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Upcoming Events

Angela DiTerlizzi Children’s Book Talk & Signing

10/24/2018 - 4:00PM

Angela DiTerlizzi Children’s Book Talk and Signing: When: Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 at 4pm Where: Headquarters Library in Spartanburg (151 S Church St Ext, Spartanburg, SC 29306) Cost: FREE, but a purchase of Just Add Glitter at the event or from Fiction Addiction prior to the event is required to join the signing line. If You Cannot Make the Event: Pre-order signed books to be picked up at the store after the event or shipped. If You’re Attending the Event: Angela will be giving a talk about her new book, Just Add Glitter, and what it’s like being an author. She will then be available to sign books. You must purchase a copy of Just Add Glitter from Fiction Addiction either prior to or at the event in order to enter the signing line. About Just Add Glitter by Angela DiTerlizzi: Has the rainy day got you down? Not feeling fancy in your gown? Just add glitter! It all starts with a mysterious mail delivery, a little girl with a big imagination, and a sprinkling of twinkling glitter. Before long there’s glitter here, glitter there—glitter, glitter EVERYWHERE! But just when she’s about to add more glitter, the little girl realizes maybe there is such a thing as too much bling when you and your best pal start to get lost in it…

Governor’s School Info Session for Young Writers (and Their Parents)

10/27/2018 - 12:00PM

Governer’s School Info Session for Young Writers (and Their Parents!) When: Saturday, October 27th, 2018 from 12-2pm Where: Fiction Addiction (1175 Woods Crossing Rd) Cost: FREE! About the Event: The SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities  is an amazing resource for the state’s young writers. They offer a 2-year residential high school program and 2 summer programs.They’re a public residential high school located here in Greenville. Students live on campus but pay no tuition (there is a meal plan cost but they offer significant need-based financial aid). 12 students have received $10,000 Portfolio Awards in the national Scholastic Writing Competition. 8 writers have been named U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, an annual honor bestowed on only 20 high school seniors nationally. In the past decade, 30 Governor’s School writers were recognized as YoungArts National Finalists. Megan Baxter, a writer, artist, and the field liaison in the admission department for creative writing will be on hand to chat and answer any questions you may have.

Eric Gaddy Book Talk & Signing

10/29/2018 - 5:30PM

Eric Gaddy Book Talk & Signing: When: Monday, October 29th, 2018 at 5:30 pm Where: Fiction Addiction (1175 Woods Crossing Rd) Cost: FREE, but please RSVP to Fiction Addiction if you plan to attend. If You Cannot Make the Event: Preorder signed books to be picked up after the event or shipped. If You’re Attending the Event: Eric Gaddy will be discussing his new book, Retire Early. After he speaks, he will be available to sign books. About Retire Early by Eric Gaddy: Retire when you want and how you want. Society pushes us to retire at 65 years old. But if you wait until then, you may have only ten good years to travel, golf, and do all the things you waited to do when you retired. Retire Early is about seizing your freedom and doing what you want, when you want, how you want, and from where you want. You are in control of your freedom and your time. It’s time to create a purposeful and fulfilling second half of your life. Retire Early: What Are You Waiting For? includes, tips, tricks, and techniques to help you retire when you want. Grab your copy and join us on the road to retirement.

Storytime Thursday

11/01/2018 - 10:30AM

Local independent bookstore Fiction Addiction hosts a free children’s storytime at our shop at 1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #5 (in the shopping center with Fried Green Tomatoes, Boardwalk, and Jimmy John’s) every Thursday morning at 10:30am.

Pat Jobe Book Signing

11/08/2018 - 3:30PM

Pat Jobe Book Signing: When: Thursday, November 8th, 2018 from 3:30-5:00 pm Where: Fiction Addiction (1175 Woods Crossing Road) Cost: FREE If You Cannot Attend: Preorder your signed copy to be picked up after the event or shipped. If You’re Attending the Event: Pat Jobe will be signing copies of his new book, Heart on Wheels: Amazin’ Stories from the Life of Tommy Hicks 1954-2017. This event is FREE and open to the public. About Heart on Wheels by Pat Jobe: The book you are holding is the result of an extraordinary exchange of love. It often showed up as hilarious laughter, enormous tomfoolery, good times, practical jokes, furious frustration expressed at outcomes of sporting events, and other events and noises that some people might misinterpret as not being very loving. It was all love: a love for life, a love for winning, a love for other people. Frieda Sellers said so well, “He had an infinite capacity for love.” But it is not just the love that Tommy Hicks gave to so many who crossed his path. He inspired so many to love him, to be inspired by him, to put aside their own petty complaints and do their best in the face of life’s frustrations.

