Dear Reader

Welcome to Carpenter Country!

Welcome to Carpenter Country!

Dear Reader,

Hi, there! We’re happy you’re here! We’re HL Carpenter, a Florida-based mother/daughter duo. We write 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. If you haven’t already visited our published works page, here’s an overview of our writing.

Our fiction credits include anthologies, a cozy mystery, A Cause for Murder, a futuristic speculative novella, Taxing Pecksniffery, a young adult novelette, Dream Stealer, a young adult novel, Walled In, a satirical short story, The Demise of Fyne Literature, a New Adult novella, Jack and The Fountain of Youth, and young adult fantasy novels, The SkyHorse and Pirate Summer.

Want to read samples? Click on the links, or take a look at the sidebar over there >>>>. You’ll find lots of gift reads, links, and other great stuff.

Our non-fiction writing credits include accounting newsletters, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Education Direct.

In addition to work published elsewhere, we also write original articles that provide great information on taxes, money and finance, which happen to be areas we specialize in, and we’ll continue to add to the library.

There’s also humor, in the form of satire. Hey, everybody needs to laugh, right?

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 beneath our picture. If you like what you read, sign up for our Top Drawer Ink newsletter, which goes out every Saturday thanks to the hard-working team at MailChimp. Top Drawer Ink 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 at the top of the page.

Wanna talk to us? Send an email to editor @ or hl_carpenter @, or you can connect on Google+, LinkedIn, or Pinterest. (Hint: The social media links are above the main menu.)

Thanks for reading, and welcome to Carpenter Country! Now that we’ve met, we hope you’ll be a regular visitor.

 H & L Carpenter

Caricature created by Rafael Diez at CartoonYou

Caricature created by Rafael Diez at CartoonYou

Where We Are

Top Drawer Ink Corp.
Box 21
2659 NE 35th Street
Ocala, FL 34479


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