Mystery author Ellie Alexander likes to bake. It’s no surprise, then, that her Bakeshop mystery series includes the titles, “Muffin But the Truth,” “Donut Disturb” and “Nothing Bundt Trouble.”
Alexander will discuss her books – and maybe offer a recipe – when she visits the Cannon Beach Library at 2 p.m. Nov. 12. This is a hybrid event; the presentation can be viewed in person at the library or online: www.cannonbeachlibrary.org.
The event is also a part of WOW! Weekend, a three-day festival in Cannon Beach featuring local vendors, artists, speakers and performers. All library events are free and open to the public.
In addition to the Bakeshop series, Alexander’s cozy mysteries include the Sloan Krause mysteries, the Pacific Northwest and Rose City mystery series and several stand-alone novellas and collaborations.
Alexander notes that the Pacific Northwest is a backdrop for every book, and the location “almost becomes another character in each series.”
Her books feature charming small towns, idyllic settings, delicious foods and drinks and lovable characters (and sometimes, even murder).
A voracious storyteller, Alexander says her goal is to “tell stories that provide points of connection, escape and understanding.”
Alexander has published over 30 books in hardcover, mass-market paperback, e-book, audio, and Japanese. Her writing has appeared in regional and international publications including Climbing Magazine, Women’s World, Buzz Feed, The Oregonian and Portland Family Magazine. She also teaches classes and workshops on writing and marketing.
The event is offered by the NW Authors Series, a committee of the Cannon Beach Library that sponsors monthly author talks and other events from September through May.