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Press Release for Sept. 22nd, 2012

Local Author Janet Carpenter Visits the Auberry Library

Saturday Sept. 22nd

            11 am – 2pm           


The Form Benders
PRLog (Press Release) - Feb 02, 2011 -
In her debut young adult novel, “The Form Benders: The Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing”, Janet Carpenter takes the reader on a remarkable, breath-taking adventure with the main character, Ripley—a 16 year old boy with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Ripley’s dreams take him to an imaginary world set deep in the forest near Shaver Lake, CA where he discovers a tribe of characters able to bend their forms from human to animal. His dream soon becomes reality, and his life is transformed from struggling teen to something quite unexpected and extraordinary. Through his experiences in this coming of age tale, Ripley learns the age-old secret of form bending along with the wisdom of the ages and a future beyond his wildest dreams.

“The Form Benders: The Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing” is a tightly constructed story full of unflinching observation, telling details, and turns of events, written beautifully with striking originality. It is both lyrical and vivid, showing characters with a rich imaginative engagement with the world as we know it, and with Ripley’s newly discovered world of form benders.  

Kathie McGuire, Brighton Publishing’s Director stated, “Janet Carpenter’s first published novel bodes well for her career and for us, her readers. We anxiously await this talented writer’s three upcoming sequels in ‘The Form Benders’ series.”

Press Release - Feb 1, 2013

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February 1, 2013
Brighton Publishing signs Jan Carpenter for her sequel
“The Form Benders: The Bear Essentials”

With a rich and intense understanding of both loyalty and love, Jan Carpenter relates the riveting story of a young man’s battle against the evil forces of an enchanted land.

CHANDLER (AZ)—Brighton Publishing LLC is excited to announce the signing of author Jan Carpenter for her second book “The Form Benders: The Bear Essentials,” the thrilling sequel to her first book “The Form Benders: The Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing.”

Once again, Jan Carpenter delights her readers with the captivating story of Ripley and the magical world of The Form Benders. “The Form Benders: The Bear Essentials” is scheduled for eBook release in mid-2013 and will be available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other leading retailers nationwide. The print version is currently slated for release in late-2013 and will be available through Ingram, the world’s largest book distributor.

In Jan Carpenter’s ongoing saga, Ripley, a young shape-shifter, must overcome his debilitating fears and nearly insurmountable obstacles to save his true love, Whitemane, from certain death.

Malador, Oren, Skerrin, and others of the bender clan, soon join Ripley on his quest to find the mysterious Kirradar—a legendary tribe thought to possess an antidote for the poisonous bite of the Aldrich.

In a race against time, Ripley must struggle to cross the brutally rugged Sierra Nevada Mountains while also adjusting to his new form—that of a bear. Eventually, he must not only conquer the jagged mountains, but will soon be cast into a dark and mysterious forest filled with malevolent creatures—all intent on one thing—Ripley’s destruction.

Ultimately, Ripley finds the Kirradar, but must now to face the trials in order to prove himself worthy of being called a Kirradar warrior. Now, within the Twisting Tribunal, Ripley must search for something deep within himself if he has any hope of surviving the severe tests set before him and acquiring the antidote in time to save Whitemane.

“Jan Carpenter delivers a classic tale of human endurance, love, and loyalty as she guides her readers on a breathless tour through a land of magic and mystery,” said Kathie McGuire, director of Brighton Publishing LLC. “The Form Benders: The Bear Essentials is not only a grand representation of intelligent fantasy writing, but a true merging of dynamic plot, intense scenes, and genuinely absorbing characters.”

Since the day she fell in love with the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Jan Carpenter has never wanted to leave. Together, with her husband of twenty-one years, she currently resides in Shaver Lake, California. She loves to spend time writing, reading, and enjoying the company of others. Ms. Carpenter often enjoys deep philosophical discussions and her books reflect a depth of untamed discovery.