Ellen Gable – Award-Winning Author

Welcome to my website!

I am the author of twelve books and a contributor to numerous other books.  I’m also a ghostwriter.

My newest novel is Where Angels Pass, which recently won First Place in Catholic Novels in the 2022 CMA Book Awards. It’s a book near and dear to my heart because it’s based on the true events of my father’s life and the abuse he experienced at the hands of a priest when he was a freshman in high school. He kept the secret (he only told my mother) his entire life.

I am also an editor, speaker, publisher, interior book designer (print and Kindle), book coach, and transcriber. If you’re interested in any of these services, please click here.

I was honored to be a recipient of my Alma Mater’s Hall of Fame (Triton Regional High School, Class of ’77).

I am past President of the Catholic Writers Guild (2012-2015). I’ve appeared numerous times on EWTN’s Bookmark with Doug Keck, EWTN radio, and other Catholic TV and radio shows. An occasional presenter at Catholic conferences, I enjoy speaking on a variety of topics: Pregnancy Loss, Theology of the Body, Responsible Parenthood, Natural Family Planning, Homeschooling, and various writing topics.

My husband, James Hrkach, and I are the parents of five adult sons, three daughters-in-law (and grandparents to two precious grandchildren). We live in Pakenham, Ontario Canada.  We also organize the Pembroke Diocesan Marriage Preparation Team.

My 2019 Interview on DnA Live:

My Books:

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Ella’s Promise

Finalist Religious Fiction, 2020 IAN Book Awards and 2020 International Book Awards

Audible available here.

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Charlotte’s Honor

Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval 2019

Now available in Portuguese at this link.

Audible available here.

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Julia’s Gifts

Finalist, 2019 IAN Book Awards, Religious and Romance Categories

Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval 2018

Available in French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese

Audible available here.

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In Name Only (O’Donovan Family #1)

2010 IPPY Gold Medal in Religious Fiction

2009 Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval

Available on Audible

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A Subtle Grace (O’Donovan Family #2)

2015 IAN Finalist, Romance, Historical

2014 Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval

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Stealing Jenny

Amazon Kindle Bestseller Religion Suspense (2012) (330,000 downloads)

2011 Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval

Stealing Jenny is available in Portuguese, Italian and Spanish

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Also available on Audible.

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Come My Beloved

2011 Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval

Image and Likeness: Short Reads Reflecting the Theology of the Body, with a foreword by Damon Owens

Image and Likeness: Literary Reflections on the Theology of the Body

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Emily’s Hope

2006 IPPY Awards, Religious Fiction, Honorable Mention

2009 Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval

Books I’ve contributed to:

Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion

Word by Word: Slowing Down with the Hail Mary

God Moments: Recognizing the Fruits of the Holy Spirit

God Moments: True Love Leads to Life

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September 2014 Family Foundations

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DWOF Conference 2015  Photo credit: Gustavo Kralj/DWF Conference/Gaudiumpress Images