Twenty Quick Questions with Ellery Adams

ellery adams monthEllery Adams Month Continues!!

Murder in the Mystery Suite made the NY TIMES BESTSELLER LIST!!!! #11


This is Ellery’s bio from her webpage and book covers: Ellery Adams grew up on a beach near the Long Island Sound. Having spent her adult life in a series of landlocked towns, she cherishes her memories of open water, violent storms, and the smell of the sea. Ms. Adams has held many jobs including caterer, retail clerk, car salesperson, teacher, tutor, and tech writer, all the while penning poems, children’s books, and novels. She now writes full-time from her home in Virginia.

20 quick questions

But I wanted to know more so I decided to play a little Twenty Quick Questions with her:

1. Favorite Color – Blue
2. Favorite Candy – Cadbury Milk Chocolate bar
3. Favorite Snack – Beanitos (they’re like Doritos, but made from beans)
4. Favorite Soft Drink – Don’t drink sodas anymore, but it used to be Coke Zero.
5. Favorite Hard Drink – Margarita
6. Favorite Ice Cream Flavor – Pralines and Cream (from BR)
7. Favorite Movie – Star Wars tied with Love, Actually
8. Favorite TV Show – Downton Abbey
9. Favorite Book – I could maybe come up with a top 10, but 1? Can’t do it!
10. Favorite Fictional Character – Gandolf
11. Favorite Super Hero – Aquaman (he can talk to dolphins and sharks!)
12. Favorite Singer/Group/Band – Simon and Garfunkel
13. Favorite Carnival Ride – The swings
14. Favorite Spring Activity – Gardening
15. Favorite Summer Activity – Reading by any body of water
16. Favorite Fall Activity – decorating for Halloween
17. Favorite Winter Activity – all things Christmas and the touch of the first snowfall
18. Favorite Place to Read – sofa with blanket and cat on lap
19. Favorite Place to Write – my office in the front of the house with cat on desk, printer, and often, on lap
20. Dream Vacation Destination – Greek Isles

Want to know more or have a question for Ellery?
Leave it in the comment section below or just leave her a message.
Next Friday I will choose ONE comment at random and that person will win a copy of

Murder in the Mystery Suite (A Book Retreat Mystery)

First in a new series!


Tucked away in the rolling hills of rural western Virginia is the storybook resort of Storyton Hall, catering to book lovers who want to get away from it all. To increase her number of bookings, resort manager Jane Steward has decided to host a Murder and Mayhem week so that fans of the mystery genre can gather together for some role-playing and fantasy crime solving.

But when the winner of the scavenger hunt, Felix Hampden, is found dead in the Mystery Suite, and the valuable book he won as his prize is missing, Jane realizes one of her guests is an actual murderer. Amid a resort full of fake detectives, Jane is bound and determined to find a real-life killer. There’s no room for error as Jane tries to unlock this mystery before another vacancy opens up…



Stay tuned for more fun with Ellery and her books!

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30 thoughts on “Twenty Quick Questions with Ellery Adams

  1. I like the premis of this book -theme resort- is prett cool. Looking at her list is favorrites It was as if you interviewed me lol! I know I am going to love this author’s books.

  2. Imagine you are invited as an author to celebrity stock a library. Choose a handful of go to fav books that you think my library has GOT to have; from picture books on up…

  3. What was the first book you remember taking out of the library? For me it was The Little Prince.

  4. Ellery, what is your favorite baked good? Would you or have you ever used it in a book and provided the recipe?
    Thanks for doing this-
    G Fox

  5. Favorite sight, sound, smell, taste?

    Me – sight…mountains
    sound…cat purrs

  6. What are her top two favorite genres to read? (Just because she writes mysteries doesn’t mean she couldn’t be a secret bodice ripper super fan.)

    I really have to get on the Downton bandwagon. My parents love it too.


  7. Congrats on the #11 debut!!
    I loved the 20 questions format and love the movie answer! Talk about crossing genres, yet somehow, it works!

  8. I like your answers to the 20 questions. My favorite color is Blue too! Because it’s the color of the big wide sky! Love the answer cat on my lap, computer, keyboard, etc.! I’m new to you and your work and haven’t read any of books yet. I loved to win a copy! Thanks for interview!
    Donna Harris

  9. I would love to go to a Storyton Hall, you didn’t by any chance base it off one in real life?

  10. Wow, Ellery – 11 of your answers would have been my answers. No wonder I love your books. I’m in the middle of Murder in the Mystery Suite and I think this is my favorite of all your books. But it’s becoming bad for my health. I haven’t had a chance to sit down and read until late at night, so I’ve been reading into the wee hours. Unfortunately, even if I go to bed at 2:00 am – the cats still insist on being fed at 6:00 am.

  11. When you sat at your desk in high school English class, did it ever cross your mind that you would desire to be an author? Thanks so much for the insightful interview.

  12. I’m curious if you ever see pieces of yourself (habits, mannerisms, etc) in your characters, and if so, which character do you think you share the most in common with? Congratulations on earning the #11 spot.

    I’m so looking forward to reading this book. Storyton Hall sounds like somewhere I would love to visit in real life if it existed. Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. Congratulations on the new release! If Murder in the Mystery Suite was made into a movie, who would you cast as the main characters?

  14. Just began reading your books and will look for this one. Sounds good and I am sure I will enjoy it as much as I have your other books.

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