Lynette Carpenter

Benjamin T. Spencer Professor of English


B.A., University of Texas
M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University


Lynette Carpenter’s specialties are 19th- and 20th-century American women’s literature and American film.

She has collaborated on two books about women’s ghost stories. Under the pen names D.B. Borton and Della Borton, she has published 11 mystery novels, the most recent of which is Eight Miles High.

She teaches freshman writing, film, American literature, women’s literature, and the Gothic. 

Publications / Presentations

Haunting the House of Fiction: Feminist Perspectives on American Women’s Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories by British and American Women Writers

Eight Miles High

OWU Faculty Speakers Bureau Topics

Early History of Girl Detectives
Life as a Mystery Writer
Ghost Stories by Women Writers

Contact Info


Sturges Hall #311
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3587