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Ellen Goodlett
Ellen Goodlett reviews book for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, works in nonfiction science publishing, and travels as much as possible in search of inspiration. Her fiction has appeared in The Fog Horn Magazine, Boston Literary Magazine and the upcoming comic anthology Girls Night Out: The Way Love Goes. She blogs regularly at and contributes to the young adult writing website

Entries by Ellen Goodlett

Homeward Bound: The New Post-Graduation Destination

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 4:12 PM

When I first arrived in Barcelona circa 2007, it seemed normal that my host mother lived alone in her downtown apartment. But I soon learned that she was an anomaly among her friends. They all lived with their families ― the extended version. It wasn't just the mom, dad and...

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Virtual BFFs

(5) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 5:37 PM

I have never met some of my best friends.

In recent years, less and less people I say this to find it weird. But 10 years ago when I was a shy high schooler discovering the wonders of online gaming, it was a lot stranger to say that I...

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A Network of Friends

(1) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 1:30 PM

"It's not what you know; it's who."

"Always carry a business card."

"Make a good first impression."

"Network, network, network."

I'd had all that advice and more drilled into my head long before graduation day. I had a vague idea of networking as attending fancy cocktail parties, where I'd lure...

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