Events – Authors, Discussions & More

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 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.

Joy Callaway & Ricki Schultz
Saturday, July 29 at 2:00pm

We’re excited to welcome back Joy Callaway and for the first time, Ricki Schultz to the fox den! Joy shares her second novel, Secret Sisters, with us! Ricki brings us Mr. Right Swipe!

Secret Sisters
From the author of The Fifth Avenue Artists Society comes this unforgettable historical novel based on the founding of the country’s first sororities.

Mr. Right Swipe
Sarcastic, irreverent, and uproariously funny–the painfully-true, so-insightful-it-hurts kind of funny–Ricki Schultz’s wry debut will speak to fans of Bridesmaids or Trainwreck, and to anyone who’s ever been on a bad date.

 


Ciara Knight Book Launch
Saturday, August 12 at 2:00pm

We’re delighted to have Ciara Knight for the launch of her second novel in the McKinnie Mail Order Brides series! This is a free event, plus, we will have snacks and prizes too!

Josephine McKinnie wants to escape. Escape the aftermath of General Sherman’s march through Atlanta where he burned her land, her home, and her honor. In the hope for a new life far away from her memories and shame, Josephine travels to Colorado to marry a man that will never know the truth of her past. Hope is restored in her life, until she reaches the small town where she faces the disapproving mother-in-law, a man who threatens to reveal her secret, and her marriage bed.

Nathaniel Branson needs a wife if he’s to be mayor of Silver Ridge, Colorado, but his mother’s choice will never work. Not if he wants to keep his secret that he’s half a man. With the wounds of war leaving deeper scars than mere physical wounds, he hopes that the sweet woman-his soon to be -will appreciate the finery he can give her, even if he can’t give her the ultimate gift. Children.


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 on Saturday, August 19, 2PM. Get Karin’s latest, The Good Daughter!  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!

 


Leah Weiss, If The Creek Don’t Rise
Wednesday, September 20 at 6:30pm

We’re delighted to welcome Leah Weiss, author with her debut novel, IF THE CREEK DON’T RISE!

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He’s gonna be sorry he ever messed with me and Loretta Lynn

Sadie Blue has been a wife for fifteen days. That’s long enough to know she should have never hitched herself to Roy Tupkin, even with the baby.

Sadie is desperate to make her own mark on the world, but in remote Appalachia, a ticket out of town is hard to come by, and hope often gets stomped out. When a stranger sweeps into Baines Creek and knocks things off kilter, Sadie finds herself with an unexpected lifeline…if she can just figure out how to use it.

This intimate insight into a fiercely proud, tenacious community unfolds through the voices of the forgotten folks of Baines Creek. With a colorful cast of characters that each contribute a new perspective, IF THE CREEK DON’T RISE is a debut novel bursting with heart, honesty, and homegrown grit.


Nancy J. Cavanaugh, Elsie Mae Has Something to Say
Tuesday, September 26 at 4:30pm

We’re excited to welcome middle grade author Nancy J. Cavanaugh to FoxTale!

Elsie Mae is pretty sure this’ll be the best summer ever.

She gets to explore the cool, quiet waters of the Okefenokee Swamp around her grandparents’ house with her new dog, Huck, and she’s written a letter to President Roosevelt that she’s confident will save the swamp from a shipping company and make her a major hometown hero. Then, news reaches Elsie Mae of some hog bandits stealing from swamper families, and she sees another opportunity to make her family proud while waiting to hear back from the White House.

But when her cousin Henry James, who dreams of one day becoming a traveling preacher like his daddy, shows up and just about ruins her investigation with his “Hallelujahs,” Elsie Mae will learn the hard way what it really means to be a hero.

 


Kerri Maniscalco & Nicole Castroman, Young Adult Authors
Thursday, September 28 at 6:30pm

We’re excited to welcome Kerri Maniscalco and Nicole Castroman, Author to FoxTale!

In Kerri’s hotly anticipated sequel to the haunting #1 bestseller Stalking Jack the Ripper, bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a copycat killer…or has the depraved prince been brought back to life?

Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the Ripper’s true identity, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has no choice but to flee London and its memories. Together with the arrogant yet charming Thomas Cresswell, she journeys to the dark heart of Romania, home to one of Europe’s best schools of forensic medicine…and to another notorious killer, Vlad the Impaler, whose thirst for blood became legend.

