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About Me

I’ve worked in the entertainment industry for twenty years, from Miami to New York and points in between. My primary roles were actress and producer, but I also served as a comedy sketch writer, librettist, voice artist, propmaster, costumer, production assistant, camera operator and general dogsbody.

I turned to fiction writing in the vain hope that the performers would do as they were told. Joke’s on me.

I’m a native of Birmingham, Alabama, where I now live with my two daughters and my husband. I enjoy vegetable gardening and vintage-style sewing.

You can also find me at Facebook.com/EllenSeltzAuthor , on Twitter.com/@EllenSeltz, or on Instagram.com/MottleyFool.

My Recent Blog Posts

#SneakPeek: Mr Mottley & the Plushbottom Conundrum – Old Friends

#SneakPeek: Mr Mottley & the Plushbottom Conundrum – Old Friends

As you may recall, Mottley’s longstanding friendship with Chief Inspector Forthright reached a breaking point in Mr Mottley Gets His Man:...

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Review: On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service by Rhys Bowen

I wasn’t sure at first if I was going to like this book. To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t sure...

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Review: Dead Cert by Dick Francis

Dick Francis is the cozy lover’s Raymond Chandler. He plunks down a hard-boiled thriller right in the middle of a cozy...

#StoryInspiration: The Kingdom of Heaven. That’s Mr. Heaven to You.

  So far in the Story Inspiration series, we’ve looked at why a book’s setting matters so much, discovered Lundy...