Misc

A Few Quick Notes

First, if you ever notice a typo in one of my books feel free to send me an email about it. (aleksabaxterwriter at gmail) For the ebook version it’s pretty easy for me to fix and I do like to correct typos when I become aware of them. For print on Amazon I can also fix those easily. For print not on Amazon I may or may not be able to fix it.

But I do want to know.

The reason I bring this up is that it seems someone was kind enough to report a couple of typos to Amazon that I also found during my recent re-read of the whole series.

Amazon didn’t let me know about them so I didn’t know about those reports until I uploaded new files with those issues corrected and suddenly Amazon was like, “Oh, hey, way to correct those quality issues.”

So if you want me to know about the issues so I can fix them, email direct. Probably the same goes for other authors as well.

Also, it didn’t happen with me but I have heard of other authors getting books pulled or threatened to be pulled for a typo report. And for some authors who have things structured differently they may not have the ability to easily update their files like I do. So better to go direct and understand that it won’t always be an easy fix for every author.

Two, now through July 8th the ebook of book four in the series, A Missing Mom and Mutt Munchies is going to be free in celebration of the latest release. And I’ve put the ebook of A Dead Man and Doggie Delights to free and plan to keep it there going forward.

This also means that the two first collections for the series that include Books 1 through 3 and then Books 4 through 6 as well as the Halloween short story will be reduced in price during those same periods so no one is paying extra just to get the collection.

And, three, the ebook version of Books 7 through 9 and the Housebound short story is now live. Paperback to follow soon.

Oh, and also, when I re-read Salacious Scandal I realized that having two characters named Evan in the same book was confusing so I renamed Evan Browers to Owen Browers. He’s only mentioned in that book so it shouldn’t cause an issue unless someone refreshes the book mid-read and you had already started reading it. (So don’t do that.)

But if that is you, now you know what happened.

(And in general with my books at least you don’t need to update when I update a file. Usually it’s because I’m adding new books to the Also By section or making a minor correction like replacing a comma with a period. If it’s big, I’ll let you know here. And that’s probably true for other authors as well. My rule would be, don’t worry about updating unless you read something and think, “What on earth?” and then go look to see if the file was updated.)

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New Release: A Puzzling Pooch and Pumpkin Puffs

Book 9 in the Maggie May and Miss Fancypants series, A Puzzling Pooch and Pumpkin Puffs, is live on most platforms and should be live on all platforms very soon.

This is the last book in the series. If I write about these characters again it will be a new series.

It’s also murder-free and death-free. I just didn’t have it in me to write about anybody being dead right now so in this one Maggie is on bed rest (or at least her version of it) but she still gets involved in solving the mystery of a lost dog. Low stakes, high rewards.

I should have the collection for books 6 through 9 out probably by the end of the month if you prefer to read in collections instead of one book at a time. Also, within the next few days I’ll probably be setting book 1 and 4 to free so if you know someone you think would enjoy the series or fell off of it, it’ll be a good chance for them to try it out or come back to it.

And for those who read the large print hardcover version for now that’s only going to be available on Amazon, but the regular large print version should make its way to other platforms.

Enjoy!

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Finally, Finally, Finally

A Fouled-Up Fourth is FINALLY available on Nook. You can find it here.

Sorry for the delay but this one was completely out of my control. The Barnes & Noble website was hacked last month and it took them this long to get everything working right again. They were able to get customer access to their books within a few days but reporting to authors took longer and publishing new titles as well as any book updates took until now, almost a month later.

Crazy to realize how much we rely on technology to work well, but we do.

Anyway. If you’re a Nook reader you can now get A Fouled-Up Fourth in either print or ebook through B&N. (Print was published but not showing on their site so that’s what’s up with the publication date there.)

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A Fouled-Up Fourth Is Out!

Or at least I’ve done my part to get it out there and now I’m waiting on the various sales platforms to do their part. Which most of them have, but as usual the paperback version is running a little bit behind the ebook version.

Here’s the universal link that should take you to your store in your country: https://books2read.com/fouledupfourth

And here’s the blurb.

