Category Archives: Fiction

Postcards from the Garage: Sunset in Bandon, Oregon (and a brief update)

Scott William Carter   January 10, 2018  

That’s a shot of the beach in Bandon, Oregon in mid-December. My daughter wanted to visit her best friend, who moved to northern California a few years ago, and we found a way to make it happen — flying her down from Portland to Arcata. It’s not something we can always do, but special friendships are worth a special effort,… Read more »


Scott William Carter   April 10, 2015  

I mentioned this book was coming in my last post (and I informed my mailing list a few days ago*), but I’m pleased to announce that The Ghost Who Said Goodbye is now available in both print and ebook.  A sharp-witted private investigator who has a hard time telling the living apart from the dead? Check. A serial killer with a paranormal twist that… Read more »

A New Edition of The Dinosaur Diaries (and Some Thoughts About WIBBOW)

Scott William Carter   July 15, 2014  

My first short story collection, The Dinosaur Diaries and Other Tales Across Space and Time, has been republished by Flying Raven Press  (links to retailers below).  This is my own publishing company, of course, which gave me an opportunity to package the book in the way I really wanted it, with a snazzy new cover and everything.  The eighteen stories… Read more »


Scott William Carter   June 13, 2014  

It’s been far too long, but The Lovely Wicked Rain, the third in my Garrison Gage mystery series, is finally out in the world.  It was a lot of fun to spend a little time with Gage again, and I’m hoping my readers agree.  A little more information about the book is below.  These are standalone mysteries, so you don’t necessarily need… Read more »

A New Gage Book Coming Soon, Plus Some Thoughts on the Merging of My Two Careers

Scott William Carter   April 24, 2014  

Finally, a bit of book publishing news!  I’m putting the final touches on the next Garrison Gage book, The Lovely Wicked Rain.  That’s the cover on the right, though the final version might undergo a bit of tweaking. After copy editing, manuscript layout, and other publishing-related tasks, both the ebook and the trade paperback edition should be out in the… Read more »

“The Toy That Ran Away” in Moonscapes

Scott William Carter   February 21, 2014  

Don’t look now, but I have another story out:  “The Toy That Ran Away” has appeared in Moonscapes, volume six of the Fiction River anthology series.  It features an intrepid interstellar private detective named Dexter Duff, who’s also appeared several times in other magazines.  When Dexter is asked to retrieve a child’s sophisticated robotic toy from a ravaged moon, he… Read more »

Ghost Detective – Now Available

Scott William Carter   June 22, 2013  

Since I already posted a little background info about my newest book, Ghost Detective, this is just a brief post to say that the book is now available for purchase both in paperback and ebook.  Please see this page for links to all the various retailers. Hope you check it out!  If all goes well, I do plan to write… Read more »