Posts by Ellen Seltz

Literary Libations & Character Cocktails – Guest Post by Sarah Miller Hill

Literary Libations & Character Cocktails – Guest Post by Sarah Miller Hill

What better way to enjoy a mystery (especially about the Jazz Age) than with a cool vintage bevvie? Mottley’s favorite drink...

Review: The Netherfield Affair: A Dark Darcy Mystery

The Netherfield Affair: A Dark Darcy Mystery by Penelope Swan My rating: 3 of 5 stars *Currently free on Kindle...

Review: Soft Summer Blood

Soft Summer Blood by Peter Helton My rating: 4 of 5 stars This soft-boiled police procedural introduced me to a very...

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Review: The Haunted Season

The Haunted Season by G.M. Malliet My rating: 3 of 5 stars This was my first introduction to Max Tudor...

Cultivating Simplicity

We’ve been gardening since we got our first “real” house in 2011, and each season includes at least one grave tactical error...

In which I run off at the mouth (so what else is new?)

In which I run off at the mouth (so what else is new?)

I’ve been given opportunities to yak about myself a lot the last couple of weeks, so let’s keep this short. First,...

Review: Wired for Story: The Writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence

Review: Wired for Story: The Writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence

This book was recommended by my colleagues at Serealities.com, as a guiding philosophy for developing our story arcs. Here’s my...

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Share Grace

It took two years to clean out my mother’s house. Stacks and stacks of boxes – closets and attics full....

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Escapism – An Underrated Superpower

  I was trained to be an artistic snob, and as Jimmy Stewart would say, I was a very apt...

People Like Us

“So, what brings you here today?” asks the doctor. “Well, I asked my G.P. about getting assessed for Adult ADHD,...