Events – Authors, Discussions & More

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Mary Alice Monroe, A Lowcountry Wedding
Thursday, May 26 at 6:00pm


Mary Alice Monroe always makes a big impression at FoxTale because to know her is to love her, and lots of fans (and all the Foxes) do!  Wedding season has arrived in New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe’s next novel in the “distinct, complex, and endearing” Lowcountry Summer series.  “Nothing could be more enchanting than a summer wedding or two in Charleston’s fabled lowcountry.  Yet when a stranger arrives, a long held family secret could silence the bells ringing for the Muir sisters. Scandals surface, family bonds are questioned, and promises are broken and renewed. In A Lowcountry Wedding, Monroe delves into the heart of marriage, commitment, and family ties. Huffington Post calls the Lowcountry Summer series the perfect beach read and a whole lot more.

Jolina Petersheim, The Alliance
Saturday, June 4 at 1:00pm



Those who plank together, stay together! We’re thrilled that our Jolina Petersheim is coming back to FoxTale Book Shoppe with THE ALLIANCE!





Join Us for the Dorothea Benton Frank, All Summer Long, Brunch Event
Thursday, June 9 at 11:30am at

The City of Woodstock’s MAGNOLIA HALL, 108 Arnold Mill Road, Bldg. C.



She’s back, and she’s better than ever, our friend Dorothea Benton Frank.  This entertaining lady is one of our most requested authors each year because it’s impossible NOT to have a good time with the so-much-more-than-an-author Dottie Frank.  At this reservations-only event, you will enjoy a delightful meal catered by Tea Leaves and Thyme that includes BLOODY MARYS and MIMOSAS.

Your $60 ticket** includes a signed first edition of ALL SUMMER LONG, Tea Leaves and Thyme cuisine with drinks (even the tip is included), and valuable coupons!

Make your reservation today! 


Or make your reservation by calling/coming by FoxTale Book Shoppe, 770/516-9989, 105 E. Main St., #138, Woodstock, GA  30188




Brad Meltzer, The House of Secrets
Thursday, June 9 (Offsite) at 7:00pm
Performing Arts Theater at Elm Street Cultural Arts Village in Woodstock


Yes, NY Times Best-selling author, Brad Meltzer is coming to Woodstock for the release of his new book, The House of Secrets!

Meltzer is one of the few authors to have books on the bestseller list for Fiction, Non-Fiction (History Decoded), Advice (Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter), Children’s Books (I Am Amelia Earhart and I Am Abraham Lincoln) and even comic books (Justice League of America), for which he won the prestigious Eisner Award.  In addition to his novels, Meltzer was the co-creator of the television series Jack & Bobby, and hosted the History series, Brad Meltzer’s Decoded. as well as Brad Meltzer’s Lost History, also on the History channel.

Known for his thorough research, Meltzer counts former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush as fans, and both have helped him with his research.  In September 2006, Meltzer participated in a work group along with the CIA, FBI, various psychologists, and Department of Homeland Security intelligence staff to brainstorm new ways that terrorists might attack the U.S.

As an inspirational speaker, Meltzer’s TED Talk, How To Write Your Own Obituary, has been viewed over 50,000 times, and prompted TED to ask him to do another inspiring TED Talk: Write Your Story, Change History, which has been viewed over 80,000 times.  Meltzer is also responsible for helping save the life of his 11th grade history teacher. When his teacher told Meltzer she was sick and needed a new kidney, Meltzer asked his 100,000 Facebook fans to find her a new kidney and in the process, helped save her life.  During Star Wars Night at the 2015 Marlins/Mets baseball game, Meltzer threw out the first pitch of the game, then proceeded to fight mascot Billy the Marlin in a light saber battle.  Yes, this amazing man is coming to Woodstock, and you can be part of the excitement!