Sarah McCoy Book Talk and Signing

11/09/2018 - 2:00PM

New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author Sarah McCoy  will be discussing her latest novel, Marilla of Green Gables, the heartfelt tale of life at Green Gables…before Anne, at a book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction on Friday, November 9th, at 2pm. *Note: There are two ticket options for this event. The $29 ticket admits one, includes a copy of Marilla of Green Gables, and guarantees a seat at the event. The $10 ticket is admits one, is standing room only, and is good for $10 off a purchase at the event. A bold, heartfelt tale of life at Green Gables . . . before Anne: A marvelously entertaining and moving historical novel, set in rural Prince Edward Island in the nineteenth century, that imagines the young life of spinster Marilla Cuthbert, and the choices that will open her life to the possibility of heartbreak—and unimaginable greatness. Tickets: http://www.fiction-addiction.com/?keyword=sarah+mccoy&searchby=keyword&page=shop/browse.

Laura Holt Book Talk and Signing

11/13/2018 - 6:00PM

Author Laura Holt will be celebrating the launch of the third book in her Star Crossed series, Fathoms Between, with a book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction on Tuesday, November 13th at 6pm. This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to Fiction Addiction if you plan to attend. It worked. Cather Stevens thwarted the curse of star-crossed love that has plagued the women in her family for centuries. All it took was a marriage to Peter Ganis, the last living descendant of Pyramus’s bloodline, whose sway over her grows stronger with each passing day. The pieces of Thisbe’s soul are still out there, though. To erase the curse, Cather must travel to Greece’s most mythological places and track each one down with the help of her husband and Hermes, the Book Keeper and Messenger of the gods, who still holds a piece of her heart that neither is willing to give up. But when an unexpected tragedy befalls Peter, Cather is forced to put her trust in none other than Hades, god of the Underworld and Zeus’s biggest rival. With magical assassins on their tail and danger lurking around every corner, they must work together to reunite the soul pieces before Ares, god of War, who was sent to Earth to stop them, destroys them and dooms Cather, her family, and both the men she loves forever.

Mystery Book Club

11/14/2018 - 12:00PM

Sign up for our new mystery bookclub, co-sponsored by our local chapter of Sisters in Crime. The club will meet at Fiction Addiction on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from Noon-1pm. Each quarter will have a different moderator and a different mystery focus. Tickets: http://www.fiction-addiction.com/?keyword=cozy+mystery+bookclub&searchby=keyword&page=shop/browse.

Mystery Book Club

11/14/2018 - 12:00PM

Sign up for our new mystery bookclub, co-sponsored by our local chapter of Sisters in Crime. The club will meet at Fiction Addiction on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from Noon-1pm. Each quarter will have a different moderator and a different mystery focus. Tickets: http://www.fiction-addiction.com/si/cozybookclub.html.

Bob Strother Launch Party

11/15/2018 - 5:30PM

Bob Strother Launch Party When: Wednesday, November 15th, 2018 from 5:30-7:30pm (DATE CHANGED) Where: Fiction Addiction (1175 Woods Crossing Road) Cost: FREE! If You Cannot Make the Event Pre-order signed books to be picked up after the event or shipped. Author is local and can personalize. If You’re Attending the Event Please RSVP to Fiction Addiction if you plan to attend. Bob will sign books, and refreshments will be served. About Embers on the Wind In 1942, America has joined the allied forces as the Second World War rages on the international front. When tragedy strikes at home, Louise fractures, and it’s up to friends and family to bring her back. As everyone fights for the future and clings desperately to hope, Louise wonders if hope is the cruelest torture of all.

Megan Baxter Launch Party

11/16/2018 - 8:00PM

Megan Baxter Launch Party When: Friday, November 16th, 2018 at 8pm Where: CrossFit (25 Delano Drive) Cost: FREE! If You Cannot Make The Event Preorder signed books to be picked up after the event or shipped. Author is local so we can have books personalized. If You’re Attending the Event Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Fiction Addiction will be selling books on-site. Megan will sign books, and refreshments will be served. About The Coolest Monsters: The pieces in this collection range in setting from the small towns of New England to the deserts of the Southwest. Grounded in personal experience these essays ask through narrative what it means to be a rebel girl, a rebel teenager, and a rebel woman in a world that seems to offer no real alternative to traditional roles. Infused with lyrical and figurative language, this collection combines the swiftness of the prose poem with the power of the personal essay resulting in writing that pulls the ground out from under the reader again and again. The collection is organized chronologically in a way that charts the development of a woman as she attempts to adapt to the world around her through stories of love, heartbreak, and adventure. The essays travel with the narrator from a summer camp in Maine, to opal mining in Nevada, to the story of a deadly thunderstorm in Vermont, to hunting for ginseng, asking the questions about belonging, expectation and, ultimately, if there is a chance for real happiness.

