Sunday Smatterings

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Hi there, chickens! It's time for our first Sunday Smatterings of June, and it's chock-full of links and news, perfect for taking a break today. It's been a busy week at Chez Ellison, with lots of writing and preparing for new releases, but you'll be proud of me -- I snuck off Thursday evening and played a little golf. Well, let's put it this way, I showed up on the course and had fun. The play... well, it's early in the season, right? Plenty of time to get this girl's swing back into shape.

Without further ado, let's take a look at the latest bookish goodness!

Here's what happened on the Internets this week:

Lifehacker Asks The Motivation Expert. An absolutely fantastic shortcut to success from Mel Robbins. You can find a more in-depth version here.

Don't Take Fake Breaks (And Two Nonfiction Books To Frame Your Summer Reading.) Superb advice that will help you feel more settled.

Advice To Writers: The Process Begins By Actually Sitting Down. This really is a no-brainer headline, but even I have trouble with this sometimes.  

Music City Reads: Six Local Authors You Need To Be Checking Out. Wonderful list of a few Nashville authors in a very special place -- The Contributor, which benefits our homeless, and written by a great guy, local author and educator Zack Barnes. Honored to be included.

Lauren Groff: By The Book. How can you not love this? So sassy... (Lauren was a guest on the first season of A WORD ON WORDS, too. Check out her interview here.)

The Biggest Psychological Thrillers Coming Out This Summer. I couldn't help myself... Look what made an appearance on BookBub's list! And seriously, what a list -- I can't wait to dive into so many of these...

And closer to home:


A new book!

For my British, Australian, and Commonwealth readers, I'm exceptionally excited to announce that a brand-new version of NO ONE KNOWS is now available in both digital and print. It's your very own edition, too, and as such, has a slightly different ending. (How's that for a tease?) I did this through Two Tales, so it won't be in your local store, but you can order it online.

Get yours today! Here's the ebook and here's the paperback.


More JT-related bookish goodies, Goodreads has a giveaway for TEAR ME APART. Good luck!

And last, but not least, on my weekly Momentary Lapse of Reason, I discussed how music inspires me, and has for a very long time. I think you might enjoy this insight. 

That's a wrap! I hope June has gotten off to a wonderful start for you. Here's to a great summer!