10.11.15 - Sunday Smatterings

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My chickens!!!

How've you been? I have been running around like a chicken with its head cut off (but not one of you chickens, of course!). Busy, busy, busy has been the MO in the Ellison household for the past few months, between all the travel, all the book launches, and all the writing. Craziness. But good crazy. 

I do know this, though: I'm not traveling anymore until the holidays. So shall it be written, so shall it be done. I've got books to write and kitties to love on!

Whew.

Here's what caught my eye on the Internets this week:

Reunited, and it feels so good! The cats and I were ridiculously happy to be back together after so much travel.

This is the first trait of successful people, according to Om Swami (I loved this).

For all the hopeless romantics out there: watch the gum commercial that made Assistant Amy cry in the middle of StarbucksThat's some fine storytelling right there.

Some "artists prefer resistance to success. Are you one of them?

The incomparable Jackie Collins wrote a moving and inspirational final letter to her readers, in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

For all of you who dream of a vacation in Napa, tune into my four-part travelogue, In Vino Veritas, on The Wine Vixen. Oh, this was a fun one, folks, and I have wine recommendations to boot!

Also, my recipe this month is ridiculously easy and perfect for this chillier weather: turkey and sweet potato chili. Also, don't forget to sign up for my newsletter, where you can get recipes, book recommendations, and my latest news all delivered into one pretty package in your inbox!

And on the contest front, I've got a couple for you: a Thrills and Chills Sweepstakes, courtesy of my publisher, MIRA (open to US residents only); and my monthly October contest. Click here to enter!

That's all for now. Stay warm, and I'll see you next week!

Xoxo,

JT

You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.
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J.T. Ellison

J.T. Ellison is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of fifteen critically acclaimed thrillers and is the co-author of the Nicholas Drummond series with #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter. With over a million books in print, Ellison’s work has been published in twenty-five countries and thirteen languages. She is also the co-host of A Word on Words, Nashville's premier literary TV series, which airs on Nashville Public Television. She lives with her husband and twin kittens in Nashville. Visit JTEllison.com, and follow her on Twitter @Thrillerchick or at Facebook.com/JTEllison14.