Ellen Whitfield

Ellen Whitfield Zielinski 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 Zielinski 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

Reviewed by: 

“the thoughtful writing and masterful portraits of flawed people and their struggle for survival in a dystopian world is elegant and rewarding.”

Reviewed by: 

“Valdes blends found family, adventure, and humor to end a fun trilogy on a high note.”

Reviewed by: 

“a masterpiece that works on both a grand scale, and a minute, more intimate one.”

Reviewed by: 

“leaves the reader with a profound sense of satisfaction.”

Reviewed by: 

“Kingfisher has a singular talent for balancing frightening details with humor and characters who will immediately find a home in readers’ hearts.

Reviewed by: 

“an entirely human and hopeful book.”

Reviewed by: 

One of the best things about John Sandford’s long-running Prey series is the growth of the characters readers have bonded with during the course of 30+ books.

Reviewed by: 

“richly drawn characters and suspense . . . make a satisfying thriller . . .”

Reviewed by: 

Here’s to Us catalogs so many of the things that are weird and precious and sacred about being young people discovering who they are.

Author(s):
Genre(s):
Reviewed by: 

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

Reviewed by: 

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