Events – Authors, Discussions & More

FoxTale Book Shoppe is THE venue for Authors, Book-Signings, Notice of Special Literary Events and More!

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David Joy & Sheryl Monks in conversation with Ann Hite
Saturday, April 8 at 2:00pm

David Joy, author of the award winning and bestselling Where All Light Tends to Go brings us The Weight of This World. A combat veteran returned from war, Thad Broom can’t leave the hardened world of Afghanistan behind, nor can he forgive himself for what he saw there. His mother, April, is haunted by her own demons, a secret trauma she has carried for years. Between them is Aiden McCall, loyal to both but unable to hold them together. Connected by bonds of circumstance and duty, friendship and love, these three lives are blown apart when Aiden and Thad witness the accidental death of their drug dealer and a riot of dope and cash drops in their laps. On a meth-fueled journey to nowhere, they will either find the grit to overcome the darkness or be consumed by it.

Dan Gutman, Flashback Four #2: The Titanic Mission
Monday, April 10 at 4:30pm

Dan Gutman, the hugely popular NYT bestselling author of over 100 books joins us at FoxTale Book Shoppe! Dan’s latest middle grade book is Flashback Four #2: The Titanic Mission!

In Gutman’s all-new series, which blends fascinating real history with an action-packed 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, Luke, Julia, David, and Isabel are headed to the deck of the doomed Titanic. Their mission? Capture a shot of the sinking ship, then come right back. The only problem is, once they arrive aboard the ship, the four friends can’t agree on what to do next. Should they try to save the passengers? Or maybe bring back a priceless book before it sinks with the ship?


Karen White, The Night the Lights Went Out Book Launch
Tuesday, April 11 at 6:30pm

Karen White, the writing machine, launches her annual stand alone novel, The Night the Lights Went Out, with FoxTale Book Shoppe, and we couldn’t be more excited.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Flight Patterns comes a stunning new novel about a young single mother who discovers that the nature of friendship is never what it seems….

Recently divorced, Merilee Talbot Dunlap moves with her two children to the Atlanta suburb of Sweet Apple, Georgia. It’s not her first time starting over, but her efforts at a new beginning aren’t helped by an anonymous local blog that dishes about the scandalous events that caused her marriage to fail.

Read event details and pre-order here!

Leanne Vogel of Healthful Pursuit, The KETO Diet
Wednesday, April 12 at 6:30pm

Leanne Vogel, the voice behind the highly acclaimed website Healthful Pursuit, brings an entirely new approach to achieving health, healing, weight loss, and happiness through a keto-adapted lifestyle with The Keto Diet: The Complete Guide to a High-Fat Diet.

For too long we’ve blamed dietary fat for weight gain and health problems. The truth is, a diet that’s high in natural, healthy fats can actually help your body burn fat! That’s the secret behind the ketogenic diet. As you get more of your calories from healthy fats and cut back on carbs, you’ll start burning fat, losing weight, and feeling strong and energetic—without feeling hungry or deprived.


Julie James, The Thing About Love
Saturday, April 22 at 1:00pm

Julie James, The New York Times bestselling author of Suddenly One Summer blows the covers of two FBI agents who can’t hide who they are from each other…

FBI agents Jessica Harlow and John Shepherd have a past. The former lawyer and cocky Army Ranger clashed during their training at Quantico and gladly went their separate ways after graduating from the Academy. Six years later, the last thing either of them expects is to be assigned to work as partners in a high-profile undercover sting.

TRIO Art Show Reception – Authors, Songwriters & Visual Artists
Saturday, April 22 at 3:00pm

It’s Trio Live, a celebration of the inspiration from authors to songwriters and visual artists. The REAL FoxTale Book Shoppe‘s KFox has a piece of mixed media art in this traveling art show and to celebrate, FoxTale will host the exhibit for a few weeks with a free reception to kick it off on Saturday, April 22, 3-5PM. Drinks and light refreshments.

Scheduled to appear: Karen Schwettman, Radney Foster, Brian Panowich – Writer, Shari Smith, Judith Richards, Timothy Scott Williams, Kimberly Brock and more to come!

