Cover of Wooden Bones

Scott William Carter   November 8, 2011  

Good news and bad news.  The good news is that it looks like you can now pre-order my fantasy, Wooden Bones, from Amazon.  It’s published by the same folks who brought you my first novel, Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, and it’s aimed at 9-12 year-olds.  (Of course, I’m hoping adults will enjoy it just as much as kids — think Neil Gaiman’s Coraline,which is similar in tone and feel.)  The pitch line?  Becoming a real boy was just the beginning . . . It’s the untold story of Pinocchio, who, after he becomes a real boy, discovers he has the power to bring puppets to life himself. 

The bad news is that publication date is not until August 7, 2012, so you’ll have a bit of a wait.  There’s no description of the book up yet either; that will follow before too long. 

I can, however, now safely post the cover here, since the publisher has posted it on Amazon and elsewhere.  I’m very happy with it.  It really captures the right mood for the story.