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  • July 2022: Frieda’s Song was selected as a Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist, Historical Fiction. This is the largest international awards program for indie authors and independent publishers.
  • November 15, 2021: Review of The Bowl with Gold Seams in The Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, PA).
  • September 24, 2021: Review of Frieda’s Song on Jennifer Bort Yacovissi’s Blog.
  • September 7, 2021: Interview with Ellen on Bloom.
  • September 2021: Review of Frieda’s Song in Free Associations: Psychoanalysis and Culture, Media Groups, Politics.
  • July 15, 2021: “Lewes Creative Writers’ Conference to Return Aug. 13-14” in Cape Gazette (Delaware Cape Region); preview of conference including presenter Ellen Prentiss Campbell.
  • June 18, 2021: Enter Chick Lit Central’s giveaway of Frieda’s Song. Ends June 23, 2021 at midnight. Details here.
  • June 15, 2021: Interview with Ellen on Simmons University Alumni Website.
  • June 8, 2021: Review of Frieda’s Song by Chick Lit Central reviewer Sara Steven on Amazon.
  • June 7, 2021: Review of Frieda’s Song in Necessary Fiction. Excerpt: “Frieda’s Song will continue the commemoration of a life spent healing the self and helping the other while the fictional lives built around Fromm-Reichmann in the book bring fresh perspective to the story of this real-life pioneering woman.” —Amy Lyons
  • June 3, 2021: Review of Frieda’s Song named one of “7 Most Favorable Reviews in May 2021” in Washington Independent Review of Books.
  • June 3, 2021: “Going Deep: An Interview with Ellen Prentiss Campbell” in Fiction Writers Review
  • May 2021: Review of Frieda’s Song in Historical Novels Review.
  • May 25, 2021: Frieda’s Song Book Q&A with Deborah Kalb.
  • May 25, 2021: Review of Frieda’s Song in Washington Independent Review of Books.
    Excerpt: “A moving tale about the fine line between sanity and madness…. Imaginatively crafted, this is a remarkable book.” —Janet A. Martin
  • Spring/Summer 2021: Review of Frieda’s Song in Tiferet Journal (starts p. 92). Excerpt: “This novel conveys a powerful message about how the ghosts we carry within us shape our lives and understanding of each other.” —Deborah Derrickson Kossmann
  • May 17, 2021: Ellen’s Goodreads giveaway for Frieda’s Song has started. Enter here to win a copy.
  • May/June 2021: Review of Frieda’s Song in Foreword Reviews. Excerpt: “Frieda’s Song is a powerful historical novel in which women across generations share deep experiences.” —Erika Harlitz Kern
  • January 21, 2021: Frieda’s Cottage, built for Dr. Frieda Fromm-Reichmann on the grounds of Chestnut Lodge in Rockville, Maryland in 1936, and the setting of Ellen Prentiss Campbell’s forthcoming novel, Frieda’s Song, has been  designated a National Historic Landmark. Announcement in Peerless Rockville. Ellen had the honor of testifying before the Landmarks Commission and says this designation validates Frieda, women in psychiatry, and the contributions of refugees.
  • Fall/Winter 2020: Review of Known By Heart in South 85 Journal.
  • November 14, 2020: Tiferet Journal publisher Donna Baier Stein and poetry editor Adele Kenny have named “Ruby” by Ellen Prentiss Campbell a 2020 Pushcart Prize nominee.
  • August 24, 2020: Review of Known By Heart in Necessary Fiction.
  • May 26, 2020: Review of Known By Heart in Washington Independent Review of Books.
  • May 20, 2020: Review of Known By Heart in Late Last Night Books by Jenny Yacovissi.
  • May 11, 2020: Known By Heart  Book Q&A with Deborah Kalb.
  • May 8, 2020: “Creative Resistance to Hard Times–Guest Blog by Author Ellen Prentiss Campbell.”
  • May 4, 2020: “Seeking Connection: An Interview with Ellen Prentiss Campbell” in Fiction Writers Review.
