Ellen Gelerman


The Book of Hannah – A Tragicomedy in Three Trimesters

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Recognition and Awards

The Book of Hannah was named the WINNER of the Chick-Lit category in the 2021 NYC Big Book Awards!

Hannah has also been honored as a Finalist in the Women’s Fiction category of the 2021 American Fiction Awards and named an Honorable Mention in the General Fiction category of the 2021 Hollywood Book Festival.

“Mitten Mornings” at the Detroit Jewish Book Fair
Thursday, December 3, 2020
Ellen discussed The Book of Hannah as part of the 69th annual Detroit Jewish Book Fair. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Book Fair was held virtually, but anyone can access Ellen’s talk FREE through this link.

Hannah takes off!

On August 21, 2019, Sponsors Fems for Dems, the Michigan Democratic Jewish Caucus, and Encompass Campaign Management helped celebrate the official launch of The Book of Hannah: A Tragicomedy in Three Trimesters in Novi, Michigan.

Author Ellen Gelerman read from The Book of Hannah, answered questions from the audience, and signed copies. All of the ticket proceeds are being donated to Planned Parenthood.

Congresswoman Haley Stevens (D-Michigan 11) stopped by to show her support and buy a copy.


Ellen Gardner Gelerman grew up on Long Island, New York, and spent much of her adult life there. She received her BA in English from Indiana University, leading to a lifelong love of English literature as well as a 20-year career as an advertising copywriter.

Though she is retired from her formal career, writing is still her passion. Ellen teaches Zumba for the fun of it and works for progressive causes because the times demand it. She and her husband, who have two grown children, currently live in Michigan with their dogs.

Current Work

The Book of Hannah: A Tragicomedy in Three Trimesters

When an infertile woman finds herself pregnant, it’s a cause for celebration.
When that woman is approaching her 55th birthday, it’s practically a miracle!

Hannah Murrow certainly thinks so in the wake of her (very) belated blessing. But she is disappointed that no one — not her husband, eager for retirement; not her longtime friends from her infertility support group; and least of all her moody, difficult adopted daughter Natty — seems to share her excitement. That all changes when Natty and her boyfriend turn Hannah’s improbable pregnancy into a marketing opportunity, and Hannah into an unlikely social media celebrity. In the process, Hannah reconsiders what it means to be a mother, both to the child she’s expecting and to the one she has already raised.

Genre: Woman’s Fiction

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By Its Cover

Heiress Amelia Winstead is at first dismayed when she discovers her mischievous father has published her cheeky personal journal as the writings of one “Bartholomew Findlay.” Yet even as the book becomes wildly popular, including among the very members of the Ton described in unflattering detail therein, she nevertheless feels safe hidden behind the male pseudonym.

That is, until a clever and attractive young stranger arrives, claiming the book as his own work and Bartholomew Findlay as his name. Will Amelia lose her heart to this imposter, or to Edmund Torrington, the handsome Viscount whose suspicions threaten to expose her as the true author…and her friends and neighbours as the objects of universal ridicule?

Genre: Regency Romance

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The People’s Republic of America

Third-generation veterinarian Iris Kiernan, reluctantly back in her small hometown to help her widowed father keep his own practice afloat, notices a pattern of dog deaths apparently caused by imported Chinese treats. With the help of disgraced journalist Eric Bernard, she discovers that canine fatalities may be just the beginning, because a shadowy China-based entity is using low-priced consumer goods to introduce widespread toxins into the U.S….its sights set on human prey. The chilling objective: “Death by Capitalism.”

But can Iris and Eric persuade the authorities there’s a plot to defeat the U.S. without a single shot fired, using something as innocuous as a chain of discount stores? Or will the Chinese use our addiction to cheap goods to bring America to its knees, taking its place as the world’s sole superpower?

Genre: Political Thriller

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Previous Work

ISBN 978-1-56975-934-9

Short story: “A Long, Strange Trip”

The Road to Pemberley: An Anthology of New Pride and Prejudice Stories (2011)

“‘A Long, Strange Trip’ is indeed a very strange story, and the only story in this collection to violate the events of Pride and Prejudice. I read it when it was first published a few years ago, liked it a great deal, and when I was perusing the short stories available for the anthology, I immediately said, ‘This has to go in.’ There’s simply nothing else like it. I hope you will see why.” – Editor Marsha Altman