About Two Tales Press
Two Tales Press is an independent publishing house featuring spine-chilling stories, novellas,
and anthologies written and edited by New York Times bestselling author J.T. Ellison.
A Note from J.T.
We're in a glorious time for writing.
Writers now have direct access to readers—not only through books, but through a vast compendium of outlets and formats: magazines, newspapers, blogs, social media, serials, ebooks. The Internet has given us freedom to create and share immediately. This unfettered access is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.
In my day job (see below) I write psychological thrillers, but I’ve long looked to short stories as a way to have a bit of fun with my writing, to step outside my comfort zone. First person, horror, flash fiction—these are the ways I get my jollies on the side.
I'd written three novels before I ever tried my hand at short fiction. But when I did, I discovered an entirely new world.
My love of the short form grew from there. I began placing stories in magazines, writing for anthologies, the works. I love the freedom and limitations of the form, and I still use it as a playground of sorts, a way to stretch my wings and explore genres I wouldn’t normally write in.
Short stories are little slices, vignettes, of life. Crimes of the heart, the mind, the soul.
For me, they’re the bits and pieces that fall from my mind while I’m writing long form novels, the ideas that don’t have a place in my current work. Some are quite short, others have bloomed into novellas. Some have been published before, some are brand new. In 2017, I gathered together a group of 13 writers who wrote 13 spooky stories featuring a Southern Gothic house. 2018 saw the release of A THOUSAND DOORS, a journey through a single character’s life told from the view point of 16 incredible thriller, suspense, and women’s fiction writers.
I decided to start Two Tales Press so you could get a taste of these sweet little lies. I do hope you enjoy them.
On the other side of the fence...
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J.T. Ellison writes standalone domestic noir and psychological thriller series, the latter starring Nashville Homicide Lt. Taylor Jackson and medical examiner Dr. Samantha Owens, and pens the international thriller series “A Brit in the FBI" with #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter. Cohost of the EMMY Award-winning literary television series A Word on Words, Ellison lives in Nashville with her husband and twin kittens.