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Almost Time to Launch: 4 Weeks Out

Updated: Jan 24, 2022

Surviving Savannah

Coming March 9, 2021 Pre-Order Book

Only four weeks until our journey in the pages of Surviving Savannah begins. I am so excited to share some teasers with you as we get ready to launch!

How to Pre-Order First Edition Signed Copies

For signed bookplates, please mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Patti Callahan Henry 1919 Oxmoor Road. PMB #303 Homewood, AL 35209

View PW Review Blog Post


Virtual Book EVENTS

Look for SURVIVING SAVANNAH Book Tour events coming soon!

AUTHOR TALKS | ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER VIRTUAL EVENT | March 8, 2021 @ 7pm ET Join Patti Callahan NYT Author of Surviving Savannah in conversation with Paula McLain sponsored by Atlanta History Center. Virtual Event. This virtual event is free and open to the public. Register Online. Surviving Savannah is available for purchase online at FoxTale Book Shoppe. SHIP OF THE SEA MARITIME MUSEUM SAVANNAH VIRTUAL EVENT | March 9, 2021 Tues. 6:00 -7:00 PM EST A virtual event featuring never before seen artifacts from the Pulaski Shipwreck Exhibit, LIVE from the Ship of the Sea Maritime Museum with author Patti Callahan by E. Shaver Booksellers. Buy Tickets $40 (includes an autographed copy of Surviving Savannah, & a donation to the Ships of the Sea Maritime). FRIENDS AND FICTION LAUNCH PARTY VIRTUAL EVENT | March 10, 2021, 7:00 PM EST With FF Host Authors and Patti Callahan Surviving Savannah Tune In FACEBOOK LIVE BUXTON BOOKS & CHARLESTON LIBRARY SOCIETY VIRTUAL EVENT | March 11, 2021, 6:00-7:00 pm ET Buxton Books & The Charleston Library Society is excited to welcome author, Patti Henry, for her newest book Surviving Savannah on Thurs., March 11 from 6-7 PM. The virtual event will be broadcasted from The Charleston Library Society & joined by Polly Buxton & in conversation with the author, Erik Colonius. REGISTER Purchase Signed Books Here: Buxton Books A CONVERSATION WITH PATTI CALLAHAN VIRTUAL EVENT | March 12, 2021, @7:00-8:00 pm ET A Conversation with Author Patti Callahan and her latest "SURVIVING SAVANNAH." Live Broadcast. REGISTER IN ADVANCE. Sponsored by Cuyahoga County Library. Order your copy online at Mac’s Backs – Books on Coventry. BELMONT BOOKS VIRTUAL EVENT VIRTUAL EVENT | Tuesday, March 16, 2021, @ 7:00 pm EST Join us for a great night of historical fiction, as authors Patti Callahan and Whitney Scharer discuss Patti's latest book, Surviving Savannah. REGISTER for this Zoom webinar. Tues, March 16, 2021 @ 7 pm EST. ORDER BOOKS

VIRTUAL EVENT | Thurs, March 18, 2021, @ 8 pm EST

Author Patti Callahan in Conversation with Author Lisa Wingate to discuss her new book, Surviving Savannah. REGISTER IN ADVANCE. Order Books. WARWICK'S COUCH SURFING BOOK TOUR VIRTUAL EVENT | Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 4:00pm PDT Warwick’s presents Author Patti Callahan in Conversation with Author Liz & Lisa This is a free virtual event. REGISTER HERE for Zoom Webinar. Or view on Facebook Live Here. ORDER BOOK. 2021 LUNCH WITH THE AUTHOR SERIES Belfair Country Club BLUFFTON, SC | Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2021 Lunch with the Authors Series. Join Patti Callahan with her new book, SURVIVING SAVANNAH. Breakfast at 9 a.m. and lunch at 12 pm (sold out). THE FABULOUS FOUR OF HISTORICAL FICTION

VIRTUAL EVENT | Saturday, March 27, 2021, @ 2:00 pm EST

Celebrate International Women’s Month with a Multi-Author Panel with Patti Callahan, Martha Hall Kelly, Kate Quinn, and Sadeqa Johnson as they share the stories behind their new novels. REGISTER VIRTUAL WRITER'S CONFERENCE Join us from anywhere! VIRTUAL EVENT | Starts: Friday, April 16, 2021@ 4 pm Ends: Sunday, April 18, 2021 @ 2 pm. 2021 SCWA Writer's Conference with Keynote speakers: Patti Callahan Henry and Jeffrey Blount. Plus Craft workshops, agents, panels, Slushfest, and much more. REGISTRATION open now.


More Surviving Savannah News!

VIDEO: Patti in Savannah LIVE this past week.

"Just a girl standing at the Savannah river dock where the steamship that she has spent the last three years writing about launched one June morning in 1838."


Deep South Magazine: "11 Book Picks for Spring 2021"

DEEP SOUTH MAGAZINE’s Spring Book roundup is out and includes SURVIVING SAVANNAH. Begin 2021 with these comforting, thought-provoking, and fun Southern reads.


