Events – Authors, Discussions & More

FoxTale Book Shoppe is THE venue for Authors, Book-Signings, Notice of Special Literary Events and More!

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Story time with Mayor Henriques
Saturday, May 27 at 11:00am

We’re excited to welcome Woodstock, Georgia‘s Mayor Donnie Henriques as our special guest storyteller!


Ilona Andrews, White Hot and Jeaniene Frost, Into The Fire
Tuesday, May 30 at 6:30pm

We’re excited to welcome Ilona Andrews & Jeaniene Frost to The REAL FoxTale Book Shoppe! The entry fee to attend the book is to simply purchase at least one book from either author. You can purchase at the booksigning; however, we highly recommend calling 770-516-9989 to pre-order since these fabulous authors have many titles, especially if you are looking for hard cover editions.


Christopher Martin, This Gladdening Light: Ecology of Fatherhood and Faith
Saturday, June 3 at 2:00pm

“With the eye of a poet and the heart of a saint, my friend Christopher Martin explores a theology of love in this honest, gritty, and transcendent book. His quest, essentially, is for wisdom, and on this journey he brings his wise and beloved teachers—Thoreau, Merton, Jesus, nature—to inform the search. Oh god, if only we all were such seekers.”— Janisse Ray, author of Ecology of a Cracker Childhood

Part memoir, part essay collection, part spiritual journal, THIS GLADDENING LIGHT offers a unique perspective on the interconnectedness of universal themes–doubt and devotion, childhood and parenthood, disconnection and ecological mindfulness, anguish and empathy–all told at the level of the ground.


Lisa Wingate, Before We Were Yours Book Launch
Tuesday, June 6 at 6:30pm

Lisa Wingate Reader’s Circle is back with her first hardcover release and a brand new, yet old, publisher. We always love having Lisa at FoxTale!

Two families, generations apart, are forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice in this poignant novel, inspired by a true story, for readers of Orphan Train and The Nightingale.

Memphis, 1939. Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family’s Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge—until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children’s Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents—but they quickly realize that the truth is much darker. At the mercy of the facility’s cruel director, Rill fights to keep her sisters and brother together—in a world of danger and uncertainty.


Story time with Karen & Amelia, The Little Blue Pumpkin’s Friend
Saturday, June 10 at 11:00am

Author Karen Paonessa joins us for a special story time with her latest book, The Little Blue Pumpkin – Love and Compassion‘s Friend, AMELIA

This brand new picture book is sure to delight children of all ages. Karen will be happy to sign and personalize any purchased books.


Wendy Webb, The End of Temperance Dare & Emily Carpenter, The Weight of Lies
Saturday, June 10 at 2:00pm

Wendy Webb, author and Emily Carpenter join us and we couldn’t be more excited!

Haunting and atmospheric, The End of Temperance Dare is another thrilling page-turner from the author reviewers are calling the Queen of the Northern Gothic.

When Eleanor Harper becomes the director of a renowned artists’ retreat, she knows nothing of Cliffside Manor’s dark past as a tuberculosis sanatorium, a “waiting room for death.” After years of covering murder and violence as a crime reporter, Eleanor hopes that being around artists and writers in this new job will be a peaceful retreat for her as much as for them.

But from her first fog-filled moments on the manor’s grounds, Eleanor is seized by a sense of impending doom and realizes there’s more to the institution than its reputation of being a haven for creativity. After the arrival of the new fellows―including the intriguing, handsome photographer Richard Banks―she begins to suspect that her predecessor chose the group with a dangerous purpose in mind. As the chilling mysteries of Cliffside Manor unravel and the eerie sins of the past are exposed, Eleanor must fight to save the fellows—and herself—from sinister forces.


Hannah Palmer, Flight Path
Saturday, June 24 at 2:00pm

Flight Path: A Search for Roots beneath the World’s Busiest Airport

by Hannah Palmer

“A passionate and gorgeously written reminder of why

urban planning matters.”—BOOKLIST, STARRED REVIEW

“A book about a tiny patch of land that manages to say something large and meaningful about the American experience.”


IN THE MONTHS LEADING UP TO the birth of her first child, Hannah Palmer discovers that all three of her childhood houses have been wiped out by the expansion of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Having uprooted herself from a promising career in publishing in her adopted Brooklyn, Palmer embarks on a quest to determine the fate of her lost homes—and of a community that has been erased by unchecked Southern progress.


Edward Kelsey Moore, The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues
Tuesday, June 27 at 6:30pm

We love him! Y’all love him! Edward Kelsey Moore is back!

