Events – Authors, Discussions & More

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Leah Weiss, If The Creek Don’t Rise
Wednesday, September 20 at 6:30pm

We’re delighted to welcome Leah Weiss, author with her debut novel, IF THE CREEK DON’T RISE!

He’s gonna be sorry he ever messed with me and Loretta Lynn

Sadie Blue has been a wife for fifteen days. That’s long enough to know she should have never hitched herself to Roy Tupkin, even with the baby.

Sadie is desperate to make her own mark on the world, but in remote Appalachia, a ticket out of town is hard to come by, and hope often gets stomped out. When a stranger sweeps into Baines Creek and knocks things off kilter, Sadie finds herself with an unexpected lifeline…if she can just figure out how to use it.

This intimate insight into a fiercely proud, tenacious community unfolds through the voices of the forgotten folks of Baines Creek. With a colorful cast of characters that each contribute a new perspective, IF THE CREEK DON’T RISE is a debut novel bursting with heart, honesty, and homegrown grit.


Nancy J. Cavanaugh, Elsie Mae Has Something to Say
Tuesday, September 26 at 4:30pm

We’re excited to welcome middle grade author Nancy J. Cavanaugh to FoxTale!

Elsie Mae is pretty sure this’ll be the best summer ever.

She gets to explore the cool, quiet waters of the Okefenokee Swamp around her grandparents’ house with her new dog, Huck, and she’s written a letter to President Roosevelt that she’s confident will save the swamp from a shipping company and make her a major hometown hero. Then, news reaches Elsie Mae of some hog bandits stealing from swamper families, and she sees another opportunity to make her family proud while waiting to hear back from the White House.

But when her cousin Henry James, who dreams of one day becoming a traveling preacher like his daddy, shows up and just about ruins her investigation with his “Hallelujahs,” Elsie Mae will learn the hard way what it really means to be a hero.


Kerri Maniscalco & Nicole Castroman, Young Adult Authors
Thursday, September 28 at 6:30pm

We’re excited to welcome Kerri Maniscalco and Nicole Castroman, Author to FoxTale!

In Kerri’s hotly anticipated sequel to the haunting #1 bestseller Stalking Jack the Ripper, bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a copycat killer…or has the depraved prince been brought back to life?

Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the Ripper’s true identity, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has no choice but to flee London and its memories. Together with the arrogant yet charming Thomas Cresswell, she journeys to the dark heart of Romania, home to one of Europe’s best schools of forensic medicine…and to another notorious killer, Vlad the Impaler, whose thirst for blood became legend.

But her life’s dream is soon tainted by blood-soaked discoveries in the halls of the school’s forbidding castle, and Audrey Rose is compelled to investigate the strangely familiar murders. What she finds brings all her terrifying fears to life once again.


Karen Zacharias, Christian Bend
Saturday, September 30 at 2:00pm

Happy to have Karen Zacharias back at FoxTale with Christian Bend.

Christian Bend isn’t the kind of place where one expects to find the sorts of secrets the widow Burdy Luttrell has been harboring. Tucked in the hills of East Tennessee, Christian Bend is a place of piercing beauty, where the rivers and love run constant. A community of people who care for each other, the land, the music, and the stories that bind them. It’s called Christian Bend because so many people who settled the area shared the same last name, Christian. It’s a name they all tried to live up to. Even so, Burdy never could bring herself to tell Rain Hurd the truth about his father. She’d always meant to, but put it off until that day she was nearly killed in the shooting at Bean Station. As soon as he heard about the shooting, Rain left his job in Rhode Island and flew to Burdy’s bedside at that Knoxville hospital. That’s when Burdy told him about the letters. Rain didn’t believe her at first but once he found the letters, Rain was faced with a trauma of his own: What had prompted his father to abandon his family? And would Rain ever be able to forgive him the death of his mother? Would anyone at Christian Bend? Or would the community, which had long proudly regarded Zebulon Hurd as their own war hero, now abandon the aging veteran to the grief that overwhelmed him?


HarperCollins Book Preview Event
Thursday, October 5 at 6:30pm

Join us as we welcome HarperCollins Publishers’ the wonderful Eric Svenson as he shares the hot titles for the Fall, Winter and Spring. He will especially focus on book suggestions ideal for book club discussions.

The event is FREE to ATTEND but RSVP requested. You can simply RSVP on this event page at , message us on Facebook or call/stop in! We want to make sure we have enough FREE STUFF!