Randy Susan Meyers, The Widow of Wall Street
Monday, April 24 at 6:30pm

Excited to welcome Randy Susan Meyers for her third visit to FoxTale! We just adore Randy, her husband and her writing of course! Last time Randy visited, she assisted in pouring ice over the Foxes as part of the then popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

A provocative new novel by bestselling author Randy Susan Meyers about the seemingly blind love of a wife for her husband as he conquers Wall Street, and her extraordinary, perhaps foolish, loyalty during his precipitous fall.

Phoebe recognizes fire in Jake Pierce’s belly from the moment they meet as teenagers. As he creates a financial dynasty, she trusts him without hesitation—unaware his hunger for success hides a dark talent for deception.


Wendy Wax, One Good Thing
Wednesday, April 26 at 6:30pm

It’s always a fun time when Wendy Wax joins us at FoxTale! The girls are back along with Wendy. Plus, we’ll have light refreshments including yummy Sno-ball treats!

From the USA Today bestselling author of Sunshine Beach, a story of four women trying to rebuild more than their lives…

Before you can fix it up, you might have to tear it down…

Embroiled in a battle to regain control of their renovation-turned-reality TV show, Do Over, Maddie, Avery, Nikki, and Kyra find themselves holding tight to the frayed ends of their friendship and relationships.


Colleen Oakley, Kimberly Belle & Susan Sands, Independent Bookstore Day 2017
Saturday, April 29 at 2:00pm


Colleen Oakley, Kimberly S. Belle & Susan Sands join us for Independent Bookstore Day 2017




Anna Schachner, You and I and Someone Else: A Novel
Saturday, May 6 at 2:00pm

We’re delighted to welcome Anna and her debut novel to FoxTale!
Anna Schachner has published short fiction in many journals and
magazines, including Puerto del Sol, Ontario Review, and The Sun, and she contributes articles about books and literary culture to publications such as The Guardian and AJC. Originally from North Carolina, Schachner lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where she is the editor of Chattahoochee Review.

Our author friend Joshilyn Jackson says, “You and I and Someone Else is both a lyrical, bittersweet love song to the South and a careful study of love itself, using that recognizable—but in Schachner’s capable hands, amazingly fresh—territory of the family. In Frannie’s world, love is not a birthright; it must be learned. I cried when Schachner’s characters failed and cheered when they succeeded, having felt their epiphanies as if they were my own. This is a book that redefines parenthood and responsibility, and does so unapologetically. I admire it for its insight, its sly humor, and its careful, hopeful heart. Make this your next read.”


Kristy Woodson Harvey, Slightly South of Simple
Saturday, May 6 at 4:30pm

Kristy Woodson Harvey returns to FoxTale with her third novel, Slightly South of Simple, the first in an all-new series chronicling the journeys of three sisters and their mother—and a secret from their past that has the potential to tear them apart and reshape their very definition of what it means to be a family.

Caroline Murphy swore she’d never set foot back in the small Southern town of Peachtree Bluff; she was a New York girl born and bred and the worst day of her life was when, in the wake of her father’s death, her mother selfishly forced her to move—during her senior year of high school, no less—back to that hick-infested rat trap where she’d spent her childhood summers. But now that her marriage to a New York high society heir has fallen apart in a very public, very embarrassing fashion, a pregnant Caroline decides to escape the gossipmongers with her nine-year-old daughter and head home to her mother, Ansley.

Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie STORY TIME
Saturday, May 13 at 11:00am

We’re kicking our weekly Story Time up a notch in celebration of Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie! Pete the Cat will be at FoxTale!!




Ilona Andrews, White Hot and Jeaniene Frost, Into The Fire
Tuesday, May 30 at 6:30pm

The Hidden Legacy series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews continues as Nevada and Rogan navigate a world where magic is the norm…and their relationship burns hot

Nevada Baylor has a unique and secret skill—she knows when people are lying—and she’s used that magic (along with plain, hard work) to keep her colorful and close-knit family’s detective agency afloat. But her new case pits her against the shadowy forces that almost destroyed the city of Houston once before, bringing Nevada back into contact with Connor “Mad” Rogan.

