Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn — Pre-order today! Tickets
Apr 2 all-day
Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn -- Pre-order today! @ Fiction Addiction

Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn

Releases April 2nd, 2019
Bloomsbury, Hardcover, $17.99
Signed copies available after April 15th!

If you would like a personalized copy, please let us know by April 13th.

Pre-order today!


This beautifully written, emotional debut perfect for fans of Lynda Mullaly Hunt or Ali Benjamin tells the story a girl, her special needs brother, and the summer they will never forget.

“An engaging, honest book.” –Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, Newbery Honor-winning author of The War That Saved My Life

“A beautiful story of family, forgiveness, life on an island, and growing up.”–Kate Messner, author of Breakout and The Seventh Wish

Cat and her brother Chicken have always had a very special bond — Cat is one of the few people who can keep Chicken happy. When he has a “meltdown” she’s the one who scratches his back and reads his favorite story. She’s the one who knows what Chicken needs. Since their mom has had to work double-hard to keep their family afloat after their father passed away, Cat has been the glue holding her family together.

But even the strongest glue sometimes struggles to hold. When a summer trip doesn’t go according to plan, Cat and Chicken end up spending three weeks with grandparents they never knew. For the first time in years, Cat has the opportunity to be a kid again, and the journey she takes shows that even the most broken or strained relationships can be healed if people take the time to walk in one another’s shoes.

Ashley Poston in conversation with Beth Revis Tickets
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm

Ashley Poston in conversation with Beth Revis

When: Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 at 6pm

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

Ashley Poston will be in conversation with fellow young adult author Beth Revis. They will discuss Ashley’s new book, The Princess and the Fangirl (Quirk, hardcover, $18.99) and Beth’s latest fantasy novel, Give the Dark My Love (Razorbill, hardcover, $17.99), on Tuesday, April 2nd, at 6:00pm at Fiction Addiction. Both authors 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 and books can be purchased online, in store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.

About The Princess and the Fangirl

The Prince and the Pauper gets a modern makeover in this adorable, witty, and heartwarming young adult novel set in the Geekerella universe by national bestselling author Ashley Poston.

Imogen Lovelace is an ordinary fangirl on an impossible mission: save her favorite character, Princess Amara, from being killed off from her favorite franchise, Starfield. The problem is, Jessica Stone—the actress who plays Princess Amara—wants nothing more than to leave the intense scrutiny of the fandom behind. If this year’s ExcelsiCon isn’t her last, she’ll consider her career derailed.

When a case of mistaken identity throws look-a-likes Imogen and Jess together, they quickly become enemies. But when the script for the Starfield sequel leaks, and all signs point to Jess, she and Imogen must trade places to find the person responsible. That’s easier said than done when the girls step into each other’s shoes and discover new romantic possibilities, as well as the other side of intense fandom. As these “princesses” race to find the script-leaker, they must rescue themselves from their own expectations, and redefine what it means to live happily ever after.


About Give the Dark My Love

A young alchemist turns to dark magic when a deadly plague sweeps through her homeland in this epic fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis.

Seventeen-year-old Nedra Brysstain leaves her home in the rural, northern territories of Lunar Island to attend the prestigious Yugen Academy with only one goal in mind: master the trade of medicinal alchemy. A scholarship student matriculating with the children of Lunar Island’s wealthiest and most powerful families, Nedra doesn’t quite fit in with the other kids at Yugen.

Until she meets Greggori “Grey” Astor. Grey is immediately taken by the brilliant and stubborn Nedra, who he notices is especially invested in her studies. And that’s for a good reason: a deadly plague has been sweeping through the north, and it’s making its way toward the cities. With her family’s life—and the lives of all of Lunar Island’s citizens—on the line, Nedra is determined to find a cure for the plague.

Grey and Nedra grow close, but as the sickness spreads and the body count rises, Nedra becomes desperate to find a cure. Soon, she finds herself diving into alchemy’s most dangerous corners—and when she turns to the most forbidden practice of all, necromancy, even Grey might not be able to pull her from the darkness.


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.

Bullet Journal Class Tickets
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm

Bullet JournalingStore owner Jill Hendrix will be teaching a class on bullet journaling on Saturday, April 6th, 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.


