Events – Authors, Discussions & More

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Kelly Young-Silverman, Where’s Wilson?
Saturday, February 6 at 11:00am

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It’s time to go to sleep.  But one of the counting sheep from the Sweet Dream Team has gone missing.  With bedtime soon approaching, and the town in a fuss, they need to find Wilson.  They have to!  They must!  This captivating rhyming picture book features frolicsome watercolor illustrations that vividly bring the story to life.  Children will love the sing-song verses and discovering new objects and characters in the multi-layered pictures.  Kelly Young-Silverman also brought us Man in the Moon, and she’s excited to return to FoxTale!  Bring the kids for story time with music and a kids’ craft.

 

 


Faith Hunter, Blood In Her Veins
Saturday, February 6 at 1:00pm

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New York Times bestselling author Faith Hunter presents a comprehensive collection of stories starring everyone’s favorite smart, sexy, and ruthless  shape-shifting skinwalker.  In this must-have collection of stories, experience nineteen thrilling adventures from the world of vampire-hunter Jane Yellowrock, including many fan favorites and two all-new novellas.

Faith Hunter is the bestselling author of the Jane Yellowrock series, including Dark Heir, Broken Soul, and Black Arts; the Soulwood series, set in the world of Jane Yellowrock; and the Rogue Mage series.

“Jane Yellowrock is smart, sexy, and ruthless.”— Kim Harrison, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Witch With No Game.  Free event at FoxTale!

 


Sherri Duskey Rinker, Silly Wonderful You
Wednesday, February 10 at 4:30pm

rinkerSherri Duskey Rinker is coming to FoxTale!!  We are so excited, we can hardly stand it.  Sherri is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE and STEAM TRAIN, DREAM TRAIN, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld. Sherri is also the author of the brand new SILLY WONDERFUL YOU illustrated by MUTTS.com – Patrick McDonnell.  We will have Rinker’s books, games, plush and more available for purchase at or before the event!


Tim Dorsey, Coconut Cowboy
Monday, February 22 at 6:30pm

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Tim Dorsey is back with a brand new Serge Storms adventure!

Channeling his inner Easy Rider, Serge Storms saddles up for his most epic, lethal, and hilarious road trip ever as he revvs off to find the lost American Dream . . . starting in the Florida Panhandle.

Expect nothing less than madness, mayhem, ingenious homicides, and mind-altering pharmaceuticals when Serge and Coleman’s path intersects with the Sunshine State’s hyper-dysfunctional rusticity.

 

 


Dan Gutman, Flashback Four
Wednesday, March 2 at 4:30pm

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In New York Times bestselling author Dan Gutman’s all-new series, which blends fascinating real history with an action-packed and hilarious adventure, four very different kids are picked by a mysterious billionaire to travel through time and photograph some of history’s most important events. This time, the four friends are headed to 1863 to catch Abraham Lincoln delivering his famous Gettysburg Address. Back matter separating fact from fiction and real black-and-white photographs make Flashback Four the perfect mix of true history and uproarious fun.  Dan Gutman is the New York Times bestselling author of the Genius Files series. He is also the author of the Baseball Card Adventure series, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies around the world, and the My Weird School series, which has sold more than 9 million copies.  GREAT FOR AGES 8-12.

 

 


Ray Atkins, South of the Etowah: The View From The Wrong Side of The River
Saturday, March 5 at 1:00pm

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The Foxes are in love with Ray Atkins, author of CAMP REDEMPTION and SWEETWATER BLUES.  This new book offers a lighthearted change of pace in this collection of humorous essays. He explores a diverse range of topics as seen from the porch of his home on the southern bank of the mighty Etowah River in northern Georgia. From this lofty height he holds forth on holidays, parenthood, cars, home ownership, aging, travel, medicine, technology, ballet, movies, marriage, Shakespeare, dogs, cats, music, swimming pools, vintage television, nicknames, amusement parks, restaurants, school projects, language, computers, hair, bad jobs, William Faulkner, weddings, advertising, Broadway plays, yard work, hospitals, cooking, Elvis Presley, moving, money, art, college, dinner theater, and a variety of other subjects. Atkins lives and writes on a river, and the view from SOUTH OF THE ETOWAH is unique. It is funny, irreverent, wise, and well worth the trip. So come along! There is plenty of room on the porch, the coffee pot is on, and a cool breeze is blowing up from the river.

