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January 2015

 

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and wish you all a Happy New Year! 

We're very excited about the great event lineup we have for January -- two book launches by Upstate natives Colleen Oakley and Bucky Williams-Hooker, a great mystery panel, and an event with Christopher Scotton, the author of my favorite Southern read for 2015! Please come out and join us for any and all of these events.

*Please note, we are changing our store hours to the following, effective immediately:

Monday - Friday: 10am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 10am to 4pm
Sunday: Closed

-Jill

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2015 Reward Club
Our Reward Card will be $20 for the 2015 calendar year. Signing up for our Reward Card allows you to trade books with us and gives you a $10 store coupon after every $100 you spend in a calendar year. That makes it free for those who spend at least $200 a year with us.

And remember, whether you have a Reward Card with us or not, every time you spend $50, you get to pick a free book off of our giveaway cart!

Upcoming Events
If you are unable to make one of our author events, you are welcome to reserve signed copies by contacting us in advance, by email at info@fiction-addiction.com or by phone at 864-675-0540. Personalized copies will need to be prepaid.

Launch Party for Colleen Oakley
Launch Party for Colleen Oakley: Thursday, January 8th, 6:30pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Greenville, SC, native Colleen Oakley will be signing copies of her debut novel, Before I Go (Gallery, hardcover, $24.99; a January Indie Next Pick), at her launch party at Fiction Addiction. This is a heart-wrenching debut novel in the bestselling tradition of P.S. I Love You about a young woman with breast cancer who undertakes a mission to find a new wife for her husband before she passes away. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. RSVPs are requested but not required.

 


Winter Mystery Panel Talk & Signing
Winter Mystery Panel Talk & Signing: Tuesday, January 13th, 3pm @ Fiction Addiction, $10*

Meet five mystery authors for a book talk, followed by Q&A and a book signing. Authors include: Leann Sweeney (author of the Cats in Trouble and Yellow Rose series), J. Michael Orenduff (author of the Pot Thief series), James M. Jackson (author of Bad Policy and its sequel, Cabin Fever), Sean Keefer (author of The Trust and the upcoming The Solicitor), and Betty Jean Craige (author of Downstream). *Note: Ticket admits one and includes a $10 book voucher. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Launch Party for Bucky Williams-Hooker
Launch Party for Bucky Williams-Hooker: Saturday, January 17th, 1-3pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Upstate South Carolina author Bucky Williams-Hooker will be signing copies of his debut memoir, No More Mr. Cellophane (CreateSpace, paperback, $7.95), at his launch party at Fiction Addiction. This book is an autobiographical description of a man's spiritual journey from brokenness to healing. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

 


Book Talk with Christopher Scotton

Debut author Christopher Scotton will discuss his new novel, The Secret Wisdom of the Earth (Grand Central, hardcover, $26.00; the #1 January Indie Next List Pick), at free* book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction. Fiction Addiction owner Jill Hendrix loves The Secret Wisdom of the Earth and thinks it will be THE big Southern novel for 2015! In many ways, it reminds her of a modern-day To Kill a Mockingbird: it is a coming-of-age story about a young protagonist who is exposed to injustice and prejudice in a small Southern town but has a wonderful role model to look up to in his grandfather. *Note: This event is free and open to the public, but half of our seating will be reserved for customers who pre-order or purchase The Secret Wisdom of the Earth from Fiction Addiction.

 


In-Store Signing with Kim Daisy
In-Store Signing with Kim Daisy: Thursday, February 5th, 5-7pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Spartanburg, South Carolina, baker and author Kim "Daisy" Nelson will be signing copies of her debut cookbook, Daisy Cakes Cookbook (Starbooks, hardcover, $29.95), a collection of mouthwatering recipes of heirloom cakes, pies, cheesecakes, and sauces. This event is free and open to the public.

 


Book Talk with Alex Kava
Book Talk & Signing with Alex Kava: Tuesday, February 10th, 6:30pm @ Fiction Addiction, $28.57 or $10*

Meet New York Times bestselling mystery author Alex Kava at a book talk & signing at Fiction Addiction as she discusses the first novel in her new Ryder Creed series, Breaking Creed (Penguin, hardcover, $26.95). *Note: $10 ticket admits one and includes a $10 book voucher. $28.57 ticket admits two and includes one copy of Breaking Creed.

