Updated: Sep 9
Join us for tonight's episode with the
mega-bestselling author KRISTINA MCMORRIS!
Sold on a Monday, Kristina's unforgettable historical novel inspired by a stunning piece of history from Depression-era America, spent more than five months on the bestseller lists and has just surpassed 600,000 copies sold! Little known fact: she was originally supposed to be one of the Friends & Fiction host authors! She'll join us tonight to talk about books, writing, and independent bookstores!
Five Facts From Our Friend, Kristina McMorris
The one thing you can’t live without in quarantine:
"Headbands — to stylishly and strategically cover up the gray."
Your perfect day:
"Sleep in (because I'm a night owl), catch up on news in bed, workout while watching a fun show, have brunch with my family (my youngest son makes a phenomenal German Pancake, yum!), enjoy some reading or writing time with hot tea and way too much vanilla creamer, then have dinner and wine on the back porch with my three closest girlfriends. Oh, and all while the laundry and dishes take care of themselves!"
Your favorite independent bookstore:
"Ahh, there's so many I love! Among my favorites, the first one that comes to mind is Copperfish Books. And FoxTale Book Shoppe. And Buxton Books. And, and... okay, I'll stop."
The last book you raved about:
"Kristin Harmel's THE BOOK OF LOST NAMES. And she didn't even pay me to say that. I truly loved it and am so excited to rave to readers now that it's out in the world."
Your next book in ten words or less:
"WWII story featuring an incredible, little-known department of British Intelligence."
Bookseller of the Week
This week's featured bookseller is COPPERFISH BOOKS in Punta Gorda, FL! This is a great little store that's an integral part of their vibrant downtown Gulf Coast community. They have tremendous customer service and put on fantastic events. What's more, they are offering all of you a discount on books by the 5 F&F hosts & our guest, Kristina McMorris (10% off paperbacks; 20% off hardcovers). Click through to shop now and do all you can to support this great indie. SHOP NOW!
Latest News From "The Fab Five"
PATTI CALLAHAN HENRY is looking forward to hosting the episode of Friends & Fiction next week (Wed 8/26) where she will be asking our fabulous F&F host authors not only about success, but failure. How do we persevere in these times? On this episode without a guest author, the Fab Five will be able to dig deep on this topic.
KRISTIN HARMEL enjoyed the Friends & Fiction Official Book Club discussion of The Book of Lost Names (which became a #1 bestseller this week in Canada!) on Monday night. Missed it live? No problem! Catch it HERE.
KRISTY WOODSON HARVEY was interviewed for an article on TODAY.com, "So you want to write a novel? 8 bestselling authors tell you how" in which she was able to drop a nice mention of the Fab Five and Friends & Fiction!
In between daily writing sprints, MARY KAY ANDREWS has been hoarding all the best junk at ATL-area estate sales, gardening, and cooking. Check out pics of all this good stuff—plus dogs!—on her Insta!
As you know, MARY ALICE MONROE writes passionately about nature and animals. As sea turtle nesting season is in full swing on her native Isle of Palms, SC, stay tuned to her Instagram feed for lots of great pictures and stories about her beloved coastal wildlife.
Join the F&F Authors This Week
THURS AUG 20, 7:30pm—MARY KAY virtual event, Spotswood Public Library
THURS AUG 20, 7pm—PATTI virtual event w/ Paula McLain and Beth Howard, Cuyahoga County
MON AUG 24, 7pm—KRISTIN virtual event with Fiona Davis, Cuyahoga County Public Library
WED AUG 26, 5:30pm—KRISTY, MARY ALICE & PATTI virtual event, Booktowne
AUG 19—Kristina McMorris
AUG 26—Friends & Fiction Authors
AUG 30—Sunday Bonus Episode with Rachel Macmillan
SEPT 2—Etaf Rum
SEPT 9—Emily Giffin
SEPT 16—Signe Pike
SEPT 23—Friends & Fiction Authors
SEPT 27—Sunday Bonus Episode with Christina Lauren
SEPT 30—Kathy Reichs
If you missed any episodes, tune in HERE! Hope to see you this evening!
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