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Colleen Oakley’s BOOK LAUNCH PARTY for Before I Go

at Room and Board in Atlanta on January 6 at 6:30 pm

Before I GoWe’re thrilled to be the official bookseller launching Colleen Oakley‘s debut novel, BEFORE I GO! This will be a par-tay!! There will also be a big raffle prize in which the proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Greater Atlanta Affiliate. Pre-purchase your copy, to be picked up at the party:

Or have an autographed copy mailed to you:

Bernie Schein, Famous All Over Town

Wednesday, January 14 at 6:30 PM

Novelist Walker Percy once said that the only remaining unexplored territory in southern literature was the Jewish southerner. Famous All Over Town, the first novel from southern storyteller Bernie Schein, stakes a claim on Percy’s unexplored terrain with a comically candid multi-generational account of two Jews, a low-country native and a northern transplant, at the epicenter of momentous events in the sleepy southern coastal hamlet of Somerset, a fictitious stand-in for Schein’s native Beaufort, South Carolina.

Best-selling southern novelist and self-described “Florida cracker” Janis Owens, author of American Ghost, The Cracker Kitchen, and other books, provides a foreword.

 Brad Taylor, No Fortunate Son                                                    

Sunday, January 18,  at 2:00pm

Brad Taylor novelsBrad TaylorIn the latest military thriller from the retired Delta Force Operator and New York Times bestselling author Brad Taylor, a hostage situation places America’s most powerful political elite at the mercy of its worst enemies.

No Fortunate Son by Brad TaylorWhen veteran operator Pike Logan and partner Jennifer Cahill receive a letter from Blaisdell Consulting—the umbrella cover company for their real employer, a top secret counterterrorist unit called the Taskforce—they expect orders for their next mission-impossible tasking. Instead, they learn that their latest actions have gotten them fired, despite having saved thousands of innocent lives.





Sarah Addison Allen, First Frost BRUNCH

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 9:30 AM

We adore Sarah Addison Allen and consider her part of the FoxTale family so we are thrilled to host a brunch celebrating the release of First Frost. We will have mimosas and light brunch fare, all free of charge! All we ask is that you purchase a copy of First Frost! We will be opening at 9am especially for this exciting event!

Look for a PayPal pre-order option soon. In the meantime, you can call 770-516-9989 to pre-order your book!

A magical new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Lost Lake, featuring characters from her beloved novel Garden Spells.

Autumn has finally arrived in the small town of Bascom, North Carolina, heralded by a strange old man appearing with a beat-up suitcase. He has stories to tell, stories that could change the lives of the Waverley women forever…


Governor Mike Huckabee

Friday, January 30, 2015at 4:00pm – 5:30pm

We’re thrilled to welcome Governor Huckabee to FoxTale Book Shoppe!

In God, Guns, Grits and Gravy, Mike Huckabee asks, “Have I been taken to a different planet than the one on which I grew up?” The New York Times bestselling author explores today’s fractious American culture, where divisions of class, race, politics, religion, gender, age, and other fault lines make polite conversation dicey, if not downright dangerous. As Huckabee notes, the differences of opinion between the “Bubble-villes” of the big power centers and the “Bubba-villes” where most people live are profound, provocative, and sometimes pretty funny. Where else but in Washington, D.C. could two presidential golf outings cost the American taxpayers $2.9 million in travel expenses?

Government bailouts, politician pig-outs, and popular culture provocations from JAY Z and Beyoncé to Honey Boo-Boo to the Duck Dynasty on A&E’s Robertson family. Gun rights, gay marriage, the decline of patriotism, and the mainstream media’s contempt for those who cherish a faith-based life…these subjects and many more are covered with Mike Huckabee’s signature wit, insight, and honesty. At times lighthearted, at others bracingly realistic, Huckabee’s brand of optimistic patriotism highlights American ideals, offering a bright outlook for future generations. With a wry eye for the ridiculous and a clear-eyed look at the most controversial issues of our time, God, Guns, Grits and Gravy is Mike Huckabee at his very best.

Greer Macallister, Colleen Oakley & Ariel Lawhon

Saturday, January 31, 2015at 1:00pm

That’s right, three fabulous authors at one time, at one place – FoxTale Book Shoppe! We’re excited to welcome back friend and bestselling author Ariel Lawhon along with debut authors Greer Macallister and Colleen Oakley!