MARK YOU CALENDARS FOR JUNE 9th!    Your $32 ticket INCLUDES the newly-released book, The House of Secrets; reserved seating for you and a family member; access to the book signing portion of the event; and valuable coupons.  Brad Meltzer is super excited about coming back to Atlanta to see ALL of his fans and hopes that you will all be able to attend this event.  We encourage the $32 ticket for best value and enjoyment of this unique experience. 

The event will be held across the street from FoxTale Book Shoppe at the Elm Street Cultural Arts Village, Performing Arts Theater at 8534 Main St, Woodstock, GA 30188.  Purchase your event ticket here or at FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 E. Main St., #138 Woodstock, GA 30188; 770/516-9989.  Present your PayPal receipt (print out or on your phone) at the event.  You will NOT receive a ticket in the mail.


Martha Hall Kelly, Lilac Girls
Saturday, June 11 at 1:00pm

Martha Hall KellySaturday, June 11, 1pmFoxTale Book Shoppe

We’re beyond thrilled to welcome NY Times bestselling author Martha Hall Kelly to FoxTale Book Shoppe! She popped into FoxTale and visited with our writing class and then she joined us at the Canton Festival of the Arts, finally, she will be at FoxTale for an official talk and book signing! If that’s not exciting enough, bestselling author and Fox Favorite Lynn Cullen will introduce Martha!

KFox and Gary have read LILAC GIRLS and loved it. Very carefully researched, well-written with a compelling story. A top pick of the year so far. Truly, a must read!


Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this debut novel reveals a story of love, redemption, and secrets that were hidden for decades.

Mary Kay Andrews, The Weekenders
Tuesday, June 14 at 6:30pm

weekenderMary Kay Andrews is one of our most anticipated authors each year. If you can’t make it to her book launch party (offsite) on May 15, make plans to see her at FoxTale on June 14.  About the new novel:  “Told with Mary Kay Andrews’ trademark blend of humor and warmth, and with characters and a setting that you can t help but fall for, The Weekenders is the perfect summer escape.”


Anton DiSclafani, The After Party
Tuesday, June 21 at 12:30pm, Luncheon Event


Anton DiSclafani - MAIN AUTHOR PHOTO$50 includes the book and catered lunch at FoxTale

“DiSclafani paints a rich portrait of a cloistered society and its damaged inhabitants in a consistently absorbing narrative…this talented newcomer’s gifts for characterization and atmosphere are as sharp as ever.” — Kirkus

“intriguing …. compelling… a most memorable read”
                                                          — Publishers Weekly

“THE AFTER PARTY is a literary gin and tonic, brisk, intense and delicious.”                —Adriana Trigiani


Immersed in the big, sun-drenched world of 1950’s Texas oil money and social clubs, THE AFTER PARTY unfurls a story of female friendship as obsessive, euphoric, and consuming as any romance. Best friends since pre-school, the femme fatale Joan and the sharp, careful Cece are seemingly opposites. Joan is out every night; Cece is up at dawn every morning with her toddler son. But the two have grown up almost like sisters, and their lives are inexorably intertwined despite secrets they keep from each other, secrets they keep even from themselves. When Joan starts to drift beyond the borders of their confined socialite world, Cece considers it her responsibility to bring her back to the fold, for better or for worse.

DiSclafani has a gift for storytelling and a voice that is so full of warmth, texture, and personality that you’d happily follow it anywhere.

$50 includes a catered luncheon at FoxTale with the author AND Anton’s new book, THE AFTER PARTY

Wendy Wax, Sunshine Beach
Tuesday, June 21 at 6:30pm



In this brand-new summer read by the USA Today bestselling author of The House on Mermaid Point, three women join forces to bring a historic seaside hotel back to life.  There’s nothing that a fresh coat of paint and a few glasses of wine can’t fix.  After losing their life savings in a Ponzi scheme, Maddie, Avery, and Nikki banded together to make the most of what they’ve got left through determination, ingenuity, guts, and a large dose of elbow grease. It’s Maddie’s daughter Kyra who stumbles across a once glorious oceanfront hotel that has fallen into disrepair. The opportunity to renovate this seaside jewel is too good to pass up—especially when they come up with the idea of shooting their own independent television show about the restoration. What could possibly go wrong?


