Welcome to Jan Ellison’s web site. Jan has published award-winning short stories, and was the recipient of a 2007 O. Henry Prize. Her debut novel, A Small Indiscretion, will be published by the Random House Publishing Group in 2014. The novel is narrated by Annie Black, a mother of three living in present day San Francisco whose college-aged son, Robbie, has been in a serious car accident. When Annie’s husband is rejected as a kidney donor, Annie is sent back to a distant winter in Europe, where the fateful collisions of her youth drew an invisible map of her family’s future. As she tries to make sense of that past, Annie must also try to piece her marriage and her family back together. The novel is part mystery, part confession, and part meditation on the meaning of parenthood and the nature of love.