There will be free books, free totes, light refreshments and other giveaways!


Hazel Gaynor & Heather Webb, Last Christmas in Paris
Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30pm

New York Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor has joined with Heather Webber to create this unforgettably romantic novel of the Great War.

August 1914. England is at war. As Evie Elliott watches her brother, Will, and his best friend, Thomas Harding, depart for the front, she believes—as everyone does—that it will be over by Christmas, when the trio plan to celebrate the holiday among the romantic cafes of Paris.

But as history tells us, it all happened so differently…

Evie and Thomas experience a very different war. Frustrated by life as a privileged young lady, Evie longs to play a greater part in the conflict—but how?—and as Thomas struggles with the unimaginable realities of war he also faces personal battles back home where War Office regulations on press reporting cause trouble at his father’s newspaper business. Through their letters, Evie and Thomas share their greatest hopes and fears—and grow ever fonder from afar. Can love flourish amid the horror of the First World War, or will fate intervene?

Christmas 1968. With failing health, Thomas returns to Paris—a cherished packet of letters in hand—determined to lay to rest the ghosts of his past. But one final letter is waiting for him…


Ridley Pearson, Lock & Key: The Downward Spiral
Wednesday, October 11 at 4:30pm

“Will leave you dying to know more.” —Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series

The New York Times bestselling author of the Peter and the Starcatchers and The Kingdom Keepers series, Ridley Pearson, brings us the second riveting tale in the Lock and Key trilogy. We cannot wait for Ridley to be back at FoxTale! This bravely reimagined origin story of the rivalry of literature’s most famous enemies— Sherlock Holmesand James Moriarty—is told from the perspective of James’s observant little sister, Moira.

At the thrilling conclusion to book one, we left off with James and Moira’s father dying horribly and unexpectedly. Now the search is on to find out what really happened to their father. Did he fall or was he pushed? Sherlock, James, and Moira reluctantly partner up, trusting no one, not even each other, as they uncover a secret sect, a rare jewel, and a sordid history. Blood is spilled, trusts broken, and friendships lost in this story of how one simple mistake cost Father his life and James his heart, and sent the Moriartys spiraling ever downward.

It’s a highly original and satisfying take on the Sherlock Holmes series as only master of suspense Ridley Pearson could envision. As Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series says, “This tale will change the way you see Sherlock Holmes and leave you dying to know more.”


Susan Sands, Christmas, Alabama
Saturday, October 14 at 2:00pm

It is always great fun when Susan Sands joins us! We are excited to host this pre-launch event for Christmas, Alabama.

Photographer Rachel Prudhomme has finally settled in Ministry, Alabama. Sure, the pace is slower, and she’s had her heart blessed more times than she can count, but putting down her roots where her family is feels right, if only the town’s new doctor and now neighbor weren’t so hot and constantly igniting her dreams. How can she keep her vow to steer clear of men when he keeps sauntering across her path?

For Dr. Nicholas Sullivan to get his dream job in Atlanta, he must fill in at Ministry General, where they’re short staffed for the holidays. He never expects to fall for his beautiful next door neighbor, Rachel.

Soon, Nick and Rachael make a deal. They’ll pretend to date so Rachael can avoid the scrutiny from her family to “find a good man” and Nick can avoid the single lovelies in town who take his short stay as a challenge. Amidst the carolers, Christmas lights, and an unlikely Alabama snowstorm, Nick and Rachel can’t help but notice the powerful emotional and physical attraction between them. Will a Christmas miracle be all it takes to make all of their dreams come true?


Ian Doescher, Star Wars Shakespeare’s The Force Doth Awaken
Thursday, October 19 at 6:30pm

We’ve been a long time fan of Ian Doescher and are waving our light sabers in excitement. Doescher is the author of the Star Wars Shakespeare series. This event will appeal to not only Star Wars fans but Shakespeare and theatre fans too!

Experience The Force Awakens as a Shakespeare play, complete with Elizabethan verse, Shakespearian monologues, and theatrical stage directions! As the noble Resistance clashes with the vile First Order, Rey, Finn, Poe Damaron, Kylo Ren, and BB-8 are pulled into a galaxy-wide drama—in iambic pentameter! Star Wars fans and Shakespeare enthusiasts alike will enjoy the authentic meter, reimagined movie scenes and dialogue, and hidden Easter eggs throughout. Chewbacca speaks! Leader Snoke gives a soliloquy! And the romance of Han Solo and Leia Organa takes a tragic turn that Shakespeare would approve of. All with woodcut-style illustrations that place Star Wars characters into an Elizabethan galaxy. The story may take place in a galaxy far, far away, but you’ll be convinced it was written by the Bard.