Marta McDowell, All The Presidents’ Gardens
Wednesday, June 22 at 12:30pm Reception


Marta McDowell, author of Fox Favorite, Beatrix Potter‘s Gardening Life, returns to FoxTale with All the Presidents’ Gardens!

“A history-rich and very readable account of how our presidents and their families have left their imprint on the 18 acres surrounding the executive mansion.”


Susan Branch, Martha’s Vineyard, Isle of Dreams
Saturday, June 25 at 1:00pm



What began as a customer’s request quickly turned into the scheduling of a major event!  Susan Branch is the author of soon-to-be 15 books with over four million copies in print ~ all of them hand-written and water colored, filled with quotes, recipes, tips, stories and personal mementoes. Susan’s Heart of the Home books celebrate the home arts of cooking, gardening, homemaking, family, best friends, entertaining, and all the things that make life sweet. Susan lives with her husband Joe Hall in an 1849 home on the Massachusetts Island of Martha’s Vineyard ~ which she refers to as her “heart magnet.” One of the most prolific artists working today, Susan has produced close to 3,000 pieces of original art that adorn everything from dish towels and teapots to calendars, books, and wrapping paper.  This will be a fantastic event.  Watch for more details!

Sign up now for the Susan Branch event.  $32.00 allows you entry into the event to meet Susan Branch AND comes with an autographed copy of her brand new book, MARTHA’S VINEYARD–ISLE OF DREAMS.  Your PayPal receipt will be your ticket into the event.  Your book will be available for pick up at the event OR you may pick it up anytime after May 1 (publication date) and return with it for signing on June 25.

If you are unable to attend the event but would like an autographed copy of MARTHA’S VINEYARD–ISLE OF DREAMS, click below.  PLEASE NOTE:  Your book will not be mailed out until after the June 25 signing.  Shipping applies only to the continental United States.

Beatriz Williams, A Certain Age
Saturday, July 9 at 1:00pm

AA Fox Favorite and frequent guest, Beatriz Williams brings the Jazz Age and Roaring Twenties brilliantly to life in this enchanting and compulsively readable tale of intrigue, a love triangle, romance, and scandal in New York Society, brimming with lush atmosphere, striking characters, and irresistible charm.

Full of the glamour, wit and delicious twists that are the hallmarks of Beatriz Williams’ fiction , A Certain Age is a beguiling reinterpretation of Richard Strauss’s comic opera Der Rosenkavalier, set against the sweeping decadence of Gatsby’s New York.

Trudy Nan Boyce, Out of the Blues
Saturday, July 16 at 1:00pm

outTrudy Nan Boyce was a police officer for the City of Atlanta before retiring in 2008. During her more-than-thirty-year career she served as a beat cop, homicide detective, senior hostage negotiator, and lieutenant. Out of the Blues takes the reader for an exciting ride through old Atlanta with brand new homicide detective, Sarah Alt, aka Salt as our guide. Salt is brave and imaginative, salty and sweet, and her creator former Atlanta homicide detective, Trudy Nan Boyce uses her impressive descriptive power to make our ride colorful, gothic, and irresistibly Southern.” #1 New York Times -bestselling author Joseph Wambaugh 

Jane Green, Falling: A Love Story
Saturday, July 23 at 1:00pm


New York Times bestselling author Jane Green has a new novel coming out July 19FALLING: A Love Story (Berkley). She will make her second visit to FoxTale on Sat., July 23 at 1:00.

In a novel of changing seasons, shifting lives, and selfless love, a story unfolds—of one woman’s far-reaching journey to discover who she is truly meant to be…


Erika Marks, The Last Treasure; Kim Wright, Last Ride To Graceland; Joy Callaway, Fifth Avenue Artists Society; Mary Beth 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!