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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Raymond Atkins, Set List Book Launch
Saturday, September 22 at 2:00pm

One of our Fox Favorites, Raymond L. Atkins, is back with his latest novel, SET LIST. We’re excited to help launch this new novel.

Book cover and description to come. You can’t go wrong with a Ray Atkins book, y’all!



Kerri Maniscalco, Escaping from Houdini
Thursday, September 27 at 6:30pm

Excited to welcome back #1 NYT bestselling author Kerri Maniscalco with her third book, ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI! A great read for teens and adults from James Patterson Presents! The event is free to attend; however, book purchase from FoxTale is required to earn a place on the book signing line. Order HERE.


The #1 New York Times bestselling series that started with Stalking Jack the Ripper and Hunting Prince Dracula continues in this third bloody installment! A luxurious ocean liner becomes a floating prison of madness and horror when passengers are murdered one by one…with nowhere to run from the killer. 

Audrey Rose Wadsworth and her partner-in-crime-investigation, Thomas Cresswell, are en route to New York to help solve another blood-soaked mystery. Embarking on a week-long voyage across the Atlantic on the opulent RMS Etruria, they’re delighted to discover a traveling troupe of circus performers, fortune tellers, and a certain charismatic young escape artist entertaining the first-class passengers nightly. 

But then, privileged young women begin to go missing without explanation, and a series of brutal slayings shocks the entire ship. The disturbing influence of the Moonlight Carnival pervades the decks as the murders grow ever more freakish, with nowhere to escape except the unforgiving sea. It’s up to Audrey Rose and Thomas to piece together the gruesome investigation as even more passengers die before reaching their destination. But with clues to the next victim pointing to someone she loves, can Audrey Rose unravel the mystery before the killer’s horrifying finale?


Story Time – Baby’s Firsts with Nancy Day
Saturday, September 29 at 11:00am

Join Nancy Raines Day for a special story time where she will debut her latest picture book, BABY’S FIRSTS!

Endearing rhyming text highlights the developmental milestones babies encounter before their first birthday–crying, smiling, eating, teething, rolling, crawling, walking, and talking.

Join the celebration as three babies, encouraged by their families, grow more and more active, culminating in a birthday celebration for all the kids.



Patti Callahan Luncheon, Becoming Mrs. Lewis
Tuesday, October 2 at 12:00pm
at MadLife Stage & Studios, 8722 Main Street, Woodstock, GA  30188

We’re thrilled to welcome back NYT bestselling author and Fox Favorite Patti Callahan Henry – Patti Callahan to Downtown Woodstock! Join us for lunch with Patti at MadLife Stage & Studios. Each attendee will get lunch and a signed hardcover copy of Patti’s new book, BECOMING MRS. LEWIS. Cost: $60.00 

You can reserve your seat online at the link below, by stopping in to FoxTale or by calling us at 770-516-9989. Doors will open at 11:45am on October 2. Mail orders accepted as well. Order HERE.





Sally Kilpatrick, Oh My Stars
Tuesday, October 2 at 6:30pm

It’s always great fun celebrating a new Sally Kilpatrick novel! Join us in celebrating the launch of OH MY STARS. Pre-order HERE.

A heartwarming, hilarious Christmas story with a Southern twist.

Like most things in Ellery, Tennessee, this year’s Drive Thru Nativity is a little unconventional. The Dollar General parking lot doubles as a Bethlehem stable, and widowed writer Ivy Long, who’s been roped into playing Mary, sure as heck isn’t a virgin. But then comes an unexpected development: a genuine, real-life baby left in the manger, with only a brief note. And somehow, in the kerfuffle that follows, Ivy finds her life is about to 

change . . .

The holidays are a bittersweet time for Ivy—filled with memories of her beloved late husband and reminders that life doesn’t always offer the happily-ever-afters her readers expect. So when Ivy ends up with custody of the baby, she can only chalk it up to a Christmas miracle. She doesn’t know if it will be forever, but with help from family, she’ll make little Zuzu’s first Christmas a good one. The nativity’s Joseph, aka Gabe Ledbetter, has a pediatrics background that’s coming in mighty handy. In turn, Ivy is helping Gabe find his place in the quirky community. If that place turns out to be somewhere near Ivy, well, maybe this particular Christmas story will turn out to be merry and bright after all . . .



