Ellen is available for Workshops & Presentations.
Topics Ellen Presents :
- WWII Lady Spies of the OSS
- Finding an Agent
- The Business of Publishing
- Top 10 Art Heists in History
For further information about these topics or to book Ellen for a presentation, please fill out the contact form here.
August 28 – September 1, Bouchercon, Nashville, TN – Events TBA.
Sunday, February 19, at 5 p.m. – Fireside Chat at Ford’s Colony Country Club, Williamsburg. Open to members and their guests.
Saturday, March 11, 11:30 – 6 – Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival. Suffolk Conference Center @ the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk River Front. 50 Mystery Authors will be signing. There will be panel sessions from 2-6 p.m. Ellen will be moderating the Making History: Writing Historical Period Mysteries. Visit the website for further information and to register. https://www.suffolkmysteryauthorsfestival.com/
Saturday, May 13, 10-3pm. – Spring Bazaar & BBQ at Poquoson Masonic Lodge – Signing. 6 Hunts Neck Rd. Poquoson, VA. Over 30 Artisans will be selling their wares. The lodge’s famous BBQ lunch will available for purchase. Visit the site for more information: http://
May, 24, 1:30-3:00 p.m. – Book Club, Private Event.
Saturday, July 8, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street. Ellen will be interviewing Katherine Schellman about her new release The Last Drop of Hemlock. Free event. https://events.wm.edu/event/view/libraries/206450
September 8-10, – Creatures, Crimes & Creativity (C3Con) – At the Doubletree Hilton Hotel Columbia, 5485 Twin Knolls Rd., Columbia MD. Panelist & book signing. Readers and writers of genre fiction–mystery, suspense, thriller, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal – to meet in an informal atmosphere so that everyone can have fun connecting, and learning about writing, the authors and their books. https://creaturescrimesandcreativity.com/
Saturday, August 13, from 12-5 – Saude Creek Vineyard’s Sip & Read. A multi-author signing-reading event. Approximately 20 authors will be selling & reading excerpts from their novels throughout the day. For directions and further information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/377972401067154
CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
Saturday, October, 1, from 10-4 – Williamsburg Book Festival Stryker Center and Williamsburg Community Building. Signing. For more information about the festival visit: https://williamsburgbookfestival.org/
Saturday, November, 19, from 10 – 3 – Holiday Bazaar at the Greek Orthodox Church, 60 Traverse Dr, Newport News. Signing. For directions and further information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/401633558075757
Saturday, December 10, from 10-3 – Wonderfest! Scottish Rite in Newport News. Signing. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/714825693168251
Saturday, March 6, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. – While we can’t get together in-person, this year the Suffolk Mystery Author Festival has gone virtual and FREE! there will be panel sessions running each hour. I will be on the Writing Strong Women panel from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Register to join:
Saturday, May 1, 3:00 p.m. – Sixth Annual Prince William/ Manassas History Symposium. WWII Lady Spies of the Office of Strategic Services. Admission is $10 for all day symposium (8:30a.m. – 4p.m.) and will take place under a tent at Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Rd., Bristow, VA 20136. Co-sponsored by the Manassas Museum, Prince William County Historic Commission and Historic Prince William. Register Online at www.pwcparks.org/historicprograms or by calling 703-792-4754.
CANCELED ~ August 25-29 – Bouchercon, Blood on the Bayou in New Orleans, Louisiana.
September 11, All Day – Creatures, Crimes, and Creativity in Columbia, MD. Panel sessions, author signings. https://creaturescrimesandcreativity.com/
November 12-14, 10:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Northern Virginia Christmas Market. Signing and book sales. Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly, VA. Over 100 exhibitors. See the website for more information. https://www.emgshows.com/anvcm
Everything cancelled due to COVID. Hope to see you in 2021.
May 3-5, 2019 – Malice Domestic, Bethesda, MD.
August 10, 2019 – Suffolk Mystery Author Festival, Suffolk, VA. Workshop Presenter & Signing. Workshop: You Wrote Your Novel, Now What? Publishing World Options ~ The publishing industry has changed drastically in the past decade, and it continues to evolve. This workshop discusses an author’s options, from Traditional to Small Press to Indie Publishing.
