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  • When Art Imitates Life – 2 Recent Crimes To Study
    I’m a thriller author, which means I’m slightly more in tune with the dark side of humanity than many of my friends. I spent years researching serial killers, to the point that I never want to write... Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2018-04-24
  • Did You Learn One New Thing This Weekend?
    Happy Monday, chickens! Did you learn anything fun this weekend?  I did. I learned that buying an adorable loose-cable-stitch pillow without fully thinking through the fact that one of my cats... Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2018-04-23
  • Sunday Smatterings
    Happy Sunday, gentle readers. I hope you're getting lots of rest for the week ahead. Slow down, make a fresh pot of tea, and get your read on. I have some links for you:Here's what happened on the... Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2018-04-22
  • Transform Your Basement a Cool Bookish Space
    This is an awesome example, right? The bookcases, the side tables, the lighting, the herringbone floor... #want Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2018-04-21
  • What are you reading this weekend?
    Hello, chickens, and Happy Friday! Let's talk about books. I just finished a book by a writer friend this week (sneak peeks = perks of having writer friends), and it was so great. I just can't tell... Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2018-04-20
  • How Finding Your Own Place Makes You A Better Writer
    I met a woman recently who personifies everything I want to be when I grow up. She was effortless. Do you know how hard that is? From her clothes to her hair to her demeanor to her sense of humor,... Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2018-04-19
  • What’s on Your Mind Today?
    Welcome to Open Thread Wednesday, a new feature on the blog. By Wednesday, we're all getting ornery. Monday and Tuesday have come and gone, but the fatigue from each remains, and the weekend still... Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2018-04-18
  • Take This Quiz, and We’ll Tell You If You Could Catch a Killer
    Who doesn't want to be as suave as Nicholas? As badass as Mike? I know I do. That's the magic of these stories, isn't it? The idea that maybe you could slip on the skin of an an FBI agent and catch... Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2018-04-17
  • Sunday Smatterings
    Hello, chickens, welcome to Sunday. How are you? It's been quite the week at Chez Ellison. I don't know if a little bird told you, but THE SIXTH DAY released on Tuesday, and our world has been abuzz... Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2018-04-15
  • What are you reading this weekend?
    Hello, friends, welcome to Friday. What's on your reading docket this weekend? (Bonus points if it's THE SIXTH DAY, but we can still be friends if you're finishing up your current read before moving... Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2018-04-13
  • The Ins and Outs of Researching a Novel
    Having a new book baby out in world is a mixed bag of emotions. It feels a bit like jumping off a cliff with no parachute: sheer excitement coupled with abject terror. Why? Well, because the book is... Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2018-04-12
  • THE SIXTH DAY – Available Today!
    It’s here! THE SIXTH DAY is on sale today at all retailers in all formats! ... Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2018-04-10
  • Sunday Smatterings
    Welcome to another glorious Sunday! I hope you're having a great weekend. It's been chilly here in middle TN, so we've been snuggled inside, reading, eating, and catching up on chores, and of course,... Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2018-04-08
  • What Are You Reading This Weekend??
    Welcome to another Friday, my friends! What are you reading this weekend? Share the next book on your TBR in the comments! Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2018-04-06
  • Why Is Starting A Book So Hard? (and how to overcome it)
    Are you having trouble starting a project? Not sure where to begin your story, how to put those colors to a palette, or how to find a perfect line of code to start your new app? I'm going to let you... Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2018-04-05