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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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Top Drawer News — Giving Thanks

We’re on the Musa Publishing blog today, exhibiting our usual slightly-off-kilter sense of humor. Here’s the post. Here’s the poem. Giving Thanks by HL Carpenter I’m grateful for so many things It’s really quite a list. Good food, good friends, good company And more I’ve likely missed. But what I’m really thankful for (which may prove that I’m a dork),…

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Top Drawer News — Poetry

Are you a poet? Cherie Burbach at WorkingWritersandBloggers.com is, and she’s not only willing to share her poetry, she’s happy to share yours! Click on over to her site and send her a message. She’s wonderful to work with–and an excellent poet. While you’re there, have a look at the poem we shared.   ***