Events – Authors, Discussions & More

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Newt & Callista Gingrich, Treason & Hail to the Chief
Friday, October 28 at 7:00pm



Speaker Newt Gingrich & Callista Gingrich return to FoxTale with their latest book! Newt will have his second novel in his latest series called “Treason” and Callista will have the sixth book in her Ellis the Elephant series called, “Hail to the Chief.”

TREASON, Autographed by Newt Gingrich (Pick up at the event)


HAIL TO THE CHIEF, Autographed by Callista Gingrich (Pick up at the event)

Erika Marks, The Last Treasure; Kim Wright, Last Ride To Graceland; Joy Callaway, Fifth Avenue Artists Society; Marybeth Whalen, The Things We Wish Were True
Saturday, October 29 at 1:00pm

These friends and fantastic authors have new books coming up that they want to share with their fans at FoxTale Book Shoppe!  They’ll be heading over from Charlotte with lots to talk about.  And wait until you see these beautiful books! Also, singer Beth Crowley will join the fun!



Danny Johnson, The Last Road Home
Saturday, November 5 at 1:00pm



“In this intense and well-written debut novel, Danny Johnson probes deep into the cauldron of racial relations in the 1960’s South.  The Last Road Home introduces an exciting new voice in Southern Literature.”—Ron Rash, author of Above the Waterfall.  Thanks for the recommendation, Ron Rash—looking forward to this one!

Alyson Richman & M.J. Rose, An Evening in Paris
Wednesday, November 9 at 7:00pm


We’re so excited to share that the one and only M.J. Rose will join us for A Night in Paris with Alyson Richman – Author at FoxTale Book Shoppe! Alyson & M.J. have long been requested by readers like you and we can’t wait! Fox Favorite Karen White will be joining us too. Talk about thrice the fun! Alyson and Karen both contributed to the FoxTale bestseller, GRAND CENTRAL!

THE VELVET HOURS—As Paris teeters on the edge of the German occupation, a young French woman closes the door to her late grandmother’s treasure-filled apartment, unsure if she’ll ever return. An elusive courtesan, Marthe de Florian cultivated a life of art and beauty, casting out all recollections of her impoverished childhood in the dark alleys of Montmartre. With Europe on the brink of war, she shares her story with her granddaughter Solange Beaugiron, using her prized possessions to reveal her innermost secrets. Inspired by the true account of an abandoned Parisian apartment, Alyson Richman brings to life Solange, the young woman forced to leave her fabled grandmother’s legacy behind to save all that she loved.  Alyson Richman is an American writer best known for The Lost Wife, a tale of a husband and wife who are separated in a concentration camp during World War II and reunited 60 years later at their grandchildren’s wedding. Her novels have been published in more than 15 languages and have received both national and international acclaim.

THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF STONES— In World War I Paris, Opaline Duplessi, an employee at the famous La Fantasie Russie jewelry store, spends her time making trench watches for soldiers at the front, and mourning jewelry for the mothers, wives, and lovers of those who have fallen. People say that Opaline’s creations are magical, a word she would rather not use. But she does have a rare gift, a form of lithomancy that allows her to translate the energy emanating from the stones and receive messages from beyond the grave. In her mind, she is not a mystic, but merely a messenger, giving voice to soldiers who died before they were able to properly express themselves to loved ones. Until one day, one of these fallen soldiers communicates a message directly to her, and Opaline sets off on a journey into the darkest corners of wartime Paris and across the English Channel, where the exiled Romanov dowager empress waits to discover the fate of her family.  M.J. Rose grew up in New York City exploring the labyrinthine galleries of the Metropolitan Museum and the dark tunnels and lush gardens of Central Park and reading her mother’s favorite books before she was allowed. She is the author of more than a dozen novels. She lives in Greenwich, Connecticut

Nutcracker Story Time–Sat., Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. Free!


It’s a special holiday treat, a Nutcracker Story Time.  It’s an event for all ages, and there’s no charge to attend.  Bring the whole family to this sure-to-be-memorable event at FoxTale Book Shoppe.




Katie Hart Smith, Aspirations of the Heart
Saturday, November 12 at 2:00pm

katieWe’re delighted to welcome Katie to FoxTale for the first time with Aspirations of the Heart! We first met author Katie Hart Smith at an Atlanta Writers Club meeting where Patti Callahan Henry was the guest speaker. Turns out, both Patti and Katie are old friends having worked together as pediatric nurses at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. We hope you can join us to discuss this historical fiction mystery!

