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We're five bestselling novelists and friends whose common love of reading, writing and independent bookstores bound us together. Now we want to share and celebrate stories—of the books we’ve written, the ones we’re reading now, and the art of writing—with each other and the guest authors we invite to join us. If you love books and are curious about the writing world, you’re in the right place.

Friends & Fiction Mary Kay Andrews, Kristin Harmel, Kristy Woodson Harvey, Patti Callahan Henry, Mary Alice Monroe, Ron Block

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 95 Ratings

We're five bestselling novelists and friends whose common love of reading, writing and independent bookstores bound us together. Now we want to share and celebrate stories—of the books we’ve written, the ones we’re reading now, and the art of writing—with each other and the guest authors we invite to join us. If you love books and are curious about the writing world, you’re in the right place.

    WB S1E16 Ron Block with Hank Phillippi Ryan

    WB S1E16 Ron Block with Hank Phillippi Ryan

    WRITERS' BLOCK: Ron Block talks with Hank Phillippi Ryan about her incredible new thriller, Her Perfect Life

    • 41 min
    Friends & Fiction with Wiley Cash

    Friends & Fiction with Wiley Cash

    Meet New York Times bestselling author Wiley Cash who joins us live from Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC to discuss his new book WHEN GHOSTS COME HOME. We chat with him about how his North Carolina roots find their way into his writing, what it means to be a Southern writer, how his writing helped him navigate loss and big life upheavals, and we learn a bit about this craft, process, and work as a college writing professor. https://www.wileycash.com/ 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    WB S1E15: Ron Block, Patti Callahan with Nathaniel Philbrick

    WB S1E15: Ron Block, Patti Callahan with Nathaniel Philbrick

    WRITERS' BLOCK: Ron Block and Patti Callahan host acclaimed writer, Nathaniel Philbrick to discuss his newest work, Travels With George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy

    • 37 min
    Friends & Fiction with Emily Henry

    Friends & Fiction with Emily Henry

    Meet #1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Henry. We talk to her about her inspirations and her writing process, her successes, goals, and conquering writer's block, and, of course, about her blockbuster bestseller PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION and last year's phenomenon BEACH READ. https://www.emilyhenrybooks.com

    • 1 hr 8 min
    WB S1E14: Ron Block, Patti Callahan & Kristy Woodson Harvey with Andrea Katz and Kristy Barrett

    WB S1E14: Ron Block, Patti Callahan & Kristy Woodson Harvey with Andrea Katz and Kristy Barrett

    WRITERS' BLOCK: Ron Block, along with Patti Callahan & Kristy Woodson Harvey chat with Facebook Reading Groups founders Andrea Katz (Great Thoughts, Great Readers) and Kristy Barrett (A Novel Bee) about all things books, authors and reading groups! 

    • 44 min
    Friends & Fiction with Paula Faris & Daryn Kagan

    Friends & Fiction with Paula Faris & Daryn Kagan

    On this episode, we welcome TWO journalist-turned-author guests as we commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Meet Daryn Kagan who spent more than 12 years as an anchor on CNN, reporting live from several major events around the world, including the war in Iraq, the September 11th terrorist attacks, and numerous presidential elections. Today, Daryn is a syndicated newspaper columnist, and the author of HOPE POSSIBLE. We will also welcome Paula Faris who is a journalist (formerly co-anchor of Good Morning America Weekend and co-host on The View), podcaster, and author of the book CALLED OUT. Hear about their journeys from high pressure jobs in national television, to carving out more time for family and for themselves, and to becoming published authors.

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

ddmrsps ,

Absolutely love the podcasts at friends and fiction

These podcasts cover all kinds of different parts of reading and writing. I love each new episode every Friday

Lauren3455 ,

Clever Collaboration

These ladies have so much to discuss and share in the world of literature. They have a gift of bringing women together!! I am such a fan of this podcast! Loving it!!

Auburndawne ,

Chris Whitaker episode

I just finished reading We Begin at the End...astounding book! I listened to this podcast while I was reading the book and it made this amazing read even better. Thank you to Patti and Ron for this wonderful episode that had me saying “OMG” several times!!!

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