If your book club is reading The Last Nude or The Teahouse Fire and you’re in the New York City area, I’d love to talk with your group. If your group meets outside of New York City, I’d he happy to make arrangements for a speakerphone or Skype call. Please email me with “Book Club” in the subject line and be sure to include the location, date, and time.

“After selecting Ellis Avery’s The Teahouse Fire to read and discuss with my LGBT book group at the University of Kent, there was no greater pleasure than to be graced with a Skype conversation with the author herself. Not only did she answer any and all questions we had, but she even gave us a demonstration of the tea ceremony using her own set. This was by far one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had in my life. To be able to discuss in depth a work I — and the others in my reading reading group — enjoyed so much with Ellis was a joy and an honour. She is kind, funny, interesting, and engaging. It’s amazing that she took the time to speak with us and I look forward to experiencing all her future novels.”  Adrienne Contreras, Canterbury, England

“It was such an exciting treat for us to get the insights Ellis provided at our book club meeting. And what a delightful person!”  Penny Mintz, New York City

“What a memorable evening I had discussing The Last Nude by Ellis Avery, with my book club members, and all the more extraordinary when the author appeared on FaceTime for us, tuning into our musings and generously addressing our curiosities.” MaryClaire Odorico, Maple, Ontario

“A mesmerizing novel about love, betrayal, and obsession! After finally being able to put the book down, I had the pleasure of chatting with the brilliant Ellis Avery! It was so interesting to learn about her research and the process of blending fact and fiction.”  Laura McGuire, Woodbridge, Ontario

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