As strange as it may sound, some books do have typos or mistakes. Not all of them, but I’ve found a few and I’ve just laughed a little about it. Mistakes happen and so do typos. For instance the words peak vs peek. Both words are pronounced the same, but spelled different, because they have different meanings. The reason I bring this up, is because I’m diving back into the Finkleton world and preparing to finish writing Saving Finkleton. I read a passage in Return to Finkleton and I discovered a typo. OMG! Return to Finkleton has been out for over four years and I never ever noticed it. I’m ashamed! This is the thing, Return to Finkleton went through five different edits, including proofreading, then it went to the audiobook voice over artist. Nobody, including myself, noticed this one typo. If I wasn’t writing this post, I’d be banging my head on the table, which I still might do after I’m done.
At the end of Return to Finkleton there is a Sneak Peek of Saving Finkleton, the first chapter of the third book. However, it doesn’t read Sneak Peek. Instead, it reads Sneak Peak. It should read PEEK not PEAK.
Peek, by definition is: 1. to look or glance quickly or furtively, especially through a small opening or from a concealed location; peep; peer.
Peak, by definition is: 1. the pointed top of a mounted. 2. the pointed top of anything.
In the end, although the book was in many different hands, it was my responsibility to double and triple check to make sure there were no typos or mistakes and for that I’m so sorry. I own up to my mistakes and typos. I just found the typo and it’s killing me. To me, this typo is a nightmare for the world to see! I don’t want children thinking that is the correct spelling for the word I meant.
A few years ago, I watched a video of John Green talking about a typo he found in The Fault in Our Stars. He explained the typo and why it was the wrong word, although it sounded the same, but had a different spelling and definition. I’m not doing a video, but I am writing this post about it. At least John Green caught the typo early on after the book release, but it took me over four years to notice it.
Again, I’m sorry about the typo! If any parents or teachers see that typo and are reading or helping a child read Return to Finkleton, please express my sincere apologies.