Events – Authors, Discussions & More

FoxTale Author Events and Book Signings

Laura Lane McNeal, Doll-baby

Monday, June 29 at 6:30pm

We’re excited to welcome Laura Lane McNeal to FoxTale Book Shoppe! Our friend Mary Kay Andrews is a fan and that speaks volumes!

A big-hearted coming-of-age debut set in civil rights-era New Orleans—a novel of Southern eccentricity and secrets

Young Adult Authors

Tuesday, June 30 at 6:30pm

Becky Albertalli, Katie M. Stout, Gina Ciocca, Melissa E. Hurst

Becky Albertalli, Katie M. Stout, Gina Ciocca, YA Author and Melissa E. Hurst join us to celebrate their new Young Adult novels! This is a free event featuring four up and coming authors!!

Ted Cruz A Time For Truth

Friday, July 3 at 10:00 am

Time for TruthIf you would like to meet Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz, there is no better opportunity. An event ticket is $30 which covers you and a guest AND includes a 1st edition copy of Cruz’ book, A Time for Truth (Cruz will sign all books purchased at FoxTale.) You will not receive a ticket by mail or email, but your name will be checked at the door where you will pick up your copy of the new book and get it signed by Ted Cruz. You may also choose to purchase a signed book and have it mailed to you.  The book is $27.99 and shipping is $6.

Ted Cruz“Liberals love to hate Ted Cruz. The outspoken Texas Senator has a knack for getting under their skin. His quotable remarks – and even more, his principled stands on numerous national issues — have made him a political lightning rod and the most googled man in Washington. There is a simple reason Senator Cruz has dominated so much of the national conversation. Since his election to the Senate in 2012 he has refused to go along with the established way of doing business in Washington. As a result, he has become a voice for millions of Americans frustrated with governmental corruption and gridlock. In A Time For Truth, his first book, Cruz tells his story as a Cuban immigrant’s son who made it to the Ivy League, to the Supreme Court bar, and eventually the U.S. Senate. It s a deeply personal journey that begins with Cruz’s father experiencing brutality in a Cuban prison and ends with Cruz’s discovery that Washington has neither the courage nor the desire to preserve the freedom and opportunities that gave hope to his father, and millions like him. Pulling back the curtain on the backroom deals between Republicans, Democrats, and the lobbyists who keep them in office (instead of keeping them accountable to their constituents), Cruz offers an inside look at what has gone wrong in our nation’s capital. He argues that the need for change is urgent, and that the only way to bring about real change is to revitalize the Constitutional principles that made our country great.”

$30 Event Ticket for two people (includes one book):


If you can’t make the event, order your autographted book to be mailed:

Brian Panowich, Bull Mountain

Wednesday, July 8 at 7:00pm

NOTE: This event will take place at the Georgia Center for the Book at DCPL in Decatur, Georgia. Brian Panowich will be at FoxTale late Summer for those unable to make the Decatur event.

From a remarkable new voice in Southern fiction, a multigenerational saga of crime, family, and vengeance.

Kelly Young-Silverman, Man in the Moon Story Time

Saturday, July 11 at 11:00am

man in the moon

Come along on this enchanting journey as a little girl reaches for the moon and finds a friend.

Man in the Moon is a sweet rhyming tale that follows a little girl on a magical journey as she learns that any acquaintance can easily become a friend, and no matter how small you may feel (especially compared to the great big moon) you are special to someone.

This rhyming picture book, written in just 267 words, is illustrated with soft, watercolor original paintings by Erin Wicker, known professionally as erin the great. Erin’s illustrations vividly bring the story to life, allowing children the delight of discovering new objects and characters in the multi-layered pictures. A special note, five percent of each book sale is donated to St. Jude’s Hospital.

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Suzanne Palmieri, The Witch of Bourbon Street

Saturday, July 11 at 1:00pm


The Witch of Bourbon StreetOne of our Fox favorites, Suzanne Palmieri (Hayes), makes her return to FoxTale Book Shoppe with The Witch of Bourbon Street this July! Of course we will have Suzanne’s other books including the ones written under Suzanne Hayes. So Excited! Hopefully, brother Talmadge Cooper will return for his 2nd appearance too!






Harper Lee, Go Set A Watchman Book Release Celebration

Tuesday, July 14th

Go Set

Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman releases July 14, 2015 from HarperCollins! This is THE literary event of the year, heck, quite possibly our lifetime and we are celebrating all day long! Mark your calendars and pre-order a FIRST EDITION from FoxTale Book Shoppe!!

More celebration details to come!

