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The Big Texas Read featuring Heather Harper Ellett

March 27, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm CST


Unplug from the outside world and join us at The Big Texas Read (TBTR)  brought to you by Writing Workshops Dallas and Gemini Ink. This month we’re reading and discussing Heather Harper Ellett’s Ain’t Nobody Nobody


Praise for Ain’t Nobody Nobody

“One of the best books of the year. This cracking debut is packed with quirky characters that I adored. Ellett’s dialogue sparks off the page and the rural Texas setting where the county dump is a landmark is hypnotic and unceasing.” ―Carole Barrowman, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

“Funny, heartfelt, and suspenseful, AIN’T NOBODY NOBODY is terrific from the first page to the last. Grab it.” ―Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award-winning author of the UNSUB series

“(An) auspicious debut…Ellett balances the goofiness of the crimes and setting with some effective storytelling, never letting the real emotional stakes for the characters get obscured. Carl Hiassen fans will find a lot to like.” ―Publishers Weekly

“This debut novel is most notable for Ellett’s supremely witty prose and the oddball but deeply relatable characters. Readers looking for a fresh, offbeat voice in the mystery genre will find it here.” ―Library Journal

About the Author

Born and raised in the Piney Woods of East Texas, Heather Harper Ellett is a graduate of SMU and a therapist in private practice. Her debut novel, AIN’T NOBODY NOBODY, was named a Best Mystery of the Year by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a top debut of 2019 by BookPeople, a Best of Texas in 2019 by Lone Star Literary, and was a top finalist for Best Work of First Fiction by the Texas Institute of Letters. She lives in Dallas with her son, her husband, and two cats. Follow her at @heatherellett.


March 27, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm CST
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