Gena's book, ANGELA'S DECISION: A Journey of Adaptation is on Amazon and will be available in bookstores soon. Part memoir of writing and army life and part filmmaking info, this book also inludes the original short story, adapted script, and excerpts of the TV pilot and shooting scripts, along with photos from the film shot in Australia. Also includes two bonus short stories. For film fans, filmmakers. Big thanks to Director Mat King, cast and crew who brought the story to the screen. The film Angela's Decision is available on Amazon also. Original soundtrack by Liam Gerner and Christopher Slaski. Part of proceeds go to WV flood victims.

Gena's short story on Amazon. Hillbilly Chocolate. Just a funny little 'ol story about a family reunion in West Virginia and childhood pranks.

In a small Appalachian town, an elderly mother embarks on her annual Christmas tradition, a journey through time and the Korean War, arriving at an unexpected destination.


 Christmas Tradition is on





Gena Ellis interviewed service members of the Soldiers', Sailors and Airmen's home in DC, while serving as a Captain in the Army to write the article Christmas Past. The Dec. 1997 cover of SOLDIERS magazine is a photo of the Korean War Memorial sculpted soldier with a holiday wreath. Photo by Lt. Col. E.T. Magdziak


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Christmas Past (Magazine article)
Gena-Christmas Past-Soldiers Dec 97.pdf
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