Free Reads

Thanks for sharing this!

Carpenter Country essays

Guest blog posts and author interviews

The Truth About Fairy Tales

The Adventures of Flower Girl — a serialized short story — Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Finale

The Love of a Horse — an audio short story

Three Emma Twiggs Short Stories

Murder by the Books — a mystery novel — Chapter 1

A Cause for Murder — a mystery novel — Chapter 1, Chapter 1 Audio

Pirate  Summer — a young adult time travel novel — Chapter 1

The SkyHorse — a young adult fantasy novel — Chapter 1, Readers Guide

Walled In — a young adult coming of age novel — Chapter 1

The ABCDs of Cooking with Writers (Free download) — Amazon, Smashwords, PDF

Sweets & Treats for Someone Special (Free download) — Amazon, Smashwords, PDF



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