Mar
2
Sat
Larry Williams Book Signing Tickets
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Larry Williams Book Signing

When: Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 from 11am-1pm

Where: Fiction Addiction

Cost: Free

If You Cannot Make the Event

Preorder signed books to be picked up after the event or shipped.

If You’re Attending the Event

Sportswriter Larry Williams has covered Clemson football on a daily basis since 2004. We are so excited to welcome him to Fiction Addiction on Saturday, March 2nd from 11am-1pm in honor of his new book, Dabo’s Dynasty: Clemson’s Rise to College Football Supremacy for a book signing. Books can be purchased online, in store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.

About Dabo’s Dynasty

From the beginning of the season, Dabo Swinney’s rallying cry was “joy.” Each week for opponents, though, was another joyless occasion against a big orange machine that found its high gear midseason. The results shook the foundation of college football. In 2015 and 2016, the Tigers needed to bring their own guts to achieve great things. In Swinney’s tenth season, they brought their own sledgehammers. Larry Williams, who has covered Clemson and Swinney since 2004, unearths revealing anecdotes from Dabo’s tenure and shares how a season dominated by Alabama hype ended up overwhelmed by a Clemson tide.

Bullet Journal Class Tickets
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm

Bullet JournalingStore owner Jill Hendrix will be teaching a class on bullet journaling on Saturday, March 2nd, at 2pm. Tickets are $25 each, redeemable on a purchase that day.

Bullet JournalHave you tried one organizational system after another, unable to ever find one that truly fit your needs? Enter bullet journaling, the analog planner system for the digital age. Bullet journaling is completely customizable to fit your individual needs, and is the simplest planner that you could ever own- all that you need is a notebook and a pen.

Whether you’re an organization lover looking to increase your productivity, or a creative looking for the ability to have complete freedom over how they organize their life, bullet journaling is perfect for you.

 

Mar
7
Thu
Daniel Stone Book Talk & Signing Tickets
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm

Daniel Stone Book Talk & Signing

When: Thursday, March 7th, 2019 at 6pm

Where: Barton Library at Greenville Tech (506 S Pleasantburg Dr, Building 102)

Cost: FREE (but please Register here if you plan to attend)

If You Cannot Make the Event

Preorder signed books to be picked up after the event or shipped.

If You’re Attending the Event

Meet Daniel Stone, a writer on environmental science, agriculture, and botany. He writes for National Geographic and is a former White House correspondent for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Stone will be speaking  at the Barton Library on March 7th at 6pm about his new book, The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of a Globe Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats. Light refreshments will be served courtesy of Slow Food Upstate, and the book talk will be followed by a Q&A and signing. This event is FREE and open to the public, but please RSVP to Slow Food Upstate if you plan to attend. Books can be purchased online, in store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.

About The Food Explorer

Daniel Stone tells the little known story of food spy David Fairchild. Stone, a staff writer for National Geographic, observed that the same way immigrants came to America, so did our fruits and vegetables—and we have David Fairchild to thank for many of them. The Food Explorer takes readers on his exciting culinary journey, from Java to Baghdad, Corsica and Bavaria, and many stops in between. Along the way, he was arrested, caught diseases, and bargained with island tribes. Fairchild ate foods that he had never seen before, stuck cuttings into raw potatoes to preserve them, and befriended other adventure seekers along the way. He also found love, marrying Marian Bell, the daughter of Alexander Graham Bell. Fairchild introduced many of the crops that are part of our daily lives including foods we enjoy and associate with the American diet, including:
• Avocados, which he brought from Chile.
• Kale, the superfood of our time, which began as low-class
food in Croatia.
• The Meyer lemon and Florida’s famous oranges, which
originated in China.
• Egyptian cotton, a botanical creation in Egypt as a result of
America’s Civil War.
• Mangoes, of which Fairchild collected more than 30
varieties, some still growing today.
With stories taken directly from Fairchild’s unpublished journals and letters, as well as never-before-seen photographs from remote parts of the world, The Food Explorer is as rich and satisfying as a ripe Georgia peach (which, by the way, came from China).

