3.27.16 – Sunday Smatterings

By JT Ellison

Hello, Chickens!

Hope you’re having a lovely Sunday, and if you’re celebrating Easter that it’s a happy and blessed day. Are you enjoying the advent of spring? I, for one, am so happy to see budding trees and brilliantly green grass again. Just pumps the life back into you after a long winter.

Also, before we talk links, I have to tell you something:

Thank you so much for all the kind words, reviews, and well wishes for NO ONE KNOWS!

It’s truly daunting to send a book out into the world—because after I write it, it’s no longer mine. It’s yours (as it should be!). It amazes me to see how the words I pour onto the page affect readers in a unique way; nobody reads the same book, really. So I appreciate the feedback; I want to make sure I’m doing my job as the storyteller.

If you took time to purchase, review (either way! I like to learn from the negative ones, too), Facebook, tweet, or sent anything surrounding the book, I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart.

Speaking of which: Thunderclap supporters, listen up!

I have a special thank-you gift for you: the original ending to NO ONE KNOWS. If you’d like to read it, email Amy (amy@jtellison.com). She’ll send it out in the next couple of weeks, when you’ve had a chance to read the book. I’ll be curious to see what you think!

I’m winding down the my campaign blitz for this book. TONIGHT I’ll be on Second Sunday Crime with Libby Hellmann at 6 pm CST, chatting about the book. Listen in! It’ll be a fun time!

Also, I do have to share one bit of news: Bookbub named NO ONE KNOWS as one of 10 New Thrillers to Read This Spring, which always makes me so excited!

Alright, would you like some links? Here you go.

Here’s what happened on the Internets this week:

There’s a lot that goes into titling a book: more than you’d think. Here’s an insider scoop on how authors and publishers (finally) land on a book title.

These are 10 foods from literature you can actually make.

And here are 5 tips to lead a happy life.

This is a library. In the shape of a book!

Creativity is not an accident: it’s earned. And speaking of creativity: is solitude a key element to its success?

Whole Foods has committed to replace its chickens, bred to gain weight rapidly, with slower-growing breeds by 2024.

These bookshelves look like Pantone color swatches. I want them. I want them.

These 12 dogs are mesmerized by books, and it is one of the cutest things ever.

These are the best umbrellas for bookworms.

And closer to home:

On the Tao this week, I shared some of the nonfiction pieces I wrote for the release of NO ONE KNOWS. I wrote 1/4 of a novel just about the book itself!

Are you on Instagram? I’ve been picking up my Instagram game lately, and I really like it as a social medium (pretty pictures! shiny!). If you’re on Instagram, you can follow me here. I post both pictures and words (because… I don’t know if you know this, but I love words).

That’s it from me! Thank you again for all your support, enjoy your Easter, and hopefully some springlike weather, and we’ll chat again soon.


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