This event is free to attend. Book purchase greatly appreciated. You can pre-order any/all of his titles. Makes a great gift!!


Baby Loves’ Ruth Spiro & Irene Chan
Story Time & Book Signing
Friday, October 20 at 11:00am

Ruth Spiro, Author and Irene Chan :: Eneri join us for s special story time and book signing for the littles readers!

Big, brainy science for the littlest listeners.Accurate enough to satisfy an expert, yet simple enough for baby, this clever board book engages readers of all ages! Beautiful, visually stimulating illustrations complement age-appropriate language to encourage baby’s sense of wonder. Parents and caregivers may learn a thing or two, as well!



Halloween Fun with Bad Kitty & Rosalind Bunn
Saturday, October 28 at 11:00am

This event is free to attend. Book purchase greatly appreciated. You can pre-order any/all of his titles. Makes a great gift!!

Local childrens’ author Rosalind Bunn, Author joins us to read The Monsters Three, Whose Shadow Do I See and Thunder and a Lightning Bug Named Lou. Rosalind will be happy to sign and personalize purchased books.

Costumed character Bad Kitty will join the fun and will pose for pictures! This is a free event! Book purchases appreciated.


Lois Ruby, The Secret Grave & other gently spooky tales
Saturday, October 28 at 12:00pm

A FoxTale first-timer, Lois Ruby is the author of several gently spooky books for middle graders and teens, including The Doll Graveyard, Rebel Spirits, Steal Away Home, The Secret of Laurel Oaks, and

her latest, The Secret Grave! We are looking forward to a fun time!

Nightshade can be deadly.

Hannah and Scooter’s sprawling, ramshackle house is named for the lethal plant that grows in the dark woods behind it. Hannah knows she’s not supposed to explore the forest or nearby Moonlight Lake. But she’s feeling lonely and desperate for an adventure. And there Hannah meets Cady, a mysterious girl who promises everything Hannah’s been missing. Only Cady has a secret:

Cady wants Hannah all to herself.

Soon Cady is copying Hannah’s style so they can be more alike. She lies to Hannah’s friends, insults Scooter, and begs Hannah to break her parents’ rules and sneak out for a midnight swim. Hannah wants to believe Cady’s just a little insecure. But when she discovers a cemetery beyond the lake with an eerily familiar headstone, she must decide whether to trust her new friend or dig for answers that may lead her to a watery grave . . .


Thomas Mullen, Lightning Men
Saturday, October 28 at 2:00pm

We’re delighted to have Thomas Mullen author at FoxTale Book SHoppe with his latest, LIGHTNING MEN!

From the acclaimed author of The Last Town on Earth comes the gripping follow-up to Darktown, a “combustible procedural that will knock the wind out of you” (The New York Times).

Officer Denny Rakestraw and “Negro Officers” Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith have their hands full in an overcrowded and rapidly changing Atlanta. It’s 1950 and racial tensions are simmering as black families, including Smith’s sister, begin moving into formerly all-white neighborhoods. When Rake’s brother-in-law launches a scheme to rally the Ku Klux Klan to “save” their neighborhood, his efforts spiral out of control, forcing Rake to choose between loyalty to family or the law.

Across town, Boggs and Smith try to shut down the supply of white lightning and drugs into their territory, finding themselves up against more powerful foes than they’d expected. Battling corrupt cops and ex-cons, Nazi brown shirts and rogue Klansmen, the officers are drawn closer to the fires that threaten to consume the city once again.

With echoes of Walter Mosley and Dennis Lehane, Mullen demonstrates in Lightning Men why he’s celebrated for writing crime fiction “with a nimble sense of history…quick on its feet and vividly drawn” (Dallas Morning News).


Sally Kilpatrick, Bless Her Heart Book Launch Party
Saturday, November 4 at 2:00pm

We’re excited to launch Sally Kilpatrick‘s BLESS HER HEART! It is always a fun time with Sally in the fox den!

Laugh-out-loud funny and unabashedly uplifting, with just the right amount of Southern sass, Sally Kilpatrick’s wonderful novel centers on one woman’s journey from unhappy marriage to a surprising second chance . . .

