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Top Drawer News — Just thanks

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How many ways can we say thanks? When we googled the question, the answers were all over the board, from a mere three ways to a generous 112 phrases.

3 Ways to Say Thank You

4 More Powerful Ways to Say “Thank You”

6 Ways to Say “Thank You”

8 ways to say Thank You

10 Different Ways to Say ‘THANK YOU’

11 Unique Ways to Say ‘Thank You’

Thanks a Million! 25 Ways to Say “Thank You”

Feeling Grateful? 32 New Ways To Say Thank You

Thank You Phrases – 40 Ways to Say Thank You

112 Phrases for Saying Thank You in Any Situation


And those were only the results in English, the language we supposedly speak. The number of choices was almost enough to make us type “do a barrel roll” into the google search engine. Or maybe “askew.” (Go ahead, we know you want to! We’ll wait…are you back? Wasn’t that fun?)

Wondering why we asked about the number of ways to say thanks? The reason is that in addition to the bloggers who hosted our virtual book tour, we have a lot of other author friends to thank for helping us make a big splash with the release of The Ghost in The Gardens. As we said in this week’s book bubble, we feel like movie stars. The spotlight was on us—right where it belongs, dahlink! 😮

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Our thanks to

Susan Leigh Noble


Carol Browne


Cheryl Carpinello


Leigh Goff


Justine Dowsett and Murandy Damodred


Sloane Taylor


Sharon Ledwith


Lynn Crandall and HiDee Ekstrom of The Write Way Cafe


CD Hersh


Chris Pavesic



We thank each and every one.

Merci! Grazie! Danke!

And just plain thanks!


And of course, our word of the week is thanks. Just thanks.

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Who are you thankful for?




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