 


Ticketed Events
January 13th
Leann SweeneyJ. Michael OrenduffJames M. JacksonSean KeeferB.J. Craige
Leann Sweeney
J. Michael Orenduff
James M. Montgomery
Sean Keefer
Betty Jean Craige
Winter Mystery Panel Talk & Signing, 6:30pm, $10


February 10th
February 19th
Alex KavaJamie MasonMegan ShepherdKatherine Howe

Jamie Mason
Megan Shepherd
Katherine Howe
Alex Kava Book Talk & Signing, 6:30pm, $10*Asheville Authors Talk & Signing, Time TBD, $10
(More info coming soon.)


February 23rd
Jonathan Odell
Jonathan Odell Book Talk & Signing, 2pm, $10*


*Additional ticket options available for select events. See event details for more information.

Fiction Addiction Cookbook Clubs
Plenty
Monday, January 19th, 7:00pm @ Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction's Cookbook Club meets monthly.

We will be preparing recipes from and discussing The Southern Living Community Cookbook by Sheri Castle.
 
If you're interested in joining our cookbook club, please email us at info@fiction-addiction.com or call us at 864-675-0540 for more information or to sign up. You can preview the club agreement here.

 

Children's Storytime
Join us for storytime every Thursday morning at 10:30am. We will be reading the following titles during January:

January 1st
January 8th
January 15th
January 22nd
January 29th
Happy New Year
This Is a Moose
Pardon Me!
Oh So Brave Dragon
My First Winnie-the-Pooh
CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR'S
Hardcover - $18.00
Hardcover - $16.99
Hardcover - $17.99
Board book - $9.99

Do You Have Your Kobo Yet?
Kobo
Kobo Aura HD
Kobo Glo

Or select one of the following options to install the Kobo app on your desktop or mobile device, and support Fiction Addiction in the process!

*Buy and register your Kobo device from us between now and January 28th, 2015, and you can receive a promo code for a FREE first book of a series from a selection that includes Jill's staff pick, The Queen of the Tearling, among others!*

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Signed First Editions Club
January 2015
February 2015
March 2015
April 2015
There Was a Little Girl
Trigger Warning
The Nightingale
World Gone By
Hardcover - $26.95
(Only available to current members.)
Hardcover - $26.99
Hardcover - $27.99
Hardcover - $27.99

Our Signed First Editions Club makes it easy to become a collector! We pick great books -- past picks have included a National Book Award Winner and an Edgar Award Winner for Best Novel -- and you get one signed first edition every month. Our picks run the gamut from memoirs to popular fiction, cookbooks to mysteries. All you have to do is provide us with payment information and commit to purchasing at least 10 of the 12 books picked each year. Collect for fun or for profit -- our club members have seen their books increase in value since they purchased them! A club membership also makes a great gift for the book lover in your life.

(Prices are subject to change by the publisher.)



Independent Bookstore Day
Independent Bookstore Day Tote
Introducing the first national Independent Bookstore Day, taking place on May 2nd, 2015! To help Fiction Addiction, and independent bookstores nationwide, celebrate this event, we will have specially designed, exclusive items for sale only in independent bookstores on May 2nd! Quantities will be limited, so we recommend that you shop early to get your pick of these special items. As we get closer to May 2nd, we will post some of the exclusive items we will have at Fiction Addiction, so stay tuned. And in the mean time, stop by and pick up one of our Independent Bookstore Day tote bags, with artwork by Roz Chast ($15.95 each), and help spread the word!


January New Releases
Regional Interest
Cycling Greenville
Speech of the Masquerade
Paperback - $14.95
Paperback - $12.00

Nonfiction
American Dreams
Everything I Need to Know About Love I Learned from a Little Golden Book
Hardcover - $27.95
On sale 1/13/15
Hardcover - $9.99

Young Adult
Looking for Alaska
Firefight
Hardcover - $19.99
On sale 1/13/15
Signed Copies have been promised!
Hardcover - $18.99
On sale 1/6/15

Shelf Awareness Email Newsletter
Would you like to learn about even more great books and book-related news? Shelf Awareness sends out a twice-weekly email newsletter filled with book reviews, book lists, author interviews, and more. If you're interested in subscribing to the Shelf Awareness email list, please email us at info@fiction-addiction.com.

