March 2017: The Bowl with Gold Seams has been named a finalist in historical fiction in Foreword Reviews’ INDIES Book of the Year Awards. Winners will be announced at the annual American Library Association conference on May 24.
May 1, 2016: The Bowl with Gold Seams, Ellen’s debut novel, is published and the launch is celebrated at Upshur Street Books in Washington, DC.
April 28, 2016: Review of The Bowl with Gold Seams in Washington Independent Review of Books. Excerpt: “This brilliant tale of loss and redemption spans four decades, from a WWII-era Japanese detention center to the DC suburbs of the 1980s… populated by a series of remarkably well-drawn characters… a startling success.”
February 19, 2016: Ellen’s Goodreads giveaway for Contents Under Pressure has started and runs though March 19th. Enter here to win a copy.
February 9, 2016: “Recommended Reading” Review of Contents Under Pressure in Rosemary & Reading Glasses. Excerpt: “I was delighted by the freshness of each story, the graceful writing that makes storytelling look easy, but is in fact the hallmark of a very gifted author. This collection is highly recommended.”
February 1, 2016: Contents Under Pressure is published and now available for sale!