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Good Stuff Cheap!:

The Story of Jerry Ellis and Building #19, Inc.

Illustrated by Mat Brown

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN-10: 1975911571

ISBN-13: 978-1975911577


GOOD STUFF CHEAP! The story of Jerry Ellis (Gerald Elovitz), who - when he didn't have a job and sorely needed one - inadvertently created the legendary BUILDING #19, Inc - New England's laziest, messiest "department" store! Here's Jerry's story, as told by his daughter, Linda Elovitz Marshall, and illustrated by the famous Building #19 cartoonist, Mat Brown. Read, remember...and remininsce.

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Some of the OTHER STUFF I do includes...



  • Need help writing a picture book? 

  • Want a kind, conscientious reader for your work?

  • Need a writing coach to help you achieve your goals?

Contact Linda (rates vary according to project)

Assisting people in writing their life stories/memoirs

  • With training as a Cultural Anthropologist (I'm not-quite-Ph.D.), I offer coaching and guidance.

  • Picture Book Mentor for SCBWI/Eastern NY Chapter


Work-for-hire, such as:

  • Writing Reading Comprehension test materials for the ACT

  • Re-writing technical information, making the information easier for non-technical people to understand


Teaching English to Adult Speakers of Other Languages

  • CELTA certification

  • Teaching everyone from beginners to those with near-native proficiency

  • Countries my students have come from include: Korea, Japan, France, Russia, Saudi Arabia, China, Brazil, Turkey

  • Foreign accent reduction is my specialty

Writing magazine and newspaper articles. Poetry, too...

Some examples are:

  • Articles in: Country Journal, LEARS, Albany Times Union, Boston Jewish Advocate, etc.

  • Occasional pieces in trade magazines, such as the SCBWI Bulletin-    

    • Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain SPRING 2018 HERE

    • From Bolivia: Lessons in the Art of Picture Books (and Life) SUMMER 2016

    • Planning a Trip? Think SCBWI!JULY/AUGUST 2014 HERE

    • Leaving the Baby at Home? JULY/AUGUST 2012 SCBWI Bulletin HERE

  • Essay in The Boston Globe, The world, the wedding, and the war in Jerusalem HERE.

  • Article in The Jewish Advocate, ‘Falling in love with a Latin America Jewish Community’ HERE.

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