5.8.16 - Sunday Smatterings

Sunday Smatterings 5.8.16

Happy Sunday, chickens!

Happy Mother's Day! I'm sadly in another state so I don't get to see my mommy today. Give yours an extra squeeze for me. 

I'm gearing up to go on the road, and this time my travels take me to BEA (Book Expo America), one of the biggest book events of the year. Are you around the Chicago area? You should stop by! Click here to find me this week.

And now, without further adieu...

 

Here's what happened around the Internets this week:

 

I always love it when my bestie blogs. This week, author Laura Benedict wrote about coming to terms with a life going continually down the rabbit hole, something all writers do. So much brilliance and honesty in one post.


 

I probably relate to this a little too much: 15 Slightly Odd Things All Book Lovers Have Done.


 

So apparently New Jersey makes wine, and it's delicious.


 

YA author John Green talked about his book LOOKING FOR ALASKA, the most challenged book of 2015. I loved his response to censorship: it's respectful, articulate food-for-thought.


 

This is how to craft a better To-Do List (I love this so much!).


 

No matter how you feel about her, Amy Schumer makes a good point here: Amy Schumer’s ‘I’m Sorry’ Sketch Skewers A Culture That Makes Women Apologize Constantly.


And closer to home:

On The Wine Vixen, Amy found a delightful under-$20 zinfandel that pairs delightfully with pan-seared red snapper and mango-avocado salsa. And she included those recipes, too, because she's nice like that.


 

I started a new series on the Tao this week on perfectionism and creativity: two things that go hand in hand, but aren't necessarily good companions.

 


That's it from me! Hope you're having a lovely Mother's Day, American chickens, and enjoy the busy but beautiful May season. We'll talk again soon!

 

Xoxo,
J.T.

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JT Ellison

J.T. Ellison is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of fifteen critically acclaimed thrillers and is the co-author of the Nicholas Drummond series with #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter. With over a million books in print, Ellison’s work has been published in twenty-five countries and thirteen languages. She is also the co-host of A Word on Words, Nashville's premier literary TV series, which airs on Nashville Public Television. She lives with her husband and twin kittens in Nashville. Visit JTEllison.com, and follow her on Twitter @Thrillerchick or at Facebook.com/JTEllison14.