J.T. Ellison

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J.T. Ellison began her career as a presidential appointee in the White House, where a nuclear physicist taught her how to obsess over travel itineraries and make a seriously good pot of Earl Grey, spawning both her love of loose leaf and a desire for control of her own destiny. Jaded by the political climate in D.C., she made her way back to her first love, creative writing. More than 20 novels later, she is an award-winning New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with thrillers published in 27 countries and 15 languages. She is also the EMMY-award winning cohost of A WORD ON WORDS, a literary interview TV show. She lives in Nashville with her husband and two small gray minions, known as cats in some cultures. She thinks they’re fur ...more

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Greetings, salutations, and warm hello, friends.

The end of May is upon us. 2020 is at the hafway point, and it’s certainly got nowhere to go but up.

It has been a contemplative and difficult week here. We lost a close friend, one who stood by our sides as we married, as darling husband did for him. He was a good guy, and he will be missed. Against the backdrop of the loss that we’r

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“Rue not my death. Rejoice at my repose, It was no death to me but to my woes. The bud was opened to let out the rose. The chain was loosed to let the captive go.” —ROBERT SOUTHWELL ON MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS”
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“Be silent in that solitude, Which is not loneliness—for then The spirits of the dead who stood In life before thee are again In death around thee—and their will Shall overshadow thee—be still.” SPIRITS OF THE DEAD —EDGAR ALLEN POE”
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“Her body said yes, her mind said absolutely not. Her heart, well, she was learning to ignore the bitch.”
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Goodreads Authors...: What are You Reading? 79 379 Jun 14, 2010 07:35PM  
“Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn't supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.”
Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

“We were keeping our eye on 1984. When the year came and the prophecy didn't, thoughtful Americans sang softly in praise of themselves. The roots of liberal democracy had held. Wherever else the terror had happened, we, at least, had not been visited by Orwellian nightmares.

But we had forgotten that alongside Orwell's dark vision, there was another - slightly older, slightly less well known, equally chilling: Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. Contrary to common belief even among the educated, Huxley and Orwell did not prophesy the same thing. Orwell warns that we will be overcome by an externally imposed oppression. But in Huxley's vision, no Big Brother is required to deprive people of their autonomy, maturity and history. As he saw it, people will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think.

What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumblepuppy. As Huxley remarked in Brave New World Revisited, the civil libertarians and rationalists who are ever on the alert to oppose tyranny "failed to take into account man's almost infinite appetite for distractions." In 1984, Orwell added, people are controlled by inflicting pain. In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure. In short, Orwell feared that what we fear will ruin us. Huxley feared that what we desire will ruin us.

This book is about the possibility that Huxley, not Orwell, was right.”
Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

“a military base, to check out the story.”
Greg Iles, The Bone Tree

“between us. That night I prayed like a man trying to polish coal”
Greg Iles, The Bone Tree

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Thomas Hello J.T.! It's great to connect with you here on GR! Happy reading and writing this week!


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Stan Law A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, JT. It may interest you that one of my books: Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom is now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. Enjoy it while you can. (A little review on Amazon wouldn't hurt either!)
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Zoë Sharp Hi JT. Thanks so much for Friending me. How's life treating you? Seems like a long time since we were last in touch. :)


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Peg Brantley Honored and humbled, J.T. Thanks for reaching out.


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Peter Prasad Thanks for your friendship. My CAMPAIGN ZEN is a free download for you and your friends. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


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Beth Hi J.T.,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery/suspense author on Goodreads!


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