Recently I asked Ellison about what she was reading. Her reply:
I’m on deadline, so I’m looking to read books similar in tone and setting to my own, so I can be swept up in the pace and story and excitement and intensity of a thriller. I’ve just finished The English Girl by Daniel Silva, who is one of my favorite writers. I adore his Gabriel Allon books, love the depth of the characters, and I’m always fascinated by Silva’s omniscient narrative. I normally write in close third, so it’s very helpful to step into a different structure and see how easily the story unfolds.Visit J.T. Ellison's website, or follow her on Twitter or Facebook.
I’ve moved on now to a deep, dense, exciting World War II thriller by Gary Kriss, The Zodiac Deception, and next up is Lisa Gardner’s Fear Nothing. It has a fascinating premise, one character in extreme pain, one who can’t feel pain. Lisa’s work is always thought-provoking; I am already contemplating the conflict ahead.
Writers Read: J.T. Ellison (November 2012).
The Page 69 Test: Edge of Black.