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Hapenny Magick

New sketches and a new t-shirt design for the Hapenny Magick Series

Besides trying to finish up the new sewing pattern for Leif, a character in Hapenny Magick, I’ve been working hard trying to finish the dummy of Bedtime for Little Owl to send it to the interested art director that I met at the New England Society for Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators conference. Here are … Continue reading »

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New Pattern alert and a free Snowman Ornament pattern!

Tidbit Hapennies and Trolls are here! I’m so excited about the re-release of Hapenny Magick from Spencer Hill Press, that I decided to create another Hapenny sewing pattern. These Hapennies and Trolls are for you creators who love to hand stitch! They are only 3″ tall and can make wonderful pins, ornaments or fun dolls … Continue reading »

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Books are Magic! Why two North Carolina Moms collect books for needy children and how you can help!

A couple of months ago I stumbled upon this great non-profit organization run by two moms in North Carolina called Books Are Magic. After reading about them and what they believe I decided that I wanted to help.  Hapenny Magick was recently picked up by Spencer Hill Press for re-release and I had a couple … Continue reading »

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It’s a Book Fair! February 7 through the 10th

An online book fair! What could be better than browsing through some fabulous books without having to leave the comfort of home? Over sixty authors are participating. Perhaps you’ll find a new favorite author or book. I’ll be hosting a few wonderful authors and showcasing their books as well as hosting a cover contest for … Continue reading »

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Hapenny Magick hits the Reads-4-Tweens, best of 2012 list

  The Reads-4-Tweens blog posted their list of favorite books that you might have missed in 2012 and Hapenny Magick was on it! The Reads-4-Tweens blog, a site dedicated to  book reviews aimed at the adults who care about the books that kids aged 8 to 12 (give or take a few years) might be … Continue reading »

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Author Jim Hines can’t wait to read Hapenny Magick to his kids!

“Carson has created a delightful story of joy and wonder and courage. I’m looking forward to sharing this one with my children.” Jim Hines, author of the Jig the Goblin series. His newest novel Libriomancer is now available. When marketing maven Kirsten Cappy from Curious City  me who I would ask for a blurb for … Continue reading »

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Fight Like A Girl… A Boston Glow author panel

I’m really excited to announce that I will be a part of this fabulous panel at Boston Glow on Tuesday, September 18th. You can find out more information by visiting their website, following them on Facebook, or Twitter @Boston_GLOW. We will be talking about strong, empowered girls in today’s fiction. See you there!

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Hapenny Magick, the making of an audio book–the Lullaby

My beautiful friend Jenna Greene co-wrote the lyrics for the lullaby that all Hapenny mother’s sing to their little ones and it is her wonderful voice and harp that you hear when you listen to the song. If you haven’t heard it you can listen by visiting this page. I received her permission to use … Continue reading »

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Guest Post: The making of Hapenny Magick, an audio book by Simon Brooks

How would YOU pronounce the name Gythal?  And what does a giant sound like when talking?  Think about that for a while. I have finished recording the book “Hapenny Magick” by Jennifer Carson.  It has been a fun process and I have learned a lot throughout.  It is an almost 200 page chapter book and … Continue reading »

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Hapenny Magick on Pinterest and sneak “listens” of the audio book!

If you have piles of pages ripped from magazines and stack of books with inspiring images…well, you must be an artist! I admit, my house is full of those little piles and it is fabulous to go through them and be inspired all over again to create something magical. I’m sure you’ve heard of Pinterest … Continue reading »

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