FRIENDS AND FICTION:
Independent bookstores are an integral part of the fabric of our communities, and losing them would be a true tragedy for readers everywhere–not least of all because it’s often local booksellers who help us to discover new and exciting books and authors. That’s why I–along with fellow bestselling authors Mary Kay Andrews, Mary Alice Monroe, Kristy Woodson Harvey, and Patti Callahan Henry–have founded FRIENDS AND FICTION, an online group (and Facebook Live chat) to support independent booksellers. Each week, we tell readers and viewers about one of our favorite independent bookstores–and we often offer an exclusive, limited-time discount code. But more than that, FRIENDS AND FICTION is a fun escape from your day–and if you’re a reader, it’s a wonderful way to connect with authors whose books you may have read (or whose books you’ve just discovered). Each week in our live chat, we talk about books, life, writing, and bookstores–and we take questions and give away prizes. In our Facebook group, we interact every day with readers. So join us! It’s like a book tour in your living room–and we guarantee you’ll enjoy yourself.