The Space Bugs Have Landed!

It’s here!

My first novel!

The space bugs have come for you! Keep very large bug spray on hand.

And the reviews are good, too. Here’s a few samples:

“From beginning to end, this book is a rocket-ride adventure that you’ll probably finish in one go, thanks in no small part to the enormously memorable characters.” – Barnes & Noble SF Blog

“The first entry in Ellsworth’s trilogy provides both the high adventure and scale of a classic space opera, but with a set of diverse characters with varied motivations and greater nuance.” – RT Book Reviews

And from Liz Bourke, at my own publisher’s site:
“Some of this [book] is batshit. All of it is cool.”

I’m at Lawrence Schoen’s EATING AUTHORS blog, talking about my most memorable meal. It involves head injuries, butt injuries, a bad rash and public urination.

I talk about how important fire (and lentils) are to me at

I share an un-ruinable recipe for gluten-free brownies on Beth Cato’s Bready or Not blog.

I talk about my writing process at Absolute Write.

And a general RED PEACE overview & more writing talk at the Qwillery.


If you live in the Pacific Northwest, there’s a good chance you can come see me over the next few months:

Friday, August 25th, Big Book Release for STARFIRE: A RED PEACE, University Bookstore Seattle, 7 PM

Thursday, August 31st, Barnes & Noble, Eugene, OR, 7 PM with Wendy Wagner

Friday, September 1st, The Book Bin, Salem, OR, 7 PM with Wendy Wagner

Saturday, September 16th, Village Books, Bellingham, WA, 7 PM

Tuesday, September 26, I interview Ann Leckie, author of Ancillary Justice & Provenance, at Third Place Books in Kenmore, WA, 7 PM

Sunday, November 19th, SF Authorfest At Powell’s Books, Cedar Hills Crossing, Portland, OR, 4-5:30 PM featuring ADVANCE copies of STARFIRE: SHADOW SUN SEVEN

Friday, December 8th: Release party for STARFIRE: SHADOW SUN SEVEN, Third Place Books Ravenna, Seattle, WA