Rogan is a billionaire Prime—the highest rank of magic user—and as unreadable as ever, despite Nevada’s “talent.” But there’s no hiding the sparks between them. Now that the stakes are even higher, both professionally and personally, and their foes are unimaginably powerful, Rogan and Nevada will find that nothing burns like ice …


Lisa Wingate, Before We Were Yours Book Launch
Tuesday, June 6 at 6:30pm

Lisa Wingate Reader’s Circle is back with her first hardcover release and a brand new, yet old, publisher. We always love having Lisa at FoxTale!

Two families, generations apart, are forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice in this poignant novel, inspired by a true story, for readers of Orphan Train and The Nightingale.

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize that the truth is much darker. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together—in a world of danger and uncertainty.


Edward Kelsey Moore, The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues
Tuesday, June 27 at 6:30pm

We love him! Y’all love him! Edward Kelsey Moore is back!

From the author of the bestselling The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat, The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues, an exuberant and poignant new novel of passions, family, and forgiveness

When a late life love affair blooms between Mr. Forrest Payne, the owner of the Pink Slipper Gentleman’s Club, and Miss Beatrice Jordan, famous for stationing herself at the edge of the club’s parking lot and yelling warnings of eternal damnation at the departing patrons, their wedding summons a legend to town. Mr. El Walker, the great guitar bluesman, comes home to give a command performance in Plainview, Indiana, a place he’d swornand for good reasonhe’d never set foot in again.


Mary Alice Monroe, Beach House for Rent
Wednesday, June 28 at 4:00pm

Y’all know how much we love Mary Alice Monroe! We look forward to her annual visits and know so many of you do too! Sheeeeee’s back with BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT! Plus, the original Beach House got a facelift late last year with a brand new cover. We will have all three of the Beach House books available at FoxTale plus many of Mary Alice’s backlist titles.

New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe returns to her beloved Isle of Palms, South Carolina to tell the poignant, charming story of two women, one summer, and one very special beach house.

When Cara Rutledge rents out her quaint beach house on Isle of Palms to Heather Fordham for the entire summer, it’s a win-win by any standard: Cara’s generating income necessary to keep husband Brett’s ecotourism boat business afloat, and anxiety-prone Heather, an young artist who’s been given a commission to paint birds on postage stamps, has a quiet space in which to work and tend to her pet canaries uninterrupted.

It isn’t long, however, before both women’s idyllic summers are altered irrevocably: the alluring shorebirds—and the man who rescues them—begin to draw Heather out of the shell she’s cultivated toward a world of adventure, and maybe even love; at the same time, Cara’s life reels with sudden tragedy, and she wishes only to return to the beach house that had once been her port amidst life’s storms. When Heather refuses to budge from her newfound sanctuary, so begins the unlikeliest of rooming situations. While they start out as strangers, as everything around the women falls apart they learn that the only thing they can really rely on is each other.

And, like the migrating shorebirds that come to the island for the summer, these two women of different generations must rediscover their unique strengths so by summer’s end they, too, can take flight in ways they never imagined possible.

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Gin Phillips, Fierce Kingdom
Tuesday, July 11 at 6:30pm

We’re delighted to welcome back Gin Phillips with her new novel, Fierce Kingdom!

“It tore at every maternal fiber in my body. I couldn’t put it down.” —Fiona Barton, New York Times bestselling author of The Widow

An electrifying novel about the primal and unyielding bond between a mother and her son, and the lengths she’ll go to protect him.

The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of playtime. They are happy, and the day has been close to perfect. But what Joan sees as she hustles her son toward the exit gate minutes before closing time sends her sprinting back into the zoo, her child in her arms. And for the next three hours—the entire scope of the novel—she keeps on running.

Patti Callahan Henry & Joshilyn Jackson Luncheon
Wednesday, July 12 at 11:00am

Save the Date! While we are working out the details such as time, place, cost, etc. we wanted you to know the date when the fabulous Joshilyn Jackson and Patti Callahan Henry will be coming!

More details to come!