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Upcoming Events

Love Your Indie Author/Bookstore Celebration

07/03/2015 - 11:00AM

On July 3rd, we will celebrate the underdog writers…the mavericks and the believers! Come meet these brave scribe warriors who are putting themselves out there, sometimes at their own expense, because they’ve got a story to tell. Who is in their company? According to Wikipedia, they’ve got some literary royalty in their ranks and some people who, while maybe not all that literary, made a boatload of money! From Wikipedia: “…well-known self-publishers include Stephen Crane, e.e. cummings, Deepak Chopra, Benjamin Franklin, Zane Grey, Pat Ingoldsby, Rudyard Kipling, D.H. Lawrence, Thomas Paine, Edgar Allen Poe, Ezra Pound, Carl Sandburg, George Bernard Shaw, Upton Sinclair, Gertrude Stein, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, and Mark Twain.” Our schedule is still being determined, so check back for all the details closer to the event date. Meanwhile, if you are a self-published or small press author who would like to participate, please contact owner Jill Hendrix by emailing her at info@fiction-addiction.com or by messaging her via our Facebook page. Our author schedule: 11am-12pm: Kim Blum-Hyclak, signing In the Garden of Life and Death (paperback, $14.00) 11am-12pm: Victoria Covington, signing From Where I Sit (paperback, $15.00) 11am-12pm: Suzanna Linton, signing Willows of Fate (paperback, $12.00) 12:30-1:30pm: Susan Williamson, signing Turkmen Captives (paperback, $11.95) 12:30-1:30pm: Heather Marshall, signing The Thorn Tree (paperback, $14.95) 12:30-1:30pm: Wayne Stinnett, signing Fallen King (paperback, $12.99) 2:00-3:00pm: Jason Fort, signing Misguided: The Knox Mission #1 (paperback, $15.95) 2:00-3:00pm: Patt Fero, signing The Reunion (paperback, $12.95) 2:00-3:00pm: Jodie Cain Smith, signing The Woods at Barlow Bend (paperback, $12.95) 3:30-4:30pm: Keith Mosher, signing On a Sphere’s Edge (paperback, $21.95) 3:30-4:30pm: Rick H. Veal, signing Jennifer’s Ghost (paperback, $9.99) 3:30-4:30pm: Mary Lash, signing The Desert Murders (paperback, $14.99)

Fiction Addiction Closed for 4th of July

07/04/2015 - 07/05/2015

Fiction Addiction will be closed for the 4th of July.

Book Scouts Meeting

07/11/2015 - 1:00PM

Note that we moved to the 2nd Saturday to avoid the July 4th holiday. Our seventh program. Announcement of featured book to come. The Book Scouts will meet monthly — usually the 1st Saturday of the month at 1:00pm at Fiction Addiction, and meetings will last approximately 1-1/2 hours. At each monthly meeting, Fiction Addiction will share information about a book that we love, bring in a guest speaker for related Show and Tell, have a fun activity, and close with refreshments and handing out any Book Scout badges that the children have earned. For more information or to sign up your child(ren), click here.

Susan Crandall Book Talk & Signing

07/17/2015 - 2:00PM

From Susan Crandall, the bestselling and award-winning author of Whistling Past the Graveyard, comes The Flying Circus (Gallery, hardcover, $26.00, on sale 7/7/15), an adventure tale about two daredevils and a farm boy who embark on the journey of a lifetime across America’s heartland in the Roaring Twenties. Susan will be discussing her new book at Fiction Addiction on Friday, July 17th, at 2pm. Note: There are two ticket options for this event. The $27.56 ticket admits two and includes one copy of The Flying Circus. The $10 ticket admits one and is redeemable for $10 off any merchandise purchased at the event. Set in the rapidly changing world of 1920s America, this is a story of three people from very different backgrounds: Henry “Schuler” Jefferson, son of German immigrants from Midwestern farm country\; Cora Rose Haviland, a young woman of privilege whose family has lost their fortune\; and Charles “Gil” Gilchrist, an emotionally damaged WWI veteral pilot. Set adrift by life-altering circumstances, they find themselves bound together by need and torn apart by blind obsessions and conflicting goals. Each one holds a secret that, if exposed, would destroy their friendship. But their journey of friendship and self-discovery has a price — and one of them won’t be able to survive it. As they crisscross the heartland, exploring the rapidly expanding role of aviation from barnstorming to bootlegging, from a flying circus to the dangerous sport of air racing, the three companions form a makeshift family. It’s a one-of-a-kind family, with members as adventurous as they are vulnerable, and as fascinating as they are flawed. But whatever adventure — worldly or private — they find themselves on, they’re guaranteed to be a family you won’t forget. Fiction Addiction owner, Jill Hendrix, loved Susan’s previous book, Whistling Past the Graveyard, which she says “will be devoured by bookclubs and will cause every parent who finishes it to immediately find and hug their children.”

