Local author Sarah Carpenter held a signing for her new book, “The Four Little Stinkers: In the Center of the Storm” on Tuesday at the Vernon Parish Library.

Carpenter is a local author, residing in Fort Polk with her husband, who is stationed there.

Having always wanted to write a book, Carpenter picked the perfect subjects after adopting four ferrets.

“I always wanted to get my thoughts down and to write a story,” Carpenter said. “When I moved to Louisiana, we saw all kinds of things in regards to hurricanes and storm damage. I wanted to write about what it is like in the middle of a storm and I decided to use my pets as the characters in the story,”

The story itself is fiction, but the Four Little Stinkers in question are based on Carpenter’s real pet ferrets, adapting their personalities and quirks into the narrative.

Carpenter’s main hope for readers of “Four Little Stinkers” is that they like ferrets and can find it interesting to see a very dangerous and realistic set of events from a very different point of view.

The book is currently on sale on Amazon, along with Carpenter’s other book, “The Heroic Adventures of Darby the Knight and Many Other Short Stories.”