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Ellen J. Green I'm working on a second novel now. I'm getting there. I'm hoping it'll be out by the end of this summer or early fall.
Ellen J. Green Pat, I remember you from when my children were in summer rec and I'd see you at the township offices! I'm so excited that some local people are…morePat, I remember you from when my children were in summer rec and I'd see you at the township offices! I'm so excited that some local people are reading this book! I've lived here in Westmont for about 20 years. I do hope you like it. I haven't created any specific book club questions, but if you message me, maybe we can create some together? I hope I'm not answering this too late! And let me know how you like it when you've finished!---Ellen(less)
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With much power comes much responsibility

Bad reviews. It's a topic authors can't easily discuss on this board. And it is a topic that tears me apart from time to time.

As a reader I am entitled to not like a book and voice that opinion. I have the right to let other potential readers know my experience. And any writer that puts their work out for public consumption should be prepared for harsh criticism.

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“When things get too familiar it’s time to move on”
Ellen J. Green, Twist of Faith

“We shared an intense, quiet sadness. A difficult past that was understood without words. I never asked him about his childhood because I didn’t want him asking about mine. Terrible plus terrible equals horrific. And our marriage couldn’t handle horrific. It could barely tolerate tempered silence.”
Ellen J. Green, The Book of James

“I should have felt overwhelmed by emotion. I should have felt something. But despite my tears, I was numb. As if that black hole that would envelop my husband’s body forever was really inside me. I was the black hole. Hollow, echoing, empty.”
Ellen J. Green, The Book of James

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“Men always say that as the defining compliment, don’t they? She’s a cool girl. Being the Cool Girl means I am a hot, brilliant, funny woman who adores football, poker, dirty jokes, and burping, who plays video games, drinks cheap beer, loves threesomes and anal sex, and jams hot dogs and hamburgers into her mouth like she’s hosting the world’s biggest culinary gang bang while somehow maintaining a size 2, because Cool Girls are above all hot. Hot and understanding. Cool Girls never get angry; they only smile in a chagrined, loving manner and let their men do whatever they want. Go ahead, shit on me, I don’t mind, I’m the Cool Girl.

Men actually think this girl exists. Maybe they’re fooled because so many women are willing to pretend to be this girl. For a long time Cool Girl offended me. I used to see men – friends, coworkers, strangers – giddy over these awful pretender women, and I’d want to sit these men down and calmly say: You are not dating a woman, you are dating a woman who has watched too many movies written by socially awkward men who’d like to believe that this kind of woman exists and might kiss them. I’d want to grab the poor guy by his lapels or messenger bag and say: The bitch doesn’t really love chili dogs that much – no one loves chili dogs that much! And the Cool Girls are even more pathetic: They’re not even pretending to be the woman they want to be, they’re pretending to be the woman a man wants them to be. Oh, and if you’re not a Cool Girl, I beg you not to believe that your man doesn’t want the Cool Girl. It may be a slightly different version – maybe he’s a vegetarian, so Cool Girl loves seitan and is great with dogs; or maybe he’s a hipster artist, so Cool Girl is a tattooed, bespectacled nerd who loves comics. There are variations to the window dressing, but believe me, he wants Cool Girl, who is basically the girl who likes every fucking thing he likes and doesn’t ever complain. (How do you know you’re not Cool Girl? Because he says things like: “I like strong women.” If he says that to you, he will at some point fuck someone else. Because “I like strong women” is code for “I hate strong women.”)”
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

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