Last night, I went to Rakestraw Books in Danville to catch Ellen Sussman on her last local stop for her current booksigning tour (too-long a sentence, perhaps?). Ellen is promoting her 3rd novel, The Paradise Guest House. I didn't read her 1st one, On A Night Like This, but I really enjoyed her 2nd one, French Lessons (review, 12/30/12).
Ellen is very comfortable in front of a group and really enjoys her bookstore events. She spoke a little about how the book came to be, read a few pages, and then took questions. The hour went by very quickly. I'm looking forward to reading The Paradise Guest House - I just don't know when!