Up Close and Personal with Patti

"An Antidote for the Winter Blues"

"The winter weary blahs. We’ve all got em’, right? I know I do." We’ve had enough. Simply enough of being isolated from each other and stuck in our homes and told to hold on just a little bit longer and things will get better soon. We want hope. We have to find it and hang onto it, don’t we?

Patti in Savannah, GA where Surviving Savannah is set. Photo Credit: Bud Johnson Photography


"Come Inside"

By Jon Mayes ADVANCE READING COPY BLOG books, authors, publishing, and the long, winding road Peek inside the home of NYT's bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry. Meet her beloved Winnie, see the most beautiful dining room mirror ever and her treasured Mermaid/Angel gift from Mary Alice Monroe and MORE. Read More


Ask Us Anything About Writing

With three acclaimed New York Times bestselling Authors

Ariel Lawhon, J.T. Ellison, Patti Callahan Henry

“How do you PLOT and what are some good resources for PLOTTING?"

I discuss the craft of writing with my author friends J. T. Ellison and Ariel Lawhon all the time, and we thought we'd bring some of these conversations to you. We've been soliciting questions from our readers and this month’s topic is a great one.

Read More From JT, Ariel, and Patti

Ariel Newsletter Interested in Ariel 📩 and JT’s answers? Sign up for their newsletters here for their insights...


Friends & Fiction News Alert!

We have some exciting things planned for 2021— and many new ways to connect. Join in the fun!


Friends and Fiction

Weekly Column Coming Feb 10th!

One of the most powerful things that happened during this past year was the creation of Friends and Fiction with Mary Kay Andrews, Mary Alice Monroe, Kristin Harmel, and Kristy Woodson Harvey.

Big News: Starting Feb 10th!

Stay Tuned for more info.


Friends & Fiction LIVE Podcast

Patti Callahan Henry and Kristin Harmel talk about Modern Takes on Literary Classics with Michael Farris Smith about his novel, NICK, about Nick Carraway from The Great Gatsby, and Rachel Hawkins about her novel The Wife Upstairs, a modern retelling of Jane Eyre.

Mary Kay Andrews and Mary Alice Monroe interview New York Times bestselling author Marie Benedict about her new historical novel, The Mystery of Mrs. Christie, an exploration of Agatha Christie's mysterious 11-day disappearance in 1926.

Coming soon, Mary Alice has an episode planned about audiobooks with a narrator and producer as her guests, and Kristy is working on one about bookstagrammers with a couple of great influencers joining her.

We hope you enjoy the podcast. If you do, please subscribe, rate, share, and leave a review. We might feature your review on a future episode!



Winter/Spring 2021 Calendar Podcast LIVE Check out all episodes here if you missed any!

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Friends & Fiction Firsts

You asked us about signed copies and we listened... we are SO excited to announce the exclusive FRIENDS & FICTION FIRSTS: A SIGNED FIRST EDITION CLUB, a subscription club in partnership with Oxford Exchange, where you get SIGNED FIRST EDITIONS of ALL FIVE of the Friends & Fiction authors’ 2021 books as soon as they are released... PLUS a tote bag with logo. Read More


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About the Author

Photo Credit: Bud Johnson Photography Savannah, GA

Patti Callahan

New York Times Bestselling Author. Podcast Host.

Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of fifteen novels, including the (Historical Fiction), BECOMING MRS. LEWIS—The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis (writing as Patti Callahan). In addition, she is the recipient of The Christy Award—A 2019 Winner "Book of the Year”; The Harper Lee Distinguished Writer of the Year for 2020 and the Alabama Library Association Book of the Year for 2019.

On March 9, 2021, a new historical fiction novel — SURVIVING SAVANNAH based on the true story of the Steamship Pulaski wreck will be released. WILD SWAN, a novella following the fiery life of one of history’s greatest heroines and the mother of modern nursing: Florence Nightingale by Patti Callahan was released December 10, 2020, as an Audible Original performed by Cynthia Erivo. The author is also the host of the popular seven-part original "Behind the Scenes of Becoming Mrs. Lewis Podcast Series" launched, October 2019. The podcast audiobook collection including bonus material was released in January 2020, and available now. The new expanded BECOMING MRS. LEWIS paperback edition was released on March 24, 2020, and available now. Patti Callahan is the co-host and co-creator of the popular weekly Friends and Fiction Facebook Live Show and podcast, 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.

REUNION BEACH, Stories Inspired by Dorothea Benton Frank, a collaboration and tribute to be released April 27, 2021, and available for pre-order now. Patti joins a group of bestselling authors to present a warm and moving anthology to pay tribute to the legendary NYT bestselling author and her literary legacy.

THE FAVORITE DAUGHTER (writing as Patti Callahan Henry—Southern Contemporary Fiction) was launched in June 2019, and THE PERFECT LOVE SONG—A Christmas Holiday novella released in October 2019, and available now. A full-time author and mother of three children, she now resides in both Mountain Brook, Alabama, and Bluffton, South Carolina with her husband. Read More.

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