Welcome to my website! I truly appreciate you stopping by and hope you’ll explore a little to learn more about me and my books. I’m Ellen Marie Wiseman and my debut novel, The Plum Tree, was released by Kensington Publishing Corp. in 2012. Inspired by my mother’s childhood in Nazi Germany, The Plum Tree follows a young, working-class German through the chaos of WWII as she struggles to save the love of her life, a Jewish man.
The Plum Tree received five-star reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, New York Journal of Books, Jewish Book World, and RT Book Review. It was a Books-A-Million Book Club Pick, and a Top Pick in the RT Book Review Magazine January Issue.
My second novel, WHAT SHE LEFT BEHIND, will be released by Kensington on December 31st, 2013. Merging the past and present, WHAT SHE LEFT BEHIND follows a young museum worker as she discovers a decades old journal inside a shuttered state asylum and is compelled to piece together the journal owner's fate—with shocking and unexpected results. I hope you’ll check it out!
Right now I’m hard at work writing my third novel, which will be released in 2015. It doesn’t have a title yet, but it follows a young woman as she battles strikers and corrupt mine bosses to bring justice to underage coal miners in an early 20th-century Pennsylvania mining town.
Thanks so much for stopping by!