Friends & Fiction
Friends & Fiction

Episode 0 · 1 year ago

Welcome to Our Podcast - An Introduction


Bestselling authors and long-time friends Mary Kay Andrews, Kristin Harmel, Kristy Woodson Harvey, Patti Callahan Henry and Mary Alice Monroe introduce you to the inspiration for their Friends & Fiction Podcast.

Welcome to the friendsinfiction podcastby best selling authors, endless stories. We are the authors of friendsand fiction, five longtime friends and best selling novelists with more thaneighty published books among us, I'm Mary Caodrus and Cristen Harmel, I'mChrist, Wodson Harvey I'm Pattycalig and Henry and I'm Nary Yallisa Rop inMarch of thousent and twenty, when the Pan, demicate and the country shut down.Tbet both of us were headed off on book Twark, and then we weren't our releases weren't cancelled, but ourtours were so. I set out an email and suggested we gather on zoom tocomismerate and talk about how to coke with and manage this new kind of bookrelease. While we chatted and let's face it, winded with wine, we realizedhow much fun it would be to not only encourage each other in our readers hatto also support the independent booksellers. We love so much...

...the ones who had supported us. So theconcepts began small, let's just get together on Wednesday nights andinclude our readers. We chose a new book store for each episode and talkedabout what those stores meant to us and our gest then to broade the fun westarted into vering other offire ones. We admired and ones who like us, mighthave had canceled tours. He started talking and we are still talking about writingdips and writing challenges about the publishing industry. We started talkingabout other books, we loved and Davu novels, and our inspirations andfailures, our community of readers and authors grew- and here we are- that wasan strong and our friends in fiction community and still talking to peoplelike cristen Hannah. I wanted to see if it was possible to to break that moldand do something else, and that's...

...really where the nightingale came fromJabbi mcomber and over the years the readers have goded, Mycar ihave changedthe way I've done things about three or four different times, simply on feeback from he rear delohnd. I wanted to write a boota, a novel that wouldexplore how much we are affected when we areisolated when we are forced to grow up without a group and that's wherecroneads came from Lista Windgate, the human things they don't change, thehuman things or what tides us all together, N that love of family thatneed to know your history that need to know your people. You know that's thetigtest Ho bond we have. That makes us all the same. I think Ellen Heldebrand beautiful thing Nerpeand I am so so grateful to be a part of Atyou guys are amazing. Thank you, so eand so many more interviews to come with chats, aultheir interviews andfascinating insider talk about...

...publishing and writing. We discussd thebooks, we've written the books, we're reading now in the art of story telling,and you can join us on Wednesday night line on friends and fiction facebook atseven PM Eastern Standard Time you can subscribe to the concast on spatifyapple tide casts or whatever your favorite Pog Pat Serviceis, and you canalso find more information about gus at www, dot, friends and fiction dotcom.If you love books and you're curious about the writing world you're in theright place.

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