Just Ellen

Ellen Sherman

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Author and wry observer of the foibles of human nature

Ellen Sherman received her MFA from the University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop, and has worked as a journalist, editor, and teacher. She also has worked as a proofreader, tutor, Girl Scout cookie counter, and training coordinator for literacy volunteers – all afternoon positions so that she could write in the mornings. Her first published novel is Monkeys on the Bed. Besides writing, her passions are choral singing, playing tennis, traveling, sampling new candy, and most of all, hanging out with family and friends.


Check out my first novel!


by Ellen Sherman

ResizeImageHandlerIvy Robbins is a happily married cartoonist who has never particularly wanted children. When her older sister dies suddenly, Ivy has to deal with her own grief as well as that of her sister’s two small boys, who have been left in her care. On top of this, she has a nagging suspicion that there is more to her sister’s death than was originally believed.

Her quest to find out what really happened leads to several surprising discoveries, but ultimately Ivy must come to terms with the haunting, unexpected truth.

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