House Arrest excerpt posted on Shaking Like a Mountain

If you have ever wanted to get a taste of Ellen Meeropol’s writing, here is a great opportunity. has posted an enticing excerpt from Ellen’s Spring 2011 title House Arrest.

“The knock at the apartment door is loud. Momma answers it and steps back to let the two men in suits into the kitchen. They show their policeman badges. ‘You have to come with us now,’ the tall man says.

Daddy starts to argue. The policeman pushes his chest and Daddy falls against the yellow wall we painted last summer to look like sunshine.

The short officer puts handcuffs on Daddy’s wrists and shoves him toward the door. The cops don’t look at us.”

To read the entire excerpt, click on the link here.