What Local Authors Are Reading
The Legend of Sheba
Hardcover - $23.99
Signed Copies Available!

Volunteer Picks
The Girl with a Clock for a Heart
Five
Descent
The Shock of the Fall
Paperback - $14.99
On sale 1/6/15
A January Indie Next Pick
Hardcover - $25.99
Hardcover - $25.95
A January Indie Next Pick
Paperback - $15.99
On sale 1/6/15
Seconded by Jackie and Kathleen
A January Indie Next Pick




North of Boston
Notorious
The Accident
Viking Bay
Paperback - $16.00
A January Indie Next Pick
Paperback - $7.99
Paperback - $15.00
On sale 1/6/15
A January Indie Next Pick
Hardcover - $26.95
On sale 1/6/15
A January Indie Next Pick




Until You're Mine
Paperback - $7.99

The Testing
Rogue Wave
Paperback - $9.99
On sale 1/6/15
Hardcover - $17.99
On sale 1/6/15

The Flight of the Silvers
Paperback - $16.00
On sale 1/6/15

Staff Picks
The Secret Wisdom of the Earth The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton
This fabulous Southern debut novel is set in Kentucky during the 1980s, at the height of the coal mountaintop removal mining; it is a beautifully moving coming-of-age story with a touching grandfather-grandson relationship.

Seconded by Nancy.

Meet the author at his Book Talk & Signing on January 26th!

The #1 January Indie Next Pick.

Grand Central - Release Date: 1/6/15 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.00


A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me by Jason Schmidt
Just like Jeannette Walls, Jason Schmidt survived his childhood (in Washington state in the 70s and 80s) in spite of his parents; and just like The Glass Castle, A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me is an extremely readable memoir that would make an incredible bookclub discussion book.

Farrar, Straus & Giroux - Release Date: 1/6/15 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $18.99


Lost Lake Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen
Fall under the spell of the magical Sarah Addison Allen as she weaves a Southern fairytale of a lost lake, a boy who turned himself into an alligator, and a series of second chances for newly-widowed Kate, her daughter Devin, and her eccentric great-aunt Eby.

St. Martin's Griffin - Release Date: 1/6/15 - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.99



The Secret of Magic
Paperback - $16.00
On sale 1/6/15
A January Indie Next Pick

Seraphina
Prototype
Paperback - $10.99
Paperback - $16.00

The Wives of Los Alamos The Wives of Los Alamos by Tarashea Nesbit
While their scientist and engineer husbands were called upon to create a weapon to end all wars, the wives were called to commit to uprooted lives. The book tells their story ... collectively. The unique plural first person narrative reads almost like poetry and unifies the experiences of diverse individuals.

Bloomsbury - Release Date: 12/30/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.00


Store & Community News
Emrys Writing Room Workshops
Emrys Emrys Writing Room is back for the 2015 Winter/Spring edition! These workshops consist of four 2-hour weeknight sessions each. The cost of each workshop is $100. Space is limited, so register early!

Fiction with Heather Marshall: February 3rd, 10th, 17th, & 24th from 7-9pm @ Coldwell Banker Caine

Creative Nonfiction with Scott Gould: March 5th, 12th, 26th, & April 2nd from 7-9pm @ SC Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities

Poetry with Mamie Morgan: April 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th from 7-9pm @ SC Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities

International Center of the Upstate
The International Center of the Upstate The International Center invites you to join their 2014/15 International Book Club Season. Meet one Monday during the month at Coffee Underground (1 E. Coffee St., Greenville) from 7:00-9:00pm for sparkling discussions around interesting stories. The book club is open to all International Center members.

New Store Hours
We have new store hours for 2015:

Monday-Friday: 10:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am to 4:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Two Ways to Earn FREE Books!
Spend $50 in one transaction on in-stock merchandise (event tickets excluded), and pick a free "advance reading copy" from our selection!

Or volunteer and help us at the store! Our volunteers receive a free "advance reading copy" for every three hours worked, and a 20% discount on all merchandise. If you're interested in volunteering at Fiction Addiction, please email Jill at info@fiction-addiction.com or call 864-675-0540.

Thanks for your continued patronage!

 

Sincerely,

 

Jill Hendrix, Owner
Fiction Addiction
1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #5  
Greenville, SC 29607
864-675-0540
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