Fiction Addiction

1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #5
Greenville, SC 29607
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www.fiction-addiction.comApril 15, 2015


Jill Hendrix
Fiction Addiction


Book Your Tea with Five Southern Authors at Fiction Addiction



Greenville, SC, April 15, 2015 - Join five Southern authors for light refreshments (tea, coffee, and Daisy Cakes pound cake) and a book talk, followed by Q&A and a book signing at Fiction Addiction on Monday, May 18th, at 3pm. Authors include: Sarah McCoy (author of The Mapmaker's Children), Courtney McKinney-Whitaker (author of The Last Sister), Kim Daisy (author of Daisy Cakes Cookbook), Mary Ellen Taylor (author of At the Corner of King Street), and Margaret Bradham Thornton (author of Charleston).


Tickets are $10 each. Each ticket can be redeemed toward a purchase of the featured authors' books prior to or at the event, and includes one admission pass to the event. NOTE: If you are ordering your event books at the same time as your ticket, we will deduct the ticket cost before charging your card.


Tickets and books can be purchased online, in person at the store, or by calling 864-675-0540.


Sarah McCoy:
Courtney McKinney-Whitaker:
Kim Daisy:
The Mapmaker's Children
The Last Sister
Daisy Cakes
The Mapmaker's Children
Hardcover, $25.00 (on sale 5/5/15)
The Last Sister
Paperback, $19.95
Daisy Cakes Cookbook
Hardcover, $29.95

Mary Ellen Taylor:
Margaret Bradham Thornton:
At the Corner of King Street
At the Corner of King Street
Paperback, $16.00 (on sale 5/5/15)
Paperback, $15.99 (on sale 5/5/15)


Sarah McCoy New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sarah McCoy's new book, The Mapmaker's Children (Crown, hardcover, $25.00, on sale 5/5/15), weaves together the stories of abolitionist Sarah Brown, who uses her paintings to hide maps of the Underground Railroad, woven together with the life of modern woman Eden, who finds the remains of an Underground Railroad doll in her root cellar.


Sarah is the New York Times bestselling author of the 2012 Goodreads Choice Award Best Historical Fiction nominee The Baker's Daughter and The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico. She has taught English writing at Old Dominion University and at the University of Texas at El Paso. She calls Virginia home but presently lives with her husband and their dog, Gilbert, in El Paso, Texas.


Courtney McKinney-Whitaker Set during the Anglo-Cherokee War (1758-61), The Last Sister by Courtney McKinney-Whitaker (USC Press, paperback, $19.95) traces young Catie Blair's journey through grief, vengeance, guilt, and love in the unpredictable world of the early American frontier. The book challenges many common notions about early America, presents the Cherokee as a sovereign and powerful nation, and addresses the complex issues of race, class, and ethnicity.


A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Courtney holds a bachelor's degree in history from the University of South Carolina Honors College, a master's of library and information science from the University of South Carolina, and a master's in English from Illinois State University. She lives in Illinois with her family.


Kim Daisy Spartanburg baker and Shark Tank contestant Kim "Daisy" Nelson now has a cookbook, Daisy Cakes (Star Books, hardcover, $29.95), featuring mouthwatering recipes of heirloom cakes, pies, cheesecakes, and sauces. Each recipe is illustrated with a beautiful, full page photograph. The book also includes Kim's stories about the women who inspired her, a behind-the-scenes section, and a place to record your own heirloom recipes.


Kim graduated from Wofford college and has been in the food business for over 30 years. Taught to cook at an early age by her grandmothers and great aunt Daisy, Kim has been a caterer, a restaurateur, and a teacher, having started the cooking school Cooking Up a Storm in 1998. Wanting to share her family heirloom recipes with a larger customer base, Kim started her company, Daisy Cakes, in 2009. She and her cakes have been featured on hit shows like Shark Tank, The Nate Berkus Show, Anderson Cooper, ABC World News, Today Show, The Taste, and even (with her cakes as a featured prize) The Price Is Right and Wheel of Fortune.


Mary Ellen Taylor In Mary Ellen Taylor's new book, At the Corner of King Street (Berkley, paperback, $16.00, on sale 5/5/15), Addie Morgan is determined to escape the pain and loss she grew up with and live life on her own terms and moves to the country and a new job where she discovers stability, happiness, and love. But when she's called home after her sister gives birth, Addie must choose between her picture-perfect future and the family roots she thought she'd left behind for good.


Mary Ellen is the author of Sweet Expectations and The Union Street Bakery. She also writes romantic suspense novels under the name Mary Burton. She lives in Virginia where she spends her spare time baking, practicing yoga, and visiting historical sites.


Margaret Bradham Thornton In Margaret Bradham Thornton's debut novel, Charleston (Ecco, paperback, $15.99, on sale 5/5/15), Eliza Poinsett, an art historian in London with a charming boyfriend who adores her, hasn't returned to the elegant world of Charleston, SC, since she left for college ten years ago. But the past catches up with her when she runs into Henry, her childhood love, at a wedding. Now she must decide if she is willing to risk everything to be with the only man she has ever truly loved.


Margaret is the editor of Tennessee Willams's Notebooks, for which she received the Bronze ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award for Autobriography/Memoir and the C. Hugh Holman Prize for the best volume of southern literary scholarship, given by the Society for the Study of Southern Literature. She is a native of Charleston, a graduate of Princeton University, and currently resides in Palm Beach, Florida.

If you cannot make the event, you can reserve a personalized copy of any of the authors' books by contacting Fiction Addiction in advance at 864-675-0540 or at




Fiction Addiction is a local, woman-owned, independent bookstore established in 2001. The store carries a mixture of new and used fiction and nonfiction, including children's books, as well as gift items. We are located at 1175 Woods Crossing Road (in the shopping center with Five Guys and Fried Green Tomatoes). For more information, visit our website at or call us at 864-675-0540.



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