Carolyn Lee Adams Launch Party

07/18/2015 - 6:00PM

Upstate South Carolina comedienne and author Carolyn Lee Adams will be celebrating the launch of her debut young adult thriller, Ruthless (Simon Pulse, hardcover, $17.99, on sale 7/14/15), at her launch party at Thomas Creek Brewery on Saturday, July 18th, from 6-8pm. A spine-tingling debut about the ultimate game of cat-and-mouse in reverse as a teen equestrienne struggles to retain hope — and her sanity — while on the run from a cunning and determined killer. Ruth Carver has always competed like her life depends on it. Ambitious. Tough. Maybe even mean. It’s no wonder people call her Ruthless. When she wakes up with a concussion in the bed of a moving pickup truck, she realizes she has been entered into a contest she can’t afford to lose. At a remote, rotting cabin deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Ruth’s blindfold comes off and she comes face-to-face with her captor. A man who believes his mission is to punish bad girls like Ruth. A man who has done this six times before. The other girls were never heard from again, but Ruth won’t go down easy. She escapes into the wilderness, but her hunter is close at her heels. That’s when the real battle begins. That’s when Ruth must decide just how far she’ll go in order to survive. Back home, they called her Ruthless. They had no idea just how right they were.

Cookbook Club

07/20/2015 - 7:00PM

We typically meet the 3rd monday of the month. Guests are welcome but please let us know to expect you!

Coloring\, Cocktails\, & Conversation — Girls’ Night In at Fiction Addiction

07/23/2015 - 7:00PM

Grab your best girl friends and come to Fiction Addiction for your next Girls’ Night In on Thursday, July 23rd, at 7:00pm. Grown-up coloring books, summer cocktails, and conversation will make for a great get-together for your friends, or a way to make new friends! Tickets are $25 each. Each ticket includes one in-stock coloring book priced at $12.99 or less. Cocktails from Summer Cocktails by Maria Del Mar Sacasa will be served, and we will use Chat Packs for conversation starters. Suburban Paint Co. will be providing art supplies, but you’re welcome to bring your own favorite coloring tools. This event is limited to the first 15 sign-ups, but if we have enough interest we can make this an ongoing event series or you are welcome to book a private event date for your group.   Suburban Paint Company (1378 N. Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville) offers the highest quality home finishes and house paints from brands like BenjaminMoore, Davis Paint, Cabot Stains, and Old Masters Stains. They also have a large selection of paint supplies and sundries. Suburban Paint Company has a huge selection of art supplies from Art Alternatives, Paasche, Robert Simmons, M. Graham, Strathmore, Winsor and Newton, and Schmincke.

Book Scouts Meeting

08/01/2015 - 1:00PM

Our eighth program. Announcement of featured book to come. The Book Scouts will meet monthly — usually the 1st Saturday of the month at 1:00pm at Fiction Addiction, and meetings will last approximately 1-1/2 hours. At each monthly meeting, Fiction Addiction will share information about a book that we love, bring in a guest speaker for related Show and Tell, have a fun activity, and close with refreshments and handing out any Book Scout badges that the children have earned. For more information or to sign up your child(ren), click here.