August, 24, 2019 – Alexandria Library, Burke Branch, Workshop: You Wrote Your Novel, Now What? Publishing World Options ~ The publishing industry has changed drastically in the past decade, and it continues to evolve. This workshop discusses an author’s options, from Traditional to Small Press to Indie Publishing.
September 13-15, 2019 – Creatures, Crimes and Creativity (C3Con), Panelist & Signing, Columbia, MD
October 4, 2019, 6-8 p.m. – Prosperos Books, Signing at Manassas First Friday Event. First Friday events provide a fun way to interact with the community while experiencing Downtown Manassas. Participating First Friday locations often provide a fun game, special discount, or activity that fits the shared theme for the month. Manassas, VA.
October, 12, 2019, 11:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Eat Local Read Local Event, Diamonds & Deception Signing. 50 local authors in attendance, the event includes giveaways, food trucks and children’s activities. Cascades Library, Loudoun County Public Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls, VA 20165.
October 26, 2019, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Royal Book Bash, Woodbridge, VA. Diamonds & Deception Book Release Event. Signing, giveaways. Author meet & greet.
November 10, 2019, 2- 4 p.m. – The Wine Attic, Clifton, VA. Diamonds & Deception Release Event. Author meet & greet, signing. Includes an interview with local mystery writer Colleen Shogan, author of the Washington Whodunit series.
November 17, 2019, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Trinity Episcopal Church, Manassas, VA. Signing at their annual Arts & Crafts Show.
December 4, 2019, 5:30 p.m. – Thirtieth Annual University Club Meet the Author Night and Book Fair, Washington, D.C. Signing, giveaway.
Past Public Appearances
November 3, 2018 – Author Talk, Private Presentation.
November 29, 2018 – Twenty-Ninth Annual University Club Meet the Author Night and Book Fair, Washington, DC. Open to the Public. 70 Authors will be signing and socializing.
October 5-7, 2018, Creatures, Crimes & Creativity, (C3 Con), Columbia, Maryland. Signing & Panelist.
August 25, 2018, Dark and Stormy Book Club Podcast. A discussion about Isabella’s Painting, we discuss art heists, criminals and mystery.
August 13, 2018, 3:00 p.m. Lady Spies of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS): Roles, Weapons, and Accomplishments Presentation. Arlington Central Library, Encore Learning.
June 23, 2018, Noon-4:00 p.m., Royal Book Bash, Author Signing, Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Maryland. BOGO TIME! Ellen with be having a Buy One Get One free promotion at her booth. Stop by early before all the free books are gone!
July 6-8, 2018, Sexy Sassy Signing – Naughty Sirens Weekend Affair, Norfolk, Virginia. Signing, Panelist and Moderator on Friday July, 6. BOGO TIME! Ellen with be having a Buy One Get One free promotion at her booth. Stop by early before all the free books are gone!
Panelist for the Romantic Suspense Panel. Moderator for I’m Game if You Come Panel: When you’ve had a million questions to ask but never had the chance. When it’s fun to know about your favorite authors and some of their sexy and funny habits that make writing possible or motivate. This will be a fun interactive panel session.
May 19, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Brass Compass Book Signing at Armed Forces through the Ages at Rippon Lodge event. Books available for purchase $15, cash or credit. Rippon Lodge Historic Site, 15520 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge, VA 22192. Admission to the event is $5, kids 6 & under free.
April 23, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., WWII Women of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS): Roles, Weapons, and Accomplishments Presentation. Chancellor’s Village, Fredericksburg, VA.
March 5, 2018, 7:00 p.m., Women of the OSS: Roles, Weapons, and Accomplishments ~ Sabotage, seduction, and secret pockets-just a few of the tough-and-tender ways women approach espionage. Ellen Butler, author of The Brass Compass, will provide a lively presentation about lady spies of the Office of Strategic Services. Beatley Central Library, Alexandria, VA.
March 12, 2018, 7:00 p.m., Women of the OSS: Roles, Weapons, and Accomplishments Duncan Public Library, Alexandria, Virginia.
March 15, 2018, 7:00 p.m., Women of the OSS: Roles, Weapons, and Accomplishments (OSS). Central Rappahannock Community Library, Porter Branch.