132 episodes

We're four 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, Ron Block

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 104 Ratings

We're four 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 S1E26: KImmery Martin

    WB S1E26: KImmery Martin

    WRITERS' BLOCK: Kimmery Martin, ER Doctor turned Novelist talks to Ron Block and Patti Callahan about her novel, Doctors and Friends written about a global pandemic with eerie similarities to what the world has just gone through.

    • 37 min
    WB_S1E25 Kim Richey and Gretchen Peters

    WB_S1E25 Kim Richey and Gretchen Peters

    WRITERS' BLOCK: Esteemed Nashville singer/songwriters, Kim Richey and Gretchen Peters join Ron Block to explore the storytelling process in music and share insider tips and songs

    • 37 min
    The Friends & Fiction 100th Episode Extravaganza with Elin Hilderbrand & Tim Ehrenberg

    The Friends & Fiction 100th Episode Extravaganza with Elin Hilderbrand & Tim Ehrenberg

    A good time is had by all on the 100th episode extravaganza! Joining us is #1 mega-bestselling author and dear friend of the show, Elin Hilderbrand, along with the marketing whiz behind Nantucket’s two indie bookshops, Nantucket Book Partners, and the Nantucket Book Festival, Tim Ehrenberg (known to his legions of social media followers as Tim Talks Books). There are guessing games with prizes and a series of lightning round questions covering everything from holiday traditions to favorite books. Join the Thanksgiving Eve fun as we look back with gratitude on the first 100 shows and look forward to all that lies ahead for this incredible community!

    • 1 hr 15 min
    WB S1E24: Mary Alice Monroe with Alyson Heller and Faye Bender

    WB S1E24: Mary Alice Monroe with Alyson Heller and Faye Bender

    WRITERS' BLOCK: Mary Alice Monroe talks with publishing elite Alyson Heller and Faye Bender about writing for children.

    • 42 min
    Friends & Fiction with Vivian Howard

    Friends & Fiction with Vivian Howard

    Join us as we welcome award-winning cookbook author, TV personality, chef and restaurateur, Vivian Howard. Her first cookbook, DEEP RUN ROOTS, was a New York Times bestseller and was named “Cookbook of the Year” by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Vivian created and stars in the public television shows Somewhere South and A Chef’s Life, for which she has won Peabody, Emmy and James Beard awards. Vivian runs the restaurants Chef & the Farmer in Kinston, NC; Benny’s Big Time in Wilmington, NC; and Handy & Hot and Lenoir, both in Charleston, SC. In October 2020, Vivian released her second cookbook, THIS WILL MAKE IT TASTE GOOD. She joins us one week out from Thanksgiving to talk about her blockbuster shows, southern food, her storytelling cookbooks and some cooking tips for the upcoming holidays.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    WB S1E23: Mary Kay Andrews with Pam Dorman and Stuart Krichevsky

    WB S1E23: Mary Kay Andrews with Pam Dorman and Stuart Krichevsky

    WRITERS' BLOCK: Mary Kay Andrews speaks with Pam Dorman & Stuart Krichevsky about life in publishing as Agents, Editors and Publishers.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
104 Ratings

104 Ratings

Gota1962 ,

Love the Fab Five

As a reader, I love this this podcast! I love how the Fab Five discuss books, bookstores and their guests Karen Slaughter was a hoot! As an aspiring writer, their tips are invaluable and they help me push on! Maybe one day, when I get published, I may even be a guest! You rock!

1-Angel lover ,

Love this podcast! A great addition to Friends and Fiction.

I’ve been watching Friends and fiction since April or Early May 2020.
At a time when we couldn’t get together with family and friends, there you all were every Wednesday to talk about books but also what was going on in the world at the time and still sadly hasn’t gone away.
I was familiar with a couple of the F&F authors and your books, but was able to meet new authors and read their wonderful books too. I hadn’t listened to Podcasts prior to COVID and now love them and audio books and Ebooks as well as regular books.
Thanks for being there and for your amazing stories and virtual friendships and laughter!
😍

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

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