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January 2016


We already sent out a combined December/January full newsletter last month, but we wanted to send a mini-newsletter this month with a few notes and reminders, the biggest one being that we are no longer issuing trade credit for used books as of January 1st. Please check with us the next time you're in the store to see if you have a balance you need to spend. Unused credit that is more than 5 years old will eventually be expired out of our system and remitted to the SC Treasurer's Unclaimed Property Office.

I'm also looking for two elementary schools that would be willing to host acclaimed author Sherman Alexie for his new picture book, Thunder Boy Jr., in May (likely May 17th). Any interested schools should contact me to learn all the details. Everyone else save that date on your calendar for a free evening event for the general public, details to come.

In the meantime, check out our event schedule below and be sure to add some of these fabulous events to your calendar!

Please note that Fiction Addiction will be closed Tuesday, January 26th, while Jill and Melissa are at Winter Institute in Denver.


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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.

Fate Moreland's Widow
John Lane Book Talk & Signing: Monday, January 11th, 10-11:30am @ St. Giles Presbyterian Church, FREE

The book club at St. Giles Presbyterian Church (1021 Hudson Rd., Greenville) will be hosting Spartanburg author John Lane for a talk about his debut novel, Fate Moreland's Widow (USC Press, hardcover, $24.95), which delves into historically inspired events of life, livelihood, death, and destiny set against a rural Southern backdrop on the cusp of modernity. This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP. Books can be purchased in advance from Fiction Addiction, either online, by calling 864-675-0540, or stopping by the store.



Sheri S. Levy
2016 Teen Writing Seminar: January-May, 2nd Monday, 4:30-5:30pm @ Fiction Addiction, $25*

Sign up now for our 2016 Teen Writing Seminar, led by local YA author Sheri S. Levy! The five-month course will cover Plotting, Setting, Character, Conflict, Voice, and Revision. Students are also encouraged to form an optional Critique Group to meet at 4:30pm on the 4th Monday of each month at Fiction Addiction. *Note: The $25 registration fee includes all meeting sessions and one copy of Sheri's YA novel, Seven Days to Goodbye (Barking Rain Press, paperback, $13.95), which she will be using as an example text. Attendees should read the novel prior to the first class on January 11th. Registration can be purchased online or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


It's a brand new year and time for those New Year's Resolutions! If you're tired of reacting to life and instead want to turn proactive, let author Hannah Papp teach you how to go on a modern vision quest with her book, The Mystical Backpacker: How to Discover Your Destiny in the Modern World (Beyond Words, paperback, $16.00). Or perhaps you've resolved to share your life story with friends and family. Tracy Crow, author of On Point: A Guide to Writing the Military Story Potomac Books, paperback, $19.95), will offer nonfiction writing advice, especially for those writing about traumatic experiences. And Vally Sharp, co-publisher of FPS Publishing and author of The Gospel According to Emily (United Writers Press, paperback, $14.95), will talk about empathy and point of view in both relationships and fiction writing. *Note: Tickets are $10 each. Each ticket admits one and can be redeemed for $10 off any merchandise purchased at the event. Tickets and books can be purchased online or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


coloring page

Yes, we're doing another one! Grab your best girl friends and come to Fiction Addiction for your next Girls' Night In. Grown-up coloring books, Cuban cocktails, and conversation will make for a great get-together for your friends, or a way to make new friends! *Note: Tickets are $25 each and include one in-stock coloring book priced at $12.99 or less. Cocktails from Cuban Cocktails by Ravi DeRossi (Sterling, hardcover, $24.95) will be served, and we will use Chat Packs for conversation startes. Fellow indie Suburban Paint Co. will provide colored pencils for use at the event, but you're welcome to bring your own favorite coloring tools. Large parties are welcome to book a private event date for your group. Tickets and books can be purchased online or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


Morrie & Dorothy
Jeffrey J. Lefko Launch Party: Friday, January 22nd, 5-7pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Greenville children's author Jeffrey J. Lefko will celebrate the launch of his new children's picture book, Morrie & Dorothy (FPS, paperback, $12.95, on sale 1/5/16), at Fiction Addiction. From they day they were born, best friends Morrie and Dorothy have done everything together. But when they try out for a job after school, it looks like that's going to change... This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.


Burning Heat
David Burnsworth Launch Party: Saturday, February 6th, 2-4pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

South Carolina author David Burnsworth will be celebrating the launch of the second novel in his Brack Pelton mystery series, Burning Heat (Five Star, hardcover, $25.95), at Fiction Addiction. After rescuing a little girl from a domestic dispute gone wrong, Brack's world is rocked when the abuser pulls a gun and shoots. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.


ArcanaThe Secret to Hummingbird Cake

Meet these authors of Books to Fall in Love With as they dicuss their work, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing at Fiction Addiction: Jessica Leake (author of Arcana [Talos, paperback, $14.99], and Celeste Fletcher McHale (author of The Secret to Hummingbird Cake [Thomas Nelson, paperback, $15.99, on sale 2/9/16]. *Note: Tickets are $10 each. Each ticket admits one and can be redeemed for $10 off any merchandise purchased at the event. Tickets and books can be purchased online or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


Even More Events...
February 18th
March 19th
April 12th
Bookclub PartyStephanie EvanovichAnn B. Ross
Fiction Addiction Bookclub Party, 5:30pm, $10Stephanie Evanovich Book Talk & Signing, 2pm, $29Ann B. Ross Book Talk & Signing, 2pm, Free, but purchasing the new book reserves a seat (More info coming soon)

April 13th
April 30th
Kristy Woodson HarveyKathleen Grissom
Kristy Woodson Harvey Book Talk & Signing, 6pm, $10 (More info coming soon)Kathleen Grissom Book Talk & Signing, 3:30pm, $28

*Click on event details for more information.

Fiction Addiction Cookbook Club
Food52 Genius Recipes
Monday, January 18th, 7:00pm @ Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction's Cookbook Club meets monthly.

In January, we will be preparing recipes from and discussing Food52 Genius Recipes by Kristen Miglore (Ten Speed, hardcover, $35.00).

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 in upcoming weeks:

January 7th
January 14th
January 21st
January 28th
The Coal Thief
Finding Winnie
Be a Friend
Morrie & Dorothy

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Signed First Editions Club
January 2016
February 2016
March 2016
April 2016
Above the Waterfall
A More Perfect Union
The Witches
The Guilty
Hardcover - $26.99
Hardcover - $26.95
Hardcover - $32.00
Hardcover - $28.00

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.)

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.

2016 Reward Club
Our Reward Card is $20 for the 2016 calendar year. Signing up for our Reward Card 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!

Store & Community News
Steel Magnolias Service Club of the Upstate
The GFWC - Steel Magnolias Service Club of the Upstate is looking for additional women members. The club will meet the 2nd Monday of each month from September to May. Our next meeting is Monday, January 12th, at Fiction Addiction. The social hour will start at 6:45 and the meeting at 7:15. Please stop by if you're interested in learning more.

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!




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