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Saturday, October 25, 1:00pm

four authors in OctoberWe’re excited to welcome back our own Delilah S. Dawson along with FoxTale Book Shoppe virgins, Kevin Hearne, Cherie M. Priest and Molly Harper.  We carry multiple titles for all authors, and they will be available for purchase at the event.  It’s an extensive list of books, and here are just a few of the titles we’ll have for sale:  

DELILAH DAWSON:  Servants of the Storm, Wicked Series

MOLLY HARPER:  Better Homes and Hauntings, How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf, The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires

KEVIN HEARNE:  Shattered,  and other Iron Druid Chronicle titles

CHERIE PRIEST:  Maplecroft, Fiddlehead, The Inexplicables

Don’t miss this chance to hear from some of your favorite authors TOGETHER at FoxTale!  This is a free event, but we ask you to support your favorite indie by purchasing books here.

Natalie Parker & Friends of the Roadside YA Tour

Wednesday, October 29, 6:30pm

Roadside YA Tour AuthorsWe’re excited to welcome Natalie Parker to FoxTale Book Shoppe this fall! Southern Gothic gets a whole new twist in Beware the Wild, sure to appeal to fans of the New York Times bestselling Beautiful Creatures Novels by Kami Garcia. Natalie will be joined by authors Tessa Gratton, Julie Murphy and Katie Cotugno.

Parker’s Beware the Wild is a riveting and atmospheric page-turner readers won’t want to miss. The swamp in Sterling’s small Louisiana town proves to have a power over its inhabitants when her brother disappears and no one but Sterling even remembers that he existed. Now Sterling, with the help of brooding loner Heath, who’s had his own creepy experience with the swamp, must fight back and reclaim what—and who—the swamp has taken.

Tessa Gratton is the author of The Blood Journals — the first of which is set in MO and The United States of Asgard Series ( Random House, Inc.)

Julie Murphy is the author of Side Effects May Vary

Katie Cotugno is the author of How to Love

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 9 The Long Haul - Book Release Party!

 Tuesday, November 4, 4:30pm

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 9

Mark your calendars to bring your wimpy kids to FoxTale Book Shoppe’s annual Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Launch Party!

*More details to come as we near the event.*

Marta McDowell, Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life

Saturday, November 8 at 1:00 pm

beatrix potters gardening lifeThere aren’t many books more beloved than The Tale of Peter Rabbit and even fewer authors as iconic as Beatrix Potter. More than 150 million copies of her books have sold worldwide and interest in her work and life remains high. And her characters— Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck, and all the rest—exist in a charmed world filled with flowers and gardens.

Marta MacdowellBeatrix Potter’s Gardening Life is the first book to explore the origins of Beatrix Potter’s love of gardening and plants and show how this passion came to be reflected in her work. The book begins with a gardener’s biography, highlighting the key moments and places throughout her life that helped define her, including her home Hill Top Farm in England’s Lake District. Next, the reader follows Beatrix Potter through a year in her garden, with a season-by-season overview of what is blooming that truly brings her gardens alive. The book culminates in a traveler’s guide, with information on how and where to visit Potter’s gardens today. Richly illustrated and filled with quotations from her books, letters, and journals, it is essential reading for all who know and cherish Beatrix Potter’s classic tales.

Marta lives, gardens and writes in Chatham, New Jersey. She teaches landscape history and gardening at the The New York Botanical Garden, where she studied landscape design, and Drew University. She was named “Instructor of the Year” for the New York Botanical Garden in 2011.

Saturday, November 8 at 6:30pm

A Plot For Pridemore by Stephen Roth

A Plot for PridemoreFor five heart-churning days, the world turns its attention to tiny Pridemore, Missouri, where rescue teams work around the clock to free a mentally challenged man from a collapsed cave. That’s how Mayor Roe Tolliver envisions it, anyway. Weary of watching the town he s led for more than forty years slide into economic oblivion, the mayor hatches a devious and dangerous plan trap a local man in the bowels of nearby Dragon’s Ice House cavern, start a massive rescue operation, and prompt a media vigil that puts Pridemore on the map for decades to come.

Get ready for a fast-paced romp filled with quirky characters, hilarious twists and turns, and a small town that just might get its fifteen minutes of fame.

Wiley Cash, This Dark Road to Mercy

Monday, November 17 at 6:30 pm

Wiley Cash and booksWe’re excited to welcome bestselling author Wiley Cash to FoxTale Book Shoppe this Fall with the paperback release of This Dark Road to Mercy. Cash will also be signing A Land More Kind Than Home.

This is a free event; however, we ask that books to be signed be purchased from FoxTale. Your support helps bring these free events to your favorite indie!

