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Shelly King, The Moment of Everything

Tuesday, March 24 at 6:30pm

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Shelly King has become a fast favorite at FoxTale Book Shoppe and we decided we NEEDED to have Shelly visit us at FoxTale. We’re excited to share that Shelly will be here in March to discuss and sign her debut novel, The Moment of Everything.

The book is available now at FoxTale! Of course, no matter when you purchase the book from FoxTale, you can bring it to the book signing event!

In the tradition of The Cookbook Collector comes a funny, romantic novel about a young woman finding her calling while saving a used bookstore. Maggie Duprès, recently “involuntarily separated from payroll” at a Silicon Valley startup, is whiling away her days in The Dragonfly’s Used Books, a Mountain View institution, waiting for the Next Big Thing to come along.

When the opportunity arises for her to network at a Bay Area book club, she jumps at the chance – even if it means having to read Lady Chatterley’s Lover, a book she hasn’t encountered since college, in an evening. But the edition she finds at the bookstore is no Penguin Classics Chatterley. It’s an ancient hardcover with notes in the margins between two besotted lovers of long ago. What Maggie finds in her search for the lovers and their fate, and what she learns about herself in the process, will surprise and move readers.

Witty and sharp-eyed in its treatment of tech world excesses, but with real warmth at its core, The Moment of Everything is a wonderful read.


Dahlonega Literary Festival

March 28, 2015 at 9:00am to March 29, 2015 at 3:00pm

Dahlonega Book FestWe’re excited to return as the official book seller for the Dahlonega Literary Festival! The Foxes will be split between Dahlonega and the FoxTale Book Shoppe! Here a Fox, there a Fox, everywhere a Fox! 

To date, the following authors are confirmed for Dahlonega Literary Festival:
Raymond Atkins, Susan Jones Boyer, Mark Braught, Jackie K Cooper, Lynn Cullen, Delilah S. Dawson, Author, Jessica Handler, Molly Harper, Author, Kevin Hearne, Kathryn Fernquist Hinds, Ann Hite, Vicki Lane Mysteries, Erika Marks Author, Man Martin, Frances Mayes, Cherie Priest, George Weinstein


Emerging Author Signing and Discussion

Friday, April 3 at 6:30pm



Nathalie Dupree & Cynthia Graubart, Mastering The Art of Southern Vegetables

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 6:30pm

dupree and gaubertBuilding on their reputation as James Beard Award winners, Dupree and Graubart have excerpted their best vegetable recipes (plus added some new ones) in this timely collection. Organized alphabetically by vegetable, each section begins with instructions on how to prepare and cook the vegetable, and is followed by favorite new and classic recipes. Also included are a selection of vinaigrettes and sauces, plus a roasting chart for an array of vegetables.

Nathalie Dupree is the author of thirteen cookbooks, including Shrimp and Grits and Southern Biscuits. She has hosted more than 300 television shows and specials that have shown nationally on PBS, Food Network, and The Learning Channel. She lives in Charleston, South Carolina.

Mastering The Art of Southern VegetablesCynthia Graubart is the author of Slow Cooking for Two, Slow Cooking: Double Dinners for Two, and The One-Armed Cook. In addition, she has a regular column in Southern Living. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dupree and Graubart are coauthors of the James Beard Award-winning Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking and coauthors of Southern Biscuits.

 

 


FaceBook Live Chat with Karen White to discuss
her upcoming novel, The Sound of Glass

Thursday, April 9 at 8:00pm on FaceBook

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Ridley Pearson, The Return, Disney Lands Book One

Friday, April 10 at 4:30pm

We are excited to share that Ridley Pearson will return to FoxTale with THE RETURN, Book One of the new Disney Lands series, picking up where the The Kingdom Keepers left off!

With the defeat of the Overtakers behind them, the five teenagers known as the Kingdom Keepers should be celebrating. By all accounts they saved Disney Land from certain destruction. Why then did their mentor leave one last puzzle for them to decipher? The Keepers must solve a puzzle of the past, or be crushed under an evil that makes the Overtakers seem like gentle souls.


Create your Website in WordPress

Saturday, April 11 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM

WordPress Website Class

 

A Guided Workbook Approach to Creating Your WordPress Website and Blog

Instructor: Valerie Hudgins of Zen Dog Web Services, Inc.

Over the past two years of offering this class at FoxTale, it almost always sells out. In 2015, the class will only be offered two more times, both on Saturdays from 3-6pm – April 11, and November 7. The class is limited to six persons to better focus on each person’s intentions and needs.

WordPress is DIY, but… Read more at the registration and details page. 


 Ann B. Ross, Miss Julia Lays Down the Law

Monday, April 13, 2015 at 12:30 pm  LUNCHEON

Miss Julia Lays Down the Law Ross

Welcome Ann B. Ross to FoxTale Book Shoppe!  It’s Ann’s first visit to FoxTale, but it probably won’t be her last!    This will be a ticketed traditional ladies’ lunch catered by Tea Leaves and Thyme for our Southern Sweetheart, Ann Ross. $50 includes Ross’ new book too, Miss Julia Lays Down the Law.  PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.




