Jan Ellison is a novelist, essayist and short-story writer. Her debut novel, A SMALL INDISCRETION, (Random House 2015) was both an Oprah Editor’s Pick and a San Francisco Chronicle Book Club Pick. It comes out in paperback on February 9th, 2016. Jan’s essays and stories have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Narrative Magazine and elsewhere, and she received an O. Henry Prize for her first short story to appear in print. She is a graduate of Stanford and San Francisco State’s MFA program. Jan grew up in L.A. and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband of twenty years and their four children.