  • May 1-May 14, 2020: Enter the Goodreads Giveaway to win a signed copy of Known By Heart.
  • May 1, 2020: Ellen’s short story collection, Known By Heart, is published today!
  • April 27, 2020: Q&A with C.M. Mayo on “Madam Mayo” Blog: “Ellen Prentiss Campbell on Writing Fiction and Her Latest Collection, Known By Heart.
  • Spring 2020: Sandy Spring Friends School Alumni & Friends Quarterly announces the upcoming publication of Ellen’s short story collection Known By Heart.
  • Ellen’s short story collection Known By Heart, will be published by Apprentice House Press on May 1, 2020. Find it at your local bookstore here or order it here.
  • December 2019: Ellen’s short story collection, Known by Heart: Collected Stories, will be published by Apprentice House Press on May 1, 2020.
  • September 1, 2018: Interview in the Bedford Gazette, “Nonprofit Plans Book Festival.” Ellen Prentiss Campbell, keynote speaker for the Allegheny Regional Festival of Books, says the festival is “for people who love to read and love to write.” Proceeds go to Literacy Programs.
  • February 2018: Ellen’s story “Sea Change” received Special Mention in the Pushcart Prize XLII, Best of the Small Presses, 2018. The story appears in her collection Contents under Pressure.
  • July 12, 2017: “Sizzlin’ Summer Fun: Ellen Prentiss Campbell says ‘funny things happen when you imagine hard enough.'” Interview in The Greater Olney News.
  • July 10, 2017: Review of Contents Under Pressure in Coal Hill Review.
  • May 2017: The Bowl with Gold Seams has received the National Indie Excellence Award in Historical Fiction.
  • April 2017: Ellen has been awarded a fellowship by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA) and will be in residency this month.
  • 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.
  • March 13, 2017: Contents Under Pressure featured on Chick Lit Central’s Bookshelf.
  • December 20, 2016: Contents Under Pressure is named among the Best of 2016, Short Stories, by Rosemary & Reading Glasses.
  • December 1, 2016: Ellen is a guest blogger for Late Last Night Books. Read her post: A Cozy House Full of Books.
  • November 20, 2016: Review of The Bowl with Gold Seams in Late Last Night Books.
  • November 2016: Ellen featured in New Voices article in Historical Novels Review.
  • November 1, 2016: Review of The Bowl Gold Seams in The Delmarva Review (Volume 9).
  • August 31, 2016: Review of The Bowl with Gold Seams in the Bedford Gazette.
  • August 22, 2016: Review of The Bowl with Gold Seams in Necessary Fiction.
  • August 10, 2016: Review of The Bowl with Gold Seams in Every Free Chance Books.
  • August 1, 2016: Review of The Bowl with Gold Seams in Historical Novels Review.
  • June 15, 2016: 5-Star Review of The Bowl with Gold Seams in Hungry for Good Books?
  • May 27, 2016: Review of The Bowl with Gold Seams in Foreword Reviews.
  • May 10, 2016: “5 Reasons Why I’m Glad I Read Ellen Prentiss Campbell’s The Bowl with Gold Seams” in Rosemary & Reading Glasses.
  • May 9, 2016: Ellen’s Goodreads giveaway for The Bowl with Gold Seams has started and runs through May 23. Enter here to win a copy.
  • May 2, 2016: The Bowl with Gold Seams  Book Q&A with Deborah Kalb.
  • 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.”
  • April 28, 2016: Review of The Bowl with Gold Seams in Story Circle Book Reviews.
  • April 28, 2016: “Cooking Stories: An Interview with Ellen Prentiss Campbell” in Fiction Writers Review.
  • April 13, 2016: Contents Under Pressure  Book Q&A with Deborah Kalb.
  • April 11, 2016: “My First Time” article in The Quivering Pen.
  • February 19, 2016: Ellen’s Goodreads giveaway for Contents Under Pressure has started and runs through 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!