Nov
22
Thu
Fiction Addiction Closed for Thanksgiving Tickets
Nov 22 – Nov 23 all-day
Fiction Addiction Closed for Thanksgiving

Fiction Addiction will be closed on Thanksgiving. Enjoy your holiday!

Storytime Thursday Tickets
Nov 22 @ 10:30 am
Storytime Thursday @ Fiction Addiction | Greenville | South Carolina | United States

Local independent bookstore Fiction Addiction hosts a free children’s storytime at our shop at 1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #5 (in the shopping center with Fried Green Tomatoes, Boardwalk, and Jimmy John’s) every Thursday morning at 10:30am.

Nov
24
Sat
Small Business & Small Press Saturday Celebration Tickets
Nov 24 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
Small Business & Small Press Saturday Celebration @ Fiction Addiction | Greenville | South Carolina | United States

On Saturday, November 24th, 2018, we celebrate small businesses like Fiction Addiction along with self-employed and small press authors! Self-published and small press authors will be signing books throughout the day. This event is free and open to the public.

 

We’re proud to be a small business, and we are proud to support our community. When you shop at local small businesses, you help our community grow. Together, let’s help strengthen our community by continuing to support the Shop Small initiative all year.

 

Our author signing schedule is as follows:

 

11:00am-Noon: Sharon Durgin signing Marty and the Christmas Eve Surprise (paperback, $12.95)
11:00am-Noon: Kristen Fanarakis signing The Debutante’s Guide to Wall Street (paperback, $14.97)
12:15-1:15pm: Christa Miller signing Raccoon Rescue (paperback, $12.99) — With special guest Dory Raccoon!
12:15-1:15pm: Kathryn Taylor signing Two Minus One (paperback, $16.95)
12:15-1:15pm: Jeffrey J. Lefko signing Solomon Squirrel’s Amazing Chanukah Adventure (paperback, $9.49)
1:30-2:30pm: Vicki Vass signing Dressed to Kill (paperback, $12.00)
1:30-2:30pm: Mary Lash signing Love and the TSA (paperback, $14.99)
1:30-2:30pm: Anthony DeCastro signing Everything Is Broken (paperback, $13.99)
2:45-3:45pm: Dana Kumerow signing The Storyteller’s Apprentice (hardcover, $24.99)
2:45-3:45pm: Dean Storer signing The Make It Happen Man (hardcover, $19.99)
Nov
29
Thu
Storytime Thursday Tickets
Nov 29 @ 10:30 am
Storytime Thursday @ Fiction Addiction | Greenville | South Carolina | United States

Local independent bookstore Fiction Addiction hosts a free children’s storytime at our shop at 1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #5 (in the shopping center with Fried Green Tomatoes, Boardwalk, and Jimmy John’s) every Thursday morning at 10:30am.

Deb Richardson-Moore Launch Party Tickets
Nov 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Deb Richardson-Moore Launch Party

When: Thursday, November 29th, 2018 from 5:30-7:30pm

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

Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Deb will be available to sign books, and refreshments will be served.

About Death of a Jester

“This is going to sound crazy. But there was a clown back there trying to lure a kid into the woods.” The police cannot decide if the clown sightings in Grambling pose a threat or are just a hoax – until a young homeless boy is lured away from his parents in the dead of night. Malachi’s past is haunting him: he is pulled between a desire to find the boy who was snatched from Tent City and a need to drown his memories of another little boy. But then in the midst of the kidnapping case, a murder occurs. Can reporter Branigan Powers and Malachi bring the truth to light before the little boy is harmed, and before the wrong person is convicted of murder?

Dec
3
Mon
James M. Scott Military Lunch at the Poinsett Club Tickets
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm

James M. Scott Military Lunch

When: Monday, December 3rd, 2018 at noon

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

Cost: $26

If You Cannot Make the Event

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

If You’re Attending the Event

Advance reservations are required, and ticket costs cannot be refunded if canceled within 72 hours of the event. Attire is business casual (no jeans). Fiction Addiction will be selling James M. Scott’s books on-site, but we encourage you to reserve books with us when you order your tickets. Following remarks by James, he will be available to sign books.

