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Here’s what’s new in Carpenter Country

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Screen capture by HL Carpenter


Our thanks to fellow YA author friend Sharon Ledwith for sharing the news of the release of our very own Pirate Summer!

The post Top Drawer News (click here to read more)

Fri, Aug 19, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Jack Cover with border small canvas


Continued from Installment 24

Mr. Newman's thin voice whined from the phone like an annoying mosquito.

The post (click here to read more)

Fri, Aug 19, 2016, Continue reading at the source
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In this month's post for Working Writers and Bloggers, we talk about our reasons for re-reading favorite books.

The post Top Drawer News — Read, repeat appeared (click here to read more)

Sat, Aug 13, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Jack Cover with border small canvas


Continued from Installment 23

“Jack! Where are you?” Mr. Newman's voice boomed through the receiver of Jack's phone.

The (click here to read more)

Sat, Aug 13, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Image source: Screen capture by HL Carpenter


Our thanks to husband/wife writing team CD Hersh for sharing their blog space with us!

The post Top Drawer News — New friends! appeared first on (click here to read more)

Sat, Aug 13, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Jack Cover with border small canvas


Continued from Installment 22

“How many times do you want me to say it? The Fountain does not exist.”

(click here to read more)
Fri, Aug 05, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Image source: HL Carpenter


What goes together better than pie and pirates? Pie and privateers? Pie and Pirate Summer?

The post Top Drawer News — Pie! appeared first on (click here to read more)

Wed, Aug 03, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Screen Capture by HL Carpenter


Our thanks to author Clarissa Johal for her generosity in sharing space on her blog with us.

The post Top Drawer News — Time travel appeared (click here to read more)

Sat, Jul 30, 2016, Continue reading at the source
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Continued from Installment 21

Harey hiccuped, which Jack figured was as close to an answer as they were going (click here to read more)

Sat, Jul 30, 2016, Continue reading at the source
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Continued from Installment 20

An old pickup bounced around the corner and bumped to a stop behind the police (click here to read more)

Sat, Jul 23, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Image source: Screen capture by HL Carpenter


Our thanks to our author friend Sloane Taylor for featuring Pirate Summer on her blog today.

The post Top Drawer News — A treasure of a friend (click here to read more)

Mon, Jul 18, 2016, Continue reading at the source
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Do you notice inconsistencies in best-sellers as you read them? Has the practice helped your writing?

The post Top Drawer News — Learning from the birds appeared (click here to read more)

Sat, Jul 16, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Jack Cover with border small canvas


Continued from Installment 19

“Missing!” Jack caught Tenspot's arm. “What do you mean he is missing?”

The post (click here to read more)

Sat, Jul 16, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Image source: Debdatta Dasgupta Sahay


When we were growing up, we loved to read, and our favorite books were the ones about horses. We read and re-read the classics, including Black Beauty and the (click here to read more)

Thu, Jul 14, 2016, Continue reading at the source
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Continued from Installment 18

“Jack thinks someone overheard Cori and me joking about the Fountain of Youth, and that's (click here to read more)

Fri, Jul 08, 2016, Continue reading at the source
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Continued from Installment 16

Jack shook his head. “I am not delusional. Someone called in a tip to the (click here to read more)

Fri, Jun 24, 2016, Continue reading at the source
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Summer's here -- both the season here in North America, and our new young adult e-novel, Pirate Summer.

The post Top Drawer News — Pirate Summer is (click here to read more)

Sat, Jun 18, 2016, Continue reading at the source
Jack Cover with border small canvas


Continued from Installment 15

“No, no. Cori's fine. So's the baby.”

The post Jack and The Fountain (click here to read more)

Sat, Jun 18, 2016, Continue reading at the source

What's your perspective on writing? What method do you use to take a fresh look at your stories? In this month's post on the Working Writers and Bloggers (click here to read more)

Sat, Jun 11, 2016, Continue reading at the source

Pirate Summer

When her brother disappears, Josey is sure she knows where he's gone. And the only way to bring him home is to travel two hundred years into the past with a boy she can't trust.

Read the first chapter.

Buy at Amazon (US) (Kindle)

The SkyHorse

Tovi thinks finding a flying horse is fabulous luck— until a mysterious stranger says finders aren’t always keepers.

Read the first chapter. Get free stuff and learn the FAQs. Buy at Amazon (US) (Kindle) Buy at Amazon.co.uk (UK) (Kindle) Buy at Smashwords (PDF, ePub, Mobi, Kindle)

Dream Stealer

Is stealing a dream better than losing your own?

Read an excerpt.

Buy at Amazon (Kindle)

Jack and The Fountain of Youth

Some people say the Fountain of Youth is a myth. Jack Ponsi Dileonardo Thomas knows better.

Read the installments.

Buy at Amazon (Kindle)

The Emma Twiggs Mysteries

Meet Emma Twiggs: Septuagenarian sleuth; Aunty to her favorite (and only) nephew; matchmaker at heart.

Read the stories.

Carpenter Country Essays

Carpenter Country Essays

by HL Carpenter

Find out what's going on in our neck of the human experience.

Read the Essays