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Publication Order of Garrison Gage Books

The Gray and Guilty Sea (As: Jack Nolte) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Plunder by Pilgrims (As: Jack Nolte) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Desperate Place for Dying (As: Jack Nolte) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lovely Wicked Rain (As: Jack Nolte) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Shroud of Tattered Sails (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Lighthouse for the Lonely Heart (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bury the Dead in Driftwood (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Deep and Deadly Undertow (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Cold and Shallow Shore (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Plunder by Pilgrims is a prequel story.

Publication Order of Lost Lands of Rymadoon Books

Drawing a Dark Way (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Tale of Two Giants (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Myron Vale Investigations Books

The Haunted Breadbox (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost Detective (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ghost Who Said Goodbye (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ghost, the Girl, and the Gold (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

President Jock, Vice President Geek (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Care and Feeding of Rubber Chickens (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wooden Bones (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Castle on the Hill at the Edge of the World (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Liberators (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heart of Stone (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tommy Top Hat (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Red Scarf (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lincoln and the Dragon (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dragon of the Dolomites (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Android Who Became a Human Who Became an Android (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last Stop on Dowling Street (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Dinosaur Diaries and Other Tales Across Space and Time (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Web Of Black Widows (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unity Worlds at War (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of Twisted Time (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strange Ghosts (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strange Romance (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man Who Made No Mistakes (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Fiction River Books

with Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Jay Lake, Anthea Sharp, Annie Reed, Lisa Silverthorne, Chuck Heintzelman, Dean Wesley Smith, John Helfers, Nancy Holder, Seanan McGuire, Kerrie L. Hughes, Jeanne C. Stein, Rebecca Moesta, Mark Leslie, Lee Allred, Kelly Cairo, Sharon Joss, Thomas K. Carpenter, Lou J. Berger, Fiction River, Kerry L. Hughes
How to Save the World (By: Dean Wesley Smith) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time Streams (By: Dean Wesley Smith,Lee Allred,Lou J. Berger) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hex in the City (By: Jay Lake,Anthea Sharp,Annie Reed,Nancy Holder,Seanan McGuire,Kerrie L. Hughes,Jeanne C. Stein) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Valor (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Dean Wesley Smith,Lee Allred) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Haunted (By: Anthea Sharp,Kerrie L. Hughes) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last Stand (By: John Helfers) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tavern Tales (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Dean Wesley Smith,Kerry L. Hughes) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wishes (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Dean Wesley Smith,Rebecca Moesta) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Feel the Love (By: Mark Leslie) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Time Travelers (With: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Lisa Silverthorne,Chuck Heintzelman,Dean Wesley Smith,Kelly Cairo,Sharon Joss,Thomas K. Carpenter,Fiction River) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Cat Tales 2: Fantastic Feline Fiction(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Racing the Clock(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Library Cases(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

An American author, Scott William Carter has come to be known as an extremely versatile author over the years. Largely focusing on mystery and fantasy novels though, he has managed to carve a niche within the young adult field. Winning awards for his work he has made a brand for himself by being one of the most prolific writers at the forefront of his field to date. With a style that is unique and entirely his own he has taken the conventions of the mystery novel and transformed them into something new and different, as he continues to reinvent the genre.

Early and Personal Life

Born in Minnesota the author to be Scott William Carter grew up with a strong fascination in both reading as well as writing. Raised in Willamette Valley in Oregon, he would take in a lot during his formative years, constantly putting it back into his work and material. Always looking for new ideas he would work on refining his skills throughout the many years to follow in his career.

It was in 1994 that he graduated from the University of Oregon whereby he gained a Bachelor of Arts in English. This would provide him with the tools necessary in taking his writing career forwards successfully in the years come. Prior to writing full-time he would also undertake a variety of other jobs, during which time he’d continue to write and develop his style.

