Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times bestselling author of 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 and Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis.
A finalist in the Townsend Prize for Fiction, an Indie Next Pick, an OKRA pick, a multiple nominee and finalist 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.
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.
Awards and Special Recognition…
2020 – The Monroeville Literary Festival and the Alabama Writers’ Forum are pleased to announce that Patti Callahan Henry (Mountain Brook, AL) is the recipient of the Harper Lee Award for Alabama’s Distinguished Writer.
THE BOOKSHOP AT WATER’S END
2018 April – A SIBA fiction finalist
2017 July – OKRA pick by Southern booksellers