Your second novel, In Name Only, is one of my favorite books, and has won awards and been an Amazon Kindle Bestseller. Tell us more about that novel.
In Name Only takes place in 1876 and tells the story of Caroline Martin and her experiences as a young woman in the late 19th century. It's a romance novel, but it's also a conversion story.
I wanted to write a Catholic historical romance that would be compelling and hard to put down, a romance that didn't shy away from Catholic teachings on sex and marriage.
Amazingly, In Name Only won the Gold Medal for Religious Fiction in the 2010 IPPY Awards (the first Catholic novel to do so). It has been in the top 100 of Religious Fiction and Christian Romance on Amazon Kindle for six months. One reviewer on Amazon.com wrote, "When I read In Name Only, I was floored. It was so good! I could not stop reading it! I read it in a weekend staying up until 2am to finish it even though I had work the next day. . . what really gripped me was how Ellen Gable took Theology of the Body (TOB) and turned it into a novel. TOB is near and dear to my heart. I loved how she incorporated the teachings of the Church . . . into such a complicated storyline . . ."
Your third novel, Stealing Jenny, hit #1 on Amazon Kindle in the Fiction/Drama/Religious Category a few weeks ago! Congratulations! Tell us more about that novel.
Stealing Jenny is a suspense thriller about the kidnapping of a pregnant woman. The husband and wife protagonists are open to life, NFP-using, devout (yet imperfect) Catholics. One of the main characters is not religious. Another character is a born-again Christian. I purposefully created Stealing Jenny so that the teaching was more subtle. Therese Heckenkamp of Traditional Catholic Novels, said "When I had to put this book down, I literally could not wait to pick it up again . . . Stealing Jenny is a smoothly written, chilling tale of gripping suspense. There are terrifying moments and heart-wrenching moments. Catholic faith and hope are tested. Above all, the sacredness and privilege of precious new life is made indisputably evident."
Who is the target audience for your books?
Teens to adult. My Catholic novels, although not explicit, do deal with mature themes and are appropriate for teens and older.
Where can readers purchase your books and find out more information?
All my books are available on Amazon in print or on Kindle. My books' links are also included on my website/blog and I have an author Facebook page. All of my books are available via Full Quiver Publishing, as well.
Thank you, Ellen, these would make great Christmas gifts! God bless you!