Action/Adventure: The Form Benders, The Sheep in Wolf's Clothing
by Janet L. Carpenter
(Shaver Lake, CA.)
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Jan Carpenter makes her home now in Shaver Lake, California. As a mother of four, she fell in love with the Sierra Mountains on a visit there and didn’t want to leave. She packed up her daughters and moved from Los Angeles to her childhood dream home of the mountains.
She and her husband of 20 plus years have two sons, and two daughters from her first marriage. She loves to spend her time writing, reading and just hanging out with people. She is fascinated by natural healing methods and the Native American culture. She enjoys a good philosophical discussion and solving problems. Her books reflect her deep interest in relationships and discovering what motivates us to do the things we do.
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."
Story Blurb: At fifteen, Ripley was just an ordinary kid, in an ordinary world, with little hope of ever getting to be an ordinary teenager. He's doing his best to cope with his mother's loneliness and subsequent drinking after his father's abandonment seven years before. The hands of fate seem to converge the day before his birthday when Ripley meets Ms. Washington from the Child Protective Services agency-and his adventure begins.
"The Form Benders, The Sheep in Wolf's Clothing" is available in paperback and Ebook at:
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