Three COMPLETELY different books, from three completely different authors. The ladies will share their publishing journeys, what inspired them to write what they did and of course, share about their novels.

The Magician’s Lie — Water for Elephants meets The Night Circus in The Magician’s Lie, a debut novel in which the country’s most notorious female illusionist stands accused of her husband’s murder — and she has only one night to convince a small-town policeman of her innocence.

Before I Go — A heart-wrenching debut novel in the bestselling tradition of P.S. I Love You about a young woman with breast cancer who undertakes a mission to find a new wife for her husband before she passes away.

The Wife, the Maid and the Mistress — One summer night in 1930, Judge Joseph Crater steps into a New York City cab and is never heard from again. Behind this great man are three women, each with her own tale to tell: Stella, his fashionable wife, the picture of propriety; Maria, their steadfast maid, indebted to the judge; and Ritzi, his showgirl mistress, willing to seize any chance to break out of the chorus line. As the twisted truth emerges, Ariel Lawhon’s wickedly entertaining debut mystery transports us into the smoky jazz clubs, the seedy backstage dressing rooms, and the shadowy streets beneath the Art Deco skyline.

 Jonathan Odell, Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League

Thursday, February 5 at 6:30 pm

The Healing Miss HazelWe’re excited to welcome Jonathan Odell back to FoxTale. He’s the award-winning author of The Healing, which was also KFox’s 2012 Pick of the Year!

Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League:
Set in pre-Civil Rights Mississippi, Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League is the story of two young mothers, Hazel and Vida – one wealthy and white and the other poor and black – who have only two things in common: the devastating loss of their children, and a deep and abiding loathing for one another.

Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale

Saturday, February 7 at 1:00 pm 

download (2)From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels! Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

More details to come!

Charles Belfoure, The Paris Architect

Monday, February 9, 2015at 7:00pm

This event takes place at The Georgia Center for the Book at DCPL
215 Sycamore St, Decatur, Georgia 30030



M.O. Walsh, My Sunshine Away

Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 1:00pm

 The debut novel everyone is talking about…

“The last page is as satisfying as the first.” — Kathryn Stockett, The Help

“I really loved this book… I can’t praise it enough.”— Anne Rice

“It’s a book to read and reread, one that will only get better with time.”— Tom Franklin

It was the summer everything changed.…

In My Sunshine Away, M.O. Walsh brilliantly juxtaposes the enchantment of a charmed childhood with the gripping story of a violent crime, unraveling families, and consuming adolescent love. Acutely wise and deeply honest, it is an astonishing and page-turning debut about the meaning of family, the power of memory, and our ability to forgive.

 Jamie Mason, Monday’s Lie

Tuesday, February 17, 2015at 6:30pm

We’re thrilled to welcome back the fab Jamie Mason to FoxTale with Monday’s Lie.

From the acclaimed author of the “ripping good” (The New York Times) debut novel Three Graves Full comes a new thriller about a woman who digs into her unconventional past to confirm what she suspects: her husband wants her dead.

With pulse-pounding prose and atmospheric settings, Monday’s Lie is a thriller that delivers more of the “Hitchcockian menace” ( The Peter Straub Page) that made Three Graves Full a critical hit. For fans of the Coen brothers or Alexander McCall Smith, this is a book you won’t want to miss.

Laura Lippman, Hush Hush

Wednesday, March 4 at 12:30 pm


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

Saturday, March 14, 2015at 1:00pm

Building 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.

Cynthia 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.


Shelly King, The Moment of Everything

Thursday, 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

We’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! For more information click here.  

To date, the following authors are confirmed for Dahlonega:
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


Ann B. Ross, Miss Julia Lays Down the Law

Monday, April 13, 2015 at 12:00pm

Welcome Ann B. Ross to FoxTale Book Shoppe! Mark your calendars now, details to come soon. This will be a ticketed luncheon event.

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.

 Karen White BOOK LAUNCH EVENT, The Sound of Glass

AND 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.

Patti Callahan Henry, The Idea of Love: A Novel

Tuesday, June 23, 2015at 7:00pm

Georgia Center for the Book at DCPL
215 Sycamore St, Decatur, Georgia 30030

NOTE-This event will take place at the Georgia Center for the Book at DCPL. Patti Callahan Henry 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?