Dacre Stoker, Dracul
Thursday, October 4 at 6:30pm

We’re excited to welcome Dacre Stoker back to the fox den! This Dracula-themed event will be a blast. Pre-order HERE.

The prequel to Dracula, inspired by notes and texts left behind by the author of the classic novel, Dracul is a supernatural thriller that reveals not only Dracula’s true origins but Bram Stoker’s–and the tale of the enigmatic woman who connects them.

It is 1868, and a twenty-one-year-old Bram Stoker waits in a desolate tower to face an indescribable evil. Armed only with crucifixes, holy water, and a rifle, he prays to survive a single night, the longest of his life. Desperate to record what he has witnessed, Bram scribbles down the events that led him here …

A sickly child, Bram spent his early days bedridden in his parents’ Dublin home, tended to by his caretaker, a young woman named Ellen Crone. When a string of strange deaths occur in a nearby town, Bram and his sister Matilda detect a pattern of bizarre behavior by Ellen–a mystery that deepens chillingly until Ellen vanishes suddenly from their lives. Years later, Matilda returns from studying in Paris to tell Bram the news that she has seen Ellen–and that the nightmare they’ve thought long ended is only beginning. 

A riveting novel of gothic suspense, Dracul reveals not only Dracula’s true origin, but Bram Stoker’s—and the tale of the enigmatic woman who connects them.



Roger Johns & Lori Rader-Day
Saturday, October 6 at 2:00pm

We’re excited to welcome Roger Johns back to FoxTale with his second novel of suspense! 

When a controversial politician is murdered in cold blood, Baton Rouge Police Detective Wallace Hartman struggles to find the killer amid conspiracies and corruption in River of Secrets, a gripping new mystery from Roger Johns.

Herbert Marioneaux, a Louisiana state senator infamous for changing his mind on hot-button issues, has been murdered in cold blood, his body posed to send a message. Now, Wallace Hartman has to figure out who’s sending that message. DNA evidence points to one man: Eddie Pitkin, a political activist who also happens to be the half-brother of Wallace’s childhood best friend. Murder seems like a leap for Eddie, who’s usual MO is posting viral videos of himself confronting politicians and religious leaders, but the evidence is strong, and Wallace makes the arrest.

With the media in an uproar and supporters of Eddie’s protesting outside the police department, Wallace is charged with keeping all information about the investigation as tightly held as possible. But when it seems that someone inside the department is leaking information, and leaving threatening messages for Wallace’s loved ones, is there anyone left she can trust?


Two Fox News Personalities

Ship of Fools by Tucker Carlson
Monday, October 9 at FoxTale, 3:30pm

The Happy Cookbook by Steve and Kathy Doocy
Friday, October 19 at River Church, 7:00pm

Join us as we welcome Steve Doocy and Tucker Carlson Tonight to Cherokee County! Tucker’s event will be at FoxTale. Steve and Kathy Doocy’s event will be at River Church in Canton. Both are ticketed events. You can purchase your ticket (which includes your book) here:


Elin Hilderbrand, Winter in Paradise
Friday, October 12 at 7:00pm

We’re excited to welcome the one and only NYT bestselling author, Elin Hilderbrand to FoxTale Book Shoppe for the first time! Elin brings us the first book in a brand new series, WINTER IN PARADISE. This is a free event; however, purchase of Winter in Paradise from FoxTale is required to enter the signing line. We highly recommend pre-ordering your copy in advance!


Spend the coldest days of winter on a Caribbean beach with New York Times Bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand. 

Join New York Times Bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand on the stunning beaches of St. John for the beginning of her thrilling new winter series-The Paradise. Winter in Paradise, the first book in the Paradise series, has everything that readers have come to know and love about an Elin Hilderbrand novel, plus a healthy dose of intrigue. Irene Steele’s idyllic life-house, husband, family-is shattered when she is woken up by a late-night phone call. Her beloved husband has been found dead, but before Irene can process this tragic news, she must confront the perplexing details of her husband’s death. He was found on St. John island, a tropical paradise far removed from their suburban life. Leaving the cold winter behind, Irene flies down to the beautiful Caribbean beaches of St. John only to make another shocking discovery: her husband had a secret second family. As Irene investigates the mysterious circumstances of her husband’s death, she is plunged into a web of intrigue and deceit belied by the pristine white sand beaches of St. John’s. This exciting first book in the Paradise series will transport readers to a new beach locale-another world that Elin knows as well as her beloved Nantucket-and have them longing for winter



