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becke_davis
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Re: Please Welcome ELLEN HORAN, author of 31 BOND STREET

Ellen - one thing that intrigued me when I first heard about 31 Bond Street was the way it was sort of a hybrid. There is mystery, murder, history, romance, true crime, etc.

 

As a reader, I really liked that mix but I wonder if that made it more difficult for you to sell the book. Or did the fact that it was different make it easier to sell?

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Re: Please Welcome ELLEN HORAN, author of 31 BOND STREET

I really never thought about any of those things. I didn't set out to try do any of them. Of course, this was about a murder from the beginning. I knew everyone is always curious about always, but it wasn't after I had found an agent, that she told me that she saw these different elements in it. I really am too close to it -- for me it is just a story. I was more interested in pacing, in how to make the story move fast and slow down, and move from situation to situation. Its funny I never think of it as a romance ... 

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Re: Please Welcome ELLEN HORAN, author of 31 BOND STREET

Well, your book is really getting a lot of good buzz, so your instincts obviously led you in the right direction. 

 

You've been published in the past, but it looks like this is your first book. Was it a difficult transition from non-fiction articles to a fictionalized murder mystery?

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Re: Please Welcome ELLEN HORAN, author of 31 BOND STREET

Ellen, thank you so much for visiting with us! Have fun with your book signings and new release parties - please come back and visit when your next book comes out! 

 

 

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Re: Please Welcome ELLEN HORAN, author of 31 BOND STREET

Thank you Becke --

I left you on Tuesday as I got busy for  my book release and my Barnes & Noble Reading. I had a great turnout despite torrential rains. Now, we finally have sunshine! 

 

Thanks for the chance to talk about 31 Bond Street here, at the B&N Book Clubs too, 

Best, 

Ellen

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Re: Please Welcome ELLEN HORAN, author of 31 BOND STREET

 

Ellen-Horan wrote:

Thank you Becke --

I left you on Tuesday as I got busy for  my book release and my Barnes & Noble Reading. I had a great turnout despite torrential rains. Now, we finally have sunshine! 

 

Thanks for the chance to talk about 31 Bond Street here, at the B&N Book Clubs too, 

Best, 

Ellen

 

 

Isn't that always the way? My niece visited last weekend, and it was so rainy we spent most of the time indoors. Now it is GORGEOUS. Oh well, better late than never.

 

I hope your release week was a blast -- I hope you'll come back and visit sometime. Also, if you are nominated for any awards, if you do any B&N book signings, anything like that, be sure to stop in and share your news with us.

 

Have a great weekend!

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Re: Please Welcome ELLEN HORAN, author of 31 BOND STREET

This message has been moved to a more appropriate location. This helps to keep our boards organized.

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Re: Please Welcome ELLEN HORAN, author of 31 BOND STREET

To any of you who missed Ellen's book when it came out last year in hardcover, it is now available in paperback:

 

 

31 Bond Street

 

 

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Re: Please Welcome ELLEN HORAN, author of 31 BOND STREET

 

I read 31 BOND STREET when she visited last time. It was very good!
becke_davis wrote:

To any of you who missed Ellen's book when it came out last year in hardcover, it is now available in paperback:

 

 

31 Bond Street

 

 


 

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