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Sarah McCoy, Beatriz Williams & Karen White
Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30pm


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 2:00pm

Hank Phillippi Ryan, Carolyn Haines, Molly Harper, Stacy Allen, Susan Boyer and J.T. Ellison


Mystery Playground
We’re hosting a Mystery Writers Symposium featuring authors Hank Phillippi Ryan, Truth Be Told; Carolyn Haines, Bone to be Wild; Molly Harper, The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire;  Stacy Allen, Expedition Indigo; Susan Boyer, Low Country Boneyard; J.T. Ellison, What Lies Behind.

Mary Alice Monroe, The Summer’s End
Monday, June 1 at 6:30 pm


We’re having a beach party to celebrate the release of one of the best beach reads of the summer, The Summer’s End by the one and only Mary Alice Monroe. We’ll have beach treats and cool drinks AND, you’ll be eligible to win a gift card to Salon & Spa Venessa, an AVEDA lifestyle salon and spa in Woodstock, one of the Foxes’ favorite places for pampering and complete relaxation!

Enter and win! With your purchase of Mary Alice Monroe’s just released novel, The Summer’s End , you’ll be entered into a drawing for this valuable gift card. Don’t miss this party! May 19 is release day and the book is available in both hardcover and paperback. Take your pick, order now, and pick your book(s) up at the party.

If you’ve heard Mary Alice Monroe speak before, you won’t miss the chance to hear her speak again. If you haven’t heard her speak, you are missing out!

The Summer’s End is the third book in her Lowcountry Trilogy. You can also order any of Mary Alice Monroe’s other titles too!
Pick your books up at the Mary Alice Monroe Beach Party. All orders will be automatically included in the drawing for the gift card from Salon Venessa.

The Summer’s End, Paperback ($16)


The Summer’s End, Hardcover ($28)

Mary Kay Andrews, BeachTown
Monday, June 8 at 6:30pm

FB_ MKA BeachtownCome meet MKA, take pictures, share recipes, talk and buy books for yourself and friends! MKA.brings book swag and you never know who might join in the fun!!




To reserve your book, call or come by the store or purchase here. Your $30 event ticket includes the book!

Martha Ezzard, The Second Bud
Saturday, June 13 at 1:00pm

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Martha M. Ezzard and her physician husband John are among the pioneers in the movement of professionals trading busy city careers for a return to the land. While this story about saving a family farm is distinctly Southern, it typifies the national locally grown movement which has begun to sweep the country. Locally grown foods call for wines that are a taste of the local earthwhat wine aficionados call the terroir, the soils and climate that give them unique flavors which, in this case, is Tiger Mountain.

This event will feature Tiger Mountain wine!




Dorothea Benton Frank, All The Single Ladies LUNCHEON
Wednesday, June 17 at 12:30pm

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Lunch event with Dorothea Benton Frank celebrating the release of her new novel, ALL THE SINGLE LADIES! Note: You do not need to be a single lady to attend, nor do you need to know all the lyrics of the Beyonce song!

Catered Luncheon at Magnolia Hall, 108 Arnold Mill Rd, Woodstock, Catered by the creative geniuses at Tea Leaves and Thyme. $60 includes a signed copy of All the Single Ladies, lunch, door prizes and coupons.

The perennial New York Times bestselling author returns with an emotionally resonant novel that illuminates the power of friendship in women’s lives, and is filled with her trademark wit, poignant and timely themes, sassy, flesh-and-blood characters, and the steamy Southern atmosphere and beauty of her beloved Carolina Lowcountry.

Few writers capture the complexities, pain, and joy of relationships–between friends, family members, husbands and wives, or lovers–as the beloved  Dorothea Benton Frank. In this charming, evocative, soul-touching novel, she once again takes us deep into the heart of the magical Lowcountry where three amazing middle-aged women are bonded by another amazing woman’s death.

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Patti Callahan Henry & Jane Green Double Book Launch Luncheon
Monday, June 22 at 12:30pm

Mark your calendars!! That’s right!! It’s twice the fun as we welcome Patti Callahan Henry and Jane Green to Woodstock for a special double book launch luncheon. $30 includes a catered lunch with these two amazing authors (and valuable coupons!) There’s NO WAY anyone will have either of these books sooner!