Rosalind Bunn, The Monsters Three Story Time
Saturday, October 13 at 11:00am

We’re excited to welcome author Rosalind Bunn back to FoxTale with a special early Halloween Story Time! Rosalind will read her Halloween picture book, The Monsters Three, along with some of her other books. We will have goodie bags for the kids and lots of fun! Free to attend! Book purchase appreciated!



Sam Maggs, Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History
Saturday, October 13 at 2:00pm

Sam Maggs is an Associate Writer for BioWare and the bestselling author of The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy and Wonder Women, both published by Quirk Books. Sam has been an editor for geek girl culture site The Mary Sue, and has been published across the web and in other books about gaming and genre.

Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History

A fun and feisty tour of famous girl BFFs from history who stuck together and changed the world.

A modern girl is nothing without her squad of besties. But don’t let all the hashtags fool you: the #girlsquad goes back a long, long time. In this hilarious and heartfelt book, geek girl Sam Maggs takes you on a tour of some of history’s most famous female BFFs, including:

• Anne Bonny and Mary Read, the infamous lady pirates who sailed the seven seas and plundered with the best of the men 
• Jeanne Manon Roland and Sophie Grandchamp, Parisian socialites who landed front-row seats (from prison) to the French Revolution 
• Sharon and Shirley Firth, the First Nations twin sisters who would go on to become Olympic skiiers and break barriers in the sport 
• The Edinburgh Seven, the band of pals who fought to become the first women admitted to medical school in the United Kingdom 
• The Zohra Orchestra, the ensemble from Afghanistan who defied laws, danger, and threats to become the nation’s first all-female musical group 

And many more! Spanning art, science, politics, activism, and even sports, these girl squads show just how essential female friendship has been throughout history and throughout the world. Sam Maggs brings her signature wit and warmth as she pays tribute to the enduring power of the girl squad. Fun, feisty, and delightful to read—with empowering illustrations by artist Jenn Woodall—it’s the perfect gift for your BFF.



Carolyn Ketchum, Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen
Monday, October 15 at 6:30pm

Step into the kitchen of renowned food blogger and low-carb guru Carolyn Ketchum as she shows you how to create mouthwatering keto dishes in her new cookbook, The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen. She delivers a delectable array of recipes from easy family favorites to more gourmet, “date night” fare. Each recipe is made from fresh, accessible, whole-food ingredients and is free of grains, gluten, and sugar. From breakfast to dessert and everything in between, these recipes will inspire readers to get into the kitchen and enjoy cooking, every day.

Purchase of a book at FoxTale is greatly appreciated so that we can continue to bring you great author visits!



Steve & Kathy Doocy, The Happy Cookbook
Friday, October 19 at 7:00pm
at River Church, 2335 Sixes Road, Canton, GA  30114

We’re excited to welcome back, Steve Doocy! Last time Steve packed the bookstore so this time, we’ve moved to a bigger space. Steve will be joined by his wife of thirty-plus years, Kathy! This event will take place at River Church in Canton, GA on Friday, October 19, 7PM; doors will open at 6:30PM. You can reserve your seat by visiting the ticket link posted here or by calling/stopping in to FoxTale. 

A beautiful, full-color collection of recipes and stories that celebrate comfort and inspire happiness all year round from Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy and his wife, Kathy.

Steve Doocy calls Kathy, his wife of more than thirty years, “the best cook I’ve ever met.” Together, they take joy in cooking and entertaining with their family and friends. In The Happy Cookbook, the Doocys share favorite recipes, stories, and photos from their family life. In addition to beloved family dishes, this full-color cookbook includes recipes from friends like musician Kid Rock, professional golfer Greg Norman, and many more!

The Happy Cookbook will not only appeal to Steve’s legions of Fox & Friends fans, but to anyone looking for accessible, fun, and delicious food that will inspire great meals for every day and for special occasions. 

