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Patti Callahan Henry

Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels, including the historical fiction, Becoming Mrs. Lewis – The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis.

Patti’s previous books include Losing the Moon, Between the Tides; Where the River Runs; When Light Breaks; Between the Tides; The Art of Keeping Secrets; Driftwood Summer; The Perfect Love Song: A Holiday Story; Coming Up for Air; And Then I Found You; The Stories We Tell; The Idea of Love, The Bookshop at Water’s End, Becoming Mrs. Lewis and The Favorite Daughter.

A finalist in the Townsend Prize for Fiction, an Indie Next Pick, an OKRA pick, and a multiple nominee for the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Novel of the Year, Patti is published in numerous languages. Her articles and essays have appeared in Southern Living, PINK, Writer’s Digest, Portico Magazine, Birmingham Magazine and more.

Her essays can also be found in anthologies and collections such as Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy; Southern Writers Writing, and State of the Heart. Patti is a frequent speaker at luncheons, book clubs and women’s groups. 

Growing up in Philadelphia as the daughter of a Presbyterian minister, Patti learned early the value of storytelling. At the age of twelve, her family moved to South Florida where Patti found the sanctuary of libraries and began her slow but steady journey into understanding the power of story to navigate confusing times in life.

Patti attended Auburn University for her undergraduate work, and Georgia State University for her graduate degree. Once a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, she now writes full time. The mother of three children, she now lives in both Mountain Brook, Alabama and Bluffton, South Carolina with her husband.

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Talks and Topics

  • Becoming Mrs. Lewis, Author Presentation

  • Author Presentation (Any/All Backlisted Titles)

  • Joy’s Inspirational Journey

  • Joy and Jack’s Improbable Love Story

  • Joy’s Story for Women

  • Craft Talk: Finding the Heart of the Story (for writers)



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Previous & Upcoming Events:

  • Nov 8, 2018: Writerfest Nashville - Nashville, TN

  • Nov 28, 2018: Vero Beach Book Center Luncheon - Vero Beach, FL

  • Nov 29, 2018: Selma Library Lunch and Chat - Selma, AL

  • Jan 17, 2019: Texas Pulpwood Queens - Nacogdoches, TX

  • Jan 27, 2019: Wild Dunes Luncheon - Isle of Palms, SC

  • Feb 11, 2019: Auburn University - Montgomery, AL

  • Feb 15-17, 2019: Savannah Book Festival - Savannah, GA

  • Feb 22, 2019: Southern Voices Festival - Hoover, AL

  • Apr 9, 2019: Montreat College - Montreat, NC

  • Sept 27, 2019: Douglas Patterson Speaker’s Series - Virginia Beach, VA

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