But her life’s dream is soon tainted by blood-soaked discoveries in the halls of the school’s forbidding castle, and Audrey Rose is compelled to investigate the strangely familiar murders. What she finds brings all her terrifying fears to life once again.

 


Karen Zacharias, Christian Bend
Saturday, September 30 at 2:00pm

Happy to have Karen Zacharias back at FoxTale with Christian Bend.

Christian Bend isn’t the kind of place where one expects to find the sorts of secrets the widow Burdy Luttrell has been harboring. Tucked in the hills of East Tennessee, Christian Bend is a place of piercing beauty, where the rivers and love run constant. A community of people who care for each other, the land, the music, and the stories that bind them. It’s called Christian Bend because so many people who settled the area shared the same last name, Christian. It’s a name they all tried to live up to. Even so, Burdy never could bring herself to tell Rain Hurd the truth about his father. She’d always meant to, but put it off until that day she was nearly killed in the shooting at Bean Station. As soon as he heard about the shooting, Rain left his job in Rhode Island and flew to Burdy’s bedside at that Knoxville hospital. That’s when Burdy told him about the letters. Rain didn’t believe her at first but once he found the letters, Rain was faced with a trauma of his own: What had prompted his father to abandon his family? And would Rain ever be able to forgive him the death of his mother? Would anyone at Christian Bend? Or would the community, which had long proudly regarded Zebulon Hurd as their own war hero, now abandon the aging veteran to the grief that overwhelmed him?

 


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…


Ridley Pearson, Lock & Key: The Downward Spiral
Wednesday, October 11 at 4:30pm

“Will leave you dying to know more.” —Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series

The New York Times bestselling author of the Peter and the Starcatchersand The Kingdom Keepers series, Ridley Pearson, brings us the second riveting tale in the Lock and Key trilogy. This bravely reimagined origin story of the rivalry of literature’s most famous enemies— Sherlock Holmesand James Moriarty—is told from the perspective of James’s observant little sister, Moira.

At the thrilling conclusion to book one, we left off with James and Moira’s father dying horribly and unexpectedly. Now the search is on to find out what really happened to their father. Did he fall or was he pushed? Sherlock, James, and Moira reluctantly partner up, trusting no one, not even each other, as they uncover a secret sect, a rare jewel, and a sordid history. Blood is spilled, trusts broken, and friendships lost in this story of how one simple mistake cost Father his life and James his heart, and sent the Moriartys spiraling ever downward.

It’s a highly original and satisfying take on the Sherlock Holmes series as only master of suspense Ridley Pearson could envision. As Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series says, “This tale will change the way you see Sherlock Holmes and leave you dying to know more.”


Baby Loves’ Ruth Spiro & Irene Chan
Story Time & Book Signing
Friday, October 20 at 11:00am

Ruth Spiro, Author and Irene Chan :: Eneri join us for s special story time and book signing for the littles readers!

Big, brainy science for the littlest listeners.Accurate enough to satisfy an expert, yet simple enough for baby, this clever board book engages readers of all ages! Beautiful, visually stimulating illustrations complement age-appropriate language to encourage baby’s sense of wonder. Parents and caregivers may learn a thing or two, as well!

 


Lois Ruby, The Secret Grave & other gently spooky tales
Saturday, October 28 at 12:00pm

A FoxTale first-timer, Lois Ruby is the author of several gently spooky books for middle graders and teens, including The Doll Graveyard, Rebel Spirits, Steal Away Home, The Secret of Laurel Oaks, and

her latest, The Secret Grave! We are looking forward to a fun time!

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Nightshade can be deadly.

Hannah and Scooter’s sprawling, ramshackle house is named for the lethal plant that grows in the dark woods behind it. Hannah knows she’s not supposed to explore the forest or nearby Moonlight Lake. But she’s feeling lonely and desperate for an adventure. And there Hannah meets Cady, a mysterious girl who promises everything Hannah’s been missing. Only Cady has a secret:

Cady wants Hannah all to herself.

Soon Cady is copying Hannah’s style so they can be more alike. She lies to Hannah’s friends, insults Scooter, and begs Hannah to break her parents’ rules and sneak out for a midnight swim. Hannah wants to believe Cady’s just a little insecure. But when she discovers a cemetery beyond the lake with an eerily familiar headstone, she must decide whether to trust her new friend or dig for answers that may lead her to a watery grave . . .

 


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.

Pickup at FoxTale on or after 11/4/17




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Annual Holiday Party
Saturday, December 9 at 2:00pm