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Where I’ve Been & Who I’ve Talked To on the BLOW UP Book Tour:

A YouTube video at The Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, AZ with owner Barbara Peters, bookseller John Charles, and authors Kate White & Jenn McKinlay on 5/20/23

A YouTube video hosted by Lisa Black of Rogue Women Writers with authors Tosca Lee, Liv Constantine, & D.P. Lyle on 5/15/23

My article on CrimeReads about why journalists make great novelists (with thanks to Hank Phillipi Ryan, Al Pessin, LynDee Walker, Dan Fesperman & Brad Parks) on 5/9/23

My blog post for Jungle Red Writers on 5/2/23:  Have You Met Your Twin?

My blog post for Dru’s Book Musings on Sophie Medina on 5/5/23.

Q&A with Writers Who Kill on 5/17/23


Learn more about my writing process on the ENDPAPERS blog. from  Paperblanks, publisher of beautiful journals.

Read my story—and recommendations for the best Russian spy novels here in CrimeReads.


BOOK TOUR for BLOW UPSophie Medina Book #3. Click on the links for more information on where to pre-order a signed, personalized book.

6/25/23 Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop, Mechanicsburg, PA

6/27/23 Local Author Book Talk sponsored by the Middleburg Library Board Association at Slater Run Vineyards, Upperville, VA. Ellen will be in conversation with author and historian Marc Leepson to talk about “The History in the Mystery” at 6pm. A complimentary glass of wine will be available for all guests and wine to purchase will be at a reduced price for this event. Winchester Book Gallery will sell books. More information to come.