Working as a ski-instructor as well as a computer trainer before becoming a writer, he would always be searching for material. It was during his time owning a book-store that he became particularly familiar with the craft, always learning new tips for himself. Starting out with short-stories he soon progressed to long-form fiction novels, as he then became a full-time writer thus achieving his life-long ambition.

Currently writing to this very day he carries on putting out work and novels at a regular and ever consistent pace. Living with his family in Oregon in the United States, he lives with his wife and their two children; a son and a daughter. With much more to come yet it seems that he’s not stopping anytime soon either, as with career growing from strength-to-strength.

Writing Career

Bringing out his first book back in 2010 Scott William Carter made his debut with the stand-alone title ‘The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys’. This was a young-adult novel which subsequently won awards too, as well as establishing his name as an author. Later that year he would also go on to write ‘The Gray and Guilty Sea’, which was to be the first in his ongoing series of ‘Garrison Gage’ novels.

Writing a number of series, Scott William Carter is well known for the variety of franchises that he currently has under his belt. Starting with his Garrison Gage series in 2010 following a private-investigator of which there are four books in total so far, he also wrote the ‘Myron Vale Investigations’ series as well. Both following along similar lines they manage to provides straight-forward mystery novels that engage and entertain the reader.

Receiving acclaim from both the critics and the general public alike, he also gained awards for his efforts too, such as the Oregon Book Award for his debut novel. Respected by both his many peers and contemporaries he has also garnered a multitude of favorable reviews for his work too. With readers discovering his work everyday his audience continues to grow both nationally and internationally.

Being a highly prolific figure on the scene he still has a lot of potential to continue developing in the years to come. Maintaining a strong presence both online and off, he is a very vocal advocate for both him along with his craft. This is expected to continue on into the future, as there’s a lot more set on the horizon regarding his forthcoming novels.

A Shroud of Tattered Sails

Brought out through the ‘Flying Raven Press’ publishing label in 2015 upon the 26th of December, this was set to be the fourth title in the ongoing ‘Garrison Gage’ series of novels. Continuing with another adventure for the eponymous hero, it follows Garrison Gage as he undertakes another mystery to solve. Following on in much the same vein as the previous novels, it provides more of what the audience have now come to expect, along with some twists and turns of its own along the way.

With a missing man along with a beached sail-boat it seems that there is a mystery afoot, especially after a highly distressed woman finds herself staggering ashore too. Stepping onto the scene is one Garrison Gage, a private-investigator who aims to get to the bottom of this particular case. The woman apparently has no memory, but she may not be telling the whole truth, and then a body washes ashore along with more questions. Where did the man go? What really happened to the woman? Can Gage find out the truth behind a shroud of tattered sails?

The Ghost, the Girl, and the Gold

Setting up the third book in the ongoing ‘Myron Vale Investigations’ series of novels, this was also brought out through the ‘Flying Raven Press’ publishing house. Released on October the 8th in 2016, this arrived to much acclaim given that the previous titles has already amassed a following. Providing another case-file for the eponymous Myron Vale, it continues on from the titles before, as well as being set firmly in the mystery novel mold.

The ghost detective Myron Vale is a little put-off when Laura and John Ray arrive into his office in the hope of locating their missing daughter with no clues or money. Finding out that their daughter had abilities of her own, though, he quickly finds himself developing a sense of kinship with her and her plight. It is in his search for the young Olivia Ray that he finds himself coming up against a powerful and dangerous personality though, one which could threaten everyone around him. Will he be able to find the girl? Can he keep himself safe long enough to do so? What really happened ot the ghost, the girl, and the gold?

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One Response to “Scott William Carter”

  1. K. Thommen: 2 years ago

    We have read all the Gage mysteries. Born and raised in Oregon
    and having visited many Oregon of the coastal towns through
    the years makes us feel the stories are more personable.
    Just finished the latest Garrison Gage while vacationing
    in Lincoln City, that made it even more Entertaining!!!
    Looking forward to future stories. We have enjoyed all the
    different book series. But Gage is our favorite.


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