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  • Sunday Smatterings
    Happy Sunday, friends! One of my greatest joys is the day after Thanksgiving. Not because of Black Friday, but because it is sanctioned from on high that we eat pie and bacon for breakfast. I know that sounds like a silly thing to feel joy about, but Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2020-11-29
  • GOOD GIRLS LIE is on sale!
    Happy day after Thanksgiving! I have great news: GOOD GIRLS LIE is on sale for $2.99. Treat yourself or gift a copy to your loved one!Download your copy!KINDLENOOKAPPLE BOOKSKOBOGOOGLE PLAY

    About the book:Goode girls don’t lie…Perched atop a hill in the tiny town of Read Full Article

    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2020-11-27
  • Sunday Smatterings
    Happy Sunday, friends! A quick(ish) smatterings today, as the weather is fine and the To Do list is overflowing. It was a heavy on the work and house side of things week. Four Zooms in two days, which, for me, is a lot, and takes a huge outpouring Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2020-11-22
  • Tonight: Friends & Fiction with J.T. Ellison and Hank Phillippi Ryan
       Join me and Hank Phillippi Ryan tonight at 7pm ET when we meet up with Mary Kay Andrews, Kristin Harmel, Kristy Woodson Harvey, Patti Callahan Henry, and Mary Alice Monroe on their weekly Facebook Live show Friends & Fiction. We’ll be talking about writing, Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2020-11-18
  • Sunday Smatterings
    Happy Sunday, friends! What a beautiful week its been here in Nashville. After a blustery wind Tuesday blew away all the fallen leaves, it’s been exceedingly pleasant, sunny, low 60s—perfect driveway date weather. That things were returned to normal enough that we were able to resume said Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2020-11-15
  • Sunday Smatterings
    Happy Sunday, friends! I feel like I start so many of these blogs with “What a week!” But truly, this one has been extraordinary. Obviously it’s been exceedingly hard to work without unplugging the router from the wall and putting the phone in another room. (Actually, the Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2020-11-08
  • Sunday Smatterings
    Happy Sunday, friends! It’s Jameson and Jordan’s 7th Cativersary today! We brought home our little minions on November 1, 2013. Good grief, it feels like yesterday. Their story is a fascinating one, and we are so blessed in their company. Sweet, sweet girls, both. If you’ve ever Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2020-11-01
  • Sunday Smatterings
    Happy Sunday, friends! How are you this fine day?I’ve been looking at the goals I set for myself at the beginning of the year, curious to see how I’ve done meeting, exceeding, or failing to launch. Obviously, many plans have gone awry thanks to the pandemic, but Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2020-10-25
  • Sunday Smatterings
    Happy Sunday, friends! I hope today’s missive finds you well.I’ve been thinking a lot lately about creative passion. I purposefully took off the month of September to get us prepared for the move and get the new house renovated. It was good timing—I’d just finished the revision of Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2020-10-18
  • Sunday Smatterings
    Happy Sunday, friends! Many of you know Jameson, the smaller of the two thriller kittens, managed to get a chunk of toy mouse lodged in her duodenum and needed a surgical intervention to remove it. She is currently asleep by my side on her heating pad, dressed in Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2020-10-11
  • Nanowrimo Prep: free mini-course!
    As anyone who's read this blog knows, I do a Nanowrimo Prep series every October to help writers do some planning to get the most ouf of their November writing session. This year I'm going multi-media and doing it as a free mini-workshop on Teachable.com, with videos, assignments, and discussions Read Full Article
    Source: Alexandra SokoloffPublished on 2020-10-09
  • Sunday Smatterings
    Happy Sunday, friends! 2020 keeps serving up the plot twists, doesn’t it? I’m telling you, if a writer were to pitch this story to an editor, they’d get shot down for being too melodramatic. I can honestly say I have zero idea where we’re headed. That is, Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2020-10-04
  • Sunday Smatterings
    Happy Sunday, friends! It’s the time of year, when my brain, trained from years of schooling, turns on. It’s remarkable, actually, how ingrained the habits of September are for me. The second there’s a chill in the evening air, everything shifts, and by the autumnal equinox, all is locked Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2020-09-27
  • Sunday Smatterings
    I hope you’re well today, that the tragedies of the week haven’t beaten you down. Fires and hurricanes and losing the notorious RBG... it was a tough, tough week. I’m sending you peace today. So here we are, my first missive from the new office. The first words written Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2020-09-20
  • Sunday Smatterings
    Happy Sunday! Football is back! Baseball is happening! Golf! Racing! For this little sports addict, this is the happiest time of year. My reading always goes up in the fall, because I like nothing better that to have a book in my lap and a game on the TV. Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2020-09-13