Alexie Linn


Alexie Linn was born, raised, and stuck in Whatcom County, Washington - that's the drippy side - until she escaped ca.1995 to the desert southwest -- Arizona. After her feet returned to normal human feet - as opposed to heavily webbed duck feet, she decided to stay near dry heat - except in August when the mild Pacific Northwest is simply marvelous most of the time. She holds certificates in writing, life coaching, nutritional therapy, and counseling - to name just a few. She loves to learn, to help people do what they want to do, and to call an RV her home, as long as it's parked out in the 'sticks'. Writing is her favorite thing to do at 3 AM while reading is her favorite thing to do at 3 PM. Alexie writes from a genetic need, much life experience, and an extremely active imagination.

Smashwords Interview

How do you approach cover design?
I examine the picture in my head of the situation the book is about. I ask what I would expect a cover to convey and go on a scavenger hunt to find the treasure.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Erle Stanley Gardner's Perry Mason Series will be three of the five. I read them all at least once.
Nero Wolf will be one of the five.
Louisiana Longshot is the fifth of what I can think of right now.
These all have commonalities:
1. They're well written mysteries
2. They're cozy mysteries -- blood, guts, gore, and sexuality are PG-13
3. They all offer action, adventure, and mind work.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Alexie Linn online

Where to buy in print


Your Plucky New Life
Personal growth is the priority. Hop out of the box and get on with your bucket list to promote health and wellness.
Good Grief!
It's okay to turn the sadness of grief into the goodness of grief. It's okay to grow and be happy – sometimes even happier after the devastation of having something or someone suddenly snatched or destroyed without your permission or desire for it to be. Joan Freed is a spunky Life Coach and Nutritional Therapist who seems to attract the grief stricken wherever she is. She's not your 'normal' counselor, but a free spirit who believes healing can be jump-started with her focused, simple, 7 step program in her ever changing outdoor office – and she's proving it. These are the books I searched for when I was a new widow. I just wanted to get fast-track answers now and to get on with my life, whatever it was. Sudden widowhood was the inspiration so that you can do just that.

Hoarder, Elaine, The

Price: $2.99 USD.

Blindsided! Good Grief

Price: $2.97 USD.


Rescue Me!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,290. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Adventure » General
What do you get when you take a rebel life coach, an on the run landscaper, two refugee children from Guatamala, a polka-dot chihuahua puppy, and throw them altogether in the Plumosa Mountains of Arizona? You get murder, mayhem, adventure, and a cozy mystery that addresses the plight of smuggled humans.
The Mount Saint Helens Affair -- A Joan Freed Mystery/Adventure
Price: $2.97 USD. Words: 29,580. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Educational
“No, I'm fine,” the scraggly haired lady slouched behind the steering wheel in the extreme camping outfit said. “I just need somewhere to crash and gather my wits for a few days – do you know of anyplace?” That's how I met Alo Snider, the wannabe Geologist that wasn't really a widow and wasn't really a client. Or was she? I built a client file on her because she landed at my winter sanctuary
The Aurora Borealis Affair
Price: $2.97 USD. Words: 53,480. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
What's more fun than being stuck in rush hour traffic on the 10? How about another adventure with Joan Freed, the rebel life coach who only wants to start fulfilling her bucket list – beginning with seeing the Aurora Borealis up close and personal in Alaska. Alaska because she's feeling a distinct pull, magnetic if you will, to 'do' Alaska as a tourist. But first she has a coaching client nea
The Skinny On Sourdough
Price: $2.97 USD. Words: 7,520. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Health & Healing / General, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Health & Healing / Weight Control
Nope! Guess again. This is not a book of recipes for sourdough. Neither is it a book on a new fad diet. It is, instead, a book about sourdough – what it is, who it's for, where it lives, how to create it, when it was discovered, and why we need it.
True Secret Shopper Diaries -- How NOT To Get Caught Doing Your Job
Series: Your Plucky New Life. Price: $2.97 USD. Words: 3,740. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Business Management, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
True Secret Shopper Diaries is a tell all book that paints a picture in words of what a secret shopper actually does; where one has to live; what special tools and skills are required; how to make more than pin money shopping; and answers the question, “Just how old is this profession?”
Toxic Man
Price: $1.97 USD. Words: 13,770. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
Mad scientist, Gary, is the recipient of heavy metal toxicity – but cancer free – who is suddenly unemployed, unemployable, angry, depressed, and at the end of his rope. The fact that he looks like Mr. Potato Head doesn't help Joan's success oriented mindset to encourage Gary's personal growth or anger management. And when the drunk sleeping it off in the park turns out to be the body of Gary's..
The Personal Transformation of Queenie
Price: $2.97 USD. Words: 26,220. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
Two women lay sprawled in front of my truck. They are very dead. Queenie sits like a statue on the passenger side of my vintage Chevy pick-up looking like the circus fat lady that she thinks she is – but she's not laughing. While this could be a wearisome story of murder and mayhem, it isn't. It's the story of how one woman's life changing personal transformation had a ripple effect....
Unexpected Gifts -- Good Grief!
Series: Good Grief!. Price: $2.97 USD. Words: 32,660. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Educational
I find myself asking myself the questions that were part of ….. dialogues between Rita and Joan and looking for my own answers .... – a good read and well worth the hike … ….everybody needs to read this book. J.Hatstat, Vermont Author's note – this book was previously published as 'Rita's Story'. Why is Joan Freed a magnet for souls mired in grief? Is it because she has a life changing plan
Blindsided! Good Grief
Series: Good Grief!. Price: $2.97 USD. Words: 20,400. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
I think the second body – the dead one – was a tad overkill to trigger Max into personal growth, expanding horizons, and his own success mindset, it worked – and I'm still here to tell you about it. A cozy mystery set in the desert southwest that started as two women on an adventure. Then came corruption, murder and mayhem, followed by life beyond biscotti – all from a bump on the head
Hoarder, Elaine, The
Series: Good Grief!. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,690. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
Joan is slammed in the face with olfactory overload – a stench she's never before encountered – she fears she's gotten herself into – besides a client with a really bad sinus infection and even more very puzzling people – more than even she can handle. Who abandoned who? Can the source of Elaine's grief be identified and turned into good grief before Joan is forced to escape?

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Smashwords book reviews by Alexie Linn

  • The Revenge of the Pumpkins on Feb. 26, 2015

    Very descriptive, for sure. I don't think I'll be carving anymore pumpkins -- but if you like short horror, this is a good one.
  • The Spark on Feb. 27, 2015

    A very interesting concept that could be more real than we realize. Well written and entertaining. Read it and think about it.