12:00 am00:00


Pre-order now!

Hard-boiled breakfasts, thrilling entrees, cozy desserts, and more--this illustrated cookbook features more than 100 recipes from legendary mystery authors.

Full-color photography is featured throughout, along with mischievous sidebars revealing the links between food and foul play. Contributors include Lee Child, Mary Higgins Clark, Harlan Coben, Nelson DeMille, Gillian Flynn, Sue Grafton, Charlaine Harris, James Patterson,  and many more. 

8:00 am08:00

San Diego - The Veterans Benefit Book Fair

  • USS Midway Museum

The Veterans Benefit Book Fair is scheduled for Nov 8, 2014 and will feature top authors and celebrities including Lee Child, James Rollins, Michael Connelly, Catherine Coulter, the CEO of the USO, a NATO Command Flag Admiral and many others. For every book you buy, our troops receive a free book.

JT's panel is Writing Veteran Characters from 10-10:45 a.m 

JT will also be signing from 11:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.

Oct 12

Nashville - Southern Festival of Books

Save the date! The Southern Festival of Books is October 10-12, 2014. 

I'll  be on two panels, with signings to follow immediately after on the colonnade:

Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:30pmRoom 31, Legislative Plaza

Mystery Writers of America presents: Changing the World One Mystery at a Time
with Stacy AllenSallie BissellJ.T. Ellison and Steven Womack

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm Room 12, Legislative Plaza

Somebody Lied, Somebody Died: Mysteries
with Laura Benedict and J.T. Ellison



Humanities Tennessee's Southern Festival of Books was first held in Nashville on the second full weekend in October in 1989, and has been held annually on the same weekend since then. It is one of the first book festivals of its kind, a true celebration of the written word,and has inspired hundreds of similar book festivals throughout the nation and beyond. 

The festival is free and open to the public. No advance registration or tickets are required. All seating is on a first-come basis.

7:30 pm19:30

Writerspace Beach Party Online Chat

Join us at ( for the 2014 End-of-the-Summer Beach Blowout

I'll be giving chatting from 8:30-9:00 pm Eastern time, and giving away an ebook of WHEN SHADOWS FALL and an ARC of THE LOST KEY!


6:30 pm18:30

Annotations at Cheekwood

  • Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden

Attention all readers and book lovers: Cheekwood has a special series of literary programs just for you. Join us in the Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden to listen as celebrated local authors share their stories, describe their processes and offer ‘behind-the-text’ accounts of their work. On August 8, J.T. Ellison will be the featured speaker. 

This event is offered in partnership with Parnassus Books in Green Hills.

Jul 13

Craftfest & Thrillerfest

  • Craftfest & Thrillerfest

9:00 a.m. Thursday July 11 - Craftfest - Workshop with Catherine Coulter on Co-Writing

1:00 p.m. Saturday July 13 - Thrillerfest - Panel on Co-Writing

5:00 p.m. Signing

10:00 am10:00

Music City Romance Writers Reception

  • Williamson County Library
Music City Romance Writers

Music City romance authors are meeting readers and sharing their young adult and adult genre novels.  From cowboys, small town romances, and secret babies to romantic suspense and post-apocalyptic fantasy—this meet and greet will have an author for every reader. Food and drinks provided. Books sold on site. Prizes given away every half hour.