I am honored to be the guest speaker at the Friends of the Williamson County Public Library December Annual Meeting! The Friends do such important community work in Middle Tennessee, and I'd love to see you support them at their annual meeting.
For more information, visit their website.
I'm going to Bouchercon!!!!! Mark. Your. Calendars.
You can catch me at the Another Tricky Day panel on Thursday, September 15, at 9:00 a.m. in Mardis Gras D. I'll be talking with Scott Alderberg, John Billheimer, Sharan Newman, Wallace Stroby, and Peter Swanson about the problems all authors face.
Book #1 in the heart-racing Taylor Jackson series chronicles a serial killer who leaves a gruesome memento at each crime scene—his prior victim's severed hand. As the killer spirals out of control, Taylor and Baldwin must face a horrible truth: the purest evil is born of private lies.
Denver-area chickens: I'll be signing FIELD OF GRAVES at the Barnes & Noble in Lone Tree! It'll be Father's Day, so bring your dad out to the bookstore and get him something! True to the spirit of the day, my dad will be there, too.
It's an Authorpalooza! I'll be signing books with Heather Gudenkauf and Cara Black at the Mysterious Galaxy.
Join me and NYT bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf as we chat and sign books at The Poisoned Pen!
Join me and NYT bestselling author Heather Graham as we chat and sign books at Murder by the Book!
With FIELD OF GRAVES, New York Times bestselling author J.T. Ellison goes back to where it all began…
All of Nashville is on edge with a serial killer on the loose. A madman is trying to create his own end-of-days apocalypse and the cops trying to catch him are almost as damaged as the killer. Field of Graves reveals the origins of some of J.T. Ellison's most famous creations: the haunted Lieutenant Taylor Jackson; her blunt, exceptional best friend, medical examiner Dr. Samantha Owens; and troubled FBI profiler Dr. John Baldwin. Together, they race the clock and their own demons to find the killer before he claims yet another victim. This dark, thrilling and utterly compelling novel will have readers on the edge of their seats, and Ellison's fans will be delighted with the revelations about their favorite characters.
Wanna snag a signed copy of FIELD OF GRAVES a full month before everyone else? Come visit me at BEA! I'll be signing my Taylor Jackson prequel (and any other books you might sneak in the doors...) Here's where you can find me. All times are CST.
In the traditional signing area (the Chutes):
- Thursday, May 12, at 10:30 a.m.
At the Harlequin booth (Booth #2240):
- Thursday, May 12, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
- Friday, May 13, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
I'm coming back to FoxTale Book Shoppe, and this time I'm bringing a friend! On March 22 at 1 pm EST, join me and my friend, Ariel Lawhon, author of the incredible new novel FLIGHT OF DREAMS, as we chat and sign books at one of our favorite indie stores.
With the same page-turning suspense as The Girl on the Train andThe Husband’s Secret, NO ONE KNOWS is a “riveting . . . skillfully plotted” (Publishers Weekly) thriller that questions if the narrator’s husband really has returned from the dead—or if she’s merely losing her mind.
Aubrey Hamilton has been mourning her missing husband for five years, despite being the prime suspect in his murder. When he is officially declared dead, there are still more questions than answers: Why didn’t Josh show up at his friend’s bachelor party? Was he murdered, or did he run away? And is the new, mysterious man in Aubrey’s life as familiar as he appears, or have years of loneliness and confusion finally driven her mad?
NO ONE KNOWS is an evocative mystery that explores the complex darkness within all of us, perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, Liane Moriarty, and Paula Hawkins.
Help me celebrate five years in the making of my novel, NO ONE KNOWS, at one of the finest bookstores around: Parnassus Books! We'll chat and sign books (and, of course, there will be nibbles and wine). We'll have a grand ol' time!
Come chat with me and lots of other great authors at the Writerspace Spring Fling! I'll be giving giving away prize packs to three lucky readers that include:
- one (1) jacketed hardcover of THE FINAL CUT
- one (1) $10 gift card to the winners' online bookstore of their choice (Kindle, Nook, or iBooks)
I'm thrilled to be participating in the 2016 Tucson Festival of Books! Here's where I'll be during the festival (all times are in Arizona Mountain Time):
- 3/12 at 10:00 a.m. in Student Union Santa Rita - "Ordinary People, Ordinary Crimes" Panel (with Sophie Littlefield and C.B. Mackenzie)
- 3/12 at 2:30 p.m. in UA Bookstore - "Tough Female Protagonists" Panel (with Sophie Littlefield and Betty Webb)
- 3/13 at 1:00 p.m. in Chemistry Room 111 - "Collaborating in Crime" Panel (with Anne Hillerman and Kyle Mills)
- 3/13 at 3:00 p.m. at Clues Unlimited, Booth #442 - Book Signing
Pre-order the $7.99 mass market paperback now!
Waking to sirens in the night is hardly unusual for Samantha Owens. No longer a medical examiner, she doesn't lose sleep over them, but a local police investigation has her curious. When her homicide detective friend, Darren Fletcher, invites her to look over the evidence, she realizes the crime scene has been staged. What seems to be a clear case of murder/suicide--a crime of passion--is anything but. The discovery of toxic substances in hidden vials indicates that something much more sinister is at play . . .
