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Aug.14.2011
Criminal Element
Two years ago, I wrote a blog called What the F**K is Ladylike, and posted it to Murderati.com. In it, I posited that our culture finds it more acceptable for writers to create damaged heroines than to have strong, self-assured women as main characters. Reactions were, as would be expected, mixed.   A snippet: Sarah Weinman did a Dark Passages column for...
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Jan.12.2011
AOL.com
How things change. When I was young, I prayed for three things: braces, glasses and a cast. (more...)
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Jan.12.2011
AOL.com
I have never been prouder to be a Nashvillian. I am not a journalist. I am an author. I write a series of mystery / thriller novels set in Nashville, my adopted hometown. I'm still trying to process what's happened to my beloved city. Today is day eight after the Nashville Flood of 2010. Our own personal Katrina. On a disaster scale of 1 to 7, Katrina...
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Sep.10.2008
Campaign for the American Reader (CftAR)
JT Ellison is Murderati's Friday columnist, a short story writer, and a novelist. Last year she applied the Page 69 Test to her debut novel, All the Pretty Girls. Now she has applied the “Page 99 Test” to the sequel, 14, and reported the following:I believe page 99 of my new novel, 14, is indicative of the whole of the book. Homicide Lieutenant Taylor Jackson and...
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Jun.27.2008
New Voices of Fiction Magazine
1 It's great to have you here, JT. How are you?  Absolutely fantastic, and swamped with work - the best possible combination.  2 I understand you spent a lot of time with the Metro Nashville Police Department, learning all you could about forensics, crime in general. Tell me about that experience.  I have been very lucky with my research. MNPD welcomed me with...