Mar
11
Mon
George Singleton Book Talk & Signing Tickets
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm

George Singleton Book Talk & Signing

When: Monday, March 11th, 6pm

Where: Fiction Addiction

Cost: $24/$10

If You Cannot Make the Event

Preorder signed books to be picked up after the event or shipped.

If You’re Attending the Event

Southern author George Singleton will be discussing his latest short story collection, Staff Picks, at a book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction. There are two ticket options for this event. The $24 ticket admits one, guarantees a seat at the event, and includes a copy of Staff Picks. The $10 ticket admits one, is standing room only, and is good for $10 off a purchase the day of the event. Please plan to arrive fifteen minutes prior to the event as we will start promptly. We will have books for sale prior to the event and at the event itself.

About Staff Picks

It’s Father’s Day 1972 and a young boy’s dad takes him to visit a string of unimpressive ex-girlfriends that could have been his mother; the unconventional detective work of a koan-speaking, Kung Fu–loving uncle solves a case of arson during a pancake breakfast; and a former geology professor, recovering from addiction, finds himself sharing a taxicab with specters from a Jim Crow–era lynching. Set in and around the fictional town of Steepleburg, South Carolina, the loosely tied stories in George Singleton’s Staff Picks place sympathetic, oddball characters in absurd, borderline surreal situations that slowly reveal the angst of southern history with humor and bite.

In the tradition of Donald Barthelme, T. C. Boyle, Flannery O’Connor, and Raymond Carver, Singleton creates lingering, darkly comedic tales by drawing from those places where familiarity and alienation coexist. A remarkable and distinct effort from an acclaimed chronicler of the South, Staff Picks reaffirms Singleton’s gift for crafting short story collections that both deliver individual gems and shine as a whole.

 

Mar
13
Wed
Mystery Book Club Tickets
Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Sign up for our new mystery bookclub, co-sponsored by our local chapter of Sisters in Crime. The club will meet at Fiction Addiction on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from Noon-1pm. Each quarter will have a different moderator and a different mystery focus. Diana Manley will moderate the first quarter of 2019. Her March selection is Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon.

 

There is little violent crime in Venice, a serenely beautiful floating city of mystery and magic, history and decay. But the evil that does occasionally rear its head is the jurisdiction of Guido Brunetti, the suave, urbane vice-commissario of police and a genius at detection. Now all of his admirable abilities must come into play in the deadly affair of Maestro Helmut Wellauer, a world-renowned conductor who died painfully from cyanide poisoning during an intermission at La Fenice.

But as the investigation unfolds, a chilling picture slowly begins to take shape—a detailed portrait of revenge painted with vivid strokes of hatred and shocking depravity. And the dilemma for Guido Brunetti will not be finding a murder suspect, but rather narrowing the choices down to one. . . .

Mar
19
Tue
John McMahon Book Talk & Signing Tickets
Mar 19 @ 6:30 pm

John McMahon Book Talk & Signing

When: Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 at 6:30pm

Where: Fiction Addiction

Cost: $10

If You Cannot Make the Event

Preorder signed books to be picked up after the event or shipped.

If You’re Attending the Event

We are excited to extend a warm Southern welcome to debut author John McMahon! Fans of Greg Iles will fall in love with John’s debut Southern-set mystery, The Good Detective. John will be flying out from his home in California to do his launch event with us on Tuesday, March 19th at 6:30pm at Fiction Addiction. He’ll be giving a talk and then will be available to sign books afterwards. Your $10 ticket will admit one, and will be redeemable for $10 off of a purchase the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased online, in store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.

About The Good Detective

Introducing Detective P.T. Marsh in a swift and bruising debut where Elmore Leonard’s staccato prose meets Greg Iles’ Southern settings.

How can you solve a crime if you’ve killed the prime suspect?

Detective P.T. Marsh was a rising star on the police force of Mason Falls, Georgia—until his wife and young son died in an accident. Since that night, he’s lost the ability to see the line between smart moves and disastrous decisions. Such as when he agrees to help out a woman by confronting her abusive boyfriend. When the next morning he gets called to the scene of his newest murder case, he is stunned to arrive at the house of the very man he beat up the night before. He could swear the guy was alive when he left, but can he be sure? What’s certain is that his fingerprints are all over the crime scene.