Addie Engel is a small-town girl who wants nothing more than to leave her family farm, venture out in the wider world of 1913 Georgia and become a successful nurse. But the times aren’t so friendly to a young woman determined to buck society’s expectations and do more than marry, have children, and keep house. If society has its way, she will never leave Hope, Georgia, nor the boy who hopes to be more than just her friend. Then, tragedy strikes, and with it comes an opportunity Addie can’t refuse. Thrust into in the rapidly-growing city of Atlanta, she’s soon immersed in a world of powerful people intent upon their own plans and schemes, including Lester Schwinn, a conniving man hell-bent on making his mysterious cure-all tonic a household name at any cost.

Alice Hoffman, Faithful
Tuesday, November 15 at 6:30pm


From the New York Times bestselling author of The Marriage of Opposites and The Dovekeepers comes a soul-searching story about a young woman struggling to redefine herself and the power of love, family, and fate. Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend s future is destroyed in an accident, while Shelby walks away with the burden of guilt. What happens when a life is turned inside out? When love is something so distant it may as well be a star in the sky? “Faithful” is the story of a survivor, filled with emotion from dark suffering to true happiness.




FAITHFUL, Signed by Alice Hoffman



Beth Hermes, Nanowrimo Overnight
Friday, November 18 at 6:00pm – November 19 at 7:00am


NANOWRIMO OVERNIGHT with Beth Hermes, Author at FoxTale Book Shoppe (No charge)—It’s an annual event, led by the fearless Beth Hermes. Bond with other writers, be inspired by the enthusiasm and creativity of instructor Beth Hermes, and WRITE. All night. Overnight ends at 7am on Sat., when the party moves to a local breakfast spot. But you’re not done yet! Come back to FoxTale at 1:00 on Nov. 19th for a Writer’s Workshop with Kendra Levin. Make a weekend of it!

Claire Legrand, Heidi Schulz, Kat Yeh and Mackenzi Lee, A Hero for Every Girl

November 18 at 6:30pm

heroA Hero for Every Girl:

Four Authors Discuss Powerful Girls in Kidlit

Authors: Claire Legrand (author) (Some Kind of Happiness), Heidi Schulz Books (Hook’s Revenge, NYT Bestseller), Kat Yeh (The Truth About Twinkie Pie), Mackenzi Lee, Author (This Monstrous Thing)

What is a hero? A warrior? A big sister? A daydreamer? A pirate? We believe that all of these can be heroes. We believe it’s important for young readers to see many kinds of heroes–and courage–in the stories they read. Especially girl heroes. Brash and shy, angry and scared, brainy and dreamy–the girls in our stories are all of these. They make mistakes; they make art. They fight with swords and magic, with words and love. All of them are brave. And all of them change their worlds for the better.

Moderated by Mackenzi Lee (author of This Monstrous Thing and curator of the popular weekly Twitter feature #BygoneBadassBroads), this panel will explore how important it is for all children to see a variety of powerful girls in the books they read. The authors will also discuss what inspired them to create their powerful girl characters and answer questions about the writing process.

Kendra Levin, Writer’s Workshop
Saturday, November 19 at 4:00pm – 6:00pm


THE HERO IS YOU:Sharpen Your Focus, Conquer Your Demons, and Become the Writer You Were Born to Be Kendra Levin–WRITER’S WORKSHOP

Free with purchase of book from FoxTale. Building on the archetypes in Joseph Campbell s heroic journey, The Hero Is You takes writers from the inception of a brand-new idea straight through to completing a project, revising it, and sharing it with the world.

Kendra Levin, Life Coach for Writers, a life coach who specializes in working with writers, packs in practical tips and advice, craft tools, road-tested creative exercises, and insights from other professional writers. The title says it all. Every writer faces a journey that wends through a nettlesome labyrinth of challenges and obstacles. It takes a hero to leap into the uncertain terrain of a new creative venture, conquer self-doubt, and persist across the craggy lands found in all creative projects. Kendra Levin’s wise, encouraging words provide guidance every step of the way to help every writer realize their creative goals—Grant Faulkner, Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month and Co-founder of 100 Word Story.  Take advantage of this unique opportunity to workshop under this incredible writer, Kendra Levin. Price will be $22, including the book! Please call 770-516-9989 to reserve your space or click below:

Rosalind Bunn, Thunder and a Lightening Bug Launch Party
Saturday, December 3 at 1:00pm

It’s our honor to launch a new children’s book by local author Rosalind Bunn!  Stay tuned for more details about this fun party.


Holiday Party – Authors, Refreshments, Prizes & More
Saturday, December 3 at 2:00pm – 4:00pm

partyIt’s our annual holiday party and you, your friends and family are invited! The more the merrier! Refreshments, prizes, shopping and good old-fashioned holiday fun. Come by and share a laugh and a magical moment with the Foxes!