Lucas Dean is dead and, honestly, Maggie May Carver couldn’t be happier. So when the cops can’t figure out who did it? Fine by her.

But when a second person turns up killed in the same unique fashion, Maggie’s interest is piqued. Sure, her cop husband will probably solve it without her help, but what’s the harm in asking a few questions here or there? After all, if the cops don’t want her help, they could always solve the case themselves.

As you can see, the blurb shows a certain mood for 2020, but hopefully it will be a good entertaining diversion as we head into the U.S. presidential voting watch. If you haven’t and can, please vote and make your voice heard. And then, escape with Maggie, Fancy, and the crew as they track down yet another killer.

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A New Release And A Warning

Yesterday I hit publish on a new Maggie May and Miss Fancypants story. It’s not a new mystery (although there is a bit of a mystery involved), but instead a short story about how Maggie and the crew are handling current events.

It’s called A Housebound Holiday and will be available on all major retailers in the next few days. (Print is approved and will be making its way to your favorite store soon, Apple is still not up yet. Ebook on all the other major retailers looks like it is available already.)

I mentioned when I published A Poisoned Past and Puppermints that I hadn’t decided at that point how to handle current events in Maggie’s world. I thought about ignoring them but I think they’re too much a part of our world right now and will continue to be so for at least another year. Also, Maggie being Maggie, she had thoughts and reactions to all of it that I thought were worth sharing.

So, much like the Halloween short story was my chance to get all the ooey-gooey lovey-dovey feelings about Matt out of the way before writing the next mystery, this short story is my way to get all of the oh dear, what kind of chaos is this feelings out of the way.

Here’s where the warnings come into play.

We are experiencing events that, depending on who you are and how you’ve been impacted personally, are traumatic. And serious. People have lost loved ones they didn’t expect to lose this year.

But there are aspects to what we’re experiencing that are humorous. (I can’t be the only one trying to find more room in my freezer every time I panic-buy more meat.)

I’ve included some of that in the story.

I did this because I grew up with a terminally-ill father who was in the hospital or the ER most every year at least once. And to survive that constant feeling that I might lose him, I learned to see the humor and the bright spots in the darkest moments.

Not everyone will handle dark situations the same, so this story will not be for everyone.

If you think that seeing someone joke about aspects of what we’re dealing with will cause you pain, do not read this story. I’ll include in the next novel anything you need to know.

There are also aspects to what we’re experiencing right now that are stressful and scary and some of that is also part of this story. (You know Maggie’s grandpa wasn’t going to be one to want to sit home because he’s old, right? No one dies in this story, but Maggie’s concern is real.)

Also, sadly, this whole situation has become very political. So the way Maggie and her family talk about events may be upsetting to those who don’t share those views.

Maggie, like me, thinks this is serious. She thinks this can harm the ones she loves. And she wants people to take it seriously. If you don’t share that view, maybe skip this story.

Because of what I did in this story, the next novel shouldn’t have to deal with any of this. The Baker Valley is going to be sealed off for however long this continues.

If you do read it, I hope you enjoy it. If you don’t, I completely understand.

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And It’s Here!

Book six in the Nosy Newfie Cozy Mysteries series, A Poisoned Past and Puppermints, is here and live.

(Amazon Ebook, Amazon Print, Apple, Kobo, Nook, Google, Universal Link)

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As normal, the paperback is trailing a bit, but is available on Amazon already. Although I will warn you that from what I’m seeing on my end Amazon is at least five days behind on shipping any books. Paperback sales I’m seeing reported as shipped today were ordered at least five days ago.

If I did my job correctly you should happy cry at the end but I will warn you now that it’s a little more dark in a few places than the other books.

(Not things that happen on the page so much as things that happened in the past. Mostly I’m thinking of my mom reading these and what points she’s going to ding me on. So, for example, she wasn’t happy when Hans was injured. There’s something related to motive in this one that I also know she’ll mention to me in a not happy sort of way.)

