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

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About Friends & Fiction 

Welcome to Friends and Fiction.  New York Times Bestselling novelists Mary Kay Andrews, Kristin Harmel, Kristy Woodson Harvey, and Patti Callahan Henry are four longtime friends with more than seventy published books to their credit.  


With chats, author interviews and fascinating insider talk about publishing and writing, these friends discuss the books they’ve written, the books they’re reading now, and the art of storytelling.  With a mission to support independent bookstores, they are always seeking new and innovative ways to introduce dynamic voices and trends in publishing.  


If you love books and you’re curious about the writing world, you’re in the right place.  Join Friends and Fiction every Wednesday night at 7 pm EST on Facebook or Parade magazine.

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Spring/Summer Schedule 

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View all the fun, merchandise, partners, booksellers, new podcasts, first editions club, events, 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.  

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Newsletter Archive

2022 - 2021


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Friends and Fiction is Pleased to Partner with the Following Brands 

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!


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



We are so pleased to partner with our friends at Butterball to share turkey tips and ideas for making your holiday season bright. Butterball aims to provide great-tasting foods that inspire joyful experiences and bring people together.

Visit Butterball

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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

Charleston Coffee Roasters  

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We are so excited to announce a new F&F partnership with @charleston_coffee!
We'll launch this partnership LIVE on the show this week with special on-air guests Lowell Grosse, the President of Charleston Coffee Roasters, and F&F founder emeritus @maryalicemonroe!
Over the next few months, everyone in the F&F community will have access to a special 20% off discount code on all bagged coffee on the Charleston Coffee Roasters website. We'll also have book & coffee bundles, giveaways, and lots of other fun things in store! Be sure to TUNE IN THIS WEEK for the big announcement and to learn the discount code! Meanwhile, let’s show our new partner the power of the F&F community!  

Visit Charleston Coffee Roasters 

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Friends & Fiction Merchandise

Offered Exclusively by Oxford Exchange in Tampa, Florida


Wine Tumbler 

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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 



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 

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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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