Barton Swaim Book Talk & Signing

08/03/2015 - 6:00PM

South Carolina native Barton Swaim will be discussing his new book, The Speechwriter: A Brief Education in Politics (Simon & Schuster, hardcover, $25.00, on sale 7/14/15), at Fiction Addiction on Monday, August 3rd, at 6pm. This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs for seats and books are appreciated. Email us at info@fiction-addiction.com or call 864-675-0540. An intimate and hilarious look inside the spin room of the modern politician: a place where ideals are crushed, English is mangled, people are humiliated, and the opportunity for humor is everywhere. Everyone knows this kind of politician: a charismatic maverick who goes up against the system and its ways, but thinks he doesn’t have to live by the rules. Using his experience as a speechwriter to former SC Governor Mark Sanford, Barton Swaim tells the story of a band of believers who attach themselves to this sort of ambitious narcissist — what makes them invest in these leaders, how these leaders do provide moments of inspiration, and then how they let them down. The Speechwriter is a funny and candid introduction to the world of politics, where press statements are purposefully nonsensical, grammatical errors are intentional, and better copy means more words. Through his three years in the office of a controversial governor, Swaim paints a portrait of a man so principled he’d rather sweat than use state money to pay for air conditioning, so oblivious he’d wear the same stained shirt for two weeks, so egotistical he’d belittle his staffers to make himself feel better, and so self-absorbed he never once apologized to his staff for making his administration the laughing stock of the country. On the surface, this is the story of South Carolina governor Mark Sanford’s rise and fall. But in the end, it’s an account of the very human staffers who go into politics out of conviction and learn to survive a broken heart.

Laura Lane McNeal Book Talk & Signing

08/26/2015 - 2:00PM

Southern author Laura Lane McNeal will discuss her debut novel, Dollbaby (Pamela Dorman, paperback, $16.00, on sale 6/23/15), a big-hearted coming-of-age debut set in civil rights–era New Orleans — a novel of Southern eccentricity and secrets — at her book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction on Wednesday, August 26th, at 2:00pm. *Note: There are two ticket options for this event. The $16.96 ticket admits two and includes a paperback copy of Dollbaby. The $10 ticket admits one and is redeemable for $10 off any merchandise purchased at the event. When Ibby Bell’s father dies unexpectedly in the summer of 1964, her mother unceremoniously deposits Ibby with her eccentric grandmother Fannie and throws in her father’s urn for good measure. Fannie’s New Orleans house is like no place Ibby has ever been — and Fannie, who has a tendency to end up in the local asylum — is like no one she has ever met. Fortunately, Fannie’s black cook, Queenie, and her smart-mouthed daughter, Dollbaby, take it upon themselves to initiate Ibby into the ways of the South, both its grand traditions and its darkest secrets. For Fannie’s own family history is fraught with tragedy, hidden behind the closed rooms in her ornate Uptown mansion. It will take Ibby’s arrival to begin to unlock the mysteries there. And it will take Queenie and Dollbaby’s hard-won wisdom to show Ibby that family can sometimes be found in the least expected places. For fans of Saving Ceecee Honeycutt and The Help, Dollbaby brings to life the charm and unrest of 1960s New Orleans through the eyes of a young girl learning to understand race for the first time. By turns uplifting and funny, poignant and full of verve, Dollbaby is a novel readers will take to their hearts. Fiction Addiction owner, Jill Hendrix, loves this book, calling it “compulsively readable and moving.”

Fiction Addiction Closed for Labor Day

09/07/2015 - 09/08/2015

Fiction Addiction will be closed on Labor Day. Enjoy your holiday!

Book Scouts Meeting

09/12/2015 - 1:00PM

Note that we moved to the 2nd Saturday to avoid the Labor Day holiday. Our ninth program. Announcement of featured book to come. The Book Scouts will meet monthly — usually the 1st Saturday of the month at 1:00pm at Fiction Addiction, and meetings will last approximately 1-1/2 hours. At each monthly meeting, Fiction Addiction will share information about a book that we love, bring in a guest speaker for related Show and Tell, have a fun activity, and close with refreshments and handing out any Book Scout badges that the children have earned. For more information or to sign up your child(ren), click here.

