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Thoughts from a Page Podcast Interview: Once Upon a Wardrobe

EPISODE 100 With Author Patti Callahan

OCTOBER 20, 2021

Patti Callahan and I discuss Once Upon a Wardrobe, finding the source of Narnia and its inhabitants in C.S. Lewis’ life, creating such a strong sense of place, how her title and cover came about, having her book launch the new Harper Muse imprint, the beautiful letter she received from Lewis’ stepson about this book, and much more. Buy the Book


Patti’s recommended reads are:

  1. The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kristin Harmel

  2. We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker

  3. When Ghosts Come Home by Wiley Cash

  4. The Orphan Witch by Paige Crutcher

Historical Fiction

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Once Upon a Wardrobe can be purchased at the Conversations from a Page Bookshop storefront.

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Patti Callahan Author

Patti Callahan is the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Globe and Mail bestselling novelist of fifteen novels, including Becoming Mrs. Lewis and Surviving Savannah, out now, and Once Upon a Wardrobe, out October 19, 2021.

A recipient of the Harper Lee Distinguished Writer of the Year, the Christy Book of the Year, and the Alabama Library Association Book of the Year, Patti is the cofounder and cohost of the popular web series and podcast Friends & Fiction. Follow her at

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