Scott William Carter is an award-winning author and academic technologist living in Oregon.
His first novel, The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys, was hailed by Publishers Weekly as a “touching and impressive debut” and won the prestigious Oregon Book Award. Since then, he has published ten novels and over fifty short stories, his fiction spanning a wide variety of genres and styles. His recent book for younger readers, Wooden Bones, chronicles the untold story of Pinocchio and was singled out for praise by the Junior Library Guild.
In his other life, Scott has worked as an academic technologist at Western Oregon University for over a decade, providing training and expertise on a variety of topics, including Web page creation, digital video production, print-on-demand and ebook publishing, and many software applications related to education, publishing, and information distribution in all its forms. He was the principal support person support person of WOU’s various LMS tools for over ten years (WebCT, Moodle), overseeing a 1000% growth in the number of courses using online course shells. In past lives, he has been a bookstore owner, the manager of a computer training company, and a ski instructor, though the most important job — and best – he’s ever had is being the father of his two children.
He blogs regularly at www.scottwilliamcarter.com/blog about publishing, libraries, education, technology, creativity, and the need for a healthy “plugged/unplugged” approach to modern life.
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