About Rampage

The definitive history of one of the most brutal campaigns of the war in the Pacific. Before World War II, Manila was a slice of America in Asia, populated with elegant neoclassical buildings, spacious parks, and home to thousands of U.S. servicemen and business executives who enjoyed the relaxed pace of the tropics. The outbreak of the war, however, brought an end to the good life. General Douglas MacArthur, hoping to protect the Pearl of the Orient, declared the Philippine capital an open city and evacuated his forces. The Japanese seized Manila on January 2, 1942, rounding up and interning thousands of Americans.MacArthur, who escaped soon after to Australia, famously vowed to return. For nearly three years, he clawed his way north, obsessed with redeeming his promise and turning his earlier defeat into victory. By early 1945, he prepared to liberate Manila, a city whose residents by then faced widespread starvation. Convinced the Japanese would abandon the city as he did, MacArthur planned a victory parade down Dewey Boulevard. But the enemy had other plans. Determined to fight to the death, Japanese marines barricaded intersections, converted buildings into fortresses, and booby-trapped stores, graveyards, and even dead bodies.The twenty-nine-day battle to liberate Manila resulted in the catastrophic destruction of the city and a rampage by Japanese forces that brutalized the civilian population. Landmarks were demolished, houses were torched, suspected resistance fighters were tortured and killed, countless women were raped, and their husbands and children were murdered. American troops had no choice but to battle the enemy, floor by floor and even room by room, through schools, hospitals, and even sports stadiums. In the end, an estimated 100,000 civilians lost their lives in a massacre as heinous as the Rape of Nanking. Based on extensive research in the United States and the Philippines, including war-crimes testimony, after-action reports, and survivor interviews, Rampage recounts one of the most heartbreaking chapters of Pacific war history.

Tony DiTerlizzi Children’s Book Talk & Signing Tickets
Dec 3 @ 6:30 pm

Tony DiTerlizzi Children’s Book Talk & Signing

When: Monday, December 3rd, 2018 at 6:30pm

Where: Five Forks Library (104 Sunnydale Dr, Simpsonville, SC 29681, USA)

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

Join us as we welcome New York Times bestselling author
and Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi, who
is releasing his first picture book in 12 years — The Broken Ornament.
From his fanciful picture books to chapter books like Kenny and the
Dragon and The Search for WondLa, Tony imbues his stories
with a rich imagination. His middle grade series, The Spiderwick
Chronicles, has sold millions of copies and been adapted into a
feature film.

6:30p-7p ~ Buy books and make an ornament.
7p-7:30p ~ Tony DiTerlizzi
7:30p-8p ~ Have your book signed!

*In order to join the signing line, each customer must purchase on-site at least
one copy of The Broken Ornament. Purchasing/preordering your book
from Fiction Addiction (fiction-addiction.com) will give you a ticket to the signing
line too. Mr. DiTerlizzi will sign any additional books of his that you own.

About The Broken Ornament

Jack wants this to be the best Christmas ever, and he knows just how to make it happen…

More! More lights, more presents, more cookies, more treats. More. More. More! So, when Jack breaks a dusty old ornament, he’s not sure why his mom is so upset. They can always get more ornaments, so what’s the big deal? Turns out the ornament was an heirloom, precious for more reasons than one. And Jack has a lot to learn about the true meaning of Christmas.

A fairy emerges from the shattered ornament. She has the power to make the most magical Christmasy things happen. Suddenly trees are sprouting, reindeer are flying, and snowmen are snowball fighting. All of it is so perfect, or it would be if she could fix Mom’s ornament. But she can’t.

So it’s up to Jack to make some Christmas magic of his own.

Dec
6
Thu
Chocolate Tasting & Hostess Gift Ideas Party Tickets
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm
Chocolate Tasting & Hostess Gift Ideas Party @ Fiction Addiction | Greenville | South Carolina | United States

Chocolate Tasting & Hostess Gift Ideas Party

When: Thursday, December 6th, 2018 at 6pm

Where: Fiction Addiction

Cost: $25. Admits one, includes 16 squares/pieces of Taza chocolate (8 different varieties), a glass of red wine, and can be redeemed for $10 off any purchase that evening of in-stock merchandise.

Event Information

Join us Thursday, Dec. 6th, 2018 at 6pm for our inaugural chocolate tasting and hostess gift ideas party. Your ticket admits one, includes 16 squares/pieces of Taza chocolate (8 different varieties), a glass of red wine, and can be redeemed for $10 off any purchase that evening of in-stock merchandise.

