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December 11, 2015 30 mins

Jan Ellison, the bestselling author of the debut novel, A Small Indiscretion (Random House 2015), which was bothan Oprah Editor’s Pick and a San Francisco Chronicle Book Club Pickjoins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Her essays andstories have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall StreetJournal and Narrative Magazine.

On the show, Jan shares her past journey as a 19-year old inParis and London, which became the genesis for her novel,ASmall Indiscretion. She offers advice to anyone who isinterested in writing and the characteristics of a good writer. Janalso discusses her own writing regimen and finding the time towrite when you have a busy lifestyle and many familyresponsibilities.

A little more about Jan Ellison … Herdays in college at Stanford, taught her about stories and exploringcreative writing classes. When she left Stanford at age 19, shelived in Paris and worked in London, on a shoe-string budget. Thenotes she scribbled on yellow legal pads became the inspiration forher debut novel.

You can learn more about Jan on her website and connect with her onFacebook.

A little more about Your Host, DeirdreBreakenridge … Deirdre is an author, entrepreneur andCEO of Pure Performance Communications. A 25-year veteran in PR andmarketing, she is the author of five Financial Times Press booksincluding her latest titles, “Social Media and Public Relations,”and “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations.” Breakenridgespeaks nationally and internationally on the topics of PR, socialmedia and marketing. She's an adjunct professor at NYU and UMASS atAmherst, a recognized blogger at PR Expanded, and also theco-founder of #PRStudChat, a dynamic twitter chat with PRprofessionals, educators and students.

Connect with Deirdre by following @dbreakenridge on Twitter andon her blog at

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