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Top Drawer News – 2nd Annual International Authors’ Day

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Image source: Debdatta Dasgupta Sahay
Image source: Debdatta Dasgupta Sahay


Here in Carpenter Country, we became an international author in 2013, when some wonderful reader in the United Kingdom bought a copy of our young adult e-novel, The SkyHorse. Thank you, anonymous reader! You made our year.

Last summer, we downloaded an e-book by British author Roy Sheppard. He sent an email to thank us and to let us know we were the first download from a country other than his own. We were honored to be the ones who made Mr. Sheppard an international author. Turnabout’s fair play, don’t you think?

Since we’ve crossed international boundaries as both readers and writers, we’re delighted to participate in a blog hop commemorating International Authors’ Day. What’s that? You say you’ve never heard of International Authors’ Day? We hadn’t either before last summer, and there’s a very good reason for that—it doesn’t exist!

Of course, some people think SkyHorses don’t exist either, when we know perfectly well they do. So who’s to say there isn’t an International Authors’ Day on a calendar in a place we have yet to visit?

In fact, we’ve written the occasion in ink on the calendar right here in Carpenter Country, a magical place that, like our stories, is unreal but not untrue.

To make sure you mark this special day on your calendar too, we signed up for the International Authors’ Day Blog Hop taking place Tuesday July 14 through Saturday July 18, 2015. The hop host is Debdatta Dasgupta Sahay from, and lots of bloggers are participating and offering great prizes. All you have to do is hop from blog to blog using the link posted below (beneath the Rafflecopter widget) and enter to win!


**We’re offering one copy of our e-novel, The SkyHorse, to a lucky reader.**

The SkyHorse is the story of fourteen year old Tovi,
who thinks finding a flying horse is fabulous luck—
until a mysterious stranger says finders aren’t always keepers.

Click here to read the first chapter of The SkyHorse

For your chance to win an electronic copy of The SkyHorse,
sign into the Rafflecopter entry form below and leave a comment on this post.


**Giveaway Details**

Prize: One winner will receive one copy of the e-book, The SkyHorse, by HL Carpenter

Giveaway ends: Saturday, July 18, 2015, 11:59 pm

Open: Internationally (The e-book is only available in English and will be delivered via email)

How to enter: To win one free copy of the e-book, The SkyHorse, by HL Carpenter, sign into the Rafflecopter widget below and leave a comment on this post. To enter and win prizes offered by other participating blogs, use the link below the Rafflecopter widget to see the complete list of participants.

Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook or any social media platform.

If you have any questions, send an email to HL_Carpenter(at)HLCarpenter(dot)com.

Good luck, and happy reading!

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**Click the link below to visit other participating blogs
and increase your chances of winning a great prize!**


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20 thoughts on “Top Drawer News – 2nd Annual International Authors’ Day

  1. Thanks for the chance! I have purchased books from foreign authors, like Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series.

  2. Thanks for being part of this hop. I like your post and your international connections. I’ve read many books writen by people from other countries. I just finished Chinese Take-Out written by Ian Mathie who lives in Warwickshire (I live in Virginia, USA).

  3. Hi, HL Carpenter. I like what you say about our stories being “unreal but not untrue.” That reminds me of a movie I saw recently called Tomorrowland. The protagonist must find a futuristic city that only appears when she touches a magical pin she finds one day. It’s a cool movie, I recommend it. Have a good week, God bless. – Robert

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