Abbey Carpenter

Rachel Owen

Abbey Carpenter is an author, an editor and a creative spirit. When not writing she can be found gardening, volunteering, hiking, painting, knit bombing, playing the uku, birdwatching or building something. She has worked, taught and volunteered in areas of social justice and environmental sustainability. She lives in Silver City, N.M., on the edge of 3.3 million acres of national forest which she explores as often as possible.

Carpenter studied comparative history and ideas at the University of Washington and has two graduate degrees from Prescott College in sustainable community development and creative writing. Her curiosity about the world and its inhabitants keeps her studying and exploring and then trying to relay what she finds in writing. Her stories and essays have been previously published in Muse It Up, Sustainable Ways and Read It Here. Carpenter's latest book is "The Tortilla Star."

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The Tortilla Star
Fiction / Literature
Black Rose Writing
February 2020
ISBN 9781684334346
218 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

An English teacher opens her heart to a broader definition of family as she is welcomed into the world of undocumented immigrants through her relationship with a Mexican man.

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