Margaret Verble Book Interview & Signing Tickets
Apr 8 @ 5:30 pm

Margaret Verble Book Talk & Signing

When: Monday, April 8th, 2019 at 5:30pm

Where: Fiction Addiction

Cost: $29/$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 could not be more excited to host Pulitzer Prize finalist Margaret Verble for a book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction on Monday, April 8th, at 5:30pm. Fans of literary historical fiction will fall in love with Margaret’s new book, Cherokee America, a sweeping novel of the American frontier with an unforgettable woman at its center. Margaret will be giving an interview with Claire Bateman about Cherokee America and her Pulitzer Prize finalist, Maud’s Line, and then will be available to sign books afterwards. There are two ticket options for this event. The $29 ticket admits one, guarantees you a seat at the event, and includes a copy of Cherokee America. The $10 ticket admits one, is standing room only, and is good for $10 off a purchase the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased online, in store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.

About Cherokee America

It’s the early spring of 1875 in the Cherokee Nation West. A baby, a black hired hand, a bay horse, a gun, a gold stash, and a preacher have all gone missing. Cherokee America Singer, known as “Check,” a wealthy farmer, mother of five boys, and soon-to-be widow, is not amused.

In this epic of the American frontier, several plots intertwine around the heroic and resolute Check: her son is caught in a compromising position that results in murder; a neighbor disappears; another man is killed. The tension mounts and the violence escalates as Check’s mixed race family, friends, and neighbors come together to protect their community—and painfully expel one of their own.

Cherokee America vividly, and often with humor, explores the bonds—of blood and place, of buried histories and half-told tales, of past grief and present injury—that connect a colorful, eclectic cast of characters, anchored by the clever, determined, and unforgettable Check.

Mystery Book Club Tickets
Apr 10 @ 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. Vicki Vass Tedeschi will moderate the first quarter of 2019. Her April selection is Murder for Sale by Vicki Vass.


Anne Hillstrom is hunting antiques, a diet that works and her Great Aunt Sybil’s killer. This book tells the story of Anne and CC, two estate sale bloggers and antique hunters, who get more than they bargain for when they discover a killer who is hunting the antique hunters.

Claire Gibson Author Luncheon at the Poinsett Club Tickets
Apr 15 @ 12:00 pm

Claire Gibson Author Luncheon at the Poinsett Club

When: Monday, April 15th, 2019 at noon

Where: The Poinsett Club

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

Author Claire Gibson is an “army brat” who moved frequently throughout her childhood, but grew up at West Point, where her father was a professor. Her debut novel,  Beyond the Point, is a heartfelt story based on her personal experience and those of the servicemembers she interviewed as research for the novel: the experience of four years at a service academy, deciding to serve, dual-military marriages, deployment and the struggle to find purpose in life after a military career. Claire will be speaking about Beyond the Point at a military luncheon at the Poinsett Club on Monday, April 15th at noon. Tickets are $26, admit one, and include lunch and a donation to a military charity. Following her talk, Claire will be available to sign books. Books and tickets can be purchased online, in store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.

About Beyond the Point

Three women are brought together in an enthralling story of friendship, heartbreak, and resilience. Set at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, this is an amazing debut novel.

Duty. Honor. Country. That’s West Point’s motto, and every cadet who passes through its stone gates vows to live it. But on the eve of 9/11, as Dani, Hannah and Avery face four grueling years ahead, they realize they’ll only survive if they do it together.

Everyone knows Dani is going places. With athletic talent and a brilliant mind, she navigates West Point’s predominantly male environment with wit and confidence, breaking stereotypes and embracing new friends.

Hannah’s grandfather, a legendary Army general, offers a stark warning about the dangers that lie ahead, but she moves forward anyway, letting faith guide her path. When she meets her soul mate at West Point, the future looks perfect, just as planned.

Wild child Avery moves fast and doesn’t mind breaking a few rules (and hearts) along the way. But she can’t outpace her self-doubt, and the harder she tries, the further it leads her down a treacherous path.

The world—of business, of love, and of war—awaits Dani, Hannah, and Avery beyond the gates of West Point. These three women know that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. But soon, that adage no longer rings true—for their future, or their friendship. As they’re pulled in different directions, will their hard-forged bond prevail or shatter?

Beyond the Point is a heartfelt look at how our closest friends can become our fiercest battle buddies. After all, the greatest battles we fight rarely require a uniform.

