Ellen Whitfield

Ellen Whitfield was an early reader who spent far too much time at her local library as a child and never looked back. Some of her fondest memories involve her dad reading The Chronicles of Narnia to her, and she's looking forward to continuing the tradition with her daughter one day soon. She could frequently be found reading under the covers with a flashlight well past her bedtime, a pasttime continued today.

Ms. Whitfield worked at newspapers for a number of years, including The Dallas Morning News and The Advocate in Louisiana, frequently contributing to the arts section with book reviews and author interviews.

Eventually she turned her passion for reading into a job, joining Books Forward as a publicist in 2017, and now works with authors to help promote their books. She has recently become the publicity director.

She started a "bookstagram" account on Instagram in 2018, which has resulted in her reading 100+ books a year, and having a house with rooms overflowing with novels. Her reading tastes have shifted over the years from romance to mystery to fantasy, literary fiction, and most recently to science fiction. Her favorite thing about reading is slipping into someone else's life, unnoticed.

Book Reviews by Ellen Whitfield

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“Klune has a way of elevating life’s tender, beautifully ordinary moments to highlight how achingly special they actually are.”

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“Murphy’s warm and funny Cindy would make Cinderella proud.”