Ellen Gable

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Ellen Gable
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Ellen Gable (born 1959) is an American author of Catholic fiction.


Gable, who publishes under her maiden name, was born in Camden, New Jersey and is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who moved to Arnprior, Ontario after marrying James Hrkach.[1]

Her debut novel, Emily's Hope,[2] won an Honorable Mention Award in Religious Fiction in the 2006 Independent Publisher Book Awards. Her second novel, In Name Only,[3] was released in 2009 and received the Gold Medal for Religious Fiction in the 2010 Independent Publisher Book Awards.[1] In Name Only has been an Amazon Kindle #1 Bestseller. Her third novel, Stealing Jenny, was published in 2011.[4][5] It also reached #1 on Amazon Kindle's Religious & Liturgical Drama category in November 2011 and June/July, 2012.[6] Dancing on Friday, was published in 2013.[7]

A Subtle Grace, was published in 2014. A sequel to In Name Only, it is set in 1896 in Philadelphia and tells of the romantic travails of the eldest daughter of a large, Catholic family.[8]

She is a freelance writer and has written for Family Foundations magazine, Ecclesia, Restoration and is a monthly columnist for Amazing Catechists[9] and Catholic Mom. She is also the former President of the Catholic Writers Guild.

She and her husband, James Hrkach, create the Family Life cartoons and currently live with their five sons in Pakenham, Ontario, Canada.


  1. ^ a b "Gold medal-winning author Ellen Gable Hrkach to hold book signing at Arnprior Public Library". Arnprior Chronicle-Guide. 17 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Emily's Hope
  3. ^ In Name Only
  4. ^ Baklinski, Peter (27 June 2012). "Action-packed high octane pro-life novel tops Amazon Kindle". LifeSiteNews.com. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Local author holds book launch". Arnprior Chronicle-Guide. 15 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "Local author to launch fifth book April 26 at Arnprior museum". Arnprior Chronicle-Guide. 17 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Dancing on Friday: local's woman's life story published". Arnprior Chronicle-Guide. 31 October 2013. 
  8. ^ Reinhard, Sarah (28 June 2014). "Summer Reading: Saints and Romance". National Catholic Register. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 
  9. ^ Amazing Catechists

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