Mindy Friddle in Conversation with Michel Stone

Mindy Friddle in Conversation with Michel Stone

June 12th 2024 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Celebrate the release of Mindy Friddle's new book, Her Best Self — a Southern fiction, psychological tale of deception. Meet with us at the bookshop on Wednesday, June 12th at 6 PM. Mindy Friddle will be in-conversation with Hub City Press author Michelle Stone. 

This event is free and open to the public. Get a 10% discount on Her Best Self when you RSVP and purchase your copy of the book on Eventbrite! 


About the Book 

Janelle Wolf longs to be the woman she once was— an adored wife, a loving mother, a career woman, a force in her community— before a mysterious car accident stole her memories, ruined her reputation, and upended her life. These days, her troubled family needs that capable woman from the past, the one she calls “ Janelle Before.” Enter Lana, an alluring and magnetic psychic healer who meets secretly with Janelle. Lana coaxes Janelle to remember the circumstances of her accident in order to recover Janelle’s “ best self.” Instead, Janelle uncovers the ugly truth behind that night. The revelations unravel Janelle’ s marriage, disrupt her family, and turn her small southern town upside down. Written with wry humor, this diabolically entertaining tale of deception, temptation, and love is filled with dark twists, exploring what happens when the transgressions of the past come back with a vengeance.

About the Author 

Mindy Friddle is author of the novel, Secret Keepers, (winner of the Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction). The Garden Angel, her first novel and SIBA bestseller, was selected for Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers. The South Carolina Arts Commission awarded Mindy a prose fellowship, and she has twice won the state’s Fiction Prize. Her stories and essays have appeared in numerous journals. She holds an MFA from Warren Wilson and lives on Edisto Island, South Carolina.

Conversation Partner

Michel Stone is a past Board chair of the Hub City Writers Project. Her novels Border Child (April 2017, Doubleday/Anchor) and The Iguana Tree (Hub City Press, 2012) have been favorably reviewed by The San Francisco Chronicle, The New Yorker, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Kirkus (starred review), Publishers Weekly (starred review) among many others. She received the Mary Frances Hobson Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Arts and Letters, the Patricia Winn Award for Southern Literature, and the South Carolina Fiction Award. Michel has published a dozen stories and essays and recently completed her third novel.

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