Events – Authors, Discussions & More

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Melanie Dale, Unexpected, It’s Not Fair
Tuesday, August 23 at 7:30pm (time changed!)

Melanie Dale We are so pleased to welcome Melanie Dale to FoxTale!

Sometimes when life falls apart the only acceptable response is hysterical laughter. When things get so far gone, so spectacularly a world away from any plans you made or dreams you dreamed, you feel it bubbling up inside of you and you scream, “It’s not fair!” And it isn’t. Fair is an illusion and life is weird. It’s Not Fair: Learning to Love the Life You Didn’t Choose is a safe place where we can talk honestly about how to survive the death of a dream, without annoying platitudes and fluffy unicorns. We can learn to love these lives we didn’t choose. We’ll do it together, and we’ll laugh along the way. Life can be broken and hard and you can have scars and love it anyway.

Ann Hite, Sleeping Above Chaos LAUNCH PARTY!!!
Saturday, August 27 at 1:00 pm

Free hand-drawn map with purchase of SLEEPING ABOVE CHAOS
(while supplies last).  


Imagine the relationship triangle from East of Eden and set it deep in the Appalachian Mountains. Add a couple of ghosts, a good measure of dysfunction, and a whole lot of twists and turns, and you have Ann Hite’s new Black Mountain novel, Sleeping Above Chaos. Hite’s fourth novel returns to Swannanoa Gap, a small town at the foot of Black Mountain, and introduces new characters while revisiting some favorites from her previous novels.

Hite weaves a ghost story throughout each of her novels and this one is no different. Ella Ruth follows a haint into the woods near the farm and stumbles onto her family history. When her life crosses paths with Buster and Lee Wright, fireworks explode. The reader will travel to a ranch in Montana, to Pearl Harbor, and to the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, while watching the cast of characters struggle through World War II and emerge into adulthood.

This fun launch party will have live music that comes right down off the mountain.  Be among the first 200 to pre-order SLEEPING ABOVE CHAOS (Paperback, $17), and receive a free numbered and signed map print.  

Order today:

If you’d like a signed copy mailed to you, we can accommodate–anywhere in the Continental U.S.:

Karen White, Spinning the Moon
Tuesday, September 6 at 6:30pm


We love when Karen White visits, and this time is no exception.  Join us for the release of two classic novels, In the Shadow of the Moon and Whispers of Goodbye, found in her new book, SPINNING THE MOON (trade paper, $16.00).   This may be a brand new side of Karen White!  Karen will sign while we sip, so don’t miss it!  

If you can’t join us, we’ll mail a signed copy, anywhere in the Continental U.S. for $20, including shipping.  Your book will be signed on Sept. 6 and mailed out that week.  Click here:


Deborah Mantella, My Sweet Vidalia
Saturday, September 17 at 1:00pm



On July 4, 1955, in rural Georgia, an act of violence threatens the life of Vidalia Lee Kandal Jackson’s pre-born daughter. Despite the direst of circumstances, the spirit of the lost child refuses to leave her ill-equipped young mother’s side. For as long as she is needed–through troubled pregnancies, through poverty, through spousal abuse, and agonizing betrayals–Cieli Mae, the determined spirit child, narrates their journey.



Sarah Domet, The Guineveres Book Launch
October 21 at 7:00 pm

Sarah Domet

Four girls, each named Guinevere, are abandoned by their parents at a convent to be raised by nuns. Vere, Gwen, Ginny, and Win come to the Sisters of the Supreme Adoration convent by different paths. Each has her own complicated, heartbreaking story that she safeguards.And while they may share the same name, they couldn’t be more different. Gwen is all Hollywood glamour and swagger; Ginny is a budding artiste with a sentiment to match; Win’s tough bravado isn’t even skin deep; and Vere is the only one who seems to be a believer, grasping at the saint stories the nuns tell and trying to hold on to her faith that her mother will one day return for her. However, the girls are more than the sum of their parts and together they form their own family, the all-powerful and confident The Guineveres. But when four comatose soldiers, casualties of the War looming outside, arrive at the convent, The Guineveres’ friendship is tested in ways they never could have foreseen.

Newt & Callista Gingrich
Friday, October 28 at 7:00pm



Speaker Newt Gingrich & Callista Gingrich return to FoxTale with their latest book! Newt will have his second novel in his latest series called “Treason” and Callista will have the sixth book in her Ellis the Elephant series called, “Hail to the Chief.”

More details to come!

Erika Marks, The Last Treasure; Kim Wright, Last Ride To Graceland; Joy Callaway, Fifth Avenue Artists Society; Marybeth 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! Also, singer Beth Crowley will join the fun!


Alice Hoffman, Faithful
Tuesday, November 15 at 6:30pm


From the New York Times bestselling author of The Marriage of Opposites and The Dovekeepers comes a soul-searching story about a young woman struggling to redefine herself and the power of love, family, and fate. Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend s future is destroyed in an accident, while Shelby walks away with the burden of guilt. What happens when a life is turned inside out? When love is something so distant it may as well be a star in the sky? “Faithful” is the story of a survivor, filled with emotion from dark suffering to true happiness.




Rosalind Bunn, Thunder and a Lightening Bug
Saturday, December 3

It’s our honor to launch a new children’s book by local author Rosalind Bunn!  Stay tuned for more details about this fun party.