Bau: Can We Go For A Long Walk Now?

My Human Mom tells me that there are a lot of steps she still needs to do before she’s ready to publish her new novel.

Here are some things which I secretly know about it:

It’s a Domestic Crime Novel (Apparently that’s her favorite type of crime novel along with Domestic Noir novels).

She tells me because there is a Femme Fatale in her novel it might also be categorized as Domestic Noir.

She’s likely going to launch it in May (That’s a long time in doggy days). That’s if all goes well!

The title is The Set Up.

Here’s a tentative blurb for it:

Homeless sixteen-year-old Maya has found the perfect summer job – getting a cottage ready to serve as a half-way house to delinquent girls. A summer job where she won’t have to wonder where she’s going to sleep for a while. Being by the lake in nature will give her time to grieve the death of her mother. Best of all, she’s met Charlie, the boy who lives in the cottage next door who gives her the attention she craves and the promise of a bright future if she sticks with him. But Charlie has a very dark side and Maya becomes involved in a murderous scheme. What will happen to Maya now that she is being blamed for the murder by the police? Who can possibly help her?

I love to listen to my Human Mom read her manuscript out loud, but honestly, I’m disappointed because I’m not even in it!

In the meantime, you might want to have a look at my Human Mom’s other books on her author page. (Every time you click on one of her books I get a treat).

58 thoughts on “Bau: Can We Go For A Long Walk Now?

  1. Oh, Bau, this sounds like a very good story! I know your human mom is working very hard on it, and I’m sure it’ll be great. I look forward to reading it. I hope you get that nice, long walk soon!

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    • I had posted a review of Calmer Girls on my blog (2019) and in re-reading it I remember how much I enjoyed your novel. Also, I had forgotten to post a review on Amazon which I just did. Sorry for being so late in doing so. I also downloaded Calmer Secrets and am looking forward to reading it. Have a great day. 🙂

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      • Thank you, Carol! I’m excited that you’re about to read CS, because now you get to find out how everything turns out for the Crosses. And thanks for sharing your glowing review of CG. It means a lot. You enjoy your day as well. 🙂

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  2. Bau, we feel your pain. Our mom is busy writing yet another Amanda book. She barely has time for walks with us. Your mom’s book sounds very good though. Our mom would like it. Licks, Dot and Lia.

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    • Thanks for your kind words, Dot and Lia. At least you guys have each other. I keep hoping my mom will adopt another dog but she keeps saying that her place is too small. Really! How much space does a puppy take?
      Good luck with your book.

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  3. Hi Carol Such a cute way to promote your new book I hope all is well with you during this crazy time I’m doing well, passing the time to the best of my ability Sometimes it’s hard to find things to do or want to do, I’m working on some puzzles, reading, colouring and knitting to help the days go by quicker I’ve appreciated all your emails and am impressed with all your accomplishments, you should be very proud Take care of yourself Hugs Marieanne

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    • Hi Marieanne,
      I’m so happy to see you here. I’m also happy that you’re doing well. Ontario is really getting hit hard with the virus. At least spring is here along with warmer weather and we can be outdoors more. I’m anxious to put some flowers on my balcony. Things haven’t been so bad here though and I’ve been very busy getting ready to put out my book and working on another, which is about Alzheimer and memory. Right now I’m in the process of trying to find a cover for my book. It’s complicated but I’m sure it will work out.
      I’ve been doing lots of yoga and going out with my dog. I’m grateful that I have him.
      I hope that your girls and their families are well. Take care xxx Carol Ann


    • I often think of you, Debby and hope that this intense journey you are going through will bring you inspiration. Somehow, I see a book on mourning and grief as part of your collection.
      After my sister died, I documented every time grief and sorrow would immerge. I did this for a year and out of it came my fist book; Mourning Has Broken. Writing helps. ❤ xxx

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    • The cover…I am trying to figure that out. I tried the KDP template but need to compress it (which is for me an impossible task) so that I could use it for a paperback cover on Canva. I reached out to someone on Reedsy but haven’t heard back yet.
      Thanks, Annika, for your encouraging words about the blurb. ❤

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