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Ellen Crosby

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Boston, Massachusetts, The United States



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Ellen Crosby is the author of the Virginia Wine Country mysteries, including THE FRENCH PARADOX (Book #11), which will be published in the UK on January 29, 2021, as an ebook on March 1, 2021, and in the US on April 6, 2021. She is also the author of the Sophie Medina mysteries and MOSCOW NIGHTS, a standalone mystery. Before writing fiction, Crosby was a freelance reporter for The Washington Post, Moscow correspondent for ABC Radio News, and an economist at the US Senate. After living overseas for many years, she now lives in the Washington, DC suburbs of northern Virginia. More information at www.ellencrosby.com or www.facebook.com/EllenCrosbyBooks ...more

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I was born in Boston, Massachusetts in the same hospital my where my parents and grandparents were born. I have cousins who say “Pahk the cah in Hahvahd Yahd” and until my father took a job in Pittsburgh when I was twelve, I thought everyone in the country celebrated Patriot’s Day on April 19, commemorating Paul Revere’s famous Midnight Ride to warn the Minutemen that the British were

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“We all have a right to our private lives; it's living a secret life that gets us in trouble.”
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“We are all masters of our own destiny, my mother used to tell me. Even though we can’t always choose what happens to us, we can choose how we respond. In the end, she said, the way we handle the tough things life throws at us—adversity, loss, hardship, rejection—is what defines each of us as a human being. Whether we face them with courage and grace and honesty or choose to feel sorry for ourselves, blame someone else, lash out at life’s injustices with anger and cruelty—that’s what makes us who we are.”
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“Plato—“No thing more excellent nor more valuable than wine was ever granted mankind by God.”
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message 1: by Beth (last edited Jan 30, 2010 06:25PM)

Beth Hi Ellen,
Thanks for befriending this fellow Goodreads mystery author!

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