Olivia deBelle Byrd, Save My Place

Tuesday, November 18 at 6:30 pm

save my placeBlessed with an innate optimism and a magical childhood, Elisabeth Belle Sterling discovers that the path to happily-ever-after love is not as easily obtained as she had always imagined. The Camelot-like love she longs for seems like only a dream until she meets the handsome Kincaid Patterson, a West Point graduate who carries a dark secret from his past. Theirs is a passionate and unconditional love that has to confront a painful past, heart-searing separation, and the greatest of all tragedies. But the biggest obstacle is the loss of faith that threatens to undermine all that they have. Set in the South during the 1960s and 70s against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, Save My Place is a beautifully written love story of two people who search deep within their souls to save each other.




Lindi Peterson, Faith Trilogy #2

Saturday, November 22 at 1:00pm

Rich in LoveLindi Peterson brought us Rich in Love, Book 1 of the Faith Trilogy last year to an almost sold out crowd. Join Lindi as she launches Book 2 at FoxTale Book Shoppe this fall!

When beautiful underwear model, Jenny Harris, is scarred from a botched facial surgery she finds herself distraught and unsure. Her best friend, Katherine, offers her wildlife photographer brother’s waterfront home for a holiday sabbatical, since Stephen is on assignment in another part of the world. But Stephen returns home unexpectedly. It seems he was somewhere he wasn’t supposed to be, again, and his employer has grounded him.  While Jenny doesn’t understand Stephen’s lack of compassion for her situation, he can’t understand her obsession about her looks. When Jenny, in an attempt to help Stephen out, announces to his boss that she’s his fiance, a whirlwind fake courtship starts. But Jenny soon finds herself falling for the renegade photographer who’d rather spend his time in the wilds of the jungle than in civilization. Will Jenny’s new perspective on life give her the hope she’s been searching for or will it only lead to broken dreams and a broken heart?


Virginia Willis, Okra Cookbook

Sunday, December 7 at 1:00pm

okraWe are happy to welcome back chef and food writer Virginia Willis to FoxTale Book Shoppe with her latest book, OKRA. Willis hails from Atlanta and is the author of Bon Appétit, Y’all and Basic to Brilliant, Y’all.(Note: we can pre-order any of Virginia’s titles to have signed).

Passionate okra lovers crave this bright green, heat-loving vegetable, whether fried, grilled, steamed, roasted, boiled, broiled, pickled, raw, whole, sliced, or julienned. With Okra, Virginia Willis provides “the key that unlocks the door of okra desire” to okra addicts and newcomers to the pod alike.
Topping eight feet, with gorgeous butter-yellow flowers that ripen into the plant’s signature seed-filled pods, okra has a long association with foodways in the American South. But as Willis shows, okra is also an important ingredient in cuisines across Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Featuring gardening tips, a discussion of heirloom varieties, and expert cooking directions (including a list of “top ten slime-busting tips”), Okra brilliantly showcases fifty delectable recipes: twenty-six southern dishes, ranging from Southern-Style Fried Okra to Gulf Coast Seafood Gumbo, and twenty-four authentic global dishes, from Moroccan Lamb and Okra Tagine with Preserved Lemons to Cuban Pork with Yellow Rice, Okra, and Annatto Oil.

Rick Bragg, Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story

Tuesday, December 9 at 7:00pm

jerry lee lewis The greatest Southern storyteller of our time, New York Times bestselling author Rick Bragg, tracks down the greatest rock and roller of all time, Jerry Lee Lewis—and gets his own story, from the source, for the very first time. The Foxes are thrilled to welcome Rick Bragg back to FoxTale Book Shoppe for the THIRD time this December!! Rick remains one of the most requested authors from our customers!

Rick BraggA monumental figure on the American landscape, Jerry Lee Lewis spent his childhood raising hell in Ferriday, Louisiana, and Natchez, Mississippi; galvanized the world with hit records like “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and “Great Balls of Fire,” that gave rock and roll its devil’s edge; caused riots and boycotts with his incendiary performances; nearly scuttled his career by marrying his thirteen-year-old second cousin—his third wife of seven; ran a decades-long marathon of drugs, drinking, and women; nearly met his maker, twice; suffered the deaths of two sons and two wives, and the indignity of an IRS raid that left him with nothing but the broken-down piano he started with; performed with everyone from ELVIS PRESLEY to Keith Richards to Bruce Springsteen to Kid Rock—and survived it all to be hailed as “one of the most creative and important figures in American popular culture and a paradigm of the Southern experience.”

Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story is the Killer’s life as he lived it, and as he shared it over two years with our greatest bard of Southern life: Rick Bragg. Rich with Lewis’s own words, framed by Bragg’s richly atmospheric narrative, , this is the last great untold rock-and-roll story, come to life on the page.