10.25.15 - Sunday Smatterings

Sunday Smatterings

Happy Sunday, lovelies! Hope you guys had a great week and have had all manner of fall weather and apple-flavored everything.

I might have interviewed Margaret Atwood this week. That was pretty rad (FYI she is GORGEOUS. I told her so. C'mon, she needed to know!). She was just as gracious and warm and brilliant and hilarious as I imagined. Can't wait to share that interview with you! 

Here are some interesting tidbits I found on the Internets this week:

First things first, Harry Potter fans: have you heard about the Harry Potter stage play that takes place 19 years after the end of the 7th book? NEW MATERIAL, PEOPLE! This is not a drill. I repeat: THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

One of my favorite online sites, Tools & Toys, has some helpful tips and equipment for mobile writers. Nifty!

Speaking of writers, are any of you in for NaNoWriMo? (aka National Novel Writing Month) If you're unfamiliar with this 30 days of self-flagellation, every November thousands of writers gear up to write a minimum of 50,000 words (half of a full-length commercial novel) so that they can jumpstart the heck out of their work in progress (WIP). And you thought only the No Shave November people had to most fun! Anyway, I'm partaking in NaNoWriMo (because . . . that's basically my day job), and here are 10 helpful tips for all of us who are crazy enough to undertake this monumental task.

And if any of you growing a stash or a beard (or doing NaNo) want to go head to head, words to hairs, let me know! 

Did you read/watch GONE GIRL? Then here are 9 novels for you. (and if you liked GONE GIRL, check out my new standalone thriller, NO ONE KNOWS!)

On The Wine Vixen front, Amy found a fun pinot grigio, and I had a #TBT when I remember a delicious zinfandel that knocked my socks off. The best part of these wine picks? BOTH are well under $20! 

And here at home, I waxed rhapsodic on how I became a TV host (I'm still dumbfounded by this).

Alright, chickens, that's all I've got this week. You guys be good!

Xoxo,
JT

Neil Gaiman
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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.