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Ellen Crosby

Ellen Crosby is the author of Multiple Exposure, the first book in a series featuring photojournalist Sophie Medina. She has also written six books in the Virginia wine country mystery series. A former freelance reporter for The Washington Post, Moscow correspondent for ABC Radio News, and an economist at the US Senate, Crosby lives in Virginia with her family. Learn more about her at
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A Wine Country Mystery

Lucie Montgomery investigates a secret society and mysterious deaths in Napa, California

My Life in 8 Words

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Ellen Crosby
Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. my 3 sons

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. I'd live somewhere in the Mediterranean and eat all the wonderful food from that part of the world.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. honesty, integrity, and a sense of humor

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I wish I could sing . . . everyone else in my family has a great singing voice. When I sing they say, "Don't quit your day job."

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September 10, 2014

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August 11, 2010

It's been a whirlwind week since THE VIOGNIER VENDETTA launched on Tuesday, August 3. Always my favorite part of "the writing life" is when I get to spend time with the people who read my books . . . and so many great booksellers who have become dear friends. On Tuesday, the Community Relations Manager at Barnes & Noble Reston had taken the time and trouble to find flowers that matched my beautiful fuchsia book jacket (I accidentally wore orange and, yes, I clashed!). Wednesday at the fabulous Library of Congress where part of the story of VIOGNIER takes place -- Washington, D.C. in swampy August heat, great questions, a fascinating audience... see more

May 14, 2010

I was sitting in the San Francisco airport a few weeks ago when I received a call from Mary Beth McIntire, the Executive Director of the Library of Virginia, who passed on the news that THE RIESLING RETRIBUTION had been selected as one of 5 fiction finalists for the Library's 2010 People's Choice Award. I had to keep it under my hat for a while, but finally the word is out and I'm humbled to be on the same slate as these four outstanding VA authors: First Family by David Baldacci, The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver, Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani, and Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls. Voting takes place from May 17... see more

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