 

 


Joshilyn Jackson, The Opposite of Everyone
Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30pm

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A fiercely independent divorce lawyer learns the power of family and connection when she receives a cryptic message from her estranged mother in this bittersweet, witty novel from the nationally bestselling author of Someone Else’s Love Story and gods in Alabama, an emotionally resonant tale about the endurance of love and the power of stories to shape and transform our lives.  Joshilyn is one of our favorites, and we know you love her too.  Come out for this great event!

 

 

 


J.T. Ellison, No One Knows; Ariel Lawhon, Flight of Dreams
Saturday, March 26 at 1:00pm

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Two incredible authors from Tennessee return to FoxTale with brand new books.

NO ONE KNOWS:  In the vein of The Girl on the Train and The Husband’s Secret comes a you’ll-never-guess thriller from the co-author of the Nicholas Drummond series … about a woman who must figure out if she’s losing her mind, or if her husband has really returned from the dead.

 

 

 

 

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FLIGHT OF DREAMS:  With everyone onboard harboring dark secrets and at least one person determined to make sure the airship doesn’t make the return trip, Flight of Dreams gives an utterly suspenseful, heart-wrenching explanation for one of the most enduring mysteries of the twentieth century.  Great books, great authors—it’ll be a great day at FoxTale on March 26! Plan to be there.

 


 Kathleen Grisson, Glory Over Everything
Saturday, April 16 at 1:00pm

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“Kathleen Grissom’s THE KITCHEN HOUSE delighted more than a million readers. Now she thrills us even more with GLORY OVER EVERYTHING. If Dickens had been an American he might have written such a novel as this, a story with all the elements of a classic, family secrets, the struggle of an orphan to affluence and prominence, a quest for love, plus miscegenation, and escape from slavery. This exciting story of danger, fear, cruelty, loyalty, and enduring love, brings alive some of the worst in our history, and some of the best.”—Robert Morgan, author of GAP CREEK.

 

 

 


Kim Michele Richardson, GodPretty in the Tobacco Field
Book Launch
Friday, April 22 at 6:30pm

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We’re looking forward to having the LIAR’S BENCH author Kim Michele Richardson back at FoxTale Book Shoppe with her second novel, GODPRETTY IN THE TOBACCO FIELD.

“Beauty and sweetness weave a diaphanous fabric against the stark backdrop of poverty and cruelty.” — Sara Gruen, New York Times bestselling author

Nameless, Kentucky, in 1969 is a hardscrabble community where jobs are few and poverty is a simple fact—just like the hot Appalachian breeze or the pests that can wipe out a tobacco field in days. RubyLyn Bishop is luckier than some. Her God-fearing uncle, Gunnar, has a short fuse and high expectations, but he’s given her a good home ever since she was orphaned at the age of five. Yet now, a month shy …


Kristy Woodson Harvey, Lies and Other Acts of Love
Saturday, April 23 at 1:00pm

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CAROLINA was praised as Southern fiction at its best.  Now author Kristy Woodson Harvey presents a new novel about what it really means to tell the truth.

After sixty years of marriage and five daughters, Lynn Lovey White knows that all of us, from time to time, need to use our little white lies. Her granddaughter, Annabelle, on the other hand, is as truthful as they come. She always does the right thing that is, until she dumps her hedge fund manager fiancé and marries a musician she has known for three days. After all, her grandparents, who fell in love at first sight, have shared a lifetime of happiness, even through her grandfather’s declining health.  But when Annabelle s world starts to collapse around her, she discovers that nothing about her picture-perfect family is as it seems. And Lovey has to decide whether one more lie will make or break the ones she loves.

 

 


Francine Bryson, Country Cooking From A Redneck Kitchen
Monday, May 2 at 6:30pm

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Francine invites you into her home to share the recipes for everything that graces her Southern table.  We had a delightful time when Francine visited for Blue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck Kitchen, a Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Book Award finalist and Okra Pick. She has won more than 200 local and national baking competitions and was the runner-up and crowd favorite on CBS’s The American Baking Competition. Francine, a member of the American Pie Council, lives with her husband in Pickens, South Carolina.  Join us for what will be a fun (and flavorful!) event.

