Biography

Eleanor Brown

Eleanor Brown is the New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of THE WEIRD SISTERS, THE LIGHT OF PARIS, and the editor of the anthology A PARIS ALL YOUR OWN: Bestselling Women Writers on the City of Light.

Her writing has been hailed by People magazine as “delightful” and “creative and original” by Library Journal.

Eleanor teaches writing workshops at The Writers' Table in Highlands Ranch, CO, and at Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver, CO, as well as writing conferences and centers nationwide.

An avid CrossFit participant, Eleanor is the author of WOD MOTIVATION and a contributor to CrossFit Journal.

Born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, Eleanor lives in Colorado.

Eleanor Brown

Books by Eleanor Brown

edited by Eleanor Brown - Essays, Nonfiction

“My time in Paris,” says Paula McLain (THE PARIS WIFE), “was like no one else’s ever.” For each of the 18 bestselling authors in this warm, inspiring and charming collection of personal essays on the City of Light, nothing could be more true. While all of the female writers featured here have written books connected to Paris, their personal stories of the city are wildly different. Meg Waite Clayton (THE RACE FOR PARIS) and M. J. Rose (THE BOOK OF LOST FRAGRANCES) share the romantic secrets that have made Paris the destination for lovers for hundreds of years. Susan Vreeland (THE GIRL IN HYACINTH BLUE) and J. Courtney Sullivan (THE ENGAGEMENTS) peek behind the stereotype of snobbish Parisians to show us the genuine kindness of real people.

by Eleanor Brown - Fiction

Madeleine is trapped in an unhappy marriage and a life she never wanted. When she finds a diary detailing her grandmother Margie’s bold, romantic trip to Jazz Age Paris, she meets the grandmother she never knew. Despite her unhappiness, when Madeleine’s marriage is threatened, she stays with her critical, disapproving mother. In that unlikely place, shaken by the revelation of a long-hidden family secret and inspired by her grandmother’s bravery, Madeleine creates her own Parisian summer. Margie and Madeleine’s stories intertwine to explore the joys and risks of living life on our own terms, defying the rules that hold us back from our dreams, and becoming the people we are meant to be.

by Eleanor Brown - Fiction

Three sisters have returned to their childhood home, where books are a way of life. They struggle to communicate with one another, and now, faced with their parents' frailty and their own disappointments, not even a book can solve what ails them.