News & Events


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.


Download a FREE sample of the first 30 pages of The Angels’ Share from
Minotaur Books’ 7th edition of the Cozy Case Files.
You can find it here.


The Angels’ Share will be released on November 5, 2019 as an audiobook from Blackstone Audio.


October 30-November 3, 2019, Dallas Texas  
Bouchercon World Mystery Conference
Thursday, October 31, 8:30pm
Once Upon A Crime
Join Ellen and two dozen Minotaur authors as they write a mystery together in real time.
Signed book raffle, cash bar, & Minotaur 20th Anniversary tote giveaway to the first 100 attendees

Saturday, November 2 at 9:30am
What’s So Great About Critique Groups?
Join Ellen, Donna Andrews, John Gilstrap, Alan Orloff, & Art Taylor
as they discuss what’s made their critique group–which has never missed a monthly meeting for the last 9 years–such a success.



November, 6, 2019, Arlington, Virginia
One More Page Books & More
2200 N Westmoreland Street, Arlington VA 22213
Book launch and party, 7pm.

November 9, 2019, Scottsdale, Arizona
The Poisoned Pen
4014 N Goldwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ
Talk and signing, 2pm
Also signing: Annie Hogsett, Bairbre Higgins, Dianne Freeman
Judith Starkston, & Tessa Arlen

November 15, 2019, Middleburg, Virginia
Second Chapter Books
13 East Washington Street, Middleburg, VA 20117
Book signing: 6pm

November 16,2019, Upperville, Virginia
Slater Run Vineyards
1500 Crenshaw Rd, Upperville, VA 20184
Winchester Book Gallery will sell books

November 17, 2019, Vienna, Virginia
Bards Alley
110 Church St NW, Vienna, VA 22180
Talk & signing, 2pm

November 23, 2019, Winchester, Virginia
Winchester Book Gallery
7 N Loudoun St, Winchester, VA 22601
Book signing 1-3pm

November 24, 2019, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookstore
6 Clouser Road, Mechanicsburg PA 17055
Talk and signing, 2pm.

December 1, 2019, Alexandria, Virginia
Hooray for Books
1555 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Talk & signing, 4pm.

December 4, 2019, Washington, D.C.
The 30th Annual University Club Book Fair
1135 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
Free & open to the public; more than 60 authors
will be on hand to sign books.

December 7, 2019, Purcellville, Virginia
868 Estate Vineyards
14001 Harpers Ferry Rd, Hillsboro, VA
Book signing: 2-4pm
Winchester Book Gallery will sell books.

December 8, 2019, Leesburg, Virginia
The Thomas Balch Library
208 W Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176Talk and signing 2pm
Second Chapter Books will be the bookseller

December 15, 2019, Orange, Virginia
The Arts Center In Orange
129 East Main Street, Orange, Va, 2296
Talk & signing, 2pm