ZZZZZZZZZZZZZoooom! That’s the sound of time flying in Carpenter Country, faster than a speeding hummer.
Can you believe eight weeks zipped by since the last news post? We can’t either. And do we have news! Hop right on into our hummingbird-speed writing world and let’s catch up!
A virtual plate of freshly baked cookies and a mug of hot cocoa, anyone?
Mmmmm. Now that we’re comfy and cozy, where should we start? Oh! Did you say cozy? Let’s begin with BIG news about a NEW BOOK! Yes! We would like you to…
Fae is the heroine of Murder by the Books, a mystery released November 26, 2018. When she gets a letter from a grandmother she never knew, Fae comes face to face with murder, embezzlement, romance, and a hidden family legacy.
Getting the word out about a new book takes a whole creation of writers. We’re fortunate to know many lovely authors who took the time to help us introduce Fae to the world.
MANY thanks to each and every one of these wonderful friends!
With the excitement of the new book providing airlift, let’s
2—…take flight with book bubbles
Where have we been drifting off to in our weekly book bubbles? Let’s see…we have been…
…and avoiding misapprehension.
That was fun! As we come back to earth, we’ll…
3—…pin the good news
In addition to the generous help with introducing Fae to the world, those marvelous author friends are also happy to make our day by passing along good news.
Thanks to Gina Briganti for sharing her Pinterest results for the pin of the cover of Murder by the Books!
With the landing pinned, the time has come to …
4—…discover Carpenter Country secrets in these…
…author interviews! We love author interviews. Sometimes we even reveal a behind-the-scenes peek into the magical happenings here in Carpenter Country. And did you know we have a superpower?
Now let’s move along to another delicious blossom of sweetness and…
5—…read the guest posts…
…in which we cook and run red lights…wait! What?
Okay! We’re headed to the next well of nectar where we’re going to…
6—…shine the light on the story behind the story
Every book has a backstory, and we love reading and sharing those treasures on our other blog, Top Drawer Ink. Here are the latest posts.
We’re always happy to publish YOUR story-behind-the-story on Top Drawer Ink too!
(Submission details here)
Next, we’ll flit through Carpenter Country gardens, and invite you to…
7—…share our love of plants
Carpenter Country essays bloom with pictures and essays about gardening adventures, so you already know we admire the flora in our lives. Heck, we wrote a whole book starring plants. The Ghost in The Gardens is the story of Chrysantha Howe, a girl who loves plants.
The Ghost in The Gardens also includes a short story about Zinnie, a girl who can talk to plants. Our publisher, Mirror World, is serializing the story, The Adventures of Flower Girl, on their blog.
Now that you’re seeing the world in a different light, take a few minutes to bask in the sunshine and…
8—…listen to the audio of a new short story
Once upon a time, Carpenter Country was home to several beautiful equine friends. If you’re a horse lover too, we invite you to listen to our short story, The Love of a Horse, published by SunLit Story Time.
And that zips us through the last two wild and wacky months of Carpenter Country excitement!
Now let’s turn the spotlight on you!