Offering you the Best in Atlanta for Author Events and Signings!
Robin O’Bryant, Ketchup is a Vegetable April 16, 6:30pm
Robin O’Bryant offers a no holds barred look at the day to day life of being a mother to three, running a household and the everyday monotony of parenting. It’s not always pretty but it’s real. Whether she’s stuffing cabbage in her bra… dealing with defiant yet determined daughters… yelling at the F.B.I… or explaining the birds and the bees to her preschooler… you’re sure to find dozens of humorous and relatable situations. From the creator of Robin’s Chicks, one of the South’s most popular blogs on motherhood, misunderstandings and musings, comes a collection of essays that will not only make you laugh and cry, but realize that you’re not alone in your journey. Sit back and relax, pour yourself some “mommy juice,” throw a fresh diaper on your baby and deadbolt the bedroom door to keep your kids out… because once you start reading you’ll be too busy wiping away tears of laughter to wipe anybody’s butt.
If you are unable to attend this event, you can still have a book autographed by the author and mailed to you:
Barbara Brown Taylor, Learning to Walk in the Dark
Georgia Center for the Book, May 1, 7:15pm
Note that this event takes place at the Georgia Center for the Book
“Eyes wide open, Barbara Brown Taylor has written a precise and evocative field guide to the dark. Exploring the complex and generative terrain of twilight and absence on her own terms, she generously includes us on her journeys, and encourages us to make our own.” ~Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Happiness and Lovingkindness
Ashton Lee, The Reading Circle May 3, 1:00pm
With its corrugated iron siding and cramped interior, the Cherico, Mississippi, library is no Antebellum gem. But for young librarian Maura Beth Mayhew, it’s as essential to the community as the delicious desserts at the Twinkle, Twinkle Café. It’s a place for neighbors to mingle and browse through the newest bestsellers, for the indomitable Miss Voncille Nettles to host her “Who’s Who in Cherico?” meetings. The library may be underfunded and overlooked, but it’s Maura Beth’s pride, and she won’t let the good ole boys on the City Council close it down without a fight. Which is why Maura Beth has founded the Cherry Cola Book Club—a last-ditch attempt to boost circulation and save her job. Over potluck dinners featuring treasured family recipes, the booklovers of Cherico come together to talk about literary classics. But soon it’s not just Margaret Mitchell and Harper Lee being discussed over chicken gumbo and homemade biscuits with green pepper jelly. Secrets are shared, old dreams rekindled, and new loves slowly blossom. Southern charm, wit, and warmth combine in this delightful novel about great books, true friends, and the stories that give life its richest meaning, on and off the page.
Greg Iles, Natchez Burning
Wednesday, May 7 at 6:30pm
We couldn’t be more excited to welcome NY Times bestselling author Greg Iles to FoxTale! Natchez Burning is book #4 in the Penn Cage novels. We will have most of Greg’s back list available for purchase at the event. More details to follow!
Your purchase of NATCHEZ BURNING is your “ticket” in to the event, but you will not receive a physical ticket by mail or email. You may print out a copy of your PayPal receipt to serve as entry into the event. Your book will be available at FoxTale on the day of the event. If preferable, you may pick it up after April 29th, prior to the May 7 event.
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Carolyn Curry, Suffer and Grow Strong:
The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas,
Saturday, May 10 at 1:00pm
Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas had suffered and grown strong. Her life is an amazing story of survival and transformation that speaks to women in our own time.
Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas was an intelligent, spirited woman born in 1834 to one of the wealthiest families in Georgia. At the age of fourteen she began and kept a diary for forty-one years. These diaries of her life before, during, and after the Civil War filled thirteen hand-written volumes with 450,000 words. In the early years she described her life of leisure and recorded the books she read. Her father recognized her love of learning and sent her to the first college for women in America, Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Georgia. After college graduation in 1851, she was a gay young girl of fashion who met and married her Princeton-educated husband in 1852. However, with the coming of the Civil War and its aftermath, her life changed forever. Thomas experienced loss of wealth, bankruptcy, the death of loved ones, serious illness, and devastating family strife. She gave birth to ten children and saw four of them die. But, through it all, she kept pouring thoughts into her diary. Thomas examined what was happening, asked questions, and strove to find ways to improve her family’s dire economic straits. She started a school in her home and later ran a boarding house out of the old family mansion. In 1893, Thomas left Augusta and moved to Atlanta where she became active in many women’s organizations. She found comfort in her work with the Women’s Christian Temperance Union and the Suffrage Movement. She began producing articles for newspapers, keeping them in scrapbooks that tell the story of her life after she quit keeping a diary. In 1899 she was elected president of the Georgia Woman Suffrage Association. Because of her own losses, Thomas was sensitive to the well-being of other women. As she said, she had suffered and grown strong.
