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From Draft to Bookshelf: Free Seminar on Book Publishing

01/29/2015 - 6:30PM

Writing a book on your bucket list? Already have a manuscript but don’t know what to do next? Wondering if self-publishing is a good option for you?

Join book industry veterans Vally Sharpe, publisher of the highly popular children’s book Mice on Main (Linda Kelly and Zan Wells) as well as other Greenville favorites, and Fiction Addiction owner Jill Hendrix on Thursday, January 29 and learn everything you need to know about publishing, launching, and promoting books.

And…be among the first to learn about Fiction Addiction’s exciting new one-of-a-kind publishing services, offering personal guidance not only in walking you through the process of turning your draft manuscript into a trade-quality print book or eBook, but in launching, marketing, and promoting it!

Call us TODAY at 864-675-0540, or email us at info@fiction-addiction.com and let us know if you’re coming, because space is limited. And please send news of this great opportunity to all your reading (and writing) friends.

 

Storytime Thursdays

01/29/2015 - 10:30AM

Local independent bookstore Fiction Addiction hosts a free children’s storytime at our shop every Thursday morning at 10:30am.

Storytime Thursdays

02/05/2015 - 10:30AM

Local independent bookstore Fiction Addiction hosts a free children’s storytime at our shop every Thursday morning at 10:30am.

Kim Daisy In-Store Signing

02/05/2015 - 5:00PM

Spartanburg, South Carolina, baker and author Kim “Daisy” Nelson will be signing copies of her debut cookbook, Daisy Cakes Cookbook (Starbooks, hardcover, $29.95), at Fiction Addiction. This event is free and open to the public.

Guys, this would make a great gift for your valentine!

“This book is for folks everywhere who know that deep down, cooking for someone really is an act of love. Share a slice of love!”  -Kim Daisy

What do you get when you cross a fun-loving Southern belle with cake? You get Daisy Cakes — mouthwatering recipes of heirloom cakes, pies, cheesecakes, and sauces from the heart and kitchen of the Queen of Cakes — Kim Daisy and Daisy Cakes. Each one is filled with passion and love for you to create good food and family memories. Each recipe is illustrated with a beautiful, full page photograph.

Full of Kim’s stories about the women who inspired her — funny, touching, and encouraging. Peek behind the scenes of Kim Daisy’s Shark Tank experience and the creation of the cookbook. The special bonus section lets you record your own heirloom recipes in the back of the book, plus get Kim’s tips and instructions about kitchen baking equipment.

With an introduction by Shark Tank‘s Barbara Corcoran.

Book Scouts Meeting

02/07/2015 - 1:00PM

Our second 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.

Alex Kava Book Talk & Signing

02/10/2015 - 6:30PM

Meet New York Times bestselling mystery author Alex Kava at a Book Talk & Signing at Fiction Addiction as she discusses the first novel in her new Ryder Creed series, Breaking Creed (Penguin, hardcover, $26.95).

*Note: $10 ticket admits one and includes a $10 book voucher. $28.57 ticket includes one copy of Breaking Creed and admits 2 to the event.

New York Times– and internationally bestselling author Alex Kava’s thrilling new series introducing Ryder Creed, ex-marine turned K9 search-and-rescue dog trainer as he teams up with fan-favorite FBI profiler Maggie O’Dell.

Ryder Creed and his dogs have been making national headlines. They’ve intercepted several major drug stashes being smuggled through Atlanta’s airport. But their newfound celebrity has also garnered some unwanted attention.

When Creed and one of his dogs are called in to search a commercial fishing vessel, they discover a secret compartment. But the Colombian cartels’ latest shipment isn’t drugs. This time, its cargo is human. To make matters worse, Creed helps one of the cartel’s drug mules escape — a fourteen-year-old girl who reminds him of his younger sister who disappeared fifteen years ago.

Meanwhile, FBI agent Maggie O’Dell is investigating a series of murders — the victims tortured, killed, and dumped in the Potomac River. She suspects it’s the work of a cunning and brutal assassin, but her politically motivated boss has been putting up roadblocks.