It’s up to Miss Julia to sort out the murder of a hoity-toity newcomer in the latest addition to the New York Times bestselling series

Ann B. Ross’s most recent addition to the series, Miss Julia’s Marvelous Makeover, was the first to hit the printed New York Times bestseller list, so Miss Julia fans both new and old will be especially keen to get their hands on the next one. The sixteenth in the series, Miss Julia Lays Down the Law is guaranteed to be the Steel Magnolia’s most exciting adventure yet.


Lynn Cullen, Dear Mr. Washington Story Time & Signing
Saturday, April 18 at 11:00am

Join NYT bestselling author Lynn Cullen as she reads from her new children’s book, Dear Mr. Washington. Cullen will be signing copies of this book as well as her adult titles.


Delilah Dawson, HIT Book Launch & Writing Workshop

Saturday, April 25 at 3:00pm

Delilah S. Dawson, Author offers an absorbing, frightening glimpse at a reality just steps away from ours—a taut, suspenseful thriller that absolutely mesmerizes from start to finish. In order to save her mother, a teen is forced to become an indentured assassin in this sizzling dystopian thriller in which the USA is owned by a bank and no one reads the fine print.

Patsy is forced to take on a five-day mission to complete a hit list of ten names. Each name on Patsy’s list has only three choices: pay the debt on the spot, agree to work as a bounty hunter, or die. And Patsy has to kill them personally, or else her mom takes a bullet of her own. What is she to do, let her mother die?

World-building is the key to enthralling your readers– whether you’re writing a sweet romance or a paranormal fantasy full of vampire dragons. How do you set the stage quickly and beautifully so that your characters will shine in a world all your own? Delilah is a novelist known for her world-building, and she will walk you through putting just the right amount of starlight on the page.

Sign up for Delilah’s Writer’s Workshop.  $22 INCLUDES the workshop and an autographed copy of HIT:





 
If you can’t attend the event, and would like a signed 1st edition of HIT mailed to you, click here:





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Writer of Servants of the Storm and the Blud series, including Wicked As She Wants, winner of the RT Book Reviews May Seal of Excellence & Steampunk Book of the Year for 2013


Joe Samuel Starnes, RED DIRT A Tennis Novel

Monday, April 20at 6:30pm

We’re pleased to launch RED DIRT: A Tennis Novel by Joe Samuel Starnes. A rough Southern country boy rises to the top of the professional tennis world, falls hard, then slowly climbs back.

Joe Samuel “Sam” Starnes was born in Alabama, grew up in Cedartown, Georgia, and has lived in either New Jersey or Philadelphia since 2000. Red Dirt: A Tennis Novel, published by Breakaway Books, is his third novel.


Virginia Willis, Lighten up, Y’all

Saturday, April 25 at 1:00pm

We always love when Chef Virginia Willis visits FoxTale! We’re thrilled to welcome her back with Lighten Up, Y’all!

A collection of classic Southern comfort food recipes–including seven-layer dip, chicken and gravy, and mudslide cookies–made lighter, healthier, and completely guilt-free.

Virginia Willis is not only an authority on Southern cooking, a French-trained chef, and a veteran cookbook author; she is also a proud Southerner who adores eating and cooking for family and friends. So when she needed to drop a few pounds and generally lighten up her diet, the most important criterion for her new lifestyle was that all the food had to taste delicious.

The result is Lighten Up, Y’all, a soul-satisfying and deeply personal collection of Virginia’s new favorite recipes. All the classics are covered—from a comforting Southern Style Shepherd’s Pie with Grits to warm, melting Broccoli Mac and Cheese to Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Pie. Each dish is packed with real Southern flavor, but made with healthier, more wholesome ingredients and techniques. Wherever you are on your health and wellness journey, Lighten Up, Y’all has the recipes, tools, and inspiration you need to make the nourishing, down-home Southern food you love.


Kim Michele Richardson, The Liar’s Bench

Friday, May 8at 6:30pm

We’ve had our eye on Kim Michele Richardson’s debut novel, THE LIAR’S BENCH for quite a while and are happy to welcome her to FoxTale on Friday, May 8 at 6:30pm.

Kim Michele Richardson’s lush, beautifully written debut is set against a 1972 Southern backdrop passing uneasily from bigotry and brutality to hope. With its compelling mystery and complex yet relatable heroine, Liar’s Bench is a story of first love, raw courage, and truths that won’t be denied.

Kim resides in the rolling hills of Kentucky where she is a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and an advocate for the prevention of child abuse and domestic violence. She is the author of the bestselling memoir The Unbreakable Child. She is a contributor to The Huffington Post and is busy working on her next novel.


 

Karen White, The Sound of Glass Book Launch Event

Tuesday, May 12 at 6:30 PM

So excited to launch “our” Karen White’s The Sound of Glass on release day! More details to come!

The New York Times bestselling author of A Long Time Gone now explores a Southern family’s buried history, which will change the life of the woman who unearths it, secret by shattering secret.

