Emerging Author Event
March 7 at 6:30pm
FoxTale is pleased to offer a platform for Emerging Authors. Many of these authors are up and coming and are currently with small publishing houses or self-published. Each author is give 3-5 minutes to speak about their book. A list of authors will be coming soon.
Kim Harrison, The Undead Pool
March 10 at 6:30pm
Supernatural superhero Rachel Morgan must counter a strange magic that could spell civil war for the Hollows in this sexy and bewitching urban fantasy adventure in acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison’s Hollows series. Harrison’s previous novels include Dead Witch Walking; The Good, The Bad, and The Undead; Every Which Way But Dead; A Fistful of Charms; For a Few Demons More; and Ever After.
This is a ticketed event. $30 INCLUDES the book, THE UNDEAD POOL, to be picked up on event night. Other Kim Harrison titles will be for sale at FoxTale. To register for the event, click below:
Amy Greene, Long Man
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at at 7:00pm
From the critically acclaimed author of Bloodroot, a gripping, wondrously evocative novel of a family in turmoil, set against the backdrop of real-life historical event—the story of three days in the summer of 1936, as a government-built dam is about to flood an Appalachian town, and a little girl goes missing.
“Unforgettable. Like a classical myth, Greene’s second novel, set in the summer of 1936, transforms a period of cataclysmic history into a gorgeous, tragic tale filled with heroes and heroines . . . Greene’s enormous talent animates the voices and landscape of East Tennessee so vividly, and creates such exquisite tension, that the reader is left devastated.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
This will be an event to remember, so mark your calendars.
Linda Lawrence Hunt, Pilgrimage Through Loss
March 12 at 12:30pm
Ms. Hunt will facilitate coffee and conversation for discussion of her new book offering her path to finding strength through the most difficult kind of tragedy. The author’s website has dozens of resources for grieving families and Mrs. Hunt considers this her mission to help others who have gone through such grief.
Erika Robuck, Fallen Beauty
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 6:30pm
We are thrilled to welcome back Erika Robuck with her new historical fiction novel, Fallen Beauty! Erika’s previous novels, Hemingway’s Girl and Call Me Zelda continue to be Fox and reader favorites and we are certain Fallen Beauty will become a fast favorite too.
Fox Karen says, “Erika Robuck’s novels are among our favorites at FoxTale Book Shoppe and her latest,” Fallen Beauty” does not disappoint. Her powerful storytelling drew me in and her portrayal of the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, flawless. She captures the raw humanity and spirit of womankind, our fierce need to protect our families while striving to be true to ourselves and the awful grace that carries us through. Erika’s stories only get better and I can’t wait to put this into the hands of many readers. It will certainly grace the shelves of FoxTale’s Rockin’ Strong Women section!”
Stephan Pastis, Timmy Failure: Now Look What You’ve Done”
Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 4:30pm
The clueless, comically self-confident kid detective returns in a sequel to the New York Times bestselling Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made. He doesn’t like to pull rank. To reveal that he’s this guy: Timmy Failure, founder, president, and CEO of the greatest detective agency in town, probably the state, perhaps the nation. But he is. And he’s about to crack the biggest case of his generation: a school competition to find a stolen globe. It’s his ticket to taking his own empire global, or at least to Peru. And to bringing home the $500 prize, which is guaranteed to set him up for life.
Stephan Pastis is also the creator of the devoutly followed comic strip Pearls Before Swine, which appears in more than six hundred newspapers. His compilation Larry in Wonderland debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list for paperback graphic novels. Stephan Pastis lives in Northern California.
We’re excited to have Stephan Pastis at FoxTale Book Shoppe! Perfect for ages 8 and above! Teens and adults love Timmy Failure too!
Purchase your books here, and pick them up at the event. Stephan Pastis will sign all books purchased at FoxTale Book Shoppe.
TIMMY FAILURE: NOW LOOK WHAT YOU’VE DONE (Book #2)
Robert Myers, Irish Pubs in America
Saturday, March 15 at 1:00pm
FoxTale Book Shoppe is pleased to welcome Deeds Publishing’s authors Robert Meyers and Ron Wallace!
Meyers and Wallace have created a one-of-a-kind coffee table book featuring more than 50 Irish pubs throughout the United States. The book includes 336 pages of beautiful photography, rich history, and special recipe section. What perfect timing with St. Patrick’s Day only a few days later!
Rona Simmons, The Quiet Room
Saturday, March 15 at 1:00pm
The novel follows the steps and missteps of Liese Stephens, daughter of an evangelical preacher and his ailing, passionless wife. Neither spare time for their daughter and both are oblivious to her mistreatment at the hands of an elder. Thrust by default into the responsibilities of adulthood while still a child, Liese stumbles in relationships with the men in her life—her young cousin by marriage, an Irish farmhand, and a worldly-wise railroad man. Each introduce her to unfamiliar terrain and temptation, yet the scars of her early days leave Liese unable to respond on an emotional level.