Susan Crandall, The Flying Circus


Wednesday, July 15 at 6:30pm

flying circus

“An exhilarating, memorable flight into the world of barnstorming in the 1920’s, with all the twists and turns of an aerial acrobat. Compelling characters and a fascinating setting make this journey a sheer joyride. Satisfying and delightful!”–Lynn Cullen, author of MRS. POE

“”The Flying Circus” is Susan Crandall at her best–a colorful, rich and historical tale of the early years of flight. Heroes and villains and an achingly sweet romance will pull at the reader’s heart long after the last page is turned. I loved this book!”–New York Times bestselling author Karen White

CIARRA HANNAH, The Frugal Paleo Cookbook and STEPHANIE GAUDREAU, Performance Paleo Cookbook


Saturday, July 18 at 5:00pm

the Frugal Paleo

A Paleo Pairing!

CIARRA HANNAH, Popular Paleo, and author of The Frugal Paleo Cookbook and STEPHANIE GAUDREAU, Stupid Easy Paleo, and author of Performance Paleo Cookbook join us at FoxTale!

Laura McNeill, Center of Gravity

Saturday, July 25 at 1:00pm

We’re happy to welcome Laura McNeill to FoxTale!

Fueled by fierce love for her children and aided by Graham Thomas, a new attorney in town —Ava takes matters into her own hands, digging deep into the past. But will finding the truth be enough to beat Mitchell at his own game?

Center of Gravity weaves a chilling tale, revealing the unfailing and dangerous truth that things—and people—are not always what they seem.


Ilona Andrews, Magic Shifts (Kate Daniel series) Book Launch

Tuesday, August 4 at 7:00pm

We’re excited to welcome back the writing duo of Ilona Andrews with the latest Kate Daniels book, MAGIC SHIFTS! We had so much fun last year, we decided to do it again. Purchase of MAGIC SHIFTS will be required to attend the event. We will also have other titles available for purchase. More details to come.

Chloe Neill, The Veil, A Devil’s Isle Novel


Saturday, August 8 at 1:00pm


A brand new series from “New York Times” bestselling author Chloe Neill.

“Seven years ago, the Veil that separates humanity from what lies beyond was torn apart, and New Orleans was engulfed in a supernatural war. Now, those with paranormal powers have been confined in a walled community that humans call the District.Those who live there call it Devil’s Isle.”

Barbara Davis, Summer at Hideaway Key


Monday, August 10 at 6:30pm


Barbara Davis-author is coming back to FoxTale Book Shoppe this summer! From the author of The Wishing Tide comes a stunning new novel about two summers, one journal, and the secrets that can break and open our hearts….

Pragmatic, independent Lily St. Claire has never been a beachgoer. But when her late father leaves her a small house on Hideaway Key—one neither her mother nor she knew he owned—she’s determined to visit the sleepy spit of land along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Expecting a quaint cottage, Lily instead finds a bungalow with peeling shutters and mountains of memorabilia. She also catches a glimpse of the architect who lives down the beach….

But it’s the carton of old journals in the front room that she finds most intriguing. The journals were written by her mother’s sister, an infamous beauty whose name has long been banned from the St. Claire home. The journals tell a family tale Lily has never heard, of her mother and her aunt as young girls in Tennessee and the secrets that followed them into adulthood. As she reads, Lily gains a new understanding: about her family and about herself. And she begins to open her heart—to this place, these people, and the man next door. But can she ever truly learn to trust, to believe that love is not a trap but a harbor? And is it true that hearts, even broken ones, can be forged anew?

Kim Boykin, A Peach of a Pair


Tuesday, August 11 at 6:30pm

Palmetto Moon inspired The Huffington Post to rave, “It is always nice to discover a new talented author and Kim Boykin is quite a find.” Now, she delivers a novel of a woman picking up the pieces of her life with the help of two spirited, elderly sisters in South Carolina.

April, 1953. Nettie Gilbert has cherished her time studying to be a music teacher at Columbia College in South Carolina, but as graduation approaches, she can’t wait to return to her family—and her childhood sweetheart, Brooks—in Alabama. But just days before her senior recital, she gets a letter from her mama telling her that Brooks is getting married . . . to her own sister.

Devastated, Nettie drops out of school and takes a job as live-in help for two old-maid sisters, Emily and Lurleen Eldridge. Emily is fiercely protective of the ailing Lurleen, but their sisterhood has weathered many storms. And as Nettie learns more about their lives on a trip to see a faith healer halfway across the country, she’ll discover that love and forgiveness will one day lead her home . . .

Jenny Milchman, As Night Falls


Monday, August 31 at 6:30pm

As night falls

Jenny Milchman is coming back to FoxTale Book Shoppe with her third published novel, As Night Falls, and we couldn’t be happier. We simply love Jenny and her family! In fact, last year’s eco-thriller Ruin Falls was one of Gary’s top picks for the year.

From the acclaimed author of Ruin Falls and Cover of Snow comes a breathless new novel of psychological suspense about a dark, twisted turn of events that could shatter a family—a read perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn/Gone Girl, Chris Bohjalian, and Nancy Pickard.

