Thursday, February 27, 2014

J.T. Ellison

J.T. Ellison is the New York Times bestselling author of eleven critically acclaimed novels, including The Final Cut with Catherine Coulter, When Shadows Fall, Edge of Black and A Deeper Darkness. Her work has been published in over twenty countries. Her novel The Cold Room won the ITW Thriller Award for Best Paperback Original and Where All The Dead Lie was a RITA® Nominee for Best Romantic Suspense. She lives in Nashville with her husband.

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.

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.
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Writers Read: J.T. Ellison (November 2012).

The Page 69 Test: Edge of Black.

--Marshal Zeringue