Carolyn O’Neil, Slim Down South Cookbook
March 21 from 7-9pm at our neighbor, Leaning Ladder
We’re thrilled to partner with Leaning Ladder Premium Olive Oils and Vinegars to bring Southern Living author Carolyn O’Neil to Woodstock with Slim Down South Cookbook.
Southern Living’s first healthy Southern cookbook with more than 100 delicious, nutritious recipes for satisfying Southern foods that won’t bust buttons! Details coming soon!
Jeff High, More Things in Heaven and Earth
March 22 at 12:30pm
After growing up in rural Tennessee, Jeff High attained degrees in literature and nursing. He is a three time winner, in poetry and fiction, of an annual writing contest held by Vanderbilt Medical Center. He lived in Nashville for many years, and throughout the country as a travel nurse, before returning to his original hometown, near where he now works as an operating room RN in cardiac surgery.
Tucked away in the rolling Tennessee countryside is the charming community of Watervalley, whose inhabitants are quirky and captivating and more surprising than you might expect…
As an ambitious young doctor with a penchant for research, Luke Bradford never wanted to set up practice in a remote rural town. But to pay back his student loans and to fulfill a promise from his past, he heads for Watervalley, Tennessee—and immediately stumbles into one disaster after another. Will he be labeled the town idiot before he’s even introduced as the new doctor?
Very quickly he faces some big challenges—from resuscitating a three-hundred-pound farmer who goes into cardiac arrest to not getting shot by a local misanthrope for trespassing. He expects the people of Watervalley to be simple, but finds his relationships with them are complicated, whether he’s interacting with his bossy but devout housekeeper, the attractive schoolteacher he consistently alienates, or the mysterious kid next door who climbs trees while wearing a bike helmet.
When a baffling flu epidemic hits Watervalley, Luke faces his ultimate test. Whether the community embraces him or not, it’s his responsibility to save them. And he’ll soon discover that while living in a small town may not be what he wants, it may be just what he needs…
Beatriz Williams, A Hundred Summers
April 3, 6:30pm
Memorial Day, 1938: New York socialite Lily Dane has just returned with her family to the idyllic oceanfront community of Seaview, Rhode Island, expecting another placid summer season among the familiar traditions and friendships that sustained her after heartbreak.
That is, until Greenwalds decide to take up residence in Seaview.
Nick and Budgie Greenwald are an unwelcome specter from Lily’s past: her former best friend and her former fiancé, now recently married—an event that set off a wildfire of gossip among the elite of Seaview, who have summered together for generations. Budgie’s arrival to restore her family’s old house puts her once more in the center of the community’s social scene, and she insinuates herself back into Lily’s friendship with an overpowering talent for seduction…and an alluring acquaintance from their college days, Yankees pitcher Graham Pendleton. But the ties that bind Lily to Nick are too strong and intricate to ignore, and the two are drawn back into long-buried dreams, despite their uneasy secrets and many emotional obligations.
What the critics are saying:
“Novels as masterfully done as A Hundred Summers come along only about that often. Beatriz Williams delivers an intricately woven tale of friendship, betrayal, old families, and closely guarded secrets. It is what every beach book should aspire to be – smart and engrossing.”— Elin Hilderbrand, author of Beautiful Day and the bestselling Summerland
“… fast-paced love story…the scorching sun illuminates a friend’s betrayal and reignites a romance.” — O, The Oprah Magazine
“Summer of 1938: A scandalous love triangle and a famous hurricane converge in a New England beach community. Add in a betrayal between friends, a marriage for money, and a Yankee pitcher, and it’s a perfect storm.” — Good Housekeeping
Ridley Pearson, Kingdom Keepers
Tuesday, April 8 at 4:30pm
Robin O’Bryant, Ketchup is a Vegetable
April 16, 6:30pm
Barbara Brown Taylor, Learning to Walk in the Dark
Georgia Center for the Book, May 1, 7:15pm
Ashton Lee, The Reading Circle
May 3, 1:00pm
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.
Karen White, A Long Time Ago
June 4 at 6:30pm
K.A. Tucker, Five Ways to Fall
June 27at 6:30pm
Amanda Kyle Williams, Don’t Talk to Strangers
July 2 at 6:30pm
Deborah Harkness, The Book of Life
July 21 at 7:15pm at
Georgia Center for the Book
Carolyn Dingle, Cancel The Date (Launch Party!)
August 5 at 6:30pm
Jenny Milchman, Ruin Falls
August 16 at 1:00pm