As a writer, you are always trying to figure out how to get people to notice your work. Whether you are a newcomer or the biggest name on the shelves, you still want to get more readers. Well, noir novelist James Ellroy has a unique way of promoting his work. The writer of the LA Quartet – The Black Dahlia, The Big Nowhere, LA Confidential, and White Jazz – is selling his home in the Hollywood Hills and the photos in the listing show that all the shelves are filled with books that he's written. And a lot of the pictures on the wall are posters for movies from his work or framed copies of book covers.
This is not the first time its been noted that Ellroy likes to fill his shelves with his own books. The Paris Review noticed in 2009 that Ellroy had two large, dark mahogany wood bookcases on either side of the entrance to his living room filled with nothing but books by the author.
With the house going for $1.4 million… you have to wonder if that includes all the books.