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Friends & Fiction 
Join Co-host Patti every Wed evening
@ 7pm ET Facebook Live 

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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 four bestselling authors Mary Kay Andrews, Kristy Woodson Harvey, and Kristin Harmel with endless stories, special guests, and a way to connect readers and writers.

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About Friends & Fiction 

We’re four 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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Winter Schedule 2021
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Schedule 2021 

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NOVEMBER 17 – Vivian Howard (Thanksgiving show!)
NOVEMBER 24 – Elin Hilderbrand (100th episode!)
DECEMBER 1 – Chris Swann & John Hart
DECEMBER 8 – Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
DECEMBER 29 – Sarah MacLean 

JANUARY 5 —Sally Hepworth & Kelly Rimmer 

View all the winter, and holiday fun, FF merchandise, partners, booksellers, new podcasts, first editions club, insiders, newsletters, Parade essays, and more! 

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Four Bestselling Authors
Endless Stories 
With Ron Block & Guests 

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 Four 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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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.  

Holiday Bundle
Season's Readings 
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Friends & Fiction Signed Holiday Bundle 

Oxford Exchange

Looking for the ultimate holiday gift? 

@friendsandfiction has partnered with @oxfordexchange to offer a Season’s Readings Holiday Bundle that includes:
@marykayandrews  The Secret Santa 
@pattichenry  Once Upon A Wardrobe  
@kristywharvey Christmas at Peachtree Bluff  
new releases and a FREE exclusive Season’s Readings ornament! 

PLUS, if you haven’t had the chance to read @kristinharmel’s The Forest of Vanishing Stars, you can add it in—as well as any other Friends & Fiction merch!  

We will all be together at Oxford Exchange on October 24 signing these books in person and they will all ship right after. 

Books are the gift that keep on giving and are perfect for the friend, family member, teacher or hostess on your gift list. 

$82.00  Click HERE for details and order your holiday bundle 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!


The Page 1 Book Subscription is a personalized service that hand-selects books for you based on your preferences and our knowledge. Because we know you are more than an algorithm.  We are Literary Matchmakers. We want you to love what you read. Page 1 provides the personal touch of an indie bookstore with the delight and surprise of an online subscription service. Curated just for you.  SHOP NOW!

Visit Page 1 Books

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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)

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The Taste of Tradition. We are devoted to making the world a smaller place with our time-honored Southern recipes handmade and shipped nationwide. We ship our famous 7-Layer Caramel Cake (the world’s best!) and other Southern goodies right to your door!  Eat cake. Be happy. SHOP NOW!

Visit Caroline’s Cakes

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


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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. 



Book Journal 

Travel Tumbler

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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.





Stay on track with the exclusive Friends & Fiction Reading Journal, featuring 52 book entries (one for every week of the year), a lending library, a reading list, and books you put down. This journal features a cloth cover with gold foil embossed, satin ribbon page marker, elastic band, heavyweight paper to prevent ink bleeding, and a back pocket to store notes, stickers, and more.


  • Author Bios & Book Titles

  • 52 Book Entries

  • Reading List

  • Why You Put It Down

  • Lending Library

  • 160 Pages (110gsm)

  • Cloth Hardcover

  • Gold Foil

  • Satin Ribbon Page Marker

  • Elastic Band

  • Pocket in Back


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

Here are some of our booksellers we have featured on
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We love all of them!

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