From the author of the bestselling The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat, The Supremes Sing the Happy Heartache Blues, an exuberant and poignant new novel of passions, family, and forgiveness

When a late life love affair blooms between Mr. Forrest Payne, the owner of the Pink Slipper Gentleman’s Club, and Miss Beatrice Jordan, famous for stationing herself at the edge of the club’s parking lot and yelling warnings of eternal damnation at the departing patrons, their wedding summons a legend to town. Mr. El Walker, the great guitar bluesman, comes home to give a command performance in Plainview, Indiana, a place he’d swornand for good reasonhe’d never set foot in again.


Mary Alice Monroe, Beach House for Rent
Wednesday, June 28 at 4:00pm

Y’all know how much we love Mary Alice Monroe! We look forward to her annual visits and know so many of you do too! Sheeeeee’s back with BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT! Plus, the original Beach House got a facelift late last year with a brand new cover. We will have all three of the Beach House books available at FoxTale plus many of Mary Alice’s backlist titles.

New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe returns to her beloved Isle of Palms, South Carolina to tell the poignant, charming story of two women, one summer, and one very special beach house.

When Cara Rutledge rents out her quaint beach house on Isle of Palms to Heather Fordham for the entire summer, it’s a win-win by any standard: Cara’s generating income necessary to keep husband Brett’s ecotourism boat business afloat, and anxiety-prone Heather, an young artist who’s been given a commission to paint birds on postage stamps, has a quiet space in which to work and tend to her pet canaries uninterrupted.

It isn’t long, however, before both women’s idyllic summers are altered irrevocably: the alluring shorebirds—and the man who rescues them—begin to draw Heather out of the shell she’s cultivated toward a world of adventure, and maybe even love; at the same time, Cara’s life reels with sudden tragedy, and she wishes only to return to the beach house that had once been her port amidst life’s storms. When Heather refuses to budge from her newfound sanctuary, so begins the unlikeliest of rooming situations. While they start out as strangers, as everything around the women falls apart they learn that the only thing they can really rely on is each other.

And, like the migrating shorebirds that come to the island for the summer, these two women of different generations must rediscover their unique strengths so by summer’s end they, too, can take flight in ways they never imagined possible.

Beach House for Rent – Pickup at event or after

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Beach House for Rent – Mail in Georgia

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Beach House for Rent – Mail outside of Georgia

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Becky Albertalli & Mackenzi Lee – Two hot voices in YA!
Saturday, July 8 at 2:00pm

Becky Goldstein Albertalli & Mackenzi Lee, Author come together for an epic FoxTale Event! Becky, the author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, brings us The Upside of Unrequited and Mackenzi, author of This Monstrous Thing, brings us The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue.

Might there be Oreo‘s?



Patti Callahan Henry & Joshilyn Jackson Author Luncheon at Reformation Brewery (500 Arnold Mill Rd)
Wednesday, July 12 at 11:30am

We’re excited to partner with Reformation Brewery’s Books & Brews to bring you this great luncheon with Joshilyn Jackson and Patti Callahan Henry. The Southern-themed, plated picnic-style luncheon will be catered by our friends at Tea Leaves & Thyme. The cost of $65 includes lunch, a signed first edition hardcover of Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson and a signed trade paperback of The Bookshop at Water’s End. The luncheon will take place at Reformation Brewery (500 Arnold Mill Rd) which is located .6 miles away from FoxTale Book Shoppe. We hope you can join us!

Beatriz Williams, Cocoa Beach
Saturday, July 15 at 2:00pm

We love having Beatriz Williams in the fox den and we are excited to read her new novel, Cocoa Beach!

February, 1917: Haunted by a dark family secret, Virginia Fortescue flees New York City to war-torn France to volunteer as a Red Cross ambulance driver. There, a chance encounter with a brilliant, charismatic British army surgeon opens her heart to the possibility of love. She embarks on a passionate affair with him amid the catastrophe of war, only to discover Captain Simon Fitzwilliam’s past has its own dark secrets, and the terror she left behind may have followed her across the ocean.

June, 1922: Virginia Fitz William arrives in the tropical boomtown of Cocoa Beach, Florida in search of her estranged husband. She is convinced that he’s still alive after an unexplained fire destroyed his home in the middle of the night and she is determined to discover the truth of his past for the sake of their young daughter, whom he’s never met. Simon’s brother and sister welcome Virginia and little Evelyn into a sunlit world of citrus groves and dashing rumrunners, and the arms of the loving family she’s never known. But Virginia senses a predatory presence lurking beneath the irresistible, hedonistic Florida landscape. The more she learns about Simon and his mysterious business interests, the more she fears that she was right. That Simon is still alive, and her life, as well as their daughters, may be in danger…


Adriana Trigiani, Kiss Carlo
Tuesday, July 18 at 6:30pm

We’ve been keeping this secret for months and can finally share — Adriana Trigiani is coming back to FoxTale and Downtown Woodstock! We are still working out all the details and will share as soon as possible! This will be a ticketed event. Adriana’s last visit in 2012 remains one of our most talked about events!
Inspired by her grandmother’s scrapbook, KISS CARLO is Adriana Trigiani’s seventeenth novel, a post-war family drama as buoyant and full of life as the time during which it takes place. This is a novel about the power of family secrets, the triumph of true love over grief, and the guts it takes to leave one life and take a risk to start over again for a piece of the American dream.

