Essays and Interviews

Profiles & Interviews

Writing from a deeper place: Ellen Sussman

The San Jose Mercury News features Ellen and A Wedding in Provence

Ellen Sussman and Delia Ephron in conversation.
—Litquake, 2013

Best Local Authors In San Francisco

—CBS/SF Bay Area

Six Questions for Best-Selling Author Ellen Sussman
—The Nervous Breakdown

Authors at Google – The Paradise Guest House

Profile on Ellen Sussman

Finding a Home


Go Big Or Go Home!

—Women's Fiction Writers

Parisien Salon chats with Ellen about French Lessons

The San Francisco Chronicle profiles Ellen

Huffington Post piece on Ellen, FRENCH LESSONS and being a bad girl

The Six Question Sex Interview with Ellen Sussman

Kirkus interviews Ellen!

Ellen talks about French Lessons on "Your Book is Your Hook" radio

Book Club Discussion with Ellen Sussman

"Your Book Is Your Hook!" Show - Random House + FRENCH LESSONS

Ellen is featured as a Bay Area "local luminary" in Gentry Magazine

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This is NOT "Feminine Tosh": Writing Meaningful Fiction

Listen to internet radio with She Writes on Blog Talk Radio

Ellen's Essays & Blog Posts

Truth in Fiction

Why We Travel: 8 Great Movies of Americans Abroad

True of False....or Truth in Fiction


Ellen argues that domestic fiction is serious stuff


Ellen's "Summer of Love"

What's so romantic about Provence?

Ellen talks about rejection and perseverance


Ellen writes about her mom's influence on her as a writer

Ellen Sussman’s 5 Best Evers


Making Stuff Up

Ellen Sussman: This One’s For You, Mr. G.

I am not my main character. Well, maybe.
—Fiction Fascination

All In
The Simple Things, a British magazine, published Ellen's short short story. About one of her passions: poker!

Kaddish With a Dead Celebrity

Ellen writes about the loss of a dear friend and a surprise encounter in France.


An Orphan Thanksgiving

Why I Love The Book Tour
—A guest blog post on The Debutante Ball

Ellen Sussman: Breaking the Rules
—1st Stories

Leave Home and Learn

Paris, Mon Amour


Ellen Sussman talks about letting your writing marinate

Don't Skip the Sex Scenes

I Hated the Three-Day Breast Cancer Walk

Patriotism-is it a dirty word?
—A guest blog post on The Debutante Ball

Red Room
Read Ellen's Blog and her essay on book tours.

Ellen talks about her book cover on one of her favorite sites.

1st Books: Stories of How Writers Get Started
Ellen guest stars on this blog started by author Meg Waite Clayton.