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From Fiction Addiction

Upcoming Events

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.

Kate Porter Book Signing

03/14/2015 - 12:00AM

Greenville, SC, author Kate Porter will be signing copies of her latest novel, Black Harvest (Createspace, paperback, $14.99), on Saturday, March 14th, from noon-2pm at Fiction Addiction. Her previous books will also be available for purchase and signing.

The devastating betrayal by the only man she’d ever loved has taken its toll on Rose Bradigan. For the last two years, she has slowly rebuilt her shattered life amid accusations of duplicity and disloyalty by her own child. The constant skirmishes between Rose and her precocious sixteen-year-old daughter, Lily, have nearly severed their mother-daughter bond. With Lily’s father serving a life sentence in prison, Rose is at a loss as to what to do with the angry, hurting teen. Finding that Lily has slipped out of her bedroom window in the middle of the night only to be escorted home by two police officers, is the straw that nearly breaks Rose.

Hoping to help them both heal and regain some semblance of normalcy, Rose and Lily set out on an impromptu road trip to Florida. It seems to be working, too…

Until Rose awakens in a hospital bed in a small town in South Carolina with no memory of the past five days and Lily is missing.

With the aid of Lucas Manning, sheriff of Cherokee County, a man who is battling his own demons, they race to find the key that will unlock the terrifying memories hidden in Rose’s traumatized subconscious. With a mounting list of missing young women and someone who is willing to kill them to hide the truth, Rose and Lucas must find Lily before she becomes the next victim.

Cookbook Club

03/16/2015 - 7:00PM

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

Men of the South Meet the Women of Asheville Panel Talk & Signing

03/26/2015 - 6:30PM

Join Southern authors Jeffrey Stayton (author of This Side of the River), Michael Buffalo Smith (author of Rebel Yell), and Carl T. Smith (author of the Sam Larkin mystery series, including new book Matthew’s Island), as well as Asheville authors Jamie Mason (author of Monday’s Lie and Three Graves Full), Megan Shephard (author of The Madman’s Daughter YA trilogy, including 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.

‘s debut historical novel, This Side of the River (Nautilus, hardcover, $24.95), follows a contingent of Confederate war widows who arm themselves and ride north to Ohio to burn General Sherman’s home in a story about trauma, revenge, and redemption.

Jeffrey grew up throughout Texas and lived in Mississippi before landing in Tennessee, where he’s lived with his wife in Memphis for the past four years. He earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Mississippi and teaches Modernist, Southern, and African-American literature, often teaching women’s literature courses as well. He also writes poetry, book reviews, and short stories. When not writing and teaching, he’s in his studio working on oil paintings.

 

Michael Buffalo Smith‘s new book, Rebel Yell: An Oral History of Southern Rock (Mercer, hardcover, $24.00), presents the story of a musical genre born in the backwoods, highways, and swamps of Macon, Georgia, and Jacksonville, Florida, in 1969 and peaking in popularity during the 1970s.

Michael created GRITZ Magazine in 1998 and was editor for thirteen years, during which time he became known as “The Ambassador of Southern Rock.” He has written many cover stories, features, and reviews for magazines including Rolling StoneGoldmineHittin’ the Note, and Mojo. Smith also writes Southern-based fiction and songs.

 

In Matthew’s Island (hardcover, $24.95), the latest book in Carl T. Smith‘s Sam Larkin mystery series, a rogue reporter, an unlikely murder, an international search for the prime suspect, and an unknown person from Sam’s past with a deadly agenda affect each of the characters in a different way, all culminating in decisions that will have an effect on the rest of their lives.

Carl was born in Chicago, IL, but moved south at age two and considers himself a born Southerner. He attended the Richmond Professional Institute of The College of William & Mary, where he earned a BFA in Theatre and English. During this time, one of his best college friends was author Tom Robbins, who stimulated Carl’s interest in writing.

 

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), 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), 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.

Asheville Authors Book Talk & Signing

03/26/2015 - 6:30PM

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), 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), 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.

Christian Fiction Book Talk & Signing

03/30/2015 - 3:00PM

Join Southern Christian fiction authors Regina Smeltzer (author of Deadly Decision) and Sarah Loudin Thomas (author of Miracle in a Dry Season) for a book talk, followed by a Q&A and a book signing on Monday, March 30th, at 3pm at Fiction Addiction.

*Note: Tickets are $10 each. 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.

In Regina Smeltzer‘s debut novel, Deadly Decision (Harbourlight, paperback, $16.99), Bill Iver finds ghosts in his daughter’s attic. Confused about the connection between body and soul, and hesitant to share his experience with his pastor, Bill seeks a worldly explanation which leads him down a trail of decisions that are deadly to body and soul.

Regina grew up in Ohio, where her childhood passion was reading. After graduating from high school, she became a registered nurse, married, and raised four children from three continents. She now lives and writes in Darlington, South Carolina.

 

It’s 1954 in Sarah Loudin Thomas‘s debut novel, Miracle in a Dry Season (Bethany, paperback, $14.99), and Perla Long and her daughter’s arrival in the sleepy town of Wise, West Virginia, was supposed to go unnoticed. Bachelor Casewell Phillips has noticed, but he can’t get past the sense that Perla is hiding something. As drought worsens, Perla’s miraculous gift divides the town, placing the pair in the middle of a storm of anger and forgiveness, fear and faith.

Sarah is a fund-raiser for a children’s ministry who has also published freelance writing for Mountain Homes Southern Style and Now & Then magazines, as well as The Asheville Citizen-Times and The Journey Christian Newspaper. She holds a bachelor’s in English from Coastal Carolina University, and she resides with her husband in Asheville, North Carolina.