It is 1949 and South Philadelphia bursts with opportunity and change. Television has made its debut and manufacturing thrives as clothing factories spring up like weeds in the northeast. There are societal changes, too: women who worked during the war were now politely expected to go back into the kitchen, have the babies and become homemakers once more. This is the backdrop against which we meet the Palazzini family whose Palazzini Cab Company & Western Union Telegraph Office, owned and operated by Dominic Palazzini and his three sons—all decorated war veterans–is flourishing. Beneath the surface, though, simmers a decades-long feud that split Dominic and his brother Mike and their once-close families.


Gin Phillips, Fierce Kingdom
Tuesday, July 25 at 6:30pm

We’re delighted to welcome back Gin Phillips with her new novel, Fierce Kingdom!

“It tore at every maternal fiber in my body. I couldn’t put it down.” —Fiona Barton, New York Times bestselling author of The Widow

An electrifying novel about the primal and unyielding bond between a mother and her son, and the lengths she’ll go to protect him.

The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of playtime. They are happy, and the day has been close to perfect. But what Joan sees as she hustles her son toward the exit gate minutes before closing time sends her sprinting back into the zoo, her child in her arms. And for the next three hours—the entire scope of the novel—she keeps on running.


Susan Boyer & Joy Callaway
Saturday, July 29 at 2:00pm

We’re excited to welcome back Susan M. Boyer and Joy Callaway to the fox den! Susan’s latest novel is Lowcountry Book Club , a Liz Talbot mystery! Joy shares her second novel, Secret Sisters, with us!

We will have their backlist titles available too!






Karin Slaughter, The Good Daughter
Saturday, August 19 at 2:00pm

Many of you have asked for years, “When is Karin Slaughter coming to FoxTale Book Shoppe?” We have a great answer to that very question! Karin will join us for a pre-release book launch on Saturday, August 19, 2PM. Get Karin’s latest, The Good Daughter, before everyone else. We couldn’t be more excited for Karin to be here to discuss her new novel. The cost to attend the event is simple, just purchase the book from FoxTale!


Roger Johns, Dark River Rising with Trudy Nan Boyce & Tracee de Hahn
Saturday, September 16 at 2:00pm

We’re excited to launch Roger Johns‘ debut novel, DARK RIVER RISING. Authors Trudy Nan Boyce and Tracee de Hahn will join Roger in conversation discussing their latest police procedurals. We love Trudy and cannot wait to meet Tracee!


Hazel Gaynor & Heather Webb, Last Christmas in Paris
Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30pm

New York Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor has joined with Heather Webber to create this unforgettably romantic novel of the Great War.

August 1914. England is at war. As Evie Elliott watches her brother, Will, and his best friend, Thomas Harding, depart for the front, she believes—as everyone does—that it will be over by Christmas, when the trio plan to celebrate the holiday among the romantic cafes of Paris.

But as history tells us, it all happened so differently…

Evie and Thomas experience a very different war. Frustrated by life as a privileged young lady, Evie longs to play a greater part in the conflict—but how?—and as Thomas struggles with the unimaginable realities of war he also faces personal battles back home where War Office regulations on press reporting cause trouble at his father’s newspaper business. Through their letters, Evie and Thomas share their greatest hopes and fears—and grow ever fonder from afar. Can love flourish amid the horror of the First World War, or will fate intervene?

Christmas 1968. With failing health, Thomas returns to Paris—a cherished packet of letters in hand—determined to lay to rest the ghosts of his past. But one final letter is waiting for him…

Sally Kilpatrick, Bless Her Heart Book Launch Party
Saturday, November 4 at 2:00pm

We’re excited to launch Sally Kilpatrick‘s BLESS HER HEART! It is always a fun time with Sally in the fox den!

Laugh-out-loud funny and unabashedly uplifting, with just the right amount of Southern sass, Sally Kilpatrick’s wonderful novel centers on one woman’s journey from unhappy marriage to a surprising second chance . . .

On the day Posy Love discovers that her born-again husband has been ministering to some of his flock a little too eagerly, she also learns that he’s left her broke and homeless. Posy married Chad five years ago in hopes of finding the stability her hippie mother couldn’t provide. Instead she got all the trappings of security—house, car, seemingly respectable husband—at the price of her freedom.