Did you watch a good show or movie over the weekend?

Did you watch a good show or movie over the weekend?

Hello, chickens. I hope y'all had a lovely weekend, that you were able to get outside and enjoy some spring sunshine.

This week I finished up the last big edits to TEAR ME APART. After this it goes to the proofreaders, then to the printer, then to... you! This is the most nerve-wracking part of publishing, polishing and shining until the story gleams, trying to scrub out any imperfections. I want to give you the best book I can, thus all the fine-tooth combing before it reaches your hands.

Add in writing for Brit #6, and it's been a full week here at Chez Ellison!

You know what's great after lots of work? TV. Movies. Time to glaze over in front of a screen. And I'm in the mood for a new show.

Did you watch anything good over the weekend? Let me know in the comments!

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J.T. Ellison

New York Times bestselling author J.T. Ellison writes dark psychological thrillers starring Nashville Homicide Lt. Taylor Jackson and medical examiner Dr. Samantha Owens, and pens the Nicholas Drummond series with #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter. Cohost of the premier literary television show, A Word on Words, Ellison lives in Nashville with her husband and twin kittens.

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Sunday Smatterings

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Hey, chickens, what's shaking? Are you snowed in like I (happily) am? We didn't get much snow in Nashville—most of us are stuck at home because of icy roads—but we got enough of the white stuff to turn everything into a winter wonderland for a bit. And even though they're cooped up inside, my girls enjoy how easy it is to spot cardinals in the snow. It's their version of Kitty TV!

Just because we're iced in doesn't mean we haven't been productive. Guess what? I celebrated the Snowpocalypse by turning in Novel the 20th—aka my new standalone, TEAR ME APART! 🎉 I think that's reason alone to break my dry January, don't you? My brilliant editor has it now, and there's more work to come, of course, but I always breathe a huge sigh of relief when the first draft is out of my hands. It's someone else's problem for now. 😜

And without further ado, here are your links for the week:


Here's what happened on the Internets this week:


The man who read the world: David Bowie's son launches an online book club in his honor. I just love this. Can't believe he's been gone for two years.


Why time management is ruining our lives. A fascinating but important long read. We need margin to breathe sometimes.


You Need To See This Ice Hotel's "Game Of Thrones" Rooms. GoT nerds, you've got to check this out for the Hall of Faces alone!


Authors reveal their dream retreats. I'm always curious how other people go through the creative process and where they fill their wells. There's a reason we go on a creative retreat to Colorado every spring.


11 Literary Holidays You Need To Add To Your Calendar If You're A Book-Lover. Now we have almost a dozen more excuses to celebrate stories. Cue my excitement!


Why surprise Golden Globe nominee 'The Sinner' is a must watch. This was my favorite stream of 2017. The Sinner is superbly written and acted—I highly recommend it!


Woman Locked in Bookstore Overnight. She even had her own bed to read in. Best. Night. Ever.


And closer to home:


Sunday Reads: SMALL TOWN TROUBLE by Laura Benedict (Familiar Legacy Series #5). My BFF has a great new book out this week. SMALL TOWN TROUBLE is a sweet murder mystery featuring Trouble the cat, who, I might add, completely steals the book from his human counterparts. A great read and a great author. Have a go!


That's it from me! Y'all enjoy your week, stay warm, check up on a neighbor or two, and we'll talk again soon.

xo,
J.T.