I’m ready to reveal something big this week! And you can see it first on Friends and Fiction.

Tune in for my book cover reveal this Wednesday, October 14th, 7PM ET on the Friends and Fiction Facebook Group Page.  Be sure to *join* so you can be connected to this wonderful group of readers and writers. We’re over 20,000 members and growing daily.

Every week, my friends Mary Kay Andrews, Patti Callahan Henry, Kristin Harmel, Kristy Woodson Harvey, and I connect online with thousands of you for happy hour to talk about what we’re reading, writing, and doing at the moment. The conversations are always fun, inspiring, and wonderfully entertaining.

We feature guest authors (see the fall line-up below), a weekly writing tip and a book recommendation. We also always spotlight an independent bookstore and pepper the conversation with surprises. Watch the one last week with guest author Lian Dolan, author of The Sweeney Sisters, and co-host of the popular podcast The Satellite Sisters.  Two of her real-life sisters popped into our virtual conversation to help us interview Lian. They were a hoot together and we all had so much fun!  Watch it here

 

BOOK COVER REVEAL

This week on Friends and Fiction, I’m thrilled to reveal the cover of my forthcoming novel, THE SUMMER OF LOST AND FOUND, available May 11, 2021 by Gallery Books, imprint of Simon & Schuster.

Readers want to know what this book is about and whether it’s a continuation of my bestselling Beach House series. The answers to those questions will be revealed Wednesday, October 14th at 7PM ET.

To celebrate the occasion, I’ll be giving away a fun prize just for Friends & Fiction members. Plus, everyone will get a chance to enter my special early book pre-order giveaway. You have to tune in to learn more.

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OUR GUEST AUTHOR: CHARLAINE HARRIS

Also happening that evening on Friends and Fiction, we’ll welcome the legendary Charlaine Harris as our guest. 2021 will mark Charlaine’s 40th year as a published writer.

She’s the author of seven series across multiple genres including mystery, urban fantasy, graphic novels, and alternative historical fiction. The wildly popular HBO series “True Blood” was based on Charlaine’s Sookie Stackhouse novels. “Midnight, Texas” was an NBC series for two seasons, and Hallmark is still showing a series of movies based on Charlaine’s Aurora Teagarden character. Two of her other series are also in production. We’re delighted to talk with her about her career and the latest book in her Gunnie Rose series, A LONGER FALL.

 

FEATURED INDIE BOOKSTORE: MURDER BY THE BOOK

Our featured independent bookstore is Murder By The Book in Houston, Texas, which was established in 1980, making it one of the nation’s oldest and largest mystery specialty bookstores. The store stocks more than 25,000 books—new and used, hardbacks and paperbacks, first editions, collectibles, gift items, magazines, and more. Every year, Murder By The Book hosts hundreds of the hottest mystery, crime, and fantasy authors for book signings and events.

BOOKS 10% OFF THIS WEEK

This week they are offering 10% off books by Charlaine Harris and the Friends and Fiction authors. Use the code MBTBFriends to get your discount! CLICK HERE TO SHOP NOW

 

FRIENDS AND FICTION FALL LINE-UP

We have so many incredible writers joining us on Friends and Fiction this season. Here’s a look at the fall line-up. Be sure to add these dates to your calendar so you can join us for the fun. And remember, when you join Friends and Fiction, you can post your questions for the authors! We try to answer as many as possible.

OCT 14 —  Charlaine Harris
OCT 21 —  Elizabeth Berg
OCT 28 —  The Fab 5
NOV  1 —  Sunday Bonus Episode: Writing Under a Pseudonym with Viola Shipman
NOV  4 —  Brit Bennett
NOV 11 —  Caroline Leavitt
NOV 18 — JT Ellison & Hank Phillippi Ryan
NOV 25 —  Sue Monk Kidd
NOV 29 —  Sunday Bonus Episode: Holiday Cooking with Nathalie Dupree

 

NO TIME TO WATCH? LISTEN TO OUR PODCAST

If it’s hard to find time to watch Friends and Fiction, no worries. We have our very own podcast now, so you can listen to the conversations anytime you’re on the go. BookTrib included us in its Top 10 list of bookish podcasts that are fun and inspiring. 

 

WE HAVE A WEEKLY NEWSLETTER TOO

If you want some fun content sent right to your inbox, be sure to sign up for our weekly newsletter. We always remind you who’s coming on the show, and we feature some tidbits of book news, along with an interesting Q&A with our featured guest author. This is content you won’t find anywhere else. SIGN UP HERE. You can also view all of the past newsletter issues on the sign-up page.

 

EVERYTHING IS MORE FUN WITH FRIENDS

If you have not joined us for Friends and Fiction on Wednesday nights, what are you waiting for? Make your Wednesday night feel like a Friday night. You’ll laugh, smile, and likely add a book or two to your reading list. And remember, everything is more fun when shared with friends, so invite your bookish pals to join us for the conversation too.

If you have tuned in to Friends and Fiction, post your comments about your favorite moments on the program so far. We love to hear from you!

 

 

 

 

 

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