Events – Authors, Discussions & More

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Deborah Mantella, My Sweet Vidalia
Saturday, September 17 at 1:00pm

sweetOn July 4, 1955, in rural Georgia, an act of violence threatens the life of Vidalia Lee Kandal Jackson’s pre-born daughter. Despite the direst of circumstances, the spirit of the lost child refuses to leave her ill-equipped young mother’s side. For as long as she is needed–through troubled pregnancies, through poverty, through spousal abuse, and agonizing betrayals–Cieli Mae, the determined spirit child, narrates their journey.


Kimberly & James Dean, Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes Special Storytime
Saturday, October 8 at 11:00am


There’s a brand new Pete the Cat book out on Tuesday, October 4 and we are going to celebrate Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes on SATURDAY, October 8 with a special story time! We will have free cupcakes after we read, sing and dance!

Fun for Pete the Cat fans of all ages and even those in utero! This is a free event; a book purchase is appreciated!

Jefferson Bass, Without Mercy
Wednesday, October 12 at 7:00pm



We’ve enjoyed a visit each year from the Body Farm authors since we were little baby foxes, and—thank goodness—this year is no exception.  “In the most suspenseful installment of the New York Times bestselling Body Farm series to date, forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton investigates a bizarre murder and confronts a deadly enemy he thought he’d put behind bars for good.” A FoxTale customer who sees this dynamic duo every year describes Jefferson Bass as “creepy, but so interesting.”  As they did last year, Jon Jefferson will be at FoxTale, and Dr. Bill Bass will by present via SKYPE for WITHOUT MERCY. It’s sure to be entertaining!

Lisa M. Russell, Lost Towns of North Georgia
Monday, October 17 at 6:30pm



History buffs will love this book published by History Press.  “When the bustle of a city slows, towns dissolve into abandoned buildings or return to woods and crumble into the North Georgia clay. The remains of numerous towns dot the landscape pockets of life that were lost to fire or drowned by the water of civic works projects. In 1832, Auraria was one of the sites of the original American gold rush. Cassville was a booming educational and cultural epicenter until 1864. Allatoona found its identity as a railroad town. Author and Professor Lisa M. Russell unearths the forgotten towns of North Georgia.” This is launch date for Lisa Russell’s new book, so join us for a special event.

Charles Ghigna, Animal Planet: Strange, Unusual, Gross & Cool Animals
Tuesday, October 18 at 4:30pm



Did you know that an archerfish can spit water up to 16 feet? Or that the giant weta is the world’s largest and heaviest insect? Animal Planet’s fascinating exploration of animal oddities introduces young animal lovers to some of the most astonishing, gorgeous, and obscure animals in the world-including some brand new discoveries!  Perfect for ages 8-11.  Don’t miss this kid friendly gathering.


Sarah Domet, The Guineveres Book Launch
Friday, October 21 at 7:00pm

Sarah Domet

Four girls, each named Guinevere, are abandoned by their parents at a convent to be raised by nuns. Vere, Gwen, Ginny, and Win come to the Sisters of the Supreme Adoration convent by different paths. Each has her own complicated, heartbreaking story that she safeguards.And while they may share the same name, they couldn’t be more different. Gwen is all Hollywood glamour and swagger; Ginny is a budding artiste with a sentiment to match; Win’s tough bravado isn’t even skin deep; and Vere is the only one who seems to be a believer, grasping at the saint stories the nuns tell and trying to hold on to her faith that her mother will one day return for her. However, the girls are more than the sum of their parts and together they form their own family, the all-powerful and confident The Guineveres. But when four comatose soldiers, casualties of the War looming outside, arrive at the convent, The Guineveres’ friendship is tested in ways they never could have foreseen.

Cynthia Graubart, Chicken – A Savor the South Cookbook
Saturday, October 22 at 1:00pm


While fried chicken may be the South’s iconic dish, when it comes to southern foodways, there are a lot of ways to love America’s most popular fowl. Preparations range from Country Captain to Carolina Chicken Bog to Chicken and Parslied Dumplings and more. Here, Cynthia Graubartcelebrates the bird in all its glory, southern style and beyond. This little cookbook packs all the know-how that cooks need to make irresistible chicken dishes for everyday and special occasions, from shopping and selecting to cutting up, frying, braising, roasting, and much more. Ranging in style from traditional southern to contemporary to international, fifty-three recipes are organized to help easily match the cut of chicken to the perfect recipe. Be assured that Graubart includes instructions for making the best fried chicken ever–seven different ways.


Newt & Callista Gingrich
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.”

More details to come!


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

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.




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!

Kendra Levin, Writer’s Workshop
Saturday, November 19 at 1:00pm – 3:00pm


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. 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!

Kendra Levin, The Hero Is You – Writer’s Workshop
Saturday, November 29 at 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Writer’s Workshop ($20 includes the book!)— 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

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.


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.






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!!