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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 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
    WB S1E13: Ron Block with Kristin Harmel with S.A. Cosby

    WB S1E13: Ron Block with Kristin Harmel with S.A. Cosby

    WRITERS' BLOCK: Ron Block and Kristin Harmel Interview S.A. Cosby about his deeply felt, award winning book, Razorblade Tears

    • 47 min
    WB S1E12: Ron Block and Mary Kay Andrews with Nancy Pearl and Virginia Stanley

    WB S1E12: Ron Block and Mary Kay Andrews with Nancy Pearl and Virginia Stanley

    WRITERS' BLOCK: Ron Block and Mary Kay Andrews kickoff Library Card Sign-up Month with Nancy Pearl, America's Favorite Librarian and Virginia Stanley, Head of Library Marketing at Harper Collins.

    • 1 hr 4 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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