Join the Foxes and staff along with authors Raymond L. Atkins, Kimberly S. Belle, Rosalind Bunn, Robb Helfrick, Ann Hite, Sally Kilpatrick, Deborah Mantella, George Weinstein, & alphabetically last, Karen White!

Note: Rosalind Bunn will be leaving at 3pm; however, she will be at FoxTale starting at 11am and will leave plenty of signed books!

FoxTale Anthology Party and Book Signing
Saturday, December 17 at 4:00pm – 6:00pm



If you’re part of the FoxTale writing community, you may have already participated in our now-annual, almost-famous FoxTale Anthology, comprised of entries from the writing students in Beth Hermes’ workshops and writing classes. Stay tuned for details about your entry, and mark Dec. 17th for an exciting time.

Karen White, The Guests on South Battery 
Tuesday, January 10 at 6:30pm


YES!  We have Karen White for the launch of her newest (final???) Tradd Street mystery set in Charleston, SC.  Will it be a television series?  We hope so!!!  At any rate, don’t miss this latest edition and addition to the Tradd Street series with all the characters we’ve grown to love.


A FoxTale Exclusive:
Click here to read about how to pre-order the book and have us send a lovely gift notification in time for the holidays!

To attend the event, click to register below:



Chris Bohjalian, The Sleepwalker
Saturday, January 21 at 1:00pm


This will be a HUGE event with NYT bestselling author Chris Bohjalian of THE MIDWIVES fame.   In fact, CHRIS BOHJALIAN is the author of eighteen books, including The Guest Room, Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands, The Sandcastle Girls, Skeletons at the Feast, The Double Bind and Midwives, which was a number one New York Times bestseller and a selection of Oprah’s Book Club. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages, and three of his novels have become movies (Secrets of Eden, Midwives and Past the Bleachers). The author lives in Lincoln, VT.  OF COURSE, he’s coming to FoxTale!!






Dana Middleton, The Infinity Year of Avalon James
Saturday, January 21 at 4:00pm

danaWe’re excited to launch Dana Middleton‘s debut middle grade novel, The Infinity Year of Avalon James, in her homestate of Georgia! And by Middle Grade, if you’re 8 years and older, this means you!

Avalon James and Atticus Brightwell have a secret – one that they aren’t allowed to discuss with anyone. This secret is shared between two best friends. When you and your best friend turn ten years old magical things are said to happen. You both will receive some kind of magic power. It can be a power you can call on time and time again. Or it can be a power that comes once when you need it most. It’s your Infinity Year and the possibilities are endless.

Veronica Roth, Carve the Mark
Saturday, January 21 at 7:00pm


Veronica Roth, Author of the Divergent Series, Announces 10-City International Tour
to Celebrate New Book with Fans Across the Country

Veronica Roth’s debut novel Divergent (2011) became a major pop culture phenomenon that was propelled even further into the zeitgeist by the release of the films starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Academy Award-winner Kate Winslet. The Divergent movies grossed $743 million and wowed audiences across the globe.

Now, with the release of Carve the Mark—the first book in Veronica Roth’s next duology—
fans will have the chance to meet the international bestselling author as she visits bookstores in North America.

Click here for more details and to reserve your book and spot at this event!

Deanna Raybourn, A Perilous Undertaking
Saturday, January 28 at 2:00pm

deanaWe’re excited to welcome Deanna Raybourn to FoxTale! Veronica Speedwell returns in a brand new adventure from Deanna Raybourn, the New York Times bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries…

London, 1887. Victorian adventuress and butterfly hunter Veronica Speedwell receives an invitation to visit the Curiosity Club, a ladies-only establishment for daring and intrepid women. There she meets the mysterious Lady Sundridge, who begs her to take on an impossible task—saving society art patron Miles Ramsforth from execution. Accused of the brutal murder of his artist mistress Artemisia, Ramsforth will face the hangman’s noose in a week’s time if Veronica cannot find the real killer.

Colleen Oakley, Close Enough to Touch
Wednesday, February 15



From Author Colleen Oakley:  “Atlanta friends and readers: SAVE THE DATE, Wednesday, February 15, 2017 for the book launch party of CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH! Because we had so much fun last year, we’re headed back to Room And Board Furniture on Howell Mill Road. There will be food, libations, and FoxTale Book Shoppe will be on hand to sell books. Stay tuned for more details! Can’t wait to see you there!”  Reserve your copy today, and pick it up at the event on Feb. 15.