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  • Sunday Smatterings
    Happy New Year and happy first Smatterings of 2019! I come to you today from Desk Central - people, I tell you, a good desk makes ALL the difference. I love it. I love having a single spot where all... Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2019-01-06
  • New Year’s Resolution: Practice Story
    (Or - How to watch movies and TV to be a better writer) So it’s the New Year and people are making resolutions right and left, or swearing off them because “they never work” and all that, right? I think the better question here is: What can Read Full Article
    Source: Alexandra SokoloffPublished on 2019-01-03
  • Donโ€™t Kill The Dog
    Every thriller writer knows you must never, ever kill a pet in your novel. You can torture and mutilate any number of human beings. You can slice and dice women, massacre men on a battlefield, and readers will keep turning the pages. But harm one little chihuahua and you’ve gone Read Full Article
    Source: Tess GerritsenPublished on 2019-01-03
  • New Year’s resolution: Practice Story
    (Or - How to watch movies and TV to be a better writer) So it’s the New Year and people are making resolutions right and left, or swearing off them because “they never work” and all that, right? I think the better question here is: What can Read Full Article
    Source: Alexandra SokoloffPublished on 2019-01-03
  • 2018 Annual Review
    Hello, and welcome to my annual review! I experienced a huge amount of resistance to putting together the annual review this year. Not the numbers—with my spreadsheets, that is actually the easy... Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2019-01-02
  • Sunday Smatterings
    It’s hard to believe this is the last Smatterings of 2018! But there you have it. Time marches on, whether we want it to or not. I for one am ready for the new year to be upon us. After a very quiet... Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2018-12-30
  • My Favorite Books Of 2018
    2018 was an incredible year for books. I had set a goal of 80 books, based on my 2016 and 2017 tally. But with the advent of my newfound love of audiobooks, I was able to read 100 books this year.... Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2018-12-28
  • TEAR ME APART is on sale for $2.99
    TEAR ME APART is on sale at all digital retailers! This is the first time it’s been on sale. Get it for only $2.99 while you can.About the book: The follow-up to her critically acclaimed Lie to... Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2018-12-26
  • Kindle Daily Deal: TEAR ME APART
    Did you get an ereader or Amazon gift card for Christmas? Perfect timing because TEAR ME APART is on sale for the very first time! Take advantage of today’s Kindle Daily Deal and get it for only... Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2018-12-25
  • Sunday Smatterings
    Greetings, salutations, and warm hellos! I come to you from the land of new kittens! No, I didn’t add to the minions, I’m visiting my parents and their new baby, who is adorable! Her name is Jazelle... Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2018-12-23
  • A DEEPER DARKNESS โ€” on sale for $1.99
    A DEEPER DARKNESS, the first book in my Sam Owens series, is on sale for $1.99! We’re not sure how long this sale will last so get a copy while you can. About the book: As a medical examiner,... Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2018-12-20
  • THE OMEN DAYS – on sale for $1.99!
    THE OMEN DAYS is on sale for $1.99! This is the Christmas ghost story you’ve been needing. About the book: Autumn disappeared from his life once. And he's not going to let her do it again. Zack... Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2018-12-20
  • Sunday Smatterings
    Hello, my friends! Are you braced for the next two weeks of holiday joy? I’ve mailed all but two out of town gifts, and then I’m done. Which is good, because I have this silly thing… oh yeah, the... Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2018-12-16
  • Sunday Smatterings
    Hello, friends! It’s that time again, to set aside an hour, pour a steaming mug of tea or coffee, and do some Sunday reading and contemplation. One of my goals for 2019 is to take Sundays to read the... Read Full Article
    Source: JT EllisonPublished on 2018-12-09
  • Nanowrimo Now What? – Rewriting
    by Alexandra SokoloffNow that we've had some time off from the frenzy of writing that was November, we need to get back to those drafts and - yike! - see what we've got.This is assuming two crucial things:       1. You have FINISHED your draft. If not, keep writing Read Full Article
    Source: Alexandra SokoloffPublished on 2018-12-05