Of Jan Ellison’s novel, “A Small Indiscretion,” reviewer Joan Frank wrote in SFGate.com, “This voice is alive. It knows something. It will take us somewhere. ….It’s with pleasure one digs into Bay Area author Jan Ellison’s debut novel.” Ellison is a graduate of Stanford University and San Francisco State University’s MFA Program. She has published award-winning short fiction, and was the recipient of a 2007 O. Henry Prize for her first story to appear in print. Her work has also been shortlisted for Best American Short Stories and the Pushcart Prize. She lives in Northern California with her husband and their four children.