Offering an inside look at the Doocys’ home life—their food, stories, and infectious family spirit—The Happy Cookbook is all-American home cooking at its best: nothing fancy, and everything delicious!



KissCon Romance Author Convention
Saturday, October 20 at 12:00pm
at Elm Street Theater, 8534 Main Street, Woodstock, GA  30188

Save the Date! FoxTale Book ShoppeWoodstock Public Library and HarperCollins have partnered to bring KissCon to Downtown Woodstock. KissCon brings together some of the hottest romance authors under one roof for book discussions, meet and greets, signing and more. 

Authors attending include: Eloisa JamesJeaniene Frost, Brenda Jackson, Beverly JenkinsCat SebastianMaya RodaleTessa DareMaisey Yates

Location-Elm Street Theater



Jen Calonita, Misfits
Tuesday, October 23 at 4:30pm

Bestselling middle grade author Jen Calonita joins us with her brand new novel, MISFITS! Perfect for grades 3-6 but we adults don’t want to be left out, we read middle grade novels too! The event is free to attend; however, if you do plan to buy the book, we ask that you purchase from FoxTale.


A brand new series from Jen Calonita, author of the award-winning Fairy Tale Reform School series!

“Funny, charming, and rebellious.” James Riley, New York Times bestselling author of The Story Thieves series and the Revenge of Magic series

In Enchantasia, becoming a legendary prince or princess doesn’t happen overnight. Enter Royal Academy, the training ground for the fairy tale leaders of tomorrow!

But Devin has major reservations about her new school and her royal future. How can she be a princess and the best creature caretaker Enchantasia has ever seen? It doesn’t help that there’s something seriously weird about RA’s headmistress. Olivina seems obsessed with preparing students for possible attacks from villains (“A royal can’t rule when they’re stuck in a tower!”) Devin gets that being Snow White and Rapunzel’s fairy godmother has probably made Olivina pretty paranoid, but anytime someone steps a toe out of line, Olivina becomes more of a fairy nightmare than a fairy godmother.

Something isn’t right with this lady, and Devin is determind to find out what. But what Devin discovers could change the fairy tale world forever…

Don’t miss The Fairy Tale Reform School series:







Jedi Story Time
Saturday, November 3 at 11:00am

From a galaxy far, far away…We’re excited to welcome a Jedi friend and BB-8 to FoxTale Book Shoppe! Our Jedi friend will read a Star Wars story, meet and greet guests as well as pose for pictures. Free to attend. Book purchase appreciated.



Kristina McMorris, Sold on a Monday
Wednesday, November 7 at 6:30pm

We’re excited to share after a few years of trying, we finally get to welcome Kristina McMorris, Author to the fox den. In addition to her bestselling stand alone novels, Kristina is a contributor to the immensely popular Grand Central anthology.

From New York Times bestselling author Kristina McMorris comes another unforgettable novel inspired by a stunning piece of history.


The scrawled sign, peddling young siblings on a farmhouse porch, captures the desperation sweeping the country in 1931. It’s an era of breadlines, bank runs, and impossible choices. 

For struggling reporter Ellis Reed, the gut-wrenching scene evokes memories of his family’s dark past. He snaps a photograph of the children, not meant for publication. But when the image leads to his big break, the consequences are devastating in ways he never imagined.

Haunted by secrets of her own, secretary Lillian Palmer sees more in the picture than a good story and is soon drawn into the fray. Together, the two set out to right a wrongdoing and mend a fractured family, at the risk of everything they value. 

Inspired by an actual newspaper photo that stunned readers across the nation, this touching novel explores the tale within the frame and behind the lens — a journey of ambition, love, and the far-reaching effects of our actions.



Sarah McCoy, Marilla of Green Gables
Saturday, November 10 at 2:00pm

Our foxy friend and international bestselling author Sarah McCoy joins us to discuss the highly anticipated MARILLA OF GREEN GABLES! We. Cannot. Wait.

So many of us grew up loving Anne, now we get to revisit Prince Edward Island and return to a time when life was a tad simpler. The event is free to attend; however, to enter the signing line, purchase of MARILLA from FoxTale is required. Pre-orders are recommended!


FoxTale’s Annual Holiday Party
Saturday, December 1 at 2:00pm

Save the Date! The Foxes are busy planning a great holiday party for all of us to enjoy!