On the day Posy Love discovers that her born-again husband has been ministering to some of his flock a little too eagerly, she also learns that he’s left her broke and homeless. Posy married Chad five years ago in hopes of finding the stability her hippie mother couldn’t provide. Instead she got all the trappings of security—house, car, seemingly respectable husband—at the price of her freedom.

Pickup at FoxTale on or after 11/4/17

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Marie Benedict, The Other Einstein
Thursday, November 9 at 6:30pm

We’re excited to welcome Marie Benedict, author of The Other Einstein toFoxTale Book Shoppe

Mileva Maric has always been a little different from other girls. Most twenty-year-olds are already wives, not studying physics at an elite Zurich university with only male students trying to outdo her clever calculations. But Mileva has been smart enough to know that, for her, math is an easier path than marriage.

And then fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, and the world turns sideways. Theirs becomes a partnership of the mind and of the heart, but there might not be room for more than one genius in a marriage.

THE OTHER EINSTEIN is the story of Einstein’s wife, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight. It offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein’s enormous shadow.


The Paleo Mom, Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, PhD, Paleo Principles
Thursday, November 16 at 6:30pm

We always love hearing from The Paleo Mom on the newest research in Paleo. Not only is she a lovely to visit with, she knows her stuff!

Join the millions of people taking back their health by following a Paleo lifestyle. Whether your goal is to lose weight, increase performance, reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors, prevent cancer, mitigate autoimmune disease, reverse diabetes, or simply achieve your best health, Paleo Principles gives you answers and a veritable toolkit to make lasting, positive change toward better health.


Karen Kingsbury, In This Moment
Saturday, November 18 at 2:00pm

Many have asked for years and we can finally say, #1 NY Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury is coming. Due to anticipated attendance, we will be hosting this event offsite at River Church inCanton, Georgia.

This will be a ticketed event with two ticket options that include books and entry. We will have additional titles available for individual purchase and can take special orders too. Think Christmas gifts!

$30 includes signed hardcover copy of IN THIS MOMENT (Baxter Family Book 2)

$50 includes signed hardcover copy of LOVE STORY (Baxter Family Book 1) **AND** IN THIS MOMENT

You can call 770-516-9989 or stop in to FoxTale to reserve your spot now or we will have online ordering options coming soon.

Purchase BOTH books for $50.00 here:

Purchase IN THIS MOMENT for $30.00 below.


Annual Holiday Party
Saturday, December 9 at 2:00pm

We can’t wait to celebrate with you and some of our local favorite authors including Karen WhiteKim Michele RichardsonDaren WangSusan Sands & Rosalind Bunn, Author.

More details to come!





Lauren Willig, The English Wife
Saturday, January 13 at 1:00pm

We’re excited to welcome back the fab Lauren Willig to the fox den! Plus, we will have a special guest…. Karen White! The question is, will Sophie and Quincy White also attend? That is part of the mystery!

From New York Times bestselling author, Lauren Willig, comes this scandalous novel set in the Gilded Age, full of family secrets, affairs, and even murder.

Annabelle and Bayard Van Duyvil live a charmed life in New York: he’s the scion of an old Knickerbocker family, she grew up in a Tudor manor in England, they had a whirlwind romance in London, they have three year old twins on whom they dote, and he’s recreated her family home on the banks of the Hudson and renamed it Illyria. Yes, there are rumors that she’s having an affair with the architect, but rumors are rumors and people will gossip. But then Bayard is found dead with a knife in his chest on the night of their Twelfth Night Ball, Annabelle goes missing, presumed drowned, and the papers go mad. Bay’s sister, Janie, forms an unlikely alliance with a reporter to uncover the truth, convinced that Bay would never have killed his wife, that it must be a third party, but the more she learns about her brother and his wife, the more everything she thought she knew about them starts to unravel. Who were her brother and his wife, really? And why did her brother die with the name George on his lips?


Lisa Lewis Tyre, Hope in the Holler book launch
Saturday, January 13 at 4:00pm

We’re excited to help Lisa Lewis Tyre launch her second middle grade novel, HOPE IN THE HOLLER!







Karen White, Dreams of Falling Book Launch
Tuesday, June 5 at 6:30pm

New York Times bestselling author Karen White crafts evocative relationships in this new contemporary women’s fiction novel about best friends who share a devastating secret, set in the Lowcountry of South Carollina.