What surreal times we find ourselves in! But haven’t stories always kept us together even as we are asked to stay apart? How do we stay socially connected while we are being asked to be socially distant?
Stories, I say! Stories. I don’t think any of us have the answers to what is next, but let’s talk about what we can do now. Let’s gather in the only way we can – on our laptops and phones and screens. Let’s connect as virtually as possible. My reading friends, it’s not just my tour that was canceled, but also events for hundreds of other authors. Not only do we as authors take a hit but also our beloved bookstores, the ones who had organized, ordered books and were hosting us. PLEASE, even though the authors aren’t there, please order the books and support those stores. It is about so much more than just books sold; it is about community and about our local businesses.
And my local E. Shavers has signed copies to mail. I know it’s not as great as us doing it in person with a selfie and some chat, but it’s better than nothing.
With the EXPANDED edition paperback of BECOMING MRS. LEWIS out on Tuesday (March 24th) I have a number of VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR events and we can gather as best we know-how. Here is the schedule so far and more coming. Please join us. We can try not to feel so alone while also trying to connect.
Monday, March 23rd NOON EST
STAY AT HOME BOOK TOUR
with Modern Mrs. Darcy **PUB DAY for the expanded paperback**
Tuesday, March 24th:
I will answer questions ALL day on my Instagram/Facebook Stories and also on the Facebook author page. Join in. Send a question and I will answer!We can talk about writing, travel, Joy and Jack, the next book, life, kids — whatever you want! Ask away.
Thursday, March 26th
Reader's Coffee House—Facebook
Good Books. Awesome Friends.
With Barbara Claypole White
Thursday, March 26th, 1 PM EST
Katz Festival of Books – Facebook
Tuesday, March 31st
March Virtual Book Club—Facebook
with Katie McCormick on ZOOM
Hosted by Just One More Chapter Podcast
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COMING NEXT WEEK
“How do we live our lives at home that we once lived out in the world?”
As I try to find my own ways to cope with this new social isolation, I rounded up a group of author friends who are also experts in other things.
My question to each of them in their area of expertise is: “How do we live our lives at home that we once lived out in the world?"
Starting Monday, March 23rd, with experts in cooking, mental health, centering, decorating, book clubs, and so much more, I will bring you an author a day. Every day during the publishing week of the paperback for Becoming Mrs. Lewis I will be introducing you to another author with advice and encouragement for all of us. If I can’t be out there with you, I will do what I can from here.
Stay safe and healthy.
Becoming Mrs. Lewis
Expanded Paperback Edition coming March 24, 2020
If you'd like signed bookplates, please send me a self-addressed stamped envelope to the address below and I will send one ASAP!
Patti Callahan Henry 1919 Oxmoor Road. PMB #303 Homewood, AL 35209
So stay tuned here and to my website for updates and changes. Keep reading books and buying them from your independent booksellers. Let's keep supporting one another and sharing stories. Surely that's what will see us through! 💌
PS — I will leave signed paperbacks in various stores, and keep you updated on that also!
Book Giveaway 📑 Contest
PS. Reminder, if you have not already signed up for the BML💗 LOVE contest.Enter for a chance to WIN a signed paperback copy of the new expanded edition of Becoming Mrs. Lewis with bonus materials. Contest ends March 23rd.
Bonus 🎧 Episode
Behind the Scenes of Becoming Mrs. Lewis
In this bonus episode of Behind of Scenes of Becoming Mrs. Lewis, Patti sits down with author, film and television producer, and prolific screenwriter, Todd Komarnicki. Patti and Todd discuss their backgrounds in studying stories, and how their love of stories has translated into collaborating on the upcoming TV-series adaptation for Becoming Mrs. Lewis. Todd has penned several novels and has worked on numerous blockbuster films, such as Elf and Sully.
The Podcast Audiobook Includes:
A bonus episode—including an interview with the founder and artistic director of Fellowship for Performing Arts, Max McLean, bonus chapters from Becoming Mrs. Lewis, and a special letter, from author Patti Callahan to Joy Davidman. Perfect for fans of the best-selling Becoming Mrs. Lewis as well as anyone interested in the story behind the story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis. Available everywhere audiobooks are sold.
About the 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.
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 on January 7, 2020, and available now. The new expanded BECOMING MRS. LEWIS paperback edition will launch on March 24, 2020, and available for pre-order now. In March of 2021, a new historical fiction novel based on the true story of the Steamship Pulaski wreck will be released. THE FAVORITE DAUGHTER (writing as Patti Callahan Henry—Southern Contemporary Fiction) was launched on June 4, 2019, and THE PERFECT LOVE SONG—A Christmas Holiday novella released October 8, 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.
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