Indie Bookstore Day Tickets
Apr 27 all-day
Indie Bookstore Day @ Fiction Addiction

Mark your calendars for the fifth annual Independent Bookstore Day — Saturday, April 27th, 2019!

Line up in the morning for first shot at the unique, limited edition products that will go on sale that day only in independent bookstores. We can’t reserve any of the products — it’s first come, first served — so be sure to get here when we open at 11am.

Some of the fun items that you’ll be able to get your hands on include:

-Exclusive signed editions of Adjustment Day, an Indie Bookstore Day special printing of Chuck Palahniuk’s first novel in four years

-A ‘Fight Evil, Read Books’ enamel pin, the perfect accessory to face our world

-Exclusive signed editions of Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It? by Roz Chast and Patricia Marx, featuring an exclusive Indie Bookstore Day-only book jacket

What to Eat With What You Read, a companion to last year’s Indie Bookstore Day bestseller The Bookclub Journal, featuring reading lists, recipes, and menu suggestions from 25 of our favorite authors

-Literary Luminary Pins, the perfect way to show off your favorite authors with these laser-cut wooden pins. An Indie Bookstore Day exclusive from Letter Craft!

-Literary tea towels, featuring coffee-centric quotes from Gertrude Stein and Louisa May Alcott

-Signed prints from Maggie Steifvater

-Exclusive signed editions of The Girl Who Drank the Moon, featuring exclusive high quality vinyl stickers

Items free with a purchase-

-“Overheard on the Titanic” print, a clever blackout poem from Austin Kleon’s newest book, Keep Going

Poems to Keep in Your Pocket, a hardcover mini-book of classic poems by Kipling, Wordsworth, Pope, Shakespeare, Dickinson, and more

-The Flora of Middle Earth postcard by Graham Judd, a frame-worthy large postcard, featuring the natural landscape that is so vital to Tolkien’s works

Also, all Libro.fm account holders will receive a free audiobook!

So mark your calendar and plan to spend Saturday, April 27th celebrating independent bookstores with Fiction Addiction!

James Hornor Book Signing Tickets
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

James Hornor Book Signing

When: Saturday, April 27th, 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

We are excited to host James Hornor for a book signing, in conjunction with Indie Bookstore Day. James will be signing copies of his novel, Victoria Falls. This event is free and open to the public. Books can be purchased online, in store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.

About Victoria Falls

James Monroe is a sophisticated American professional on mission for The World Bank in Africa during the early 1990’s. Despite his worldiness, his actions betray a late twentieth century innocent abroad who embodies both the bravado and the debilitating insecurities of the modern American male.

Set in Zimbabwe, Kenya and Bombay, India, Mr. Monroe’s journey into authenticity results in a series of failed relationships that reveal the dark, enigmatic recesses of his complex personality and eventually land him in a hellhole prison in Bombay. His tragedy unfolds into an ending that no one, especially Monroe, could have possibly predicted or imagined.

In its exploration of American male stereotypes and in its suggestion of vulnerability as a key to masculine authenticity, Victoria Falls dares to embrace those humane qualities of love, kindness and creativity that have of late been extolled as the provenance of soul searching women but have been largely ignored in American fiction about men.

David Burnsworth Launch Party Tickets
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

David Burnsworth Launch Party

When: Saturday, April 27th, 2019 from 2-4pm

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

We are excited to once again host David Burnsworth for a launch party, in conjunction with Indie Bookstore Day. David will be celebrating the launch of his latest novel, Caught Up In It, the latest installment in the Blu Carraway series. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. David will be available to sign books at the event. Books can be purchased online, in store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.

About Caught Up In It

The award-winning diva, C, has got a big problem: someone wants her dead. A team of mercenaries attempts to gun her down in Kuala Lumpur. Lucky for her, Lowcountry Private Investigator, Blu Carraway, is already on the job there for a different client.

Double-lucky for C, they make their move when she’s chit-chatting with him in a bar. Unlucky for the mercenaries, four of them end up dead.

The hunt is on now for the mega-pop star. Where does she go to hide out? The sleepy islands around Charleston, South Carolina—Blu’s backyard. He’s already proven himself once, so C hires the Blu Carraway Investigation Agency to protect her for real.

The job takes Blu halfway around the world and several cities in between. The search for the truth reveals what could drive a person to want someone else dead.

And Blu Carraway ends up right in the way.