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  • THE BETTER SISTER: Coming April 16
    Alafair’s new novel, The Better Sister, will be released in the US on April 16th and in the UK on April 18th.   The murder of a prominent Manhattan lawyer spurs the reunion of two estranged sisters—one the dead man’s widow, the other his ex. To save the teenage boy accused Read Full Article
    Source: Alafair BurkePublished on 2019-02-18
  • THE SHAPE OF NIGHT: my new book cover revealed!
      I’m always a little anxious when my publisher tells me they have a new cover design to show me.  Will I love it?  Hate it?  I’m not a visual artist so I’m certainly not one to design my own covers, but I do know what I like, and I Read Full Article
    Source: Tess GerritsenPublished on 2019-02-18
  • Sunday Smatterings
    Happy Sunday! I don't know about you, but I wouldn’t mind sitting at a table with a cup of hot cocoa and some heart-shaped cookies right about now. It’s been a bit of a week. While in Florida, I... Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2019-02-17
  • Book 6 of the Huntress Thrillers – and series sale, 99c!
    YES - Shadow Moon, Book 6 of the Huntress/FBI Thrillers, is now available for pre-order, for delivery on March 20 (Happy Equinox!)Pre-order here for $2.99.Before I talk about the new book below, with spoilers - I want to remind everyone that this series is written to be read in order. Read Full Article
    Source: Alexandra SokoloffPublished on 2019-02-16
  • Top Ten Romantic Movies
    Happy Valentine's Day! Here's a romantic but thematically useful post for the day. As many of you know by now, the first assignment I lay out in my Screenwriting Tricks workbooks, and the first exercise I have any class or workshop I teach do right up front, is a Top Ten Read Full Article
    Source: Alexandra SokoloffPublished on 2019-02-14
  • Sunday Smatterings
    Happy Sunday! Coming to you today as I head home from the Southern Command. I went down to celebrate my mum’s birthday (she is a sassy 82!) and attend the play of the century—Hamilton! My brother... Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2019-02-10
  • LIE TO ME: BUY 2 FAVORITE PAPERBACKS, GET THE 3RD FREE AT BARNES & NOBLE
    It’s official! LIE TO ME is a Favorite Paperback at Barnes & Noble. You can pick up a copy, plus two more books you’ve been wanting to read and get one free. Their Buy 2, Get The 3rd Free deals... Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2019-02-09
  • Huntress series sale, all 5 books $1.99
    Anyone in the mood for some female vigilante justice?Book 6 of my Thriller Award-nominated Huntress Moon series releases in March, and Thomas & Mercer has put the first five books of the series on sale,  so you can catch up - just $1.99 each on Amazon US. The series turns tropes Read Full Article
    Source: Alexandra SokoloffPublished on 2019-02-04
  • Sunday Smatterings
    Happy chilly (for most of you) Super Bowl Sunday! Are you watching the game today? Who are you rooting for? I have no real pigskin in the game (ha!) as neither of the teams are on my must win list,... Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2019-02-03
  • Groundhog Day Story Breakdown for Groundhog Day!
    Happy Groundhog Day! Let's celebrate by taking a look at the story structure set up of one of my favorite movies of all time.                Get free Story Structure extras and movie breakdowns Groundhog DayWritten by Danny Rubin and Harold RamisDirected by Harold RamisStarring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell1993Running time 101 Read Full Article
    Source: Alexandra SokoloffPublished on 2019-02-02
  • Sunday Smatterings
    Happy Sunday, y’all! Grab a cuppa and let’s chat. I hope your week was wonderful. Mine wasn’t bad at all, I saw two dear friends IRL - in real life, one of them twice! Had a couple of lovely long... Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2019-01-27
  • $1.99 ebook sale: ALL THE PRETTY GIRLS
    ALL THE PRETTY GIRLS, the first book in my Taylor Jackson series, is on sale for $1.99! Check out this heart-racing, fan favorite.About the book: When a local girl falls prey to a sadistic serial... Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2019-01-23
  • Sunday Smatterings
    Happy Sunday, y’all! I hope today’s Smatterings finds you well. I know many of you are snowed in, and we finally had some nasty weather in Nashvegas, too. A good day to stay inside by the fire,... Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2019-01-20
  • Stealing Hollywood workshops in the Highlands and Caribbean!!
    I'm thrilled to be able to announce two Stealing Hollywood intensive workshops, both in settings that could jump start anyone's creativity.March 23-24: Highlands Writing IntensiveFor my UK friends (and other Scotophiles), I'm doing a weekend intensive in the Highlands, on the gorgeous, unique grounds of the Pagoda in Grantown-on-Spey. You Read Full Article
    Source: Alexandra SokoloffPublished on 2019-01-17
  • Sunday Smatterings
    Happy Sunday, y’all! I hope your weekend is going well. Saw a favorite author Friday at Parnassus (Holly Black), and had a lovely dinner with Assistant Leigh, and now I’m playing catch-up after a... Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2019-01-13