Top Drawer News — 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.

This 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 were delighted to discover a blog hop commemorating International Authors’ Day. What’s that? You say you’ve never heard of International Authors’ Day? We hadn’t either, 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 Monday, July 14 to Sunday, July 20, 2014. 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.**

SkyHorse 3D Cover Compressed

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 make a comment on this post.


**Giveaway Details**

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

Contest ends: Sunday, July 20, 11:59 pm, 2014

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 make 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 then 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 contest 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!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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


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8 comments on “Top Drawer News — International Authors’ Day
  1. Thank You for joining in

    • HL Carpenter says:

      You’re welcome! We really appreciate that you took the time to host and schedule everything, and we’re happy to be included.

  2. Great post and blog! Sky Horse looks like it is a fun read!

  3. Diane Rapp says:

    Isn’t it wonderful to design a world where creatures can really exist? Dragon, telepathic wolves, sky horses? They’re real if we make them so. Good for you!

    • HL Carpenter says:

      And to think we used to get in trouble for daydreaming! Now we get paid for it. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Shelly Hickman says:

    Nice meeting you on the blog hop!