Beth Hoffman, Looking For Me,
May 13 at 6:30pm
Theodora Teddie Overman runs a successful antiques shop, filling her days with restoration projects and buying trips. But she’s having a hard time filling the hole in her heart left by her younger brother, who ran away from home and disappeared at age 17—now presumed dead—to live in the wilderness. Teddie was never close to her family, having left home shortly after high-school graduation, determined to make it in the antiques world rather than attend the boring secretarial school her mother had in mind. Now in her mid thirties, Teddie misses the chance to reconcile with her estranged mother and becomes obsessed with finding her brother after all these years.
Hoffman has a good ear for dialogue, and Teddie and her friends are realistic, appealing characters. Perfect for fans of family-centered women’s fiction, this book will have special appeal to readers interested in antiques and shabby chic style.–Booklist. The author of the sensationally popular bestseller, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, has done it again! It’s our pleasure to feature Beth Hoffman and her work at this free event.
Cassandra King, The Same Sweet Girl’s’ Guide to Life:
Advice from a Failed Southern Belle
Monday, May 19 at 12:30pm
The celebrated author of The Sunday Wife and The Same Sweet Girls brings us The Same Sweet Girl’s Guide to Life. Written with a blend of humor and practical wisdom, Cassandra King offers inspiration and solid advice to new graduates that can sustain them through life’s inevitable ups and downs. In this small book you will find advice that will only grow in meaning throughout the years. It can – and should – be read again and again, by thoughtful people of all ages.
King’s true gift is in her ability to present readers with the sort of hard-earned wisdom that will help both young and old find sustenance and renewed meaning in their lives.
Her first pearl of wisdom: sincerity is an important virtue, and once you learn to fake it, you are well on your way to success! Dare to laugh at yourself. Find kindred spirits and keep them close to you; expand your circle of friends. Know the true value of time. She also advises that we try to find words to express love and gratitude but to keep in mind that it is our actions that reveal our feelings more than our words.
WENDY HIGGINS, Sweet Reckoning,
May 24, 2:00pm
The author of SWEET EVIL and SWEET PERIL is back with SWEET RECKONING, her latest in the popular series. In it, Anna Whitt, daughter of a guardian angel and a fallen one, join forces with her true love Kaidan Rowe, as the Nephilim gather together one last time to fight against the demonic Dukes for their freedom. Wendy is a HUGE hit at FoxTale, so tell all your friends about this one! If you can’t attend, you can still get still get an autographed copy mailed to you here: SWEET RECKONING
John Warley, A Southern Girl
Friday, May 30 at 6:00pm
Set against the exquisite, historical backdrop of Charleston’s insular South of Broad neighborhood, A Southern Girl is a tale of international adoption and of families lost, then found anew through revelations, courage, and the perseverance of a love without bounds. With two biological sons and a promising career, Coleman Carter seems set to fulfill his promise as a resourceful trial lawyer, devoted husband, and dutiful father until his wife, Elizabeth, champions their adoption of a Korean orphan. This seemingly altruistic mission estranges Coleman’s conservative parents and demands that he now embrace the unknown as fully as he has always entrenched himself in the familiar.
”John Warley’s A Southern Girl is a stunning achievement: a beautifully written and heartfelt account of a father’s love for an adopted daughter, and his struggles in helping her find her own identity in an elite, yet conflicted society. Based on the author’s own experiences, this triumphant story belongs to anyone who has ever loved, grieved, questioned, rejoiced, despaired, and risked it all for the strongest bond of all, that glorious, undefinable unit we call family.”
—Cassandra King, bestselling author of five novels including Moonrise
Mary Kay Andrews, Save the Date
Sunday, June 1, Details TBA
We hope you saved the date because Mary Kay Andrews will be launching her newest novel, Save the Date!
A Savannah florist is about to score the wedding of a lifetime—one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for society nuptials. Ironically, Cara Kryzik doesn’t believe in love, even though she creates beautiful flower arrangements to celebrate them. But when the bride goes missing and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must find the bride and figure out what she believes in. Maybe love really does exist outside of fairy tales after all.
Told with Mary Kay Andrews’ trademark wit and keen eye for detail, mark your calendars for Save the Date!