We will be tasting 8 varieties of Taza Chocolate: Vanilla (50% dark), Salted Almond (40% dark), Super Dark (85% dark), Cacao Puro (70% dark), Cinnamon (50% dark), Coffee (55% dark), Guajillo Chili (50% dark), and Chipotle Chili (50% dark). Taza chocolate is organic, fair trade, stone ground chocolate with a knock-your-socks-off flavor and gloriously gritty texture, unlike anything else you’ve tasted.

Health experts agree that dark chocolate and red wine are two treats that are actually good for you. So indulge this holiday season with some of the purest, healthiest chocolate on the market. Taza’s dark chocolate is dairy free, soy free, gluten free, Non-GMO Project Verified, Certified USDA Organic, Direct Trade Certified (growers are paid a premium over Fair Trade price), made in America from bean to bar, and has a minimal ingredients list (organic cacao beans, organic cane sugar, spices depending on flavor) without any weird lecithins or other emulsifiers. Taza’s super dark (85%) to wicked dark (95%) will even work for those on keto or other low-carb diets.

Store owner Jill Hendrix will also be presenting other gift ideas for hostess gifts and last-minute gifts. Jill says: “My mom taught me to have a stocked gift shelf of already-wrapped presents so you are covered if you accidentally left someone off your list or your neighbor unexpectedly shows up at your doorstep with a gift.” Let us help you knock one worry off your list and make your holidays a little less stressful with some easy present ideas that work for almost anyone.

So treat yourself to a relaxing, indulgent evening with Fiction Addiction before the holiday madness starts in earnest! Click here to sign up.

Dec
8
Sat
Brian Kilmeade Book Signing Tickets
Dec 8 @ 2:30 pm

Brian Kilmeade Book Signing

When: Saturday, December 8th, 2018 at 2:30pm

Where: Fiction Addiction

Cost: $18.02

About the Event

A purchase of Brian’s latest paperback, Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans from Fiction Addiction gives you a free signing line ticket for the event. Each signing line ticket allows 1 adult and any accompanying children into the signing line. Brian will be happy to personalize books, sign multiple copies of his book Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans if you’d like to stock up for holiday presents, sign backlist purchased from Fiction Addiction, and take a photo. No outside books allowed. We suggest interested customers be in line by 3 pm at the latest as the event will end once the signing line dies down.

If You Cannot Make the Event

If you can’t make the event, you can still get signed personalized books to be picked up afterward at the store or mailed to you. Just order the books that you want (making sure to purchase at least one paperback copy of Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans) and indicate in the comments field how you would like them signed/personalized.

About Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans

The War of 1812 saw America threatened on every side. Encouraged by the British, Indian tribes attacked settlers in the West, while the Royal Navy terrorized the coasts. In August 1814, British troops set the White House ablaze, and a feeling of hopelessness spread across the country.

Into this dire situation stepped Major General Andrew Jackson. A native of Tennessee who had witnessed the horrors of the Revolutionary War and Indian attacks, he was glad America had finally decided to confront repeated British aggression. But he feared that President Madison’s men were overlooking the most important target of all: New Orleans.

If the British could conquer New Orleans, they would control the mouth of the Mississippi River, cutting Americans off from that essential trade route and threatening the previous decade’s Louisiana Purchase. The new nation’s dreams of western expansion would be crushed before they really got off the ground. So Jackson faced three enormous challenges at the same time:

• He had to convince President Madison and his War Department to take him seriously, despite his reputation as a man of the people – not one of the well-educated, polished Virginians or New Englanders who dominated the government.

• He had to assemble a diverse coalition of frontier militiamen, French-speaking natives, Cherokee and Chocktaw Indians (tribes not aligned with Britain), freed slaves, and even some pirates.

• And he had to defeat a much larger enemy force that was considered unbeatable – the most powerful in the world – in the confusing terrain of the Louisiana bayous.

In short, Jackson needed a miracle, and the local Ursuline nuns, whose convent was said to have miraculously warded off danger in the past, set to work praying for his outnumbered troops. And so, the Americans, driven by patriotism and protected by prayer, began the battle that would shape our young nation’s destiny.

Dec
12
Wed
Mystery Book Club Tickets
Dec 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Mystery Book Club @ Fiction Addiction | Greenville | South Carolina | United States

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.