 

 

 


Mary Kay Andrews, The Weekenders
Sunday, May 15 (tentative date, details to come)

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It’s that time of year again . . . . LAUNCH PARTY for Mary Kay Andrews! About THE WEEKENDERS:  “Some people stay all summer long on the idyllic island of Belle Isle, North Carolina. Some people come only for the weekends-and it’s something they look forward to all week long. When Riley Griggs is waiting for her husband to arrive at the ferry one Friday afternoon, she is instead served with papers informing her that her island home is being foreclosed. To make matters worse, her husband is nowhere to be found. She turns to her island friends for help and support, but each of them has their own secrets and the clock is ticking as the mystery deepens. Cocktail parties and crab boil aside, Riley must find a way to investigate the secrets of Belle Island, the husband she might not really know, and the summer that could change everything.”


Mary Alice Monroe, A Lowcountry Wedding
Thursday, May 26 at 6:00pm

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Mary Alice Monroe always makes a big impression at FoxTale because to know her is to love her, and lots of fans (and all the Foxes) do!  Wedding season has arrived in New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe’s next novel in the “distinct, complex, and endearing” Lowcountry Summer series.  “Nothing could be more enchanting than a summer wedding or two in Charleston’s fabled lowcountry.  Yet when a stranger arrives, a long held family secret could silence the bells ringing for the Muir sisters. Scandals surface, family bonds are questioned, and promises are broken and renewed. In A Lowcountry Wedding, Monroe delves into the heart of marriage, commitment, and family ties. Huffington Post calls the Lowcountry Summer series the perfect beach read and a whole lot more.


Karen White, Flight Patterns
Tuesday, May 31 at 6:30pm

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The New York Times bestselling author of The Sound of Glass and coauthor of The Forgotten Room tells the story of a woman coming home to the family she left behind and to the woman she always wanted to be.  Georgia Chambers has spent her life sifting through other people s pasts while trying to forget her own. But then her work as an expert of fine china, especially of Limoges, requires her to return to the one place she swore she’d never revisit.

It’s been thirteen years since Georgia left her family home on the coast of Florida and seeing them after all this time makes Georgia realize that something has been missing. Unless she finds a way to heal these rifts, she will forever be living vicariously through other people’s remnants. To embrace her own life mistakes, she will have to find the courage to confront the ghosts of her past and the secrets she was forced to keep.


Wendy Wax, Sunshine Beach
Tuesday, June 21 at 6:30pm

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In this brand-new summer read by the USA Today bestselling author of The House on Mermaid Point, three women join forces to bring a historic seaside hotel back to life.  There’s nothing that a fresh coat of paint and a few glasses of wine can’t fix.  After losing their life savings in a Ponzi scheme, Maddie, Avery, and Nikki banded together to make the most of what they’ve got left through determination, ingenuity, guts, and a large dose of elbow grease. It’s Maddie’s daughter Kyra who stumbles across a once glorious oceanfront hotel that has fallen into disrepair. The opportunity to renovate this seaside jewel is too good to pass up—especially when they come up with the idea of shooting their own independent television show about the restoration. What could possibly go wrong?

 


Susan Branch, Martha’s Vineyard, Isle of Dreams
Saturday, June 25 at 1:00pm

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What began as a customer’s request quickly turned into the scheduling of a major event!  Susan Branch is the author of soon-to-be 15 books with over four million copies in print ~ all of them hand-written and water colored, filled with quotes, recipes, tips, stories and personal mementoes. Susan’s Heart of the Home books celebrate the home arts of cooking, gardening, homemaking, family, best friends, entertaining, and all the things that make life sweet. Susan lives with her husband Joe Hall in an 1849 home on the Massachusetts Island of Martha’s Vineyard ~ which she refers to as her “heart magnet.” One of the most prolific artists working today, Susan has produced close to 3,000 pieces of original art that adorn everything from dish towels and teapots to calendars, books, and wrapping paper.  This will be a fantastic event.  Watch for more details!