Two Reasons I Love Oregon, a Brief Update, and a Helpful Metaphor for Writers (And Other Creative Professionals) Struggling with How to Spend Their Time

Scott William Carter   March 25, 2016  
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Reason #1: Reason #2: The two pictures above were taken about a week apart, both in the heart of winter here in Oregon. The first was at Cape Lookout, a two and a half mile hike that juts almost straight out into the Pacific Ocean. We took the whole family in early January and it was warm enough, even with… Read more »

A Shroud of Tattered Sails Audio Book Available

Scott William Carter   February 16, 2016  

For those of you who love audio books, the always excellent Steven Roy Grimsley has finished narrating the fourth Garrison Gage book, A Shroud of Tattered Sails, and it is now available for sale on Audible.com, Amazon.com, and iTunes. If you like audio books — and why wouldn’t you, when you have top talent like Grimsley bringing a story to… Read more »

New Garrison Gage book published: A Shroud of Tattered Sails

Scott William Carter   December 28, 2015  
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The fourth Garrison Gage book, A Shroud of Tattered Sails, is now out in the world. I shared the cover and book description a month ago on this blog, so rather than repeat myself, I’ll just link to the book’s page, where you can follow the links to various retailers and also read the first chapter online if you are so inclined. While the… Read more »

A Shroud of Tattered Sails – Cover and Description

Scott William Carter   November 20, 2015  
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That’s the cover for the upcoming Garrison Gage book, A Shroud of Tattered Sails, which is on target for a late December release. (Since I’m a pretty infrequent blogger, and only marginally better at social media, I always suggest signing up for my mailing list if you want to know right when my books are published.) You can click the image if you want… Read more »

1000 Email Subscribers Reached – Summer Mailing List Giveaways – Sign Up Today!

Scott William Carter   May 16, 2015  

Just last week, my mailing list crossed over 1000 subscribers. It’s a neat milestone, and a nice reminder of how many new readers I’ve picked up lately. Thank you! To show my appreciation, I’ve decided to do some giveaways for my fans. If you sign up before Sunday, June 21 (the first day of summer), you’ll be eligible for all the following… Read more »

New Book Published: THE GHOST WHO SAID GOODBYE

Scott William Carter   April 10, 2015  
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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 »

WR 450: Writing for Publication (Western Oregon University, Spring 2015)

Scott William Carter   February 12, 2015  

About a year ago, the English department at Western Oregon University (the day job part of my life) approached me about possibly teaching a course on writing and publishing — steeped in the kind of practical, nuts and bolts stuff that someone needs to know to write for publication today. I’m pleased to announce that it’s finally come together, and I’ll… Read more »