Scott William Carter

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SCOTT WILLIAM CARTER’s first novel, The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys, was hailed by Publishers Weekly as a “touching and impressive debut” and won an Oregon Book Award. Since then, he has published a dozen novels and over fifty short stories, including the popular Garrison Gage mysteries and the Myron Vale ghost detective series.

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That’s a picture from our recent week-long stay in Port Orford, Oregon. We rented a beautiful house nestled in the hills near Port Orford Heads State Park, and just forty-seven steps down to what was practically our own private beach. Heidi took this photo when we walked down the grass-covered steps that first night at dusk. It was such a magical moment that I actually said, “It’s like somet...

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“You become a great writer by writing lots and lots of stories, not by rewriting the same story over and over again.”
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“...I realized that even when people know the pep talk is phony, they still want to hear it. Maybe it was easier to believe a lie when somebody else was saying it rather than you saying it to yourself.”
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“This was different. This was living in the moment, with no expectations. For once, he wasn't waiting for everything to go to hell. Naturally,”
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