The trouble is only beginning. When the dead body of a black teenager is found in a burned-out field with a portion of a blackened rope around his neck, P.T. realizes he might have killed the number-one suspect of this horrific crime.

Amid rising racial tension and media scrutiny, P.T. uncovers something sinister at the heart of the boy’s murder—a conspiracy leading all the way back to the time of the Civil War. Risking everything to unravel the puzzle even as he fights his own personal demons, P.T. races headlong toward an incendiary and life-altering showdown.

Apr
4
Thu
Anne Keene Military Lunch Tickets
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm

Anne Keene Military Luncheon at the Poinsett Club

When: Thursday, April 4th, 2019 at Noon

Where: The Poinsett Club (807 E Washington St, Greenville, SC 29601)

Cost: $54

If You Cannot Make the Event

Preorder signed books to be picked up after the event or shipped.

If You’re Attending the Event

Author Anne Keene will be speaking about her new book, Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of of Ted Williams and the Baseball Team That Helped Win World War II at a military book talk and signing at the Poinsett Club on Thursday, April 4th at noon. Your $54 ticket admits one to the event, includes lunch, and benefits a military charity. Tickets can be purchased online, in store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.

About Cloudbuster Nine

In 1943, while the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals were winning pennants and meeting in that year’s World Series, one of the nation’s strongest baseball teams practiced on a skinned-out college field in the heart of North Carolina. Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, and Johnny Sain were among a cadre of fighter-pilot cadets who wore the Cloudbuster Nine baseball jersey at an elite Navy training school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

As a child, Anne Keene’s father, Jim Raugh, suited up as the team batboy and mascot. He got to know his baseball heroes personally, watching players hit the road on cramped, tin-can buses, dazzling factory workers, kids, and service members at dozens of games, including a war-bond exhibition with Babe Ruth at Yankee Stadium.

Jimmy followed his baseball dreams as a college All-American but was crushed later in life by a failed major-league bid with the Detroit Tigers. He would have carried this story to his grave had Anne not discovered his scrapbook from a Navy school that shaped America’s greatest heroes including George H.W. Bush, Gerald Ford, John Glenn, and Paul “Bear” Bryant.

With the help of rare images and insights from World War II baseball veterans such as Dr. Bobby Brown and Eddie Robinson, the story of this remarkable team is brought to life for the first time in The Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of Ted Williams and the Baseball Team That Helped Win World War II.

May
27
Mon
Fiction Addiction Closed for Memorial Day Tickets
May 27 all-day
Fiction Addiction Closed for Memorial Day

Fiction Addiction will be closed for Memorial Day. Enjoy your holiday!

Jul
4
Thu
Fiction Addiction Closed for 4th of July Tickets
Jul 4 all-day
Fiction Addiction Closed for 4th of July

Fiction Addiction will be closed for the 4th of July. Enjoy your holiday!

Jul
6
Sat
Love Your Indie Author/Bookstore Day Tickets
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Love Your Indie Author/Bookstore Day @ Fiction Addiction | Greenville | South Carolina | United States

On Saturday, July 6th, 2019, we will celebrate the underdog writers…the mavericks and the believers! Come meet these brave scribe warriors who are putting themselves out there, sometimes at their own expense, because they’ve got a story to tell.

Who is in their company?

According to Wikipedia, they’ve got some literary royalty in their ranks and some people who, while maybe not all that literary, made a boatload of money!

From Wikipedia:

“. . . well-known self-publishers include Stephen Crane, E. E. Cummings, Deepak Chopra, Benjamin Franklin, Zane Grey, Pat Ingoldsby, Rudyard Kipling, D. H. Lawrence, Thomas Paine, Edgar Allen Poe, Ezra Pound, Carl Sandburg, George Bernard Shaw, Upton Sinclair, Gertrude Stein, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, and Mark Twain.”

 

Author schedule:

12:15-1:15pm: Tom Baker, signing The Hawk and the Dove (paperback, $21.95)

1:30-2:30pm: Andrew Snorton, signing 9 Stories of Faith (paperback, $11.00)

 

Be sure to keep checking back, as some details may change as we add more authors!