So, basically, not 100% light and fluffy, but a lot more light and fluffy than our current reality.

I had been planning on waiting until April 3rd to release this book because that’s the 25th anniversary of when my dad passed away and I’m weirdly superstitious in ways like that, but I figured it was better to just get it out to you guys as soon as I possibly could. And, of course, some of you have already found it, which is crazy but impressive.

Also, this may be the last on for a little while. I don’t want to introduce a pandemic into that world and it’s really a struggle to write about a world where life is carrying on as normal when this one isn’t. In addition, this one ends at a really good place so I’d like to let Matt and Maggie have that happy moment for a bit.

I will probably be changing up the covers in a month or so. I didn’t want to do it yet because some people (like my mom) really like the current ones and as a reader I really hate when a series changes covers on me midway through. So for those of you who buy print and where that matters to you, probably best to buy sooner rather than later. For those of you who buy print and didn’t like the covers, well, you’ll have a new choice sometime down the road so may want to wait.

Take care of yourselves out there. Stay home, read lots of books, and make your furry friends happy.

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Happy New Year! Happy New Release!

First, I hope your new year is off to a great start. One week in and I’m so far cautiously optimistic about it. The weather has been nice enough that the pup and I have managed a walk every single day so far. (She’ll walk in anything if it isn’t too hot. I draw the line at snow, rain, or temperatures below about 25 degrees Fahrenheit.)

I tried to find her a new doggie daycare last week and that did not work well. I don’t trust any place that smells that badly. So we will continue with her walking the neighborhood, toy in mouth, looking for dogs to bark at her.

But enough about us. Time to let you know that cozy #5 in the Nosy Newfie Cozy Mysteries series, A Sabotaged Celebration and Salmon Snaps is now out. I tried very hard to get the paperback and ebook versions out at the same time but ran into a bit of a snafu with the print version, so it may take a day or two for it to get to all the locations it needs to. (It was either that or release a print version with random chapters that had no page numbering.)

I’m pretty sure this is my favorite cover yet. Hope you enjoy it!

Amazon Ebook, Amazon Paperback, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Google

And updated for B&N Print.

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A New Holiday Short

I started writing cozy #5 and realized that Maggie just needed a little break to be in love with Matt and have some fun. So while the next mystery is in the works, I wrote a short story involving Maggie, Matt, Fancy, and a crazy Halloween pet parade. When Jack and Sam are responsible for the contestants you know there’ll be a few surprises…

Note that there is no mystery in this one, so it’s just for those who love the dog and people side of the cozies.

It’s out today and just 99 cents in ebook. ($5.99 in print. Sorry for that but that’s about as cheap as I can get a print book given my printing options.)

It should be up everywhere in the next day or so, but in the meantime here are the Amazon US links for ebook and print.

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Cozy #4 Is Out!

Alright. Took me a little longer than I’d wanted, but Maggie May and Miss Fancypants are back and solving mysteries yet again. Well, Maggie is. Fancy has a bit of a bunny obsession going on.

Ebook is already up on the main sites except Apple/iTunes and that should happen sometime today. It’s also on its way to all the other sites as well.

Paperback should hit Amazon today but it probably won’t be linked to the ebook for a few more days so you’ll have to just search for it to find it until that happens. The paperback version will also be rolling out to all the other fine places that carry paperbacks over the next few days.

Click on the image below to be taken to your preferred store. If that doesn’t work, here’s the Amazon US link.

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And Cozy #3 Is Out!

A Buried Body and Barkery Bites is now live in paperback and ebook on Amazon and in ebook on Google, Kobo, Nook, and a whole slew of other places. It’ll also be on Apple soon. The link above will take you to Amazon or you can click here to find all the stores where it’s available. And, don’t forget, it should also be available through most libraries, but you just may have to ask your librarian for help.

(And, by the way, this is not my dad’s birthday, but my mom wanted it out in time for her to order a copy for my grandpa for U.S. Mother’s Day on the 12th. So I’ll be doing a little price promo on book 1 for my dad’s birthday instead.)

Enjoy!

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