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Pssst. Want to hear a secret? Sure you do — and this secret will get you a free e-book.

Okay, listen up. Here’s the secret — the title of our young adult novel, Walled In, plays a dual role.

Yep, that’s right. On one level, “Walled In” describes the hero’s feelings of being trapped in a life that has been built on a lie.

On another level, the title is a play on “Walden.” You probably know Walden is the original simple living guide written by Henry David Thoreau.

This is where the free e-book comes in.

Each chapter of Walled In begins with a quote from Walden that reflects the journey of Walled In‘s hero as she learns to appreciate the simple richness of sincerity and truth. To find those quotes, we re-read Walden as we wrote Walled In, and we thoroughly enjoyed revisiting this classic on the honest pleasures that bring meaning to life. We thought readers might also enjoy dipping into Thoreau’s reflections.

Because Walden is in the public domain, we were able to create an ebook that we’re pleased to offer as a complimentary companion to Walled In.

To get your free copy of Walden, sign up to receive a weekly e-mail from Carpenter Country. That’s easy — just put your email address in the box to the right and click “subscribe.” As soon as you confirm your subscription, the friendly folks at MailChimp will send a link so you can immediately download your free PDF file.

If you’re already a subscriber, email us and we’ll make sure you get a copy of Walden.

In the tradition of Walden, we’re making life simple. 🙂


***** ABOUT THE AUTHOR *****

HL Carpenter is the pen name of a Florida-based mother/daughter duo who writes 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

Also by HL Carpenter:

Jack and The Fountain of Youth. Some people say the Fountain of Youth is a myth. Jack Ponsi Dileonardo Thomas knows better.

The SkyHorse. Fourteen year old Tovi thinks finding a flying horse is fabulous luck–until a mysterious stranger says finders aren’t always keepers.

Dream Stealer. Is stealing a dream better than losing your own?

Pirate Summer. When her brother disappears, Josey is sure she knows where he’s gone. And the only way to bring him home is to travel two hundred years into the past with a boy she can’t trust.

A Cause for Murder. Someone at Happy Haven is a killer. Septuagenarian sleuth Emma Twiggs navigates madcap mayhem, multiple mysteries, and murderous motives to discover who has a cause for murder.