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Welcome to Carpenter Country!
Welcome to Carpenter Country!

Dear Reader,

Hi, there! We’re happy you’re here! We’re HL Carpenter, a mother/daughter duo. We write family-friendly fiction from our studios in Carpenter Country, a magical place that, like our stories, is unreal but not untrue. When we’re not writing, we enjoy exploring the Land of What-If and practicing the fine art of Curiosity.

In addition to being multi-generational writers, we’re also multi-genre writers. Here’s a gallery of our published fiction.

You’ll find a list of all our work here and a list of our fiction here.

And don’t miss the Carpenter Country essays, brief slice-of-life peeks into our escapades here in Carpenter Country.

Oh, yes, and there are also author interviews and guest blog posts for your reading pleasure.

You can access everything from the menu bar at the top of the page. If you like what you read, sign up for our newsletter, a brief recap of Carpenter Country happenings that goes out every Saturday thanks to the hard-working team at MailChimp. The newsletter is free, we’ll never spam you, and you can unsubscribe easily at any time (not that you’ll want to). The sign up box is in the right sidebar.

Though we know you don’t need extra encouragement to sign up for the newsletter, we’ll send you a free pdf e-book of Walden, by Henry David Thoreau anyway. Wondering why we chose Walden as a sign-up bonus? Click here for the back story.

Wanna talk to us? Send an email to editor @ or hl_carpenter @, or you can connect on GoodreadsTwitter or Pinterest. We’re on YouTube too.

Welcome to Carpenter Country, and thanks for reading along with us! Now that we’ve met, we hope you’ll be a regular visitor.

 H & L Carpenter

Caricature created by Rafael Diez at CartoonYou

Where We Are

Top Drawer Ink Corp.
Lecanto, FL

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