What happens when a recent college grad is thrust into a world of holdups, tragedy, and corruption? The ’70s come alive in this poignant and humorous novel about a fearful rookie reporter who uncovers a scandal that tests her mettle.

THIS JUST IN: Just the Facts Named Finalist for 5 Book Awards

  • Finalist, 2016 International Book Awards (Fiction – General)
  • Finalist, 2016 National Indie Excellence Awards (Fiction – General)
  • Finalist, 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (General Fiction & Second Novel)
  • Finalist, 2015 USA Best Book Awards (Women’s Lit)


“Ellen Sherman has written a smart, funny, and accomplished novel. Just the Facts provides both an inside view of the world of a small-town newspaper and an engaging portrait of a young woman at a pivotal point in her life.”

Kitty Burns Florey, author of The Writing Master

“Nora’s emotional odyssey is captivating… Those of us who have labored in the trenches of journalism will savor Nora’s triumphs (front-page bylines!) and wince at her disasters, which so many of us have experienced.”

William K. Marimow, two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer

“A highly engaging coming-of-age story, filled with humor and just the right amount of drama to keep readers entertained from the first page to the very last. I’ll certainly be on the lookout for more work from this author in the future!”

Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views

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