John Carter


I'm an attorney who hates practicing law. All those rules, regulations, and procedures really irritate me. So, I started writing books for children and middle grade readers where none of the rules and regulations apply. There are no limits on the imagination - no rules that have to be followed. I love writing for that reason more than any other.

My first book, Eli Arnold and the Keys to Forever started off as a simple story for my little girl. Then the voice in my head that kept telling me to write more became louder and louder pushing me to get the story down on paper. Now that Book One, Two. and Three are finished, Book Four is fighting to get out! That voice is as loud as ever! I hope folks like to read my books as much as I've liked writing them.

A little about me. I'm a big kid at heart. I love being outside. For fun I explore old tunnels and do a little cross-country running. I'm married with one little girl who is growing up way too fast! I live in the small town of Macon, Georgia, which makes appearances in a lot of my books. I, like Eli Arnold, am a chilidog fanatic and can often be found at Nu-Way Weiners (that's how they spell it) scarfing them down. I write as often as I can (stupid work gets in the way a lot) and love bouncing ideas off my girl, my wife, and my friends. Each of them has earned a special place in Heaven for having to listen to me prattle on about one story, idea, or another.

Please check out my books! I know you'll enjoy them. And drop me a line. I love hearing from folks. You can reach me at

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Eli Arnold and the Keys to Forever Book Two: The Myth of Mythology
Series: Eli Arnold and the Keys to Forever, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,960. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Trapped in the distant past, Eli continues his quest to locate the Keys to Forever, his brother, and a way home. Eli encounters gods, myths and legends, and discovers new things about himself as his tale unfolds. Help comes from unlikely sources. Enemies hide in shadows and plain sight. The pieces of the centuries old puzzle begin to fall into place as Eli discovers the myth of mythology
Eli Arnold and the Keys to Forever Book One: It's About Time
Series: Eli Arnold and the Keys to Forever, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 61,750. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / General
Sixth grade behind, Eli Arnold and his brother head to Florida for their summer vacation. They are whisked through time and around the globe as they struggle to reunite and to find the powerful Keys to Forever. Eli has no idea that he was chosen millennia ago to save the world. Aliens, mummies (the blood-thirsty kind), dragons, and more await as they battle for each other and to find a way home.

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