Fletch and Sam are quickly summoned to a meeting at the State Department. High-level officials are interested in what they know and seem to be keeping secrets of their own. As the threat of bioterrorism grows, Sam's boyfriend, Xander Whitfield, is in the line of fire.
Unsure who to trust, Sam and Fletch find themselves up against DC's most powerful people. No one is who they appear to be, and the danger escalates by the minute. It's Sam's most complex case yet, and the terrifying reality is beyond anything she could have imagined.
Join me and novelist Dana Chamblee Carpenter for a lively discussion on Dana's fabulous debut novel, BOHEMIAN GOSPEL, along with some wine and nibbles at Parnassus Books. We'll chat and sign books after. It's a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
I'm excited to have been invited to participate in the Annotations event at Cheekwood. Come on out and enjoy the fall colors and yours truly as we chat about books and the writing process!
an·no·ta·tion - to furnish a literary work with critical commentary or explanatory notes.
Parnassus Books and Cheekwood Botanical Gardens invites Nashville’s community of readers and book lovers to visit each month for a series of literary events in the garden. Join us as celebrated local authors share their stories, describe their process, and offer "behind-the-text" accounts of their works.
My new publisher, Simon & Schuster, is putting on a fab online book fest--I love the tagline, don't you??
Here's a little more about the event:
What: XOXOConnects, an online convention where romance fans can chat with authors, get exclusive sneak peeks of content, learn about writing and publishing, and above all have fun with lots of other romance fans!
When: October 24, 2015; 12-8 PM, EST
Where: On your laptop, smartphone, Apple Watch, whatever!
Who: Bestselling authors, popular bloggers, experienced editors and agents, and maybe a surprise guest or two!
Why: Because we think romance is awesome, and romance readers even more so–don’t you?
Pre-Order coming soon!
Nothing better than a discussion about co-writing with my partner in crime Catherine Coulter, plus a host of other writing teams. Join us!
7.9.15 - I'm Sleeping with the Lights On: Horror and Thriller Authors Discussion at COMIC-CON San Diego
Guys . . . I have something to tell you.
I'm going to be paneling at Comic-Con San Diego (!!!).
Check it out!
Horror and thriller novels have an amazing way of keeping readers up at night. Whether it is demons and zombies, from the historical settings to the seemingly mundane, authors find bone-chilling ways to make sure the reader keeps turning the pages. Join Del Howison, owner of Dark Delicacy Bookstore, as he chats with distinguished horror and thriller writers J.T. Ellison (WHAT LIES BEHIND), Kevin P. Keating (THE CAPTIVE CONDITION), Matthew Reilly (THE GREAT ZOO OF CHINA), Mira Grant (SYMBIONT), Diana Rowland (VENGEANCE OF THE DEMON), and Robert Brockway (THE UNNOTICIBLES) about what motivates them to scare you.
KILLER YEAR is a volume of some of the best crime, mystery, and suspense short stories by such rising stars as Brett Battles, Robert Gregory Browne, Toni McGee Causey, Marcus Sakey, Derek Nikitas, Marc Lecard, JT Ellison, Jason Pinter, Bill Cameron, Sean Chercover, Patry Francis, Gregg Olsen, and David White. Each of the stories are introduced by different masters of thriller and mystery world, some of which include bestselling authors Lee Child, Tess Gerritsen and Jeffrey Deaver. In addition to this group of talented writer's stories, there are also tales by Ken Bruen, Allison Brennan and Duane Swierczynski. Bestselling authors Laura Lippman and MJ Rose contribute insightful essays. Inside you'll read about a small time crook in over his head, a story told backwards with a heroine not to be messed with, a tale of boys and the trouble they will get into over a girl, and many more stories of the highest caliber in murder, mayhem, and sheer entertainment. This amazing anthology, edited by the grandmaster Lee Child, will keep readers coming back for more.
What: BASED ON: Words, Notes, and Art from Nashville (book/cd & event)
When: June 15th, 2015
Where: Belmont’s McAfee Concert Hall (event), East Side Story and http://www.abcnashville.org (book/cd sales).
Artist Participants from BASED ON:
Authors - Chuck Beard, Paige Crutcher, Tony Earley, JT Ellison, Cary Graham, River Jordan, Ariel Lawhon, Betsy Phillips, RashadthaPoet (Rashad Rayford), Victoria Schwab, Shawn Whitsell, and Tommy Womack. (intro by- Craig Havighurst /afterword by- Robert Hicks)
What to Expect: The Arts & Business Council is thrilled to join with East Side Story to present Nashville’s first-ever, all-local major collaboration between Nashville musicians, authors, and visual artists. This book/cd and release event will be like none other in town before. It will be hosted by Music City Roots host Craig Havighurst and include various local creative artists, leaders, and more.
How YOU can Help: In order to produce the anthology book/cd and launch a successful release concert June 15th, we are raising a pool of monetary awards for the local sponsors that fit with the project the best and we want you on board! Your generous support will take care of the release event costs and also pay a local copyeditor, printing company, music producer, and recording studio for their services to make the book/cd in Nashville from start to finish. All proceeds from this project will go directly to Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville in order to help them continue to leverage and unite the unique resources of the arts and business communities to create a thriving, sustainable creative culture in Nashville.
To purchase products/tickets: visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/based-on-words-notes-and-art-from-nashville-tickets-17111252216