By the time she uncovers a hit list with Creed’s name on it, it might be too late. The cartel has already sent someone to destroy Creed and everyone close to him.

But Creed and his dogs have a few surprises in store on their compound in Florida. Will it be enough to stop a ruthless cartel determined to remove the thorn in its side once and for all?

Cookbook Club

02/16/2015 - 7:00PM

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

Asheville Authors Book Talk & Signing

02/19/2015 - 7:00PM

Join Asheville, NC, authors Jamie Mason (author of Monday’s Lie and Three Graves Full), Megan Shepherd (author of The Madman’s Daughter YA trilogy, including her new book A Cold Legacy), and Katherine Howe (author of the YA novel Conversion and the adult novel The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane) for a book talk, followed by a Q&A and a book signing.

*Note: Tickets are $10 each for adults. Each ticket can be redeemed toward a purchase of the authors’ books prior to or at the event, and includes one admission pass to the event. Children ages 15 and under are free, but please RSVP by emailing info@fiction-addiction.com or calling 864-675-0540.

From Jamie Mason, the acclaimed author of the “ripping good” (New York Times) debut novel Three Graves Full, comes Monday’s Lie (Gallery Books, hardcover, $24.99, on sale 2/3/15), a new thriller about a woman who digs into her unconventional past to confirm what she suspects: her husband isn’t what she thought he was.

Jamie was born in Oklahoma City, but grew up in Washington, DC. She’s most often reading and writing, but in the life left over, she enjoys films, Formula 1 racing, football, traveling, and conversely, staying at home. She lives with her husband and two daughters in the mountains of western North Carolina.

 

With inspiration from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, A Cold Legacy (Balzer + Bray, hardcover, $17.99, on sale 1/27/15), the breathless conclusion to Megan Shepherd‘s The Madman’s Daughter trilogy — perfect for fans of Libba Bray — explores the things we’ll sacrifice to save those we love…even our own humanity.

Megan grew up in her family’s independent bookstore in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The travel bug took her from London to Timbuktu and many places in between, though she ended up back in North Carolina with her husband, two cats, and a scruffy dog, and she wouldn’t want to live in anywhere else. She is also the author of The Madman’s Daughter and Her Dark Curiosity.

 

Inspired by true events — from seventeenth-century colonial life to the halls of a modern-day high school — Conversion (Putnam, hardcover, $18.99) casts a spell. With her signature wit and passion, New York Times bestselling author Katherine Howe delivers an exciting and suspenseful novel, a chilling mystery that raises the question, what’s really happening to the girls at St. Joan’s?

Katherine is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane and The House of Velvet and Glass. She is a lecturer in American Studies at Cornell University. She is also a direct descendant of three of the women accused of witchcraft during the Salem Witch trials, one who was hanged and two who survived. Her books have been published around the world in 23 languages to date.

Elizabeth Harris In-Store Signing

02/21/2015 - 10:00AM

South Carolina author Elizabeth Harris will be signing copies of her debut novel, What Am I to Do Now, Mama? (Archway, paperback, $17.99), at Fiction Addiction on Saturday, February 21st, from 10am-noon.

Charles Revis, aka Coy Bronson, left the mountains of North Carolina to follow his dream. His love for the entertainment industry led him to California where he developed a career in acting, directing, producing, and writing.

The beginning of the story takes place during WWII, later leading to California, New York, and back to North Carolina where Coy’s new career takes him to a whole new level. He began cultivating a working relationship with many actors/actresses of the day including, Ethel Waters, Charlton Heston, James Dean, Nick Adams, and Wayne Mallory. Later, after returning from New York, Coy became involved in local theaters in North Carolina where his life took on a new spin.

This story not only tells of his life in entertainment, but demonstrates his love and special close connection with his Mama. Coy was a person that made things happen and didn’t just sit around living a dull life. With many twists and turns he found himself always encouraged by his Mama and family in searching for his dream. Along life’s road\; Coy encountered many unexpected mysteries and adventures that sometimes became obstacles. This book shows humor, laughter, and great tragedies.

