A! Magazine for the Arts

Author debuts first book at 80 years of age

January 2, 2018

Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc., of Johnson City, Tennessee, announces the release of "Ponderings" by author Gail Carpenter.

A Greeneville, Tennessee, resident, Carpenter's work history includes her being a teacher, an employment counselor, a secretary, and now – for the first time at 80 – an author. Carpenter has two adult children and nine grandchildren. She has shared her life with three cats at different stages of time, and, in her own words, each one has enriched her days.

Carpenter's debut book, "Ponderings," is a non-fiction work that includes poems and prose. Her stories are observations from her own life story, and are filled with irony. Many articles are introspective, thought-provoking, and offer a heart-to heart with readers. The author shares family experiences, both good and bad, with her religious and faith filled perspective.

"Gail Carpenter takes the reader on a sweet and sometimes melancholy trip through her 80 years of memories. People have played an important part of her life but cats played a big role, too. Read this story and hope that you, some day, can have memories and thoughts that are so well received," said Linda Hudson Hoagland, author, "Onward & Upward" and "Missing Sammy."

"Ponderings" can be purchased through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and through Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc.

Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc., includes the imprints Mountain Girl Press, Little Creek Books, Express Editions, RoseHeart Publishing, Broken Crow Ridge, and DigiStyle. Each imprint specializes in a particular genre-from Appalachian stories to children's books and more.