Sunday Smatterings

By J.T. Ellison

Hey, y’all. How’s tricks? Yours truly is back in Nashville for the first time in a long while. I loved, loved, loved meeting so many of you out on the road. But this introvert is overjoyed to be back with her hubby, her cats, and pots of tea within arm’s reach. It’s the little things, you know.

Fun news: If you didn’t get to see me on tour, join me for my LiveSigning this Thursday night at 7:00 pm CT! Details are below. Bonus – you don’t even have to leave your couch to attend. 🎉🎉🎉

Now it’s back to work for me, conjuring new adventures for Nicholas and Mike. Things are going to be quiet on this front while I whip our new book into shape. But don’t worry, I’m not disappearing for long. I’ll see many of you at Bouchercon mid-October!

And without further ado…

Here’s what happened on the Internets this week:

11 Literary Destinations Every Book-Lover Should Visit in the Fall. Autumn is just around the corner, and it’s the best time of year to be a book geek! Here’s where you should go on a literary road trip.

What I’ve Been Reading Lately: The New and the Notable. Great book finder Anne Bogel dishes on the five books she’s been loving lately. Stock those TBR piles, y’all!

The Crazy Story Behind the First Book Published in the (Future) United States. An escape from England, an indentured servant with a mysterious past, and an untimely death while crossing the Atlantic—it sounds like a juicy plot, doesn’t it?

The not-so-easy Weasley quiz. They aren’t kidding. How many did you get? My score was deemed “Weason-able.” #WeasleyIsOurKing

THE ABANDONED HEART by Laura Benedict is out in paperback! My bestie writes Southern Gothic fiction, and it is superb. Check out the last of her Bliss House trilogy, now at a killer bargain price.

Best Books of the Month: September Edition. Speaking of good books, check out these favorites from suspense authors Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke (word on the street is there’s a giveaway attached to this post…).

U.S. Postal Service unveils series of stamps honoring children’s book “The Snowy Day.” Just in time for the holidays!

16 New Thriller Books Coming Out This Fall. So many book roundups hit the feeds this time of year, and for good reason: fall is a treasure trove for us book lovers. BookBub gives us even more books for our TBR piles.

A Big Ol’ Interview about LIE TO ME with Book Reporter. This was a fun one—lots of great questions!

And closer to home:

LiveSigning with Ariel Lawhon 9/21 7:00 pm CT

Did I not visit your city for the LIE TO ME tour? Worry not, chicken: at my LiveSigning (with special guest, historical novelist and my dear friend Ariel Lawhon!), you can get a signed book AND ask me questions – all from your own couch!

Click here to get your signed copy. ➤

DEAD ENDS: Stories from the Gothic South, edited by J.T. Ellison

Pre-Order DEAD ENDS: Stories from the Gothic South, edited by ME! Look at this lineup. Look at it. Y’all, this anthology is packed with creepy goodness from emerging voices and NYT bestsellers, and will arrive just in time for Halloween reading.

It’s. So. Good. Order your copy today! It’s in hardcover, paperback, and ebook.

John Grisham tried to write a book without lawyers in it. And he (almost) succeeded.

His latest, CAMINO ISLAND, is a fascinating look into the world of stolen rare books, and he takes us along for the ride.

I have been sitting on this interview for months, desperate to tell you about it, and I’m so excited to finally share it with you! Mr. Grisham was a gracious, insightful, and disarmingly funny guest. I was thrilled to sit down with him for this week’s episode of A WORD ON WORDS. #keepreading

That’s it from me! Enjoy some lovely autumn weather, bake some brownies for the neighbors, buy a pumpkin or two, and we’ll talk again soon.


P.S. I’m thinking of you, my Texas and Florida chickens.

Via: JT Ellison


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