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Top Drawer News — Faery Whisperers and Treasure Chests

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Gif of two black bookshelves lined with all ten HL Carpenter published works
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After a fairly quiet February, we are making like our gardens and bursting out in March! We participated in two author interviews this week, and our English muffin recipe was featured on the blog over at Divine Magazine. Our book bubble library is blooming too, with three new bubbles!

We started off the week with an interview on Colleen Chesebro’s blog, The Faery Whisperer. Colleen has a HUGE list of questions for authors to choose from. Flit over to The Faery Whisperer and read the answers to the questions we selected.

Screen capture of the page from Colleen Chesebro's blog The Faery Whisperer featuring the author interview of HL Carpenter
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Next, we visited AJ Alexander’s blog, Writer’s Treasure Chest, to bask in the author spotlight. We even talk about momoamine oxidase A. Wait…what? Click here to learn what that’s about!

Screen capture of the HL Carpenter author spotlight page on AJ Alexander's blog Writer's Treasure Chest
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We also want to thank Anita and Jaye and Don Massenzio for reblogging our interview! We appreciate the support!

Next, we took a break from interviewing to prepare a redux of our English muffins. Many thanks to author friend Sloane Taylor and Divine Magazine for posting our recipe. If you like simple tasty home-made muffins, you have to try this recipe! Click here for the instructions!

Screen capture of Divine Magazine blog page featuring HL Carpenter's English muffin recipe
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Now on to the bubbles!

In a book bubble featuring our mystery novel, A Cause for Murder, we reveal the secret we discovered in the holly bush.

Screen capture of book bubble titled A Secret Revealed
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And here’s a bubble for fans of our hero, Jack, from our young adult novel, Jack and The Fountain of Youth. Find out what happened before Jack met Nessa in this out-take prologue.

Screen capture of book bubble titled La Florida 1513.
Screen capture by HL Carpenter

Finally, in our book bubble titled “Name Game,” we wonder what would happen to a plumbago given a different name.

Screen capture of book bubble titled Name Game
Screen capture by HL Carpenter

What have you been up to in the merry merry month of March?



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


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