Sandy Tremont has always tried to give her family everything. But, as the sky darkens over the Adirondacks and a heavy snowfall looms, an escaped murderer with the power to take it all away draws close.

In her isolated home in the shadowy woods, Sandy prepares dinner after a fight with her daughter, Ivy. Upstairs, the fifteen-year-old—smart, brave, and with every reason to be angry tonight—keeps her distance from her mother. Sandy’s husband, Ben, a wilderness guide, arrives late to find a home simmering with unease.

Nearby, two desperate men on the run make their way through the fading light, bloodstained and determined to leave no loose ends or witnesses. After almost twenty years as prison cellmates, they have become a deadly team: Harlan the muscle, Nick the mind and will. As they approach a secluded house and look through its windows to see a cozy domestic scene, Nick knows that here he will find what he’s looking for . . . before he disappears forever.

Opening the door to the Tremont home, Nick brings not only a legacy of terror but a secret that threatens to drag Sandy with him into the darkness.



Saturday, September 12 at 1:00pm

Lisa Wingate – and- Ann Hite

The Sea Keeper's DaughterLisa Wingate, The Sea Keeper’s Daughter

It’s always a treat to have Lisa Wingate Reader’s Circle at FoxTale! Lisa is a wonderful storyteller and a sweet, kind and talented author. Can’t wait!

From modern-day Roanoke Island to the sweeping backdrop of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains and Roosevelt’s WPA folklore writers, past and present intertwine to create an unexpected destiny.

Restaurant owner Whitney Monroe is desperate to save her business from a hostile takeover. The inheritance of a decaying Gilded Age hotel on North Carolina’s Outer Banks may provide just the ray of hope she needs. But things at the Excelsior are more complicated than they seem. Whitney’s estranged stepfather is entrenched on the third floor, and the downstairs tenants are determined to save the historic building. Searching through years of stored family heirlooms may be Whitney’s only hope of quick cash, but will the discovery of an old necklace and a Depression-era love story change everything?

Where the Souls GoAnn Hite, Where the Souls Go

At the age of ten, Annie Todd finds not only is her mother quite mad but that Annie has inherited an unusual legacy. The ghost of a young girl visits Annie in her new home deep in the mountains of Western North Carolina, where Annie’s mother, Grace Jean, has hidden them away from the life they used to know. Annie finds an unlikely ally in Pearl, a young woman who keeps house in Annie’s new home. The secrets that surround Pearl take Annie’s mind off her loneliness and soon her family history is revealed to her. WHERE THE SOULS GO is Ann Hite’s third novel set in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Readers who loved GHOST ON BLACK MOUNTAIN, Hite’s first novel, will find many of the characters familiar. This book follows three generations of the Pritchard family, not only telling the story of how Hobbs Pritchard became the villain of Black Mountain, but highlighting women’s struggles in Appalachia, beginning in the Depression Era and ending in the mid-sixties.

This will be the launch party for WHERE THE SOULS GO, and we hope you can attend. There will be live music and refreshments.

Copies of a hand drawn map will go with the first 200 books sold, so order your book today from FoxTale:

WHERE THE SOULS GO, $17, Pick Up at FoxTale on or after Sept. 12

WHERE THE SOULS GO, To be mailed (U.S. only) $17 + Shipping

Sonja Yoerg, The Middle Of Somewhere


Monday, September 14 at 6:30pm

“A troubled, young widow hikes from Yosemite Valley deep into the wilderness on the John Muir Trail to elude her shameful past in this emotionally gripping story from the author of House Broken. With her thirtieth birthday looming, Liz Kroft is heading for the hills literally. Her emotional baggage weighs her down more than her backpack, but a three-week trek promises the solitude she craves at least until her boyfriend, Dante, decides to tag along. His broad moral streak makes the prospect of confessing her sins more difficult, but as much as she fears his judgment, she fears losing him more. Maybe. They set off together alone under blue skies, but it’s not long before storms threaten and two strange brothers appear along the trail. Amid the jagged, towering peaks, Liz must decide whether to admit her mistakes and confront her fears, or face the trail, the brothers and her future alone.

Kristy Anne Hunter, Noble Masquerade (Hawthorne House)

Saturday, September 19 at 4:00pm

When Lady Miranda Hawthorne starts to develop affections for two men, she inadvertently uncovers secrets that will put more than her heart at risk.


M.J. Pullen, The Marriage Pact Book Launch Party

Saturday, November 7 at 4:00pm

In the vein of Emily Giffin, this debut launches a charming series about a group of thirty-somethings in Atlanta, Georgia making surprising discoveries about friendship, love, and happily-ever-after.




Diane Chamberlain, PRETENDING TO DANCE

Saturday, November 14 at 1:00pm

We’re excited to welcome Diane Chamberlain Readers Page to FoxTale Book Shoppe with PRETENDING TO DANCE!