Fiction Addiction

1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #5
Greenville, SC 29607
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Store Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10am-5:30pm
Sat: 10am-4pm
Sun: Closed

www.fiction-addiction.comSeptember 24, 2015


Jill Hendrix
Fiction Addiction


Literary Ladies Author Panel Talk & Signing at Fiction Addiction



Greenville, SC, September 24, 2015 - Meet these Literary Ladies for a book talk, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing on Thursday, November 5th, at 2pm at Fiction Addiction: Virginia Pye (author of Dreams of the Red Phoenix), Elise Blackwell (author of The Lower Quarter), Shari Smith (author of I Am a Town), and Ellen Malphrus (author of Untying the Moon).


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.


Virginia Pye:
Elise Blackwell:
Shari Smith:
Ellen Malphrus:
Dreams of the Red Phoenix
The Lower Quarter
I Am a Town
Untying the Moon
Dreams of the Red Phoenix
Paperback, $16.00 (on sale 10/13/15)
The Lower Quarter
Paperback, $16.95 (on sale 9/21/15)
I Am a Town
Paperback, $18.00
Untying the Moon
Hardcover, $24.95 (on sale 10/30/15)


Virginia Pye Taking her own grandmother's life as inspiration, Virginia Pye, author of the critically-acclaimed debut novel River of Dust, has written a stunning new novel of Americans in China on the cusp of World War II, Dreams of the Red Phoenix (Unbridled, paperback, $16.00, on sale 10/13/15).


Virginia holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and has taught writing at the University of Pennsylvania and New York University. Her highly acclaimed first novel, River of Dust, is also a historical novel set in China. Her father, Lucian W. Pye, was born and raised in China and became an eminent political scientist and sinologist. Her grandfather, Watts O. Pye, was a founder of the Oberlin College-Shansi Program which took him and his wife, Gertrude, to China as the first returning missionaries after the Boxer Rebellion of 1900. Her grandmother stayed in China after the death of her husband and fled with her son - Virginia's father - on the last ship out of China to the U.S. following Pearl Harbor. Pye currently divides her time between Richmond, VA, and Boston, MA.


Elise Blackwell In a hurricane-ravaged city, the discovery of a mysterious body reopens the investigation into a long-missing European painting, leading four lives to intersect and be forever altered. Elise Blackwell's new novel, The Lower Quarter (Unbridled, paperback, $16.95, on sale 9/21/15), a beautifully woven literary noir, is a provocative meditation on both the art of power and the power of art.


Elise is the author of four previous novels: Hunger, The Unnatural History of Cypress Parish, Grub, and An Unfinished Score. Her short stories and essays have been widely published, and her work has been named to various best-of-the-year lists, translated into several languages, and adapted for the stage as well as a song by The Decemberists. She teaches at the University of South Carolina, where she is also organizer and host of The Open Book.


Shari Smith Shari Smith's roots reach into the Midwest and spread under the Mason-Dixon line into the heart of Dixie. She draws on both in I Am a Town (River's Edge, paperback, $18.00), a collection of heartwarming stories that originated on her blog, Gunpowder, Cowboy Boots, and Mascara.


Shari is the author of I Am a Town, a contributor to The Shoe Burnin': Stories of the Southern Soul, and also is the producer of the Shoe Burnin' Show. She has been published in Thicket Magazine, Wildlife in North Carolina, Western North Carolina Magazine, O. Henry Magazine, Pinestraw Magazine, and Abilene Living; she has also written for BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated).


Ellen Malphrus In Ellen Malphrus's debut novel, Untying the Moon (Story River, hardcover, $24.95, on sale 10/30/15), marine biologist and artist Bailey Martin takes a road trip in a '67 Skylark convertible through blood and bone places in search of of the redemptive possibilities of love and home.


Ellen lives and writes in her native Carolina lowcountry and southwest Montana. Her fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in Southern Literary Journal, Review of Contemporary Fiction, William and Mary Review, Georgia Poetry Review, Height Ashbury Literary Journal, and the anthology Essence of Beaufort and the Lowcountry. She was a student of James Dickey's and teaches at the University of South Carolina Beaufort.

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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