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Essay — Myth or Fact?

April 3, 2014, is the five hundred and first anniversary of the day Juan Ponce de León set foot on the peninsula now known as Florida. He traveled here from Spain with three ships and sighted Florida on Easter week. The name he gave his discovery, La Florida, is based on Spain’s Easter celebration, Feast of the Flowers. Last year,…

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Top Drawer News — Book Birthday!

Sometimes we get busy here in Carpenter Country and the days slip past before we take the opportunity to acknowledge them. But there are special days we always like to pause and remember—BIRTHDAYS! March is the month for a BIG BIRTHDAY! Our first book, a young adult novel, The SkyHorse, was born in March of 2012. That’s right—Zephyr the winged…

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Top Drawer News — The First Amaryllis

Spring has arrived in Carpenter Country, and here’s the proof. And I think, if you listen closely In the sweet glad days of spring, With the song of the brook, the breeze, and the birds, You can hear the flowers sing. ~Helen Isabel Moorhouse ***

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Top Drawer News — Review of Jack!

Some time ago, book reviewer Jonel Boyko added our novella, Jack and The Fountain of Youth, to her extensive reading list. Jonel’s an in-demand reviewer, primarily because she’s that rare kind of reviewer–one who expresses her honest opinion AND tells why and how she formed that opinion. In addition, she’s generous, sharing her reviews with her audience on her blog,…

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Top Drawer News — Bubble of the Week!

We’ve said it before here and here — we really like Bublish! In addition to the great name (a play on “publish”), the idea of creating a snapshot of a book, complete with author bio, website, buy links, and an excerpt, is a great concept and a beautiful platform to showcase books. We’ve published bubbles for our young adult novel, The SkyHorse, our…

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Top Drawer News — Author Interview

We completed an in-depth author interview at Smashwords–okay, we answered ten questions, and since we picked the questions and wrote the answers ourselves, they’re all flattering. 🙂 Hey, an author’s work is never done! And because we like to spread the work around here in Carpenter Country, we’re asking you, dear reader, to head on over to the interview, and…read it.…

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Top Drawer Tip — Bargain e-Books

Are you a reader looking for reasonably priced e-books? Are you a writer looking for a place to connect with readers looking for reasonably priced e-books? In either case, Bargain e-Books is the site you’ve been searching for. Blog owner and author Holly Hook spotlights a new book every day, and sends emails to subscribers detailing the book’s title, author,…

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Fiction — The Truth About Fairy Tales

I can tell you two things about fairy tales. First, it’s absolutely false that only a princess can de-frog a prince. I’m not a princess, and one kiss from me released my prince, Mack, from his wicked curse. Second, the endings are totally wrong. It’s been a month now, and I’m starting to think whatever hope Mack and I had…

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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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