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Author Bio

Long Bio  (125 words)

HL Carpenter is a Florida-based mother/daughter duo. The Carpenters are multi-genre authors of family-friendly fiction. Their published works include middle grade/young adult novels, middle grade/young adult fantasy novellas and novelettes, a futuristic speculative novella, and a satirical short story.

The Carpenters write from their studios in Carpenter Country, a magical place that, like their stories, is unreal but not untrue. When they’re not writing, the Carpenters enjoy exploring the Land of What-If and practicing the fine art of Curiosity.

To contact HL Carpenter, find out about their work, and read excerpts of their books, visit HLCarpenter.com. While you’re there, sign up for Top Drawer Ink, the official newsletter of Carpenter Country, to keep up with the latest happenings.

 

Shorter Bio  (75 words)

Florida-based mother/daughter author duo HL Carpenter writes family-friendly fiction. The Carpenters write from their studios in Carpenter Country, a magical place that, like their stories, is unreal but not untrue. When they’re not writing, the Carpenters enjoy exploring the Land of What-If and practicing the fine art of Curiosity. Visit HLCarpenter.com to enjoy gift reads and excerpts and to find out what’s happening in Carpenter Country.

 

Two-sentence Bio  (140 characters)

HL Carpenter writes family-friendly fiction. Visit http://www.hlcarpenter.com/ for gift reads and the latest Carpenter Country news.

 

Fast Facts

HL Carpenter is a Florida-based mother/daughter writing team.

The Carpenters write fiction and non-fiction.

HL Carpenter’s first middle grade/young adult novel was The SkyHorse, the story of fourteen year old Tovi Taggert, who discovers a flying horse.

The Carpenters once shared Carpenter Country with a horse whose sire was a movie star.

 

Contact and Social Media Links

WebsiteHLCarpenter.com

Email: hl_carpenter –at- hlcarpenter.com

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Interview HL Carpenter

We’re available for Google Hangouts, and telephone and email interviews. To arrange a date and time, send an email to hl_carpenter –at– hlcarpenter.com.

 

Review Copies

Need a review copy of one of our books? Please send an email to hl_carpenter –at– hlcarpenter.com to let us know what media outlet you work for, which titles you’re interested in, and your preferred e-reader platform.

 

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eBook Covers, Details and Descriptions

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A Cause for Murder (ebook and paperback)
eISBN: 978-0-9861561-0-6
Print ISBN: 978-0-9861561-1-3
Genre: Cozy mystery
Rating: Sweet, clean (minimal offensive language; no explicit love scenes)
Suitable for: Ages 18 and up
Length: Novel (68,000 words; print approx. 250 pages; e-book approx. 175 pages)

Someone at Happy Haven is a killer. Septuagenarian sleuth Emma Twiggs navigates madcap mayhem, multiple mysteries, and murderous motives to discover who has a cause for murder.

 

 

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Pirate Summer (ebook)
eISBN: 978-0-9884095-6-9
Genre: Middle Grade/Young Adult fantasy
Rating: Sweet, clean (minimal offensive language; no explicit love scenes)
Suitable for: Ages 10 and up
Length: Novel (44,500 words; 110 pages)
What reviewers say“Enter the handsome privateer who steals Josey’s heart and commandeers her on the adventure of her life and you now have the perfect summer read for all ages.!”

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.

 

 

The SkyHorse (ebook)
eISBN: 978-1-61937-180-4
Genre: Middle Grade/Young Adult fantasy
Rating: Sweet, clean (minimal offensive language; no explicit love scenes)
Suitable for: Ages 10 and up
Length: Novel (49,000 words; 150 pages)
What reviewers say“I would recommend this book to anyone who loves horse stories, you won’t be disappointed!”

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

 

 

Jack Cover with border small canvasJack and The Fountain of Youth (ebook)
eISBN: 978-0-9884095-0-7
Genre: Middle Grade/Young Adult fantasy
Rating: Sweet, clean (minimal offensive language; no explicit love scenes)
Suitable for: Ages 10 and up
Length: Novella (25,800 words; 100 pages)
What reviewers say“The cast of characters were well developed – and Jack – was divine!”

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

 

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Dream Stealer (ebook)
eISBN: 978-0-9884095-3-8
Genre: Middle Grade/Young Adult fantasy
Rating: Sweet, clean (no offensive language; no explicit love scenes)
Suitable for: Ages 10 and up
Length: Novelette (8,400 words; 33 pages)

Is stealing a dream better than losing your own?

 

 

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The Demise of Fyne Literature (ebook)
eISBN: 978-1-61937-479-9
Genre: Satirical mystery
Rating: Sweet, clean (no offensive language; no explicit love scenes)
Suitable for: Ages 16 and up
Length: Short Story (3,200 words; 13 pages)
What reviewers say: “Delightful little tongue-in-cheek literary mystery.”

Who killed Fyne Literature? The Fictional Book Investigation Agency is on the case—and the lead investigator is closer to the culprit than he realizes.

 

Walled In (ebook)
eISBN: 978-0-9861561-3-7
Genre: Middle Grade/Young Adult contemporary
Rating: Sweet, clean (minimal offensive language; no explicit love scenes)
Suitable for: Ages 12 and up
Length: Novel (70,000 words; 219 pages)
What reviewers say“Walled In is an interesting coming of age story.”

When her father is accused of fraud, seventeen year old Vandy Spencer discovers her entire life has been built on a heart-shattering deception.

 

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Taxing Pecksniffery (ebook)
eISBN: 978-1-61937-607-6
Genre: Futuristic Speculative Fiction
Rating: Sweet, clean (minimal offensive language; no explicit love scenes)
Suitable for: Ages 12 and up
Length: Novelette (10,800 words; 37 pages)

Flying frizzles! The year is 2176, a rebellion is brewing, and the boss wants a recon report. Ichann Count is all wet as a spy, but she plunges into the fray. Will she emerge with her memory banks intact?

 

Other Promo Materials

Promotional bookmarks. Please send an email to hl_carpenter –at– hlcarpenter.com if you own a bookstore and would like to offer free bookmarks to your patrons or if your organization has a scheduled event where middle grade/young adult bookmarks would be of interest to attendees.

Bookmarks for readers: Please send an email to hl_carpenter –at– hlcarpenter.com to request a free bookmark. Be sure to include your name and postal address. If you’re under age 18, please make sure you have permission from your mom or dad before sending any personal information to anyone over the internet.

Readers guide. Download the free Readers Guide for The SkyHorse for your book club or homeschooling group (PDF document, 560KB).

 

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