Highly acclaimed author Andrew Lawler will be discussing his latest book, The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke (Doubleday, hardcover, $29.95, releases 6/5/18), at a book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction on Monday, June 18th, at 2pm.
In 1587, 115 men, women, and children arrived at Roanoke Island on the coast of North Carolina to establish the first English settlement in the New World. But when the new colony’s leader returned to Roanoke from a resupply mission, his settlers had vanished, leaving behind only a single clue—a “secret token” etched into a tree.
What happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke? That question has consumed historians, archeologists, and amateur sleuths for four hundred years. In The Secret Token, Andrew Lawler sets out on a quest to determine the fate of the settlers, finding fresh leads as he encounters a host of characters obsessed with resolving the enigma. In the course of his journey, Lawler examines how the Lost Colony came to haunt our national consciousness.
Incisive and absorbing, The Secret Token offers a new understanding not just of the Lost Colony and its fate, but of how its absence continues to define—and divide—America.
On Saturday, June 30th, 2018, 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!
“. . . 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.”
Be sure to keep checking back, as some details may change as we add more authors!
South Carolina author David Burnsworth will be celebrating the launch of his latest novel, Bad Time to Be In It, at Fiction Addiction on July 14th from 2-4pm. This event is FREE and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Books can be purchase online, at the store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.
The past is never past. Sometimes it repeats itself. And sometimes it comes back to pay a visit. Blu Carraway, flush with cash and back in business, never had it so good. Or so he thought. The reality is his love life is in shambles, his business partner is spending too much time with women half his age and not enough time on the job, and someone close goes missing. Blu’s business partner goes off the rails, his friends show their true colors, and he realizes that getting closure sometimes means walking away from everything. With a case from the past gone wrong twice, a loved one in trouble, and an unanswered marriage proposal, it’s a bad time to be in it for Blu Carraway Investigations.
Award-winning author Geanna Culbertson will be discussing her latest book, Crisanta Knight: The Liar, The Witch, & The Wormhole, at a book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction on Tuesday, July 24th at 3pm. This event is FREE and open to the public, but please RSVP if you plan to attend.
With my friends by my side and the aid of a new mentor for magic, I thought I was ready to fight the antagonists who planned to take over the realm of Book and destroy all its protagonists. Unfortunately, the universe had other plans that I didn’t see coming. And that’s saying a lot for a girl who can see the future.
On our quest to find the missing Fairy Godmother Paige Tomkins, my friends and I would be transported to an array of magical lands. From the horrors of Sleepy Hollow and shores of Neverland, to the Wizard of Oz’s front door—we were in for one dangerous, bizarre foe and setting after another. And yet, they would be no stranger than my own world. Because thanks to a brewing common character rebellion in Book, relentless magic hunters, and the people I trusted most turning against me, the world I once knew was a thing of fairytales past.
Join Fiction Addiction at a FREE children’s event with bestselling author and illustrator Grace Lin, in celebration of her new picture book, A Big Mooncake for Little Star (Little Brown Books for Young Readers, hardcover, $17.99), a whimsical story of the phases of the moon, at a book talk and signing on Sunday, September 16th, at 3:00pm at the Five Forks Library.
3:00-3:30pm ~ Buy books* and enjoy a snack
3:30-4:00pm ~ Grace Lin
4:00-4:30pm ~ Have your book signed!*
*In order to join the signing line, each customer must purchase on-site at least one copy of A Big Mooncake for Little Star. Purchasing/preordering your book from Fiction Addiction (www.fiction-addiction.com) will give you a ticket to the signing line, too. Ms. Lin will sign any additional books of hers that you own.
Pat, pat, pat…
Little Star’s soft feet tiptoed to the Big Mooncake.
Little Star loves the delicious Mooncake that she bakes with her mama. But she’s not supposed to eat any yet! What happens when she can’t resist a nibble?
In this stunning picture book that shines as bright as the stars in the sky, Newbery Honor author Grace Lin creates a heartwarming original story that explains phases of the moon.
ReadUp Greenville is an annual celebration of Young Adult and Middle Grade books and authors. By bringing teens in close contact with authors through book signings, panels, and interactive events, the festival will encourage youth to continue their love for reading and hopefully encourage non-readers to become readers.
ReadUp is a day of celebration. There will be book sales, author signings, panel discussions, and keynote speakers. The day will feature multiple panels specific to different themes. One panel may focus on graphic novels and another on romance YA books.
The event is free to all with the exception of the keynote events.
Click here for more information about authors, schedule, and tickets.