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RIP THE PAGE: Adventures in Creative Writing
Part of our Creative Adventures for Kids and Young Adults

Rip The Page3 days – Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, July 21, 22, and 24, 10:30am -2:30pm, Ages 8-12, $125. Instructor: Beth Hermes

Writers have a different way of looking at the world – starting from a very early age. Our three day young writers’ adventure at FoxTale Book Shoppe will help you interpret the world around you in a way that makes your writing engaging and fun (for both you and your readers). During this workshop, students will learn about different types of writing: fiction – short story/novel/comic book; non-fiction – news reporting/memoir journaling; and poetry/music writing. We will study and discuss other works, learn observation skills, and master techniques that will carry over to writing for school and personal enjoyment. Includes: Rip the Page! Adventures in Creative Writing, by Karen Benke and Three Subject Notebook.

Deborah Harkness, The Book of Life

July 21 at 7:15pm at Georgia Center for the Book

Book of Life
FoxTale Book Shoppe is thrilled to be handling the book sales for Deborah Harkness’ Atlanta book discussion and signing! We will have a PayPal link posted within the next few weeks where you can pre-order a signed copy of all of Deborah’s books.
This event will take place in Decatur at Georgia Center for the Book. Order your book here and pick it up at the event.

Unable to attend the event? We’ll mail your signed 1st edition anywhere in the U.S. Click here:

Part of our Creative Adventures for Kids and Young Adults

Wreck This Journal1 day, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 10:30am – 2:30pm,
Ages 8-12, $40 includes the book

Kids are wild, wacky and wise—and those are precisely the traits creative writers and thinkers need. To create is to destroy! Warning: During the process of wrecking this book, you will get dirty. You may find yourself covered in paint, or any other number of foreign substances. You will get wet. You may be asked to do things you question. You may grieve for the original perfect condition of the book. You may begin to see creative destruction everywhere. You may begin to live more recklessly. Price of the workshop includes Wreck This Journal. Jackie Tanase, Facilitator.

Johnnie Gabriel, How to Cook Like a Southerner: Classic Recipes from the South’s Best Down-Home Cooks

Saturday, July 26, 1:00 pm

how to cook like a southernerJohnnie Gabriel knows a thing or two about cooking for Southerners. The author of two cookbooks, Cooking in the South and Second Helpings, does it every day at Gabriel’s, her restaurant and bakery in Marietta, Georgia.
In How to Cook Like a Southerner, Gabriel isn’t just sharing her recipes; she’s taking her Southern expertise to the next level, offering step-by-step photos for 35 of the most iconic Southern dishes, curating and testing over one hundred recipes from some of the best and most gracious cooks in the South, and offering tips to help you dress up even the most basic recipes for special occasions

Ilona Andrews, Magic Breaks

Saturday, August 2, 2:00 pm

magic breaksNo matter how much the paranormal politics of Atlanta change, one thing always remains the same: if there’s trouble, Kate Daniels will be in the middle of it…

As the mate of the Beast Lord, Curran, former mercenary Kate Daniels has more responsibilities than it seems possible to juggle. Not only is she still struggling to keep her investigative business afloat, she must now deal with the affairs of the pack, including preparing her people for attack from Roland, a cruel ancient being with god-like powers. Since Kate’s connection to Roland has come out into the open, no one is safe—especially those closest to Kate.

New York Times Bestselling author Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. Ilona is a native-born Russian and Gordon is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. Contrary to popular belief, Gordon was never an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was never the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him. They met in college, in English Composition 101, where Ilona got a better grade. (Gordon is still sore about that.)  Gordon and Ilona currently reside in Portland with their two children, three dogs and a cat. They have co-authored two series, the bestselling urban fantasy of Kate Daniels and romantic urban fantasy of The Edge.
MAGIC BREAKS (to pick up at the event):

MAGIC BREAKS (to be mailed, anywhere in the U.S.)

Delilah Dawson, Servants of the Storm, Friday, August 8 at 7pm

Servants of the StormBOOK LAUNCH PARTY!

Thanks, Delilah Dawson, for returning to FoxTale to launch your newest novel! Delilah S. Dawson writes YA and Fantasy with a wicked edge. She’s the author of the Blud series for Pocket, including Wicked as They Come, Wicked as She Wants (winner of the RT Book Reviews Steampunk Book of the Year and May Seal of Excellence for 2013), and Wicked After Midnight.

Dovey learns that demons lurk in places other than the dark corners of her mind in this southern gothic fantasy from the author of the Blud series. A year ago, Hurricane Josephine swept through Savannah, Georgia, leaving behind nothing but death and destruction—and taking the life of Dovey’s best friend, Carly. Since that night, Dovey has been in a medicated haze, numb to everything around her.

But recently she’s started to believe she’s seeing things that can’t be real…including Carly at their favorite café. Determined to learn the truth, Dovey stops taking her pills. And the world that opens up to her is unlike anything she could have imagined.

“…Dawson draws an immersive, eerie setting and expertly unravels Savannah’s many dark secrets. Each skin-crawling demonic encounter couples with Dovey’s fighting spirit to propel the gruesome tale into an engaging page-turner. However, the swift ending provides little closure and will leave readers scratching their heads, wanting more. A standout, atmospheric horror tale derailed by its abrupt ending.” ~Kirkus

A Delilah Dawson Book Launch Party must be experienced to be believed! Don’t miss this free event. Click below to reserve your copy of SERVANTS OF THE STORM to be picked up at the party and signed by the author, or have an autographed copy mailed to you:



Carolyn Dingman, Cancel The Wedding
August 12 at 6:30pm

Carolyn Dingman brings a heartfelt fiction debut that will appeal to fans of Emily Giffin’s Southern charm and Jennifer Weiner’s compelling, emotionally resonant novels about the frustrations of blood ties. Cancel the Wedding follows one woman’s journey to discover the secrets of her mother’s hidden past—and confront her own uncertain future.

Jenny Milchman, Ruin Falls and Cover of Snow
Cynthia Lott, The Feathers, August 16 at 1:00pm

FoxTale is THRILLED to welcome Jenny Milchman AND Cynthia Lott to sign and discuss their latest novels!
Cover of SnowThe Feathers Jenny will be discussing her latest novel, Ruin Falls, as well as Cover of Snow. Cynthia will be launching her debut thriller, The Feathers!

Ted Goeglein, Embers & Ash, Writer’s Workshop

Saturday, August 16 at 4:00pm

Note: this is a time and date change from July

Ember-and-Ash-by-TM-GoegleinWe’re excited to share a special opportunity with our teen and adult authors. Ted “TM” Goeglein will be doing a Writer’s Workshop on August 16 at 4:00pm. This is a free event with the purchase of Goeglein’s book!

T.M. Goeglein began his career as a writer of print and television ads for a host of advertising and media companies. As a screenwriter, he produced original screenplays and worked as a script doctor for several L.A. production companies. He was an original contributor to the Huffington Post ‘Living’ section, as well.

Ted’s Young Adult novel, COLD FURY, the first in a trilogy, was published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons/Penguin in July 2012. The second book in the Cold Fury series, FLICKER & BURN, published in August 2013, and the final installment, EMBERS & ASH, published in July 2014. The author lives in Chicago with his wife and two children.