Jul
9
4:00 pm16:00

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.

Jun
30
12:00 am00:00

6.30.15 - KILLER YEAR Releases

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. 

Jun
15
7:00 pm19:00

6.15.15 - BASED ON: WORDS, NOTES AND ART FROM NASHVILLE Releases

BASED ON

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 BeardPaige CrutcherTony EarleyJT EllisonCary GrahamRiver JordanAriel LawhonBetsy Phillips,  RashadthaPoet (Rashad Rayford), Victoria SchwabShawn Whitsell, and Tommy Womack. (intro by- Craig Havighurst /afterword by- Robert Hicks)

Musicians Kyle AndrewsBoom ForestCarolina StoryMichael B. HicksGriffin HousePhil MadeiraDavid MeadThe Coal MenThe Lower CavesThe Rough and TumbleTristen, and Brooke Waggoner.

Visual Artists Adam BakerCory BasilCarl Carbonellefharper (Emily Harper Beard), Michael McBrideBarry NolandRebecca SloanJulie Sola, and Ian White.

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

Jun
2
11:30 am11:30

Friends of the Library Luncheon (Keynote and Signing) - Decatur, AL (Ticketed Event)

WHAT LIES BEHIND

A lovely afternoon luncheon in an even lovelier setting! I'm thrilled to be venturing down to Decatur, AL, to meet with the Friends of the Library for a talk and signing (and lunch!). I'll have goody bags and 20% off coupons for all who get a book, along with some friendly chatter and witticisms, to boot.

Entrance to this event requires a ticket. Each ticket is $25, and includes the cost of lunch. You can purchase a ticket by calling 256-353-2993. Can't wait to see you!

 

BURNING TREE COUNTRY CLUB

2521 Burning Tree Dr SE

Decatur, AL 35603

May
29
6:00 pm18:00

Signing at Books-A-Million, Nashville West

On May 29, I'll be joining my friends at Books-A-Million at Nashville West for a signing! All book purchasers will receive a 20% off coupon, along with a goody bag of treats. I don't think there's a better way to get your weekend reading material than with a goody bag!

Books-A-Million

6718 Charlotte Pike

Nashville, TN 37209

May
26
6:30 pm18:30

WHAT LIES BEHIND Launch Party! - Parnassus Books, Nashville

Book releases are something to celebrate, are they not? Come join the fun at Parnassus Books in Nashville as my pal, Ariel Lawhon, and I talk about WHAT LIES BEHIND, synesthesia, epidemiology, and all kinds of exciting things. We'll all drink wine together and have a merry ol' time.

PARNASSUS BOOKS

3900 Hillsboro Pike

Nashville, TN 37215

 

Obviously, Parnassus book launches aren't anything to be trifled with. Look at me, lost in Erica Spindler's genius.

Obviously, Parnassus book launches aren't anything to be trifled with. Look at me, lost in Erica Spindler's genius.

May
23
2:00 pm14:00

Mystery Writers Symposium - FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock, GA

I'm thrilled to be part of this event! Atlanta-area readers, come see me along with some amazing authors: Hank Phillippi Ryan, Carolyn Haines, Molly Harper, Stacy Allen, Susan Boyer. Much fun will be had, as well as some giveaway swag! (including a 20% off coupon for all who buy a book that day!)

 

FOXTALE BOOK SHOPPE

105 E. Main St.

Woodstock, GA 30188

Mar
24
12:00 am00:00

THE MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA COOKBOOK releases!

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. 

Nov
8
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
10
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.

Aug
10
7:30 pm19:30

Writerspace Beach Party Online Chat

Join us at Writerspace.com (http://www.writerspace.com/chat/) 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!

 

Aug
8
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.