple of kids transported into an arcade game. Although nothing he has written since has quite given him the same level of satisfaction as that single edition book made of cardboard, orange fabric, and clear tape, he has never stopped writing.
Read more about his books for kids at www.rymadoon.com.
Read more about his books for older readers at www.scottwilliamcarter.com.
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