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Friends & Fiction 
Join Co-host Patti every Wed evening
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New Spring 2021 Schedule 
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Patti Callahan is the co-creator and co-host of the weekly web show and podcast Friends and Fiction featuring the five bestselling authors Mary Kay Andrews, Kristy Woodson Harvey, Kristin Harmel, and Mary Alice Monroe with endless stories, special guests, and a way to connect readers and writers.

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About Friends & Fiction 

We’re five New York Times bestselling novelists and friends whose common love of reading, writing, and independent bookstores bound us together. Now we want to share and celebrate stories—of the books we’ve written, the ones we’re reading now, and the art of writing—with each other and the guest authors we invite to join us. If you love books and are curious about the writing world, you’re in the right place.  Visit our Website

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Summer- Fall Schedule
Five Bestselling Authors
Endless Stories 

Podcast Available Now!  

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Welcome to Friends & Fiction podcasts!  Each week we will present our LIVE episodes in audio-only format.  In addition, fresh, new podcasts are hosted by librarian Ron Block in our new series: The Writer’s Block.  The Fab Five will join Ron as he offers you peeks at the many different views of the publishing world: authors, booksellers, book influencers, audiobooks, children’s books, and so much more.

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Summer &
fall Schedule 

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AUG 4—Lauren Willig 
AUG 11—Taylor Jenkins Reid 
AUG 18—Debut Novelists featuring Lou Diamond Phillips & Gervais Hagerty 
AUG 22—John Truby & Leslie Lehr 
AUG 25—Karin Slaughter 
SEPT 1—Megan Abbott & Laura Lippman

SEPTEMBER 8—Daryn Kagan & Paula Farris 
SEPTEMBER 15—Emily Henry 
SEPTEMBER 22—Wiley Cash 
SEPTEMBER 29—Debbie Macomber and the launch celebration for MKA's The Santa Suit 
OCTOBER 6—Kwame Alexander 
OCTOBER 13—Tasha Alexander & Andrew Grant 
OCTOBER 20—Alice Hoffman and the launch celebration for Patti's Once Upon a Wardrobe 
OCTOBER 27—Richard Paul Evans and the launch celebration for Kristy's Christmas in Peachtree Bluff 



View all the summer fun FF merchandise, partners, booksellers, new podcasts, first editions club, insiders, newsletters, Parade essays, the new Aftershow by Storypoint Wines Sip & Stay at 8 pm each Wed, Labor Day summer promo by Caroline's Cakes, plus MORE on the

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It's “The Summer of Storypoint” on Friends & Fiction! Each week through the end of August, the after-show will be called “Sip & Stay with Storypoint” and will be sponsored by Storypoint Wines. So, stick around after the show each week all summer long where we will indulge in stories, sips, and surprises!

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We Are Now on YouTube and Parade!

The F&F YouTube Channel is now up and running. Did you miss an episode? Want to re-watch one of your favorites? Not on Facebook but still want to tune in each week? Problem solved! Now all of our episode videos are published on our YouTube Channel.  We will be simulcasting our live episodes to our Facebook Group page via Facebook Live, Parade Facebook, AND our YouTube Channel.  SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

Don't forget to tune in for our podcast and weekly FF Parade Magazine column.  

Winter Wonderland
Subscription Box 
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Friends & Fiction Winter Wonderland Subscription Box .

For the one-time flat-rate charge of $82 (including shipping - USA ONLY), subscribers will receive: 

  • An autographed first edition copy of each book 

  • A QR code distributed only to subscribers which grants access to a private recorded presentation together with all three authors discussing their books 

  • An exclusive Friends & Fiction coffee mug  

  • A package of Friends & Fiction branded hot chocolate 

  • A book club kit sent with each book containing discussion questions, a letter from the author, a recipe, and other special content 

$82.00  Click HERE for details

and order your holiday box now

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Friends and Fiction is Pleased to Partner with the Following Brands 

Mama Geraldine's 

We are so pleased to partner with Mama Geraldine’s Bodacious Foods! Not only is Mama Geraldine’s the maker of the world’s most delicious (and this country’s bestselling!) cheese straw, they’re also a woman-owned business. And we can really get behind that! Try their six flavors of cheese straws and their oh-so-delicious cookies. Get 20% off your online order at MamaGeraldines.com with the code FABFIVE. SHOP NOW!

Follow Mama Geraldine’s on Facebook & Instagram!

Storypoint Wines 

Beginning in June 2021, it’s going to be “The Summer of Storypoint” on Friends & Fiction. Each week, the after-show will be called “Sip & Stay with Storypoint” and will be sponsored by Storypoint Wines. This distinctive collection of flavorful wines—Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay—from California’s best growing regions,seeks to champion stories that inspire. After all, many great stories and ideas unfold over a shared bottle of wine. The experience of a wine—like that of a good book—should tell you something, invite you to discover new things, and be surprised.

Become a Storypoint Insider. Subscribe to their Newsletter. Follow Storypoint on Facebook & Instagram. (21+ to follow)

If you’re interested in partnering with Friends & Fiction, please reach out to us! Contact our Managing Director, Meg Walker at meg@tandemliterary.com to discuss the possibilities!

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Friends & Fiction Merchandise

Offered Exclusively by Oxford Exchange in Tampa, Florida


Made of cozy cotton with a flattering v-neck and our signature Friends & Fiction logo, these comfy shirts are the perfect way to show your Friends & Fiction pride! They are available and ready to ship from our friends at Oxford Exchange.

$22.00 Sizes S-XXL 


Wine Tumbler 

AND! Friends & Fiction Wine Sippies are a staple of our Wednesday night shows! Get your own from Oxford Exchange!


They’re great for hot and cold beverages of all sorts. 



Travel Tumbler

For on-the-go coffee or drinks, this insulated tumbler is a great everyday gift or personal item to show your love of Friends & Fiction.

Size: 20 oz. 7" x 3.75"
Material: Double wall stainless steel thermal tumbler with vacuum insulation. Clear acrylic push‐on swivel lid. Care: Hand wash recommended. Do not microwave.



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Thanks for joining us!  Be sure and support Indie Booksellers.

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We love all of them!

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First Edition Club 
Books and Coffee


Join Friends & Fiction Firsts: Signed First Edition Club where you will receive signed new release books from participating authors each month. The subscription is a one-time purchase and each book will ship the month it is released. (Shipping begins March 2021).

Please note the price is a flat fee that includes tax and shipping charges, representing a nearly 10% discount. Plus, you get a free tote bag and signed editions of all five books!  If you are purchasing this subscription as a gift, make sure to add the recipient's address to the shipping address page when checking out!