It has been two years since the death of Merritt Heyward’s husband, Cal, when she receives unexpected news—Cal’s family home in Beaufort, South Carolina, bequeathed by Cal’s reclusive grandmother, now belongs to Merritt.

Charting the course of an uncertain life—and feeling guilt from her husband’s tragic death—Merritt travels from her home in Maine to Beaufort, where the secrets of Cal’s unspoken-of past reside among the pluff mud and jasmine of the ancestral Heyward home on the Bluff. This unknown legacy, now Merritt’s, will change and define her as she navigates her new life—a new life complicated by the arrival of her too young stepmother and ten-year-old half-brother.

Soon, in this house of strangers, Merritt is forced into unraveling the Heyward family past as she faces her own fears and finds the healing she needs in the salt air of the Low Country.


Sarah Mc Coy, The Mapmaker’s Children

Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30pm

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We’re thrilled to welcome NY Times and international bestselling author Sarah McCoy to FoxTale Book Shoppe along with the fabulous NY Times bestselling author Karen White!

When Sarah Brown, daughter of abolitionist John Brown, realizes that her artistic talents may be able to help save the lives of slaves fleeing north, she becomes one of the Underground Railroad’s leading mapmakers, taking her cues from the slave code quilts and hiding her maps within her paintings. She boldly embraces this calling after being told the shocking news that she can’t bear children, but as the country steers toward bloody civil war, Sarah faces difficult sacrifices that could put all she loves in peril.

Eden, a modern woman desperate to conceive a child with her husband, moves to an old house in the suburbs and discovers a porcelain head hidden in the root cellar — the remains of an Underground Railroad doll with an extraordinary past of secret messages, danger and deliverance.

Ingeniously plotted to a riveting end, Sarah and Eden’s woven lives connect the past to the present, forcing each of them to define courage, family, love, and legacy in a new way.


Mystery Writers Symposium

Saturday, May 23 at 2:00

We’re hosting a Mystery Writers Symposium featuring authors Carolyn Haines (Bone to be Wild); Susan Boyer (Low Country Boneyard); Hank Phillippi Ryan (Truth Be Told); Stacy Allen, Author (Expedition Indigo); Molly Harper, Author (The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire). More info to come!


Wendy Wax, A Week at the Lake Book Launch Event

Tuesday, June 23 at 6:30 PM

You love her, we love her and she’s back at FoxTale to launch A Week at the Lake this summer!

From the USA Today bestselling author of While We Were Watching Downton Abbey, The House on Mermaid Point and more comes a powerful novel about secrets, loyalty, and the bonds of true friendship . . .

Twenty years ago, Emma Michaels, Mackenzie Hayes, and Serena Stockton bonded over their New York City dreams. Then, each summer, they solidified their friendship by spending one week at the lake together, solving their problems over bottles of wine and gallons of ice cream. They kept the tradition for years, until jealousy, lies, and life’s disappointments made them drift apart.

It’s been five years since Emma has seen her friends, an absence designed to keep them from discovering a long-ago betrayal. Now she’s in desperate need of their support. The time has come to reveal her secrets—and hopefully rekindle their connection.

But when a terrible accident keeps Emma from saying her piece, Serena and Mackenzie begin to learn about the past on their own. Now, to heal their friendship and their broken lives, the three women will have to return to the lake that once united them, and discover which relationships are worth holding on to.


Patti Callahan Henry, The Idea of Love: A Novel

Tuesday, June 23 at 7:00pm

LAUNCH PARTY:  Location To Be Announced

Patti Callahan Henry throws a great party, and we’ll let you know where REAL SOON.  She will be joining us at FoxTale as well – details to come.

Screenwriter Harper has had two flops in succession. He needs a hit and he needs it badly. Empty of any new ideas and crippled with writer’s block, he decides that he will “steal” a love story. He can’t do that in Hollywood, of course, so he heads to the East Coast for change of scenery, some new ideas, and above all, that good love story he needs. Taking on a fake identity as a historian interested in local folklore, he interviews townsfolk under the guise of getting to know their family stories. Soon, the knot of lies looks too tight to undo.

Can two people come together for all the wrong reasons and still make it right?


Suzanne Palmieri, The Witch of Bourbon Street

Saturday, July 11at 1:00pm

One of our Fox favorites, Suzanne Palmieri (Hayes), makes her return to FoxTale Book Shoppe with The Witch of Bourbon Street this July! Of course we will have Suzanne’s other books including the ones written under Suzanne Hayes. So Excited! Hopefully brother Talmadge Cooper will return for his 2nd appearance too!


 

Create your Website in WordPress

Saturday, November 7 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM

A Guided Workbook Approach to Creating Your WordPress Website and Blog Instructor: Valerie Hudgins

Over the past two years of offering this class at FoxTale, it almost always sells out. This is the last class offering of 2015 and is limited to six persons to better focus on each person’s intentions and needs.

WordPress is DIY, but…

As easy as WordPress can be, there are dozens of decisions to make before, during and after the download, configuration and design of your site. This class walks you through from the first decision to the last, explaining the whys and wherefores, from selecting a webhost to which buttons to click when you download the software and factors to consider for your specific business or interest.