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 Laura Lippman, Hush Hush

Wednesday, March 4 at 12:30 pm

$50 Includes Lunch and the Book  Registration Required (No Walk-Ins)


Snowmageddon can’t keep Laura Lippman away from FoxTale! She was snowed out last year but we’re going to go for it again. We’ll have lunch catered in at FoxTale. Relax and enjoy your meal while you hear from NY Times Bestselling Author, Laura Lippman!

The award-winning New York Times bestselling author of After I’m Gone, The Most Dangerous Thing, I’d Know You Anywhere, and What the Dead Know brings back private detective Tess Monaghan, introduced in the classic Baltimore Blues, in an absorbing mystery that plunges the new parent into a disturbing case involving murder and a manipulative mother.

Now that’s she’s a mother herself — short on time, patience — Tess Monaghan wants nothing to do with a woman crazy enough to have killed her own child. But her mentor and close friend Tyner Gray, Melisandre’s lawyer, has asked Tess and her new partner, retired Baltimore P.D. homicide detective Sandy Sanchez, to assess the security needs of Melisandre, a woman who may have done just that, as she returns to her hometown. As her suspicions deepen, Tess realizes that just as she’s been scrutinizing Melisandre, a judgmental stalker has been watching her every move as well.

Susan Packard, New Rules of the Game

Thursday, March 5 at 5:30 pm

Note: This event will take place at the Georgia Power Auditorium.

YWCA of Greater Atlanta, the Executive Women of Goizueta and Georgia Power invite you to the Atlanta Launch Event
for HGTV Co-founder Susan Packard’s New Rules of the Game: 10 Strategies for Women in the Workplace

Kathy Reichs & Brendan Reichs, Virals: Terminal
Friday, March 6 at 4:30

Help us give a warm Woodstock welcome to NYT best selling authors Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs. The Reichs may be best known for creating the long running television show, Bones, based on her books.

In addition to her adult novels, Reichs has written the bestselling middle grade series, Virals.  We’ll have the young adult series PLUS  Bones Never Lie available for purchase and signing this Friday!  Free event for the whole family.

  Jamie Mason, Monday’s Lie

Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 1:00 pm

10440275_10153137487780917_5928064614028198328_n 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.

David Joy, Where All Light Tends to Go

Saturday, March 21 at 1:00 PM

David Joy, Where All Light Tends to GoWe’re pleased to welcome debut novelist David Joy to FoxTale with Where All Light Tends to Go. In the country-noir tradition of Winter’s Bone meets ‘Breaking Bad,’ a savage and beautiful story of a young man seeking redemption.

The area surrounding Cashiers, North Carolina, is home to people of all kinds, but the world that Jacob McNeely lives in is crueler than most. His father runs a methodically organized meth ring, with local authorities on the dime to turn a blind eye to his dealings. Having dropped out of high school and cut himself off from his peers, Jacob has been working for this father for years, all on the promise that his payday will come eventually. The only joy he finds comes from reuniting with Maggie, his first love, and a girl clearly bound for bigger and better things than their hardscrabble town.

Jacob has always been resigned to play the cards that were dealt him, but when a fatal mistake changes everything, he’s faced with a choice: stay and appease his father, or leave the mountains with the girl he loves. In a place where blood is thicker than water and hope takes a back seat to fate, Jacob wonders if he can muster the strength to rise above the only life he’s ever known.

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

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

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

Saturday, April 8, 2015 at 6:30pm  (changed from March)

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.

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

Welcome Ann B. Ross to FoxTale Book Shoppe! Mark your calendars now, details to come soon. 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.

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 18at 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.

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.

 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?

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.