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November 2020 Newsletter

Updated: Jan 24, 2022

November 2020 Newsletter!

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From Author Patti Callahan


Surviving ⚓ Savannah  Two special promotions. 


Wall of Fame New York Times bestselling author, Patti Callahan with Host Jake Reece from The Alabama Booksmith talks about her upcoming historical fiction,

SURVIVING SAVANNAH coming March 9, 2021.

Two special promotions. Limited Supply.  

When you buy your First Edition Signed Copy at The Alabama Booksmith you receive:  


Every signed first edition comes with an entry to win a very valuable coin salvaged from the bottom of the Atlantic after almost 200 years.

(described in the video above). 


Every signed first edition comes with an authentic SURVIVING SAVANNAH

good luck coin minted just for publication. While supply last—hurry to get yours.

(described in the video above).  

THIS COPY will be signed by Patti Callahan on the title page. It is a new, unread first edition, opened only for signing. Published March 9, 2021 by Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Signed First Edition - Hardcover Available for pre-order now. Ships early March 2021 | Cost $26.00


"Surviving Savannah has the luster of a secret that’s been pulled from the depths of the sea.”

"A luminous novel about bravery, connection, and resilience that resurrects a forgotten 19th-century shipwreck and interlaces it with a page-turning contemporary narrative. With lush historical detail and a graceful pen, Callahan raises questions about fate, faith, and human purpose that are timeless." —Signe Pike, Bestselling author of The Lost Queen & The Forgotten Kingdom


Friends and Fiction Fall 🍂 Schedule and new 🎧 Podcast.

Join us Wed evening Nov 18th at 7-8:00 pm ET  With Special Guest Authors New York Times Bestselling Author J. T. Ellison and USA Today and Award-winning bestselling Author Hank Phillippi Ryan Do not miss this one!  Facebook LIVE  Stay Tuned Upcoming:  Wed, Nov 25th at 7-8:00 pm ET Special Guest  #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Sue Monk Kidd Join our other 23.3K subscribers! (and counting)

Media: Bookshelf —"Success of Friends and Fiction takes Mary Kay Andrews and Patti Callahan Henry by surprise."  AJC Article



Friends and Fiction Update 


Up Close and Personal with

Friends and Fiction

Fabulous Five

at their first retreat

Tybee Island, Georgia

Click HERE to read all the latest news and what is coming next!


Writers on ✍ Writing 

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:

"How do you go about creating your Villain / Bad Guy / Opponent?"


Wild Swan

Look for Audible Original  Coming December 10, 2020 WILD SWAN The Story of Florence Nightingale by Patti Callahan 

and performed by Cynthia Erivo  The New York Times bestselling author of BECOMING MRS. LEWIS Patti Callahan‘s WILD SWAN, a novella following the fiery life of one of history’s greatest heroines and the mother of modern nursing: Florence Nightingale. 


About the Narrator 

Cynthia Erivo Actress. Singer. Songwriter

Cynthia Erivo is a Tony®, Emmy® and Grammy Award-winning actress as well as a SAG, double Golden Globe®, and double Academy Award®-nominee. Erivo burst onto West End and Broadway stages in “The Color Purple” and has since taken the big screen by storm. ​Erivo currently stars on the HBO series “The Outsider,” which premiered on January 12, 2020. The series is based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Read More.


The Perfect Love Song 

Can one song change  the course of a life? Just in time for Christmas gift-giving.   A perfect Christmas tale of love lost and found. Escape with a perfect love song, a perfect love story, and a perfect dose of holiday magic.  Available in hardcover, e-book, audio, and audio CD. Read More


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.   In March of 2021, a new historical fiction novel — SURVIVING SAVANNAH based on the true story of the Steamship Pulaski wreck will be released.

Photo Credit: Bud Johnson Photography Savannah, GA  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 will be released December 10, 2020, as an Audible Original performed by award-winning 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. 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.

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