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Top Drawer News — A souper week

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Chicken soup
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The new year is here, the same as the old year! Long live the new year! Let’s set off virtual fireworks in celebration!

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Great way to start off 2019! Here’s another: celebrating author friendship! Thanks to Sharon Ledwith, who shared our bread recipe.

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Yet another reason to celebrate—did you know January is National Soup Month? Sure is! Many thanks to souper author friend and chef Sloane Taylor, who told us about this month-long observance and who featured our chicken soup recipe on her blog.

Souped up chicken soup

One more cause for celebration: the publication of the fourth installment of our serialized short story, The Adventures of Flower Girl, on the Mirror World Publishing blog.

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You can read (or re-read) Part 1 here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here.

After such a souper start to the new year, we went for a walk and got befogged. No, that’s not what you’re thinking. 🙂

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Has your new year been souper so far?



HL Carpenter is a mother/daughter duo who write family-friendly fiction 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 Carpenter Country at