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I am thrilled to announce the release of my new serial mystery, A New Rope, on Amazon Vella. This is a project that has been years in the making and inspired by the two Star Wars guys in my life, The Tech Guy and Sky Guy! I wrote this YA mystery during the pandemic, and […]

A New Rope, Uncategorized

April 4, 2023

A New Rope: (Book One of the Beckman Falls Serial Mysteries)

The Sketching Process The first step of writing a new book doesn’t actually involve writing for me. Before I open my laptop or write a single word, I start with sketches. I sketch out the setting, characters and outline key plot points. It always feels a bit like returning to my elementary school art classroom. […]

New Book Journey, Uncategorized

June 1, 2021

New Book – The Sketching Process

Sketching out a new book

I took a similar book stack picture a couple of years ago and I can’t believe how quickly the books seem to multiply. ⁣ ⁣ 2020 has been one of the most challenging years of my life. There’s been deep heartbreak for so many losses, and yet as the year comes to end I’m filled […]


January 2, 2021

A Wonderful Bookish Start to 2021!

Ellie Alexander Cozy Mystery Author Bookstack

I spent days and days trying to come up with something special to share with you this holiday season and a fortuitous recipe request from a reader gave me the idea to bake up the most-requested recipes that never made the final cut for the books of my Bakeshop Mystery Series. These delectable bakes are finally getting […]


December 1, 2020

My 12 Days of Cozy Bakes Event and Giveaway has started!

12 Days of Cozy Bakes Giveaway Grand Prize

UPDATE: Giveaway has ended. 🎉🎉🎉 Congratulations to Lynn Brown for being randomly selected as the winner! 🎉🎉🎉  Thanks so much to all who entered. It was such a fun release week and I look forward to even more exciting events and giveaways I have in store for you this summer! Keep an eye on my […]


June 30, 2020

Nothing Bundt Trouble Release Giveaway

Culinary Cozy Mystery Giveaway

  The Bundt baking continues in celebration of the upcoming release of my new cozy mystery, Nothing Bundt Trouble. Are you ready for a super simple recipe for a party, family gathering, or any occasion that calls for a large sandwich? How about a Bundtwich?!? 🥪 Yes, all you need is a pack of your […]

Torte Test Kitchen, Uncategorized

June 23, 2020

Quick and Easy Bundt Sandwich – The Bundtwich!

Quick and Easy Bundt Sandwich - Torte Test Kitchen