Something to Crow About

I truly have something to crow about. The 4th book in the P.J. Benson Mystery series now has an actual release date: February 10, 2021. It has a beautiful cover, designed by Chris of http://highpinescreative.com. They did the covers for the first three “Crow” books (The Crows, As the Crow Flies, and Eat Crow and Die.)

Since FiveStar/Gale/CengageLearning stopped publishing mysteries in 2017, I decided to self-publish Something to Crow About. Although I actually had to learn the process two years ago when I was granted the paperback rights to A Killer Past, a few things have changed in those two years, and I’d forgotten a few things, too. With A Killer Past, that publisher had already created the front and back material and all I needed to do was copy what was in the hardcover edition and upload the final edited manuscript file.

I didn’t have that material for Something to Crow About. I had to make sure what I uploaded was the final edit. (Yes, I hired an editor. In fact, I used the editor who edited the other P.J. Benson books), and I had to decide what to put in the front and what should go in the back. And then I had to make sure everything met Amazon’s requirements.

That I’m as far along as I am right now, for me, is something to crow about. I’ll be posting more in the weeks to come. This will be P.J.’s last book, so I need to do something special. Just what that will be, I haven’t decided.

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8 Responses to Something to Crow About

  1. Thank you, Maris…Reading is a great way to distract from reality. Looking forward to your new book.

    • Maris Soule says:

      Thanks, Clarice. The Ebook should be available for pre-order. I’m still waiting for the paperback edition’s cover. I understand what you mean about needed a distraction. I feel that way, too. I hope Something to Crow About gives you that experience.

  2. Anne Schelzig says:

    Congratulations, Maris. I think the cover is the best yet.

    • Maris Soule says:

      Thanks, Anne. It’s the same artist who has done the other “crow” covers. So glad he’d doing this one. Hope you are well. I miss seeing you and the rest of the Tuesday group.

  3. pataverbach says:

    And the story is wonderful – although I don’t know how it ends. I guess I’ll have to buy the book. Can’t wait to read it all the way to the last exciting page. Congratulations Maris.

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