ESSAYS & INTERVIEWS
How Travel’s Payoffs Beat a Paycheck
Instead of joining the work force after college, the author of A Small Indiscretion recklessly joined her friends on a round-the-world adventure that she’s still writing about today.
The Wall Street Journal
9 Practical Tricks for Writing Your First Novel
The most important things I learned while writing A Small Indiscretion.
A Way of Making Art: Jan Ellison
Author/creative coach Cristina Spencer interviews Jan about her approach to writing and life, and the winding road to A Small Indiscretion.
Cristina Spencer: Rubies and Rubble (interview)
3Ws – Three Questions for author Jan Ellison
Writer Allie Larkin asks Jan three “W” questions. Jan’s responses illustrates some of her perspectives on creating and consuming.
Allie Larkin Writes (interview)
Q & A with Writer Jan Ellison
Jan discusses the role of images, where to find inspiration, why she writes,
and what she’s working on now.
W3 Sidecar (interview)
Give Yourself Permission to Stake out the Territory of Your Writing Life
Breaking into print, writing habits, and advice for aspiring female writers.
The Novel in the Drawer Finds Light
The long and winding road to finishing a first novel and the not so long road to selling it.
1st Books Blog (guest post)
O. Henry Prize Author Spotlight
Jan’s 2007 interview on winning the O. Henry Prize for her first published short story.
Anchor Books/Random House (interview)
Village Books Q & A
Read Jan’s guest post on the Village House of Books website, where she addresses a question writers often dread. The context, of course is her debut novel, A Small Indiscretion.
Village Books/Guest Post