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.

Book Your Lunch with Cheryl and Griffith Day

04/08/2015 - 12:00AM

Owners of the Back in the Day Bakery in Savannah, Georgia, Cheryl and Griffith Day will be discussing their new cookbook, Back in the Day Bakery Made with Love (Artisan, hardcover, $24.95, on sale 3/24/15). Enjoy lunch at Soby’s with dessert inspired by the cookbook, after which the authors will speak and take Q&A and then sign books.

*Note: Ticket price admits one and includes lunch and one copy of the featured book.

Cheryl and Griffith Day, authors of the New York Times bestselling Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook, are back with more recipes to make with love. Who needs store-bought when baking things at home is so gratifying? In this follow-up to their smash-hit first book, the Days share ways to lovingly craft not only desserts, but also breakfast pastries, breads, pizza, and condiments. The book features more than 100 new recipes, including some of the bakery’s most requested treats, such as Star Brownies and the Cakette Party Cake, as well as savories like Chive Parmigiano-Reggiano Popovers and Rosemary Focaccia. Cheryl and Griff share their baking techniques and also show readers how to put together whimsical decorations, like a marshmallow chandelier and a best-in-show banner. With pure delight woven throughout the pages, Back in the Day Bakery Made with Love is sure to please Cheryl and Griff’s fans nationwide.

 

 

Check out the book trailer, too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w3TZlVvdz4&feature=youtu.be

South Carolina Academy of Authors 2015 Induction Ceremony & Reception

04/11/2015 - 6:00PM

The Board of Governors of The South Carolina Academy of Authors, in partnership with The Citadel, extends to you a cordial invitation to join them for the 2015 Induction Ceremony and Reception honoring Dorothea Benton Frank, William Ioor, Bret Lott, and Marjory Wentworth, Saturday, April 11th, 6:00pm in The Riverview Room, The Citadel, Charleston, SC.

Cost per person: $35.00. To make reservations, submit the bottom portion of this form along with a check payable to SC Academy of Authors, to Jill Hendrix, 123 Brandywine Lane, Spartanburg, SC 29301. Payments may also be made thru PayPal to scacademyofauthors@gmail.com.

For further information, visit the Academy website at www.scacademyofauthors.org or contact Oliver Bowman at Bowmano@comcast.net or 843-766-5699.

Readings by the 2015 SC Academy Inductees

04/11/2015 - 10:30AM

The Board of Governors of the South Carolina Academy of Authors, in partnership with the Charleston Library Society & The Poetry Society of South Carolina, extends you a cordial invitation to join them for readings by the 2015 SC Academy Inductees — Dorothea Benton Frank, William Ioor, Bret Lott, and Marjory Wentworth — April 11th, 2015, at 10:30am, Charleston Library Society, 164 King Street, Charleston, SC.

A Cheese & Wine reception as well as a Book Signing & Selling will take place after the readings.

This event is free\; however, reservations are required. Kindly RSVP to Charleston Library Society at 843-723-9912 or rsvp@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

For further information, visit the Academy website at www.scacademyofauthors.org or contact Oliver Bowman at bowmano@comcast.net or 843-766-5699.

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. . . .

Susan Boyer Launch Party

04/21/2015 - 5:00PM

Agatha Award-winning Greenville author Susan Boyer will be signing copies of the third book in her USA Today bestselling Liz Talbot series, Lowcountry Boneyard (Henery, paperback, $15.95), at her launch party at Fiction Addiction on Tuesday, April 21st, from 5-7 pm. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

Where is Kent Heyward? The twenty-three-year-old heiress from one of Charleston’s oldest families vanished a month ago. When her father hires private investigator Liz Talbot, Liz suspects the most difficult part of her job will be convincing the patriarch his daughter tired of his overbearing nature and left town. That’s what the Charleston Police Department believes.

But behind the garden walls South of Broad, family secrets pop up like weeds in the azaleas. The neighbors recollect violent arguments between Kent and her parents. Eccentric twin uncles and a gaggle of cousins covet the family fortune. And the lingering spirit of a Civil-War-era debutante may know something if Colleen, Liz’s dead best friend, can get her to talk.

Liz juggles her case, the partner she’s in love with, and the family she adores. But the closer she gets to what has become of Kent, the closer Liz dances to her own grave.

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

Be lined up at the door at 10am for the first chance at limited-edition, collectible merchandise such as a signed Captain Underpants print, a broadside from Stephen King’s forthcoming book Finders Keepers, a Huck Finn literary map, salty and sweet literary tea towel sets, and more! (Special merchandise will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and will not be sold online.) We will be serving Krispy Kreme donuts to the first 3 dozen folks through the door.

Bring the family at 1pm for our Book Scouts event aimed at kids ages 8-12. We will be serving birthday cake and perhaps some Puerto Rican-themed refreshments inspired by our featured book, Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly.

From 4-6pm, celebrate the launch of the magnificent essay collection, The World Is on Fire: Scrap, Treasure and Songs of Apocalypse (paperback, $16.00) by the Upstate’s own Joni Tevis. Adult refreshments will be served.

Bring your family, your bookclub, or anyone who likes a good party!

(And in the mean time, stop by and pick up one of our Independent Bookstore Day tote bags, with artwork by Roz Chast, only $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 will be closed for Christmas.

Fiction Addiction Closed for Christmas

12/25/2015 - 12/26/2015

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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