Jonathan Odell Book Talk & Signing

02/23/2015 - 2:00PM

Southern author Jonathan Odell will discuss his new novel, Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League (Maiden Lane, paperback, $16.00, on sale 2/4/15), the story of two young mothers, Hazel and Vida, in pre-Civil Rights Mississippi — one wealthy and white and the other poor and black — who have only two things in common: the devastating loss of their children, and a deep and abiding loathing for one another.

*Note: $10 ticket admits one and includes a $10 book voucher. $16.96 ticket admits two and includes one paperback copy of the featured book.

Embittered and distrusting, Vida is harassed by Delphi’s racist sheriff and haunted by the son she lost to the world. Hazel, too, has lost a son and can’t keep a grip on her fractured life. After drunkenly crashing her car into a manger scene while gunning for the baby Jesus, Hazel is sedated and bed-ridden. Hazel’s husband hires Vida to keep tabs on his unpredictable wife and to care for his sole surviving son. Forced to spend time together with no one else to rely on, the two women find they have more in common than they thought, and together they turn the town on its head. It is the story of a town, a people, and a culture on the verge of a great change that begins with small things, like unexpected friendship.

Book Scouts Meeting

03/07/2015 - 1:00PM

Our third 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

04/04/2015 - 1:00PM

Our fourth 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.

Ann B. Ross Book Talk & Signing

04/14/2015 - 2:00PM

It’s up to Miss Julia to sort out the murder of a hoity-toity newcomer in Miss Julia Lays Down the Law (Viking, hardcover, $26.95, on sale 4/7/15), the latest addition to the New York Times bestselling series by Southern favorite Ann B. Ross, who will be discussing her new book at Fiction Addiction at a free* book talk & signing at Fiction Addiction.

*Note: This event is free and open to the public. However, we are reserving half of our 60 chairs for those who pre-order a copy of Miss Julia Lays Down the Law from us. The other chairs will be filled the day of the event on a first come, first-served basis, so arrive early! Books can be ordered online, by calling 864-675-0540, or at the store.

Ann B. Ross’s most recent addition to the series, Miss Julia’s Marvelous Makeover, was the first to hit the printed New York Times bestseller list, so Miss Julia fans both new and old will be especially keen to get their hands on the next one. The sixteenth in the series, Miss Julia Lays Down the Law is guaranteed to be the steel magnolia’s most exciting adventure yet.

It’s November and Miss Julia is looking forward to some quiet time before the holidays. That is until snobby Connie Clayborn and her rich husband move to town. At first, Miss Julia and the other ladies are pleased to be invited over for coffee, but the afternoon turns into a slap in the face when their hostess spouts nonstop criticism about Abbotsville. Why, how dare she? Days later, Miss Julia decides to confront Connie woman to woman, but when she arrives, Connie is lying on the kitchen floor—lifeless in a pool of blood. Who could have done this? Miss Julia will need to find out fast—particularly because her fingerprints are now all over the crime scene. . . .

Book Scouts Meeting

05/02/2015 - 1:00PM

Our fifth 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.

Independent Bookstore Day

05/02/2015 - 10:00AM

Introducing the first national Independent Bookstore Day!

To help Fiction Addiction, and independent bookstores nationwide, celebrate this event, we will have specially designed, exclusive items for sale only in independent bookstores on May 2nd! Quantities will be limited, so we recommend that you come in early to get your pick of these special items. Take a look at some of the products being offered in the catalog and let us know if there are any that you would be interested in!

As we get closer to May 2nd, we will post some of the exclusive items we will have at Fiction Addiction, as well as any special events we plan for the day.

In the mean time, stop by and pick up one of our Independent Bookstore Day tote bags, with artwork by Roz Chast ($15.95 each)!

Children’s Book Week 2015

05/04/2015 - 05/11/2015

Celebrate Children’s Book Week (http://bookweekonline.com/) with Fiction Addiction! Stay tuned as we schedule free events to celebrate.

Fiction Addiction Closed for Memorial Day

05/25/2015 - 05/26/2015

Fiction Addiction will be closed for Memorial Day.

Book Scouts Meeting

06/06/2015 - 1:00PM

Our sixth 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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