Reserve your spot today:

Patti Callahan Henry, The Idea of Love: A Novel
Tuesday, June 23 at 7:00pm

LAUNCH PARTY at Georgia Center for the Book


Patti’s official book launch party will be held at Georgia Center for the Book.  In typical Patti Callahan Henry style, it will be a classy event with food and drink and fun!

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?

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Wendy Wax, A Week at the Lake Book Launch Event

Tuesday, June 23 at 6:30pm

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.

Saturday, June 27 at 4:00pm

Kaylee Aimee AnchoredYou count a pregnancy by weeks and Kayla Aimee had only ticked off 24 of the 40 when she unexpectedly went into labor. She thought her church upbringing had prepared her for every circumstance but when tragedy struck and threatened to take the life of her newborn daughter, it felt as though once solid ground had turned to glass beneath her feet, destined to shatter everything she held sacred.

When swept into a story of suffering, we all find ourselves vulnerable, questioning everything we thought we knew as we wonder, “Where is God in this?” With everything feeling as fragile as her one and a half pound daughter, Kayla finds herself asking that same question as she faces her greatest fear: that she may have finally become a mother just to lose her only child.

Laura Lane McNeal, Doll-baby
Monday, June 29 at 6:30pm

We’re excited to welcome Laura Lane McNeal to FoxTale Book Shoppe! Our friend Mary Kay Andrews is a fan and that speaks volumes!

A big-hearted coming-of-age debut set in civil rights-era New Orleans—a novel of Southern eccentricity and secrets

Young Adult Authors
Tuesday, June 30 at 6:30pm

Becky Albertalli, Katie M. Stout, Gina Ciocca, Melissa E. Hurst

Becky Albertalli, Katie M. Stout, Gina Ciocca, YA Author and Melissa E. Hurst join us to celebrate their new Young Adult novels! This is a free event featuring four up and coming authors!!

Suzanne Palmieri, The Witch of Bourbon Street
Saturday, July 11 at 1:00pm

One of our Fox favorites, Suzanne Palmieri (Hayes), makes her return to FoxTale Book Shoppe with The Witch of Bourbon Street this July! Of course we will have Suzanne’s other books including the ones written under Suzanne Hayes. So Excited! Hopefully, brother Talmadge Cooper will return for his 2nd appearance too!

Harper Lee, Go Set A Watchman Book Release Celebration
Tuesday, July 14th

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Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman releases July 14, 2015 from HarperCollins! This is THE literary event of the year, heck, quite possibly our lifetime and we are celebrating all day long! Mark your calendars and pre-order a FIRST EDITION from FoxTale Book Shoppe!!

More celebration details to come!

Susan Crandall, The Flying Circus
Wednesday, July 15 at 6:30pm

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“An exhilarating, memorable flight into the world of barnstorming in the 1920’s, with all the twists and turns of an aerial acrobat. Compelling characters and a fascinating setting make this journey a sheer joyride. Satisfying and delightful!”–Lynn Cullen, author of MRS. POE

“”The Flying Circus” is Susan Crandall at her best–a colorful, rich and historical tale of the early years of flight. Heroes and villains and an achingly sweet romance will pull at the reader’s heart long after the last page is turned. I loved this book!”–New York Times bestselling author Karen White

CIARRA HANNAH, The Frugal Paleo Cookbook and STEPHANIE GAUDREAU, Performance Paleo Cookbook
Saturday, July 18 at 5:00pm

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A Paleo Pairing!
CIARRA HANNAH, Popular Paleo, and author of The Frugal Paleo Cookbook and STEPHANIE GAUDREAU, Stupid Easy Paleo, and author of Performance Paleo Cookbook join us at FoxTale!

Barbara Davis, Summer at Hideaway Key
Monday, August 10 at 6:30pm


Barbara Davis-author is coming back to FoxTale Book Shoppe this summer! From the author of The Wishing Tide comes a stunning new novel about two summers, one journal, and the secrets that can break and open our hearts….

Pragmatic, independent Lily St. Claire has never been a beachgoer. But when her late father leaves her a small house on Hideaway Key—one neither her mother nor she knew he owned—she’s determined to visit the sleepy spit of land along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Expecting a quaint cottage, Lily instead finds a bungalow with peeling shutters and mountains of memorabilia. She also catches a glimpse of the architect who lives down the beach….

