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Ellen Marie Wiseman

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Ellen Marie Wiseman's debut novel, THE PLUM TREE, was released by Kensington Publishing on December 25th, 2012 and received much praise for its depiction of WWII. Her second novel, WHAT SHE LEFT BEHIND, released in 2013 and was named a Huffington Post Best Books of Summer. Her third novel, COAL RIVER is set to release in November 2015. A mother of two, Ellen lives peacefully on the shores of Lake Ontario with her husband and three dogs. Find Ellen on Facebook at: www.Facebook.com/EllenMarieWisemanAuthor



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Ellen Marie Wiseman Hi Mere, Thanks for the questions! While working on THE PLUM TREE, I spent four years switching between long periods of research and writing the…moreHi Mere, Thanks for the questions! While working on THE PLUM TREE, I spent four years switching between long periods of research and writing the novel. For my second and third novels, WHAT SHE LEFT BEHIND and COAL RIVER, my process was a little different. I had to research as I wrote because I was working on a relatively short deadline. As far as choosing setting/characters/plots, I like to unearth those parts of history we weren't taught in school, and I love writing about normal everyday people caught up in extraordinary circumstances. THE PLUM TREE is loosely based on my mother's childhood and tells the story of a working-class German family during WWII. I was inspired to write WHAT SHE LEFT BEHIND after reading about 425 suitcases that were discovered in the attic of a shuttered asylum, left there by patients who checked into the institution but never checked out. For COAL RIVER, when I learned about the young boys who worked in the coal mines under extremely dangerous conditions, I knew it was a story that needed to be told. I hope that answers your questions! Thanks again! (less)
Ellen Marie Wiseman Hello, Thanks for the question. And a thousand thanks for reading and recommending THE PLUM TREE and WHAT SHE LEFT BEHIND to your friends! Word of…moreHello, Thanks for the question. And a thousand thanks for reading and recommending THE PLUM TREE and WHAT SHE LEFT BEHIND to your friends! Word of mouth is so important for authors. Currently I'm working on my fourth novel, but I'm happy to tell you that my third novel, COAL RIVER, comes out November 24th and is available for pre-order now. You should be able to find it on Goodreads too. I hope you'll check it out! (less)
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“I want you to understand something. War makes perpetrators of some, criminals of others, and victims of everyone. Just because a soldier is in the battle, doesn't mean that he believes in the war.”
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“When we're together," he whispered, "we'll only see each other, not the ugliness around us.”
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message 6: by Mary

Mary McCoy-Dressel Hi, Ellen,

Thank you for the friendship. Nice to see you here, too.

Mary~


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Ellen Wiseman Melissa wrote: "Thanks for the friendship, Ellen. I can't wait to read THE PLUM TREE!"

Thank you! I hope you'll let me know what you think! :)


message 4: by Ellen

Ellen Wiseman Thank you!! I hope you'll let me know what you think!


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Ellen Wiseman You're welcome! I'm still finding my way around here so thanks for the request!


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