General Tata Military Lunch at the Poinsett Club

11/20/2018 - 12:00PM

Meet Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata, U.S. Army (Retired), as he discusses his new military thriller, Dark Winter (Kensington, hardcover, $26.00, on sale 10/30/18), the latest book in his Jake Mahegan series, at a luncheon event at The Poinsett Club on Tuesday, November 20th, at noon. Mr. Tata is a frequent foreign policy guest commentator on various national news networks, and his career transition from the army to education leadership was featured on NBC’s Today Show. Tickets are $26 and include a $5 donation to a military charity and lunch. Advance reservations are required and ticket costs cannot be refunded if canceled within 72 hours of the event. Attire is business casual (no jeans). Fiction Addiction will be selling Gen. Tata’s books on-site, but we encourage you to reserve books with us when you order your tickets. Following remarks by Gen. Tata, he will be available to sign books. By the time anyone realizes what’s happening, it is too late. A dark network of hackers has infiltrated the computers of the U.S. military, unleashing chaos across the globe. U.S. missiles strike the wrong targets. Defense systems fail. Power grids shut down. Within hours, America’s enemies move in. Russian tanks plow through northern Europe. Iranian troops invade Iraq. North Korean destroys Seoul and fires missiles at Japan. Phase 1 of ComWar is complete. Enter Jake Mahegan and his team of highly trained operatives. Their mission is to locate the nerve center of ComWar—aka Computer Optimized Warfare—and to shut down the operation through any means necessary. Mahegan knows it’s a virtual suicide mission. There are three ComWar headquarters, each hidden deep underground in Russia, Iran, and North Korea. Each contains a human biometric nuclear key that the team must capture to shut down the imminent nuclear strikes. Splitting up the team is Mahegan’s only chance to prevent the next wave of cyber attacks. But even that won’t stop the sleeper cell agents—here in the United States . . . When Phase 2 ends, World War III begins. Tickets: http://www.fiction-addiction.com/?keyword=general+tata&searchby=keyword&page=shop/browse.

Fiction Addiction Closed for Thanksgiving

11/22/2018 to 11/24/2018

Fiction Addiction will be closed on Thanksgiving. Enjoy your holiday!

Small Business & Small Press Saturday Celebration

11/24/2018 - 11:00AM

On Saturday, November 24th, 2018, we celebrate small businesses like Fiction Addiction along with self-employed and small press authors! Self-published and small press authors will be signing books throughout the day. This event is free and open to the public.   We’re proud to be a small business, and we are proud to support our community. When you shop at local small businesses, you help our community grow. Together, let’s help strengthen our community by continuing to support the Shop Small initiative all year.   Our author signing schedule is as follows:   11:00am-Noon: Sharon Durgin signing Marty and the Christmas Eve Surprise (paperback, $12.95) 12:15-1:15pm: Christa Miller signing Raccoon Rescue (paperback, $12.99) — With special guest Dory Raccoon! 1:30-2:30pm: Vicki Vass signing Dressed to Kill (paperback, $12.00) 2:45-3:45pm: Dana Kumerow signing The Storyteller’s Apprentice (hardcover, $24.99)

Storytime Thursday

12/06/2018 - 10:30AM

Local independent bookstore Fiction Addiction hosts a free children’s storytime at our shop at 1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #5 (in the shopping center with Fried Green Tomatoes, Boardwalk, and Jimmy John’s) every Thursday morning at 10:30am.

Mystery Book Club

12/12/2018 - 12:00PM

Sign up for our new mystery bookclub, co-sponsored by our local chapter of Sisters in Crime. The club will meet at Fiction Addiction on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from Noon-1pm. Each quarter will have a different moderator and a different mystery focus. Tickets: http://www.fiction-addiction.com/si/cozybookclub.html.

Fiction Addiction Closed for Christmas

12/25/2018 to 12/26/2018

Fiction Addiction will be closed for Christmas. Happy holidays!

Fiction Addiction Closed for New Year’s

01/01/2019 to 01/02/2019

Fiction Addiction will be closed for New Year’s. Enjoy your holiday!

Cookbook Club

01/21/2019 - 7:00PM

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

Fiction Addiction Closed for Memorial Day

05/27/2019 to 05/28/2019

Fiction Addiction will be closed for Memorial Day. Enjoy your holiday!

Fiction Addiction Closed for 4th of July

07/04/2019 to 07/05/2019

Fiction Addiction will be closed for the 4th of July. Enjoy your holiday!

Fiction Addiction Closed for Labor Day

09/02/2019 to 09/03/2019

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

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