News & Events


The audio version of THE FRENCH PARADOX will be out on May 11, 2021.

Read Ellen’s Op-Ed piece in the 8/25/19 Washington Post on the problems One More Page Books in Arlington, Virginia is having trying to keep its doors open, while Amazon’s new HQ2 is preparing to move to the store’s backyard.



Virtual Book Tour for THE FRENCH PARADOX

March 16, 2021, One More Page Books, Arlington, Virginia
Book launch for THE FRENCH PARADOX. Ellen will be in conversation discussing THE FRENCH PARADOX with Colleen Shogan, fellow mystery author and Senior Vice President & Director of the  David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History at the White House Historical Association, which was founded by Jacqueline Kennedy. Please register for the event here; you can also pre-order the book which Ellen will sign and personalize (scroll down to the bottom of the event link). 7pm.

March 20, 2021, Winchester Book Gallery, Winchester, Virginia.
Ellen will be in conversation with Colleen Shogan at 6pm. Details to come.

March 26, 2021,  Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, Virginia
Ellen will be in conversation with Cara Black, author of the Aimée LeDuc mysteries to discuss THREE HOURS IN PARIS, her new standalone thriller at the third annual Carol Troxell Reader event sponsored in conjunction with New Dominion Bookshop, Virginia’s oldest independent bookstore. (N.B. This event is not part of THE FRENCH PARADOX book tour). Register here. 12pm-1pm.

March 30, 2021, The Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale, Arizona
A chance to chat with the always-interesting and utterly delightful Barbara Peters about THE FRENCH PARADOX. (The Pen has hosted me for all of my US books;  it’s a treat to have an event there). Watch us on Facebook Live. Information HERE 5:15-6:15 pm  PST; 8:15-9:15 pm EST

April 24, 2021. Bard’s Alley Bookshop, Vienna, Virginia  
Join Ellen for a special event with Bard’s Alley and The Vienna Wine Outlet to celebrate International Bookstore Day. Take Flight: A Wine and Book Tasting, 6pm. The Wine Outlet will be selling a “make your own wine flight” kit to sample over Zoom while Ellen will be discussing THE FRENCH PARADOX and Virginia wine country. More information to come. 6pm.

April 28, 2021  Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, Virginia 
Ellen will be in (virtual) conversation with Alexandra S. Gressitt, the Director of the Thomas Balch Library, discussing the craft of writing and THE FRENCH PARADOX. Please register in advance for this program.  1pm-3pm


Coming January 29, 2021 (UK), April 6, 2021 (US)