Fiction Addiction

1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #5
Greenville, SC 29607
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www.fiction-addiction.comAugust 27, 2015


Jill Hendrix
Fiction Addiction


Mystery Author Panel Talk & Signing at Fiction Addiction



Greenville, SC, August 27, 2015 - Meet these mystery authors for a book talk, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing on Thursday, October 29th, at 6pm at Fiction Addiction: Leann Sweeney (author of the Yellow Rose and Cats in Trouble series, including new book The Cat, the Sneak, and the Secret), Linda Lee Peterson (author of the Maggie Fiori series, including new book The Spy on the Tennessee Walker), John Sheffield (author of Roseland's Secret), and Carol Heilman (author of Agnes Hopper Shakes Up Sweetbriar).


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.


Leann Sweeney:
Linda Lee Peterson:
John Sheffield:
Carol Heilman:
The Cat, the Sneak, and the Secret
The Spy on the Tennessee Walker
Roseland's Secret
Agnes Hopper Shakes Up Sweetbriar
The Cat, the Sneak, and the Secret
Paperback, $7.99 (on sale 8/4/15)
The Spy on the Tennessee Walker
Paperback, $15.00 (on sale 9/29/15)
Roseland's Secret
Paperback, $17.95
Agnes Hopper Shakes Up Sweetbriar
Paperback, $11.95


Leann Sweeney In the latest book in Leann Sweeney's Cats in Trouble series, The Cat, the Sneak, and the Secret (Signet, paperback, $7.99), Jillian Hart and Tom are finally tying the knot. When Tom's stepson, Finn, falls for a pretty cat at the Mercy Animal Sanctuary, they readily agree to make room for one more -- even though the kitty is a notorious kleptomaniac. When the cat brings back an antique locket, Finn enlists Tom's and Jillian's sleuthing skills to find the owner, but they're sidetracked when a body is found. Still, their sneaky cat's find may just lead to the killer.


Leann was born and raised in Niagara Falls and educated at St. Joseph's Hospital and Lemoyne College in Syracuse, NY. She also has a degree from the University of Houston in behavioral science and worked for many years in psychiatry and as a school nurse; she now writes full time. Leann is married with two grown children and three granddaughters. She lived in Texas from 1974 to 2012 and now lives in South Carolina with her husband, two cats, and a mini-labradoodle.


Linda Lee Peterson In the third installment of Linda Lee Peterson's acclaimed Maggie Fiori series, The Spy on the Tennessee Walker (Prospect Park, paperback, $15.00, on sale 9/29/15), Maggie sets out to explore a secret cache of journals, letters, and photographs from her great-great-great-grandmother, Victoria, who was a nurse in a Confederate hospital during the Civil War. This captivating and unusual historical mystery dances back and forth from Victoria's adventures in the hospitals and battlefields of the Civil War to Maggie's explorations in modern-day Oxford, MS, and at home in Oakland, CA.


Linda is the author of two previous Maggie Fiori mysteries, Edited to Death and The Devil's Interval. She has also written several nonfiction books, including The Stanford Century, On Flowers, and Linens and Candles, and has written for many national publications, including the Chicago Tribune. A long time San Franciscan and an alumna of Stanford University, Peterson now lives in Portland, OR.


John Sheffield In John Sheffield's new mystery novel, Roseland's Secret (Deeds, paperback, $17.95), Andrew Ferguson travels to the remote island of Roseland to research an unusual bird, the Roseland Auk. He's been advised that the island's society is matriarchal and the women are off limits to outsiders, but he ignores this and falls for a beautiful islander who is promised to the son of the island's head. Through his research, Andy uncovers a dark secret the islanders are keeping and puts his own life in danger.


John is a physicist who has been writing for many decades, including contributions to a compilation of short stories by local authors, North Point of View: Tales of Alpharetta and Beyond, 2006. He has also published professional books, as well as a humorous memoir, Fun in Fusion Research. He is fortunate to be a member of the Atlanta Writers Club, where he has won two first place prizes for poetry. He recently won the Southeastern Writers Association's Edna Sampson Award for an unpublished novel, My Friend Albert.


Carol Heilman In Carol Heilman's debut mystery novel, Agnes Hopper Shakes Up Sweetbriar (Lighthouse, paperback, $11.95), feisty 71-year-old Agnes devises a scheme to sneak out of the retirement home where she's recently taken up residence. But before she can make her exit, Agnes learns that some of the residents are being swindled and over-medicated, so she set out to expose the unscrupulous administrator, protect her new friends, and restore Sweetbriar Manor's reputation.


Carol, a coal-miner's daughter, married a farmer's son, her high school sweetheart, over 50 years ago. She and her husband live in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Their children and grandchildren live near the east and west coasts, where Carol and her husband often visit. Carol enjoys traveling, reading, writing, hiking, and cooking for friends. She is a recipient of two Carrie McCray Awards for writing excellence.

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 Fried Green Tomatoes, Boardwalk, and Jimmy John's). For more information, visit our website at or call us at 864-675-0540.



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