But it’s the carton of old journals in the front room that she finds most intriguing. The journals were written by her mother’s sister, an infamous beauty whose name has long been banned from the St. Claire home. The journals tell a family tale Lily has never heard, of her mother and her aunt as young girls in Tennessee and the secrets that followed them into adulthood. As she reads, Lily gains a new understanding: about her family and about herself. And she begins to open her heart—to this place, these people, and the man next door. But can she ever truly learn to trust, to believe that love is not a trap but a harbor? And is it true that hearts, even broken ones, can be forged anew?

Kim Boykin, A Peach of a Pair
Tuesday, August 11 at 6:30pm

Palmetto Moon inspired The Huffington Post to rave, “It is always nice to discover a new talented author and Kim Boykin is quite a find.” Now, she delivers a novel of a woman picking up the pieces of her life with the help of two spirited, elderly sisters in South Carolina.

April, 1953. Nettie Gilbert has cherished her time studying to be a music teacher at Columbia College in South Carolina, but as graduation approaches, she can’t wait to return to her family—and her childhood sweetheart, Brooks—in Alabama. But just days before her senior recital, she gets a letter from her mama telling her that Brooks is getting married . . . to her own sister.

Devastated, Nettie drops out of school and takes a job as live-in help for two old-maid sisters, Emily and Lurleen Eldridge. Emily is fiercely protective of the ailing Lurleen, but their sisterhood has weathered many storms. And as Nettie learns more about their lives on a trip to see a faith healer halfway across the country, she’ll discover that love and forgiveness will one day lead her home . . .

Jenny Milchman, As Night Falls
Monday, August 31 at 6:30pm

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Jenny Milchman is coming back to FoxTale Book Shoppe with her third published novel, As Night Falls, and we couldn’t be happier. We simply love Jenny and her family! In fact, last year’s eco-thriller Ruin Falls was one of Gary’s top picks for the year.

From the acclaimed author of Ruin Falls and Cover of Snow comes a breathless new novel of psychological suspense about a dark, twisted turn of events that could shatter a family—a read perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn/Gone Girl, Chris Bohjalian, and Nancy Pickard.

Sandy Tremont has always tried to give her family everything. But, as the sky darkens over the Adirondacks and a heavy snowfall looms, an escaped murderer with the power to take it all away draws close.

In her isolated home in the shadowy woods, Sandy prepares dinner after a fight with her daughter, Ivy. Upstairs, the fifteen-year-old—smart, brave, and with every reason to be angry tonight—keeps her distance from her mother. Sandy’s husband, Ben, a wilderness guide, arrives late to find a home simmering with unease.

Nearby, two desperate men on the run make their way through the fading light, bloodstained and determined to leave no loose ends or witnesses. After almost twenty years as prison cellmates, they have become a deadly team: Harlan the muscle, Nick the mind and will. As they approach a secluded house and look through its windows to see a cozy domestic scene, Nick knows that here he will find what he’s looking for . . . before he disappears forever.

Opening the door to the Tremont home, Nick brings not only a legacy of terror but a secret that threatens to drag Sandy with him into the darkness.

Lisa Wingate, The Sea Keeper’s Daughter
Saturday, September 12 at 1:00pm

It’s always a treat to have Lisa Wingate Reader’s Circle at FoxTale! Lisa is a wonderful storyteller and a sweet, kind and talented author. Can’t wait!

From modern-day Roanoke Island to the sweeping backdrop of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains and Roosevelt’s WPA folklore writers, past and present intertwine to create an unexpected destiny.

Restaurant owner Whitney Monroe is desperate to save her business from a hostile takeover. The inheritance of a decaying Gilded Age hotel on North Carolina’s Outer Banks may provide just the ray of hope she needs. But things at the Excelsior are more complicated than they seem. Whitney’s estranged stepfather is entrenched on the third floor, and the downstairs tenants are determined to save the historic building. Searching through years of stored family heirlooms may be Whitney’s only hope of quick cash, but will the discovery of an old necklace and a Depression-era love story change everything?