In October, 2011, Ellie was a guest of Shirley W. Mitchell, national Author/Writer/Columnist/Speaker on her radio broadcast, Aging Outside the Box®. Host and guest  discussed “Stones: Contours Of Life.”
Eleanor K. Gustafson has been publishing both fiction and nonfiction since 1978. Her short stories and articles appeared in a number of national and local magazines. The Stones is her fourth novel. In many of her stories, Ellie explores the cosmic struggle between good and evil in light of God’s overarching work of redemption. A graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois, she has been actively involved in church life as a minister’s wife, teacher, musician, writer, and encourager. She says, “An early, deep desire to write persisted, and my first essay was accepted for publication in 1978. With a few more successes, I took a big breath and decided to try a novel. Appalachian Spring came out in 1987 and was loosely based on one of my earlier writing experiments. I knew gardening, I knew tree farming, I knew the Bible, and these became threads on which I wove Wild Harvest. Middle Night was a horse of a different color. Hardly anyone liked it, but I believed in it enough to self-publish. It is dark and grim in many ways but is a powerful dramatization of sin and redemption and grace —all without any religious terminology. My life has been full and rich, a grand mix of tears and laughter.”
Shirley W. Mitchell, known as “The Golden Egg of Aging™” is the author of ten books, including Fabulous after 50®  and Sensational after 60®, and  co-author of five books. including 101 Great Ways To Improve Your Life. These works and her assorted venues are managed and represented by Lighthouse Coastal Productions and Lighthouse News Bureau.
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