Southern Storytellers Panel Talk & Signing

09/16/2015 - 3:00PM

Meet these Southern authors for a book talk, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015, at 3:00pm at Fiction Addiction: Lisa Wingate (author of The Sea Keeper’s Daughters [paperback, $14.99])\; Matthew Neill Null (author of Honey from the Lion [paperback, $18.95])\; and Kim Wright (author of The Canterbury Sisters [paperback, $16.00]). *Note: Tickets are $10 each. Each ticket can be redeemed toward a purchase of the featured authors’ books prior to or at the event, and includes one admission pass to the event. From modern-day Roanoke Island to the sweeping backdrop of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains and Roosevelt’s WPA folklore writers, past and present intertwine to create an unexpected destiny in Lisa Wingate‘s new novel, The Sea Keeper’s Daughters (Tyndale House, paperback, $14.99, on sale 9/8/15). Author of Booklist Top 10 picks in 2012 and 2013, Lisa skillfully weaves stories that Publishers Weekly has called “masterful” and ForeWord referred to as “filled with lyrical prose, hope, and healing.” Lisa is a journalist, an inspirational speaker, and a columnist for Southern Writers magazine. She is a seven-time ACFW Carol Award nominee, a Christy Award nominee, an Oklahoma Book Award finalist, and a two-time Carol Award winner.   In Matthew Neill Null‘s lyrical and suspenseful debut novel, Honey from the Lion (Lookout, paperback, $18.95, on sale 9/8/15), a turn-of-the-century logging company decimates ten thousand acres of virgin forest in the West Virginia Alleghenies and transforms a brotherhood of timber wolves into revolutionaries. Matthew is a recipient of the Mary McCarthy Prize and the Michener Copernicus Society of America Award, and his fiction appears in American Short Fiction, Ecotone, The Oxford American, Ploughshares, The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, and The Best American Mystery Stories. A native of West Virginia, he holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop and was  fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, where he is currently the writing coordinator. This is his first novel.   In the vein of Jojo Moyes and Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, The Canterbury Sisters by Kim Wright (Gallery, paperback, $16.00) is a warm and touching novel about a woman who embarks on a pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral after losing her mother, sharing life lessons — in the best Chaucer tradition — with eight other women along the way. Kim is the author of Love in Mid Air and The Unexpected Waltz and has been writing about travel, food, and wine for more than twenty years for many magazines, including Wine Spectator, Self, Travel & Leisure, and Vogue. She has twice won the Lowell Thomas Award for travel writing. The Canterbury Sisters is her third novel, and she also ballroom dances competitively. Kim lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Gold Star Mother’s Day

09/27/2015 - 09/28/2015

Book Scouts Meeting

10/03/2015 - 1:00PM

Our tenth program. Announcement of featured book to come. The Book Scouts will meet monthly — usually the 1st Saturday of the month at 1:00pm at Fiction Addiction, and meetings will last approximately 1-1/2 hours. At each monthly meeting, Fiction Addiction will share information about a book that we love, bring in a guest speaker for related Show and Tell, have a fun activity, and close with refreshments and handing out any Book Scout badges that the children have earned. For more information or to sign up your child(ren), click here.

Book Scouts Meeting

11/07/2015 - 1:00PM

Our eleventh program. Announcement of featured book to come. The Book Scouts will meet monthly — usually the 1st Saturday of the month at 1:00pm at Fiction Addiction, and meetings will last approximately 1-1/2 hours. At each monthly meeting, Fiction Addiction will share information about a book that we love, bring in a guest speaker for related Show and Tell, have a fun activity, and close with refreshments and handing out any Book Scout badges that the children have earned. For more information or to sign up your child(ren), click here.

Book Scouts Meeting

12/05/2015 - 1:00PM

Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day. Our twelfth and final program and awards ceremony. Announcement of featured book to come. The Book Scouts will meet monthly — usually the 1st Saturday of the month at 1:00pm at Fiction Addiction, and meetings will last approximately 1-1/2 hours. At each monthly meeting, Fiction Addiction will share information about a book that we love, bring in a guest speaker for related Show and Tell, have a fun activity, and close with refreshments and handing out any Book Scout badges that the children have earned. For more information or to sign up your child(ren), click here.

Fiction Addiction Closed for Christmas

12/25/2015 - 12/26/2015

Fiction Addiction Closed for Christmas

12/25/2015 - 12/26/2015

Fiction Addiction will be closed for Christmas.

Fiction Addiction Closed for New Year’s

01/01/2016 - 01/02/2016

Fiction Addiction will be closed for New Year’s Day.

South Carolina Academy of Authors 30th Anniversary

04/15/2016 - 04/18/2016

The Board of Governors of the South Carolina Academy of Authors is pleased to announce the 30th Anniversary Inductees: Dorothy Allison, Orville Vernon Burton, Betsy Byars, and Guy Davenport. Celebrations will be held April 15-17, 2016 in Anderson, South Carolina. Visit scacademyofauthors.org for more information.

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