Ellen Mansoor Collier

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Ellen Mansoor Collier is a Houston-based freelance writer and editor whose articles, essays and short stories have been published in a variety of national magazines. She's interviewed Suze Orman and Nancy Brinker and several unsung heroines for BIOGRAPHY and FAMILY CIRCLE magazines. In the 1990s, she reviewed mysteries for The Houston Chronicle, which was like a crash course in writing novels.

A flapper at heart, she's worked as a magazine editor/writer, and in advertising and public relations (plus endured a hectic semester as a substitute teacher). Between journalism jobs, she managed an antiques shop, leading to a fascination with the 1920s and Art Deco design. During college summers, she worked as a reporter for a Houston community news
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Ellen Mansoor Collier Paula, how nice of you--I'm so flattered! I do have more ideas for the series but it really depends on interest. I love the 1920s era and think it ope…morePaula, how nice of you--I'm so flattered! I do have more ideas for the series but it really depends on interest. I love the 1920s era and think it opens up all sorts of possibilities for an ambitious young reporter trying to make her mark in a male-dominated business. So nice to know you're enjoying my novels so far! Stay tuned and I'll be sure to let you know if I do continue the series. Thanks so much for your thoughtful question--keep in touch!
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Ellen Mansoor Collier The imaginary settings of Alice in Wonderland and Narnia, not to mention Harry Potter, come to mind!
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"I think I say this every time I read one of the books from this series, but I absolutely love these books. The author does a great job sending the reader back to Galveston in the 1920s. And I like the glosssary in the back that explains what 1920s ph" Read more of this review »
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"OK, here we go. Jazz, ever the sleuth goes to the vaudeville show with her beau Agent James Burton. All of a sudden bodies start popping up. That is all I will say. This was one of my favorites. Jazz keeps getting involved even when she shouldn't. Th" Read more of this review »
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"I am very sad to say this is the last of the series. I truly enjoyed not only this book but the entire series.
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