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Top Drawer News — Muffins Redux!

Blogmaster and author Sloane Taylor was kind enough to host us on her blog today. If you haven’t yet tried our English muffin recipe, here’s your second opportunity! It’s a simple process, and the muffins are delicious. Thank you, Sloane, for sharing your space! P.S. While your muffins are rising, check out some of Sloane’s books. They’re a little…spicier than…

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Top Drawer News — A Chat at the Cafe — Part 2!

We participated in the chat at Love Romance and More Cafe last weekend, and Dawn, the moderator, had some great questions for Musa authors. We dished about our latest release, The Demise of Fyne Literature, in Part I, and this time we revealed–well, here, read the interview for yourself: Hi, there! We’re HL Carpenter, a mother/daughter writing duo, and we’re…

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Top Drawer News — A Chat at the Cafe — Part 1!

We participated in the chat at Love Romance and More Cafe this past weekend, and Dawn, the moderator, had some great questions for Musa authors. We dished about our latest release, The Demise of Fyne Literature, and–well, here, read the first interview for yourself: Hi, there! We’re HL Carpenter, a mother/daughter writing duo, and we’re happy to be in the…

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Top Drawer News — Pinterest

Yep, we’re on Pinterest now. What’s Pinterest? It’s an online bulletin board where people post images they like and want to share. We’ve posted all of our book covers, and we’re following a few other authors. Click on over and take a look at our boards here. We’re starting slowly because we’re copyright proponents, and there has been some discussion…

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Top Drawer News — One Potato, Two

What does the US government’s 1,582-page spending bill have to do with humor? Why, it reminds us of a satire we wrote back in 2005. While the article in the Wall Street Journal explaining the “potato provision” is not quite as funny as our satire, it’s good to know some humor never goes out of style. In the spirit of…

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Top Drawer Tips — Bubbling Publicity

We’ve written about book bubbles before, but we figure publicity is a topic authors are always interested in–especially when it’s free. Besides, bubbles just seem appropriate for a new year’s eve post. So this Top Drawer Tip is about…book bubbles! Book bubbles are snapshots of your book, including your bio, website and buy links, as well as a synopsis, excerpt…

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Top Drawer Tip — 3D Cover Images

Yay! Top Drawer Tips are back! In a new format, of course, to go with everything else that’s being updated in Carpenter Country, but back nonetheless. Today’s Tip: The 3D Book Cover Image. You might have noticed the book covers on our site are not the usual flat pretty-but-plain images, like this: Instead, we use the 3D eye-candy version, like this:…

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Top Drawer News — Holiday Poem

We’re ending the year on a few high notes, and we hope you are, too. Here’s our guest post on the Musa Publishing blog — and here’s the poem– What is it About?  Is it the lights on the tree? The shy kid on Santa’s knee? Is it the wreath on the door? The festive rugs on the floor? Is it…

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