APR 14—Jodi Picoult and F&F's One-Year Anniversary Celebration!
APR 21—The Friends & Fiction Launch Party for Kristy Woodson Harvey's Under the Southern Sky
APR 25—Sunday Bonus Episode withNguyễn Phan Quế Mai
APR 28—Chris Bohjalian
MAY 5—The Friends & Fiction Launch Party for Mary Kay Andrews's The Newcomer
MAY 9—Sunday Bonus Episode: Mother's Day with The Satellite Sisters
MAY 12—The Friends & Fiction Launch Party for Mary Alice Monroe's The Summer of Lost and Found
MAY 19—Pam Jenoff
MAY 26—Nancy Thayer
Events with the Fab Five!
THURS, APR 8, 6pm ET—Kristin joins Hadassah’s national book club for a chat about The Book of Lost Names, hosted by Hadassah Magazine Executive Editor Lisa Hostein. For more information and to register (there is a fee), click HERE.
TUES APR 13, 8pm ET—join Kristin in conversation with author Alison Hammer to launch Alison's second book, Little Pieces of Me. Alison has been a Friends & Fiction guest and is a longtime friend of Kristin's, plus there will be a live musical performance and a few surprises. Book purchase required; click here to register.
TUES APR 13, 7pm ET—Patti joins Tim Ehrenberg of Nantucket Book Partners and the Nantucket Book Festival to talk about Surviving Savannah. Tune in for their conversation via INSTAGRAM LIVE on Tim’s Instagram feed @timtalksbooks
Meet Joshilyn Jackson!
Tonight we welcome New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelist Joshilyn Jackson, whose
A two-time winner of the Georgia Author of the Year award, a finalist for both the Townsend Prize for Fiction and the Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction, Joshilyn is a former actor, an award-winning audiobook narrator, and a board member for Reforming Arts, a nonprofit that runs education-in-prison and reentry programs.
Former sitcom star fleeing stalker runs headlong into worse danger...
Bookseller of the Week
LITTLE SHOP OF STORIES
Our featured independent bookseller of the week is Little Shop of Stories in Decatur, GA—the best independent bookstore for kids & the grownups they become in the observable universe! Mention Friends & Fiction in the comments at checkout to get 10% off this week on featured titles by Joshilyn Jackson and the Fab Five. Visit the specially curated F&F page on the Little Shop of Stories website to SHOP NOW!
Enter to Win!
As F&F gears up for our first birthday, we are offering our fans the shot at all the fun gifts! Enter to win this custom-made 12" Dino Retro Desk Lamp (in signature F&F colors!) from our friends at Barn Light Electric. And you've gotta have a new book to go along with your reading lamp, right?! So, the winner will also get to choose a book from any one of our author guests who have been on the show in the past year. Entry deadline: Sunday April 11th at midnight ET. One winner will be chosen at random on Mon 4/12. CLICK HERE for details and entry form. Then stay tuned for a new giveaway each week all month long!
The words had been spoken by my then-6-year-old daughter, Meagan, but they might as well have come from me.
That was 22 years ago. I was a nurse with a master’s degree in pediatrics, but at that moment, I was a stay-at-home mom with three kids under six years old. Meagan and I were playing with the plastic Fisher-Price dollhouse, the one with the pink roof and the helmet-hair three-inch family members, and I had just asked her, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
It can be an important question or it can be a lazy question, one we are trained to ask, a fallback question passed down from generations of ancestors who want to know what we are going to do with our lives. It can feel final—tell me now and never waver. But there is never one answer, and we can change our answer whenever we please. But no one ever told us that, did they?
To continue reading Patti’s essay on Parade.com, click HERE.
MARY KAY ANDREWS is honored to share that THE NEWCOMER (in stores May 4th!) has been named to the May 2021 Indie Next List thanks to nominations from independent booksellers around the country. The book was also recently reviewed by Booklist who said “Andrews expertly builds the tension (and a sweet romance) while exhibiting her deft hand at developing quirky characters, strong southern women, and charming locations.” She’s putting the finishing touches on her book tour which will include mostly virtual and a handful of live events. Stay tuned for full details. Meanwhile, the kickoff virtual launch event with Eagle Eye Books was just announced. Join MKA in conversation with #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin livestreamed to Zoom from MKA’s home on Sunday, May 2nd. Act fast! The first 100 ticket buyers who purchase by 4/19 will be mailed a super fun “Launch-Party-in-a-Box” stuffed with yummy treats and cool swag. Details and tickets HERE.
MARY ALICE MONROE is honored to have been nominated as Best Local Author for Charleston City Paper Best Of Awards. Voting is open nationwide! If you love Mary Alice Monroe books and Charleston, please cast your vote HERE! Open until April 7. Mary Alice is also excited to share news of her Beach House Blend coffee collaboration as recently featured in Charleston's top new blog, Holy City Sinner.
KRISTIN HARMEL loved seeing her 2018 book, The Room on Rue Amelie, as part of an Amazon Gold Box deal for Kindle, where it became the #1 bestseller in Historical French Fiction.
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