Events – Authors, Discussions & More

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Heather Trim, Wingbound Book Launch Party
Saturday, March 24 at 2:00pm

We’re delighted to help launch debut Author: Heather Trim‘s YA fantasy, WINGBOUND. Free to attend!

Ledger is supposed to fear and despise the Sky People of Ellery, but then he meets an Ellerian girl, named Alouette and does the wrong thing. With his village at war with the winged people who live on a floating islandt circles their world, he befriends her.

In Ledger’s seventeenth harvest, Ellery returns empty. The Sky People are gone, Alouette is missing, and Ledger must make a difficult choice — continue life as usual in the blacksmith workshop or board the island against the elder’s wishes and find her.

From debut author Heather Trim comes a vibrant fantasy where following the rules isn’t always the right thing to do when you were born to be the exception.


Ariel Lawhon, I was Anastasia 
Saturday, March 31 at 2:00pm

One of our most requested authors at FoxTale is Ariel Lawhon and we are so excited to welcome her back to FoxTale with I Was Anastasia.

In an enthralling new feat of historical suspense, Ariel Lawhon unravels the extraordinary twists and turns in Anna Anderson’s 50-year battle to be recognized as Anastasia Romanov. Is she the Russian Grand Duchess, a beloved daughter and revered icon, or is she an imposter, the thief of another woman’s legacy?

Countless others have rendered their verdict. Now it is your turn.



Laura Lippman, Sunburn
Saturday, April 7 at 2:00pm

We’re thrilled to welcome back Laura Lippman to FoxTale! New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman returns with a superb novel of psychological suspense about the lengths we go to outrun our pasts, and what happens when love gets in the way.



Marie Benedict, Carnegie’s Maid
Tuesday, April 10 at 6:30pm

Last time Marie Benedict joined us it was a packed house! Due to popular demand, we are bringing her back with CARNEGIE’S MAID. From the author of The Other Einstein, the mesmerizing tale of what kind of woman could have inspired an American dynasty.

Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She’s not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh’s grandest households. She’s a poor farmer’s daughter with nowhere to go and nothing in her pockets. But the other woman with the same name has vanished, and pretending to be her just might get Clara some money to send back home.

If she can keep up the ruse, that is. Serving as a lady’s maid in the household of Andrew Carnegie requires skills he doesn’t have, answering to an icy mistress who rules her sons and her domain with an iron fist. What Clara does have is a resolve as strong as the steel Pittsburgh is becoming famous for, coupled with an uncanny understanding of business, and Andrew begins to rely on her. But Clara can’t let her guard down, not even when Andrew becomes something more than an employer. Revealing her past might ruin her future — and her family’s.

With captivating insight and heart, Carnegie’s Maid tells the story of one brilliant woman who may have spurred Andrew Carnegie’s transformation from ruthless industrialist into the world’s first true philanthropist.


Anthony Grooms, The Vain Conversation & Book Club
Thursday, April 12 at 7:00pm

We’ve know Anthony Grooms longer than we’ve had FoxTale Book Shoppe and are delighted to welcome him back with his latest novel, THE VAIN CONVERSATION.

Inspired by true events, The Vain Conversation reflects on the 1946 lynching of two black couples in Georgia from the perspectives of three characters–Bertrand Johnson, one of the victims; Noland Jacks, a presumed perpetrator; and Lonnie Henson, a witness to the murders as a ten-year-old boy. Lonnie’s inexplicable feelings of culpability drive him in a search for meaning that takes him around the world, and ultimately back to Georgia, where he must confront Jacks and his own demons, with the hopes that doing so will free him from the grip of the past.

In The Vain Conversation, Anthony Grooms seeks to advance the national dialogue on race relations. With complexity, satire, and sometimes levity, he explores what it means to redeem, as well as to be redeemed, on the issues of America’s race violence and speaks to the broader issues of oppression and violence everywhere.

A foreword is provided by American poet, painter, and novelist Clarence Major. An afterward is written by T Geronimo Johnson, the bestselling author of Welcome to Braggsville and Hold It ‘Til It Hurts.


Rosalind & Maggie Bunn, Once Upon a Zoo Book Launch
Saturday, April 14 at 11:00am

We’re always excited to welcome Rosalind Bunn, Author to FoxTale to celebrate a new book! Her latest, ONCE UPON A ZOO, is co-written with her daughter, Maggie Bunn. Both authors will join us for a special book launch/story time/book signing.

Free to attend! All ages welcome!



Leah Stewart, What You Don’t Know About Charlie Outlaw
Saturday, April 14 at 2:00pm

The celebrated author of The Myth of You and Me explores an nontraditional love story through the lens of a character actor who must finally become the hero of her own story.

After a series of missteps in the face of his newfound fame, actor Charlie Outlaw flees to a remote island in search of anonymity and a chance to reevaluate his recent breakup with his girlfriend, actress Josie Lamar. But soon after his arrival on the peaceful island, his solitary hike into the jungle takes him into danger he never anticipated.

As Charlie struggles with gaining fame, Josie struggles with its loss. The star of a cult TV show in her early twenties, Josie has spent the twenty years since searching for a role to equal that one, and feeling less and less like her character, the heroic Bronwyn Kyle. As she gets ready for a reunion of the cast at a huge fan convention, she thinks all she needs to do is find a part and replace Charlie. But she can’t forget him, and to get him back she’ll need to be a hero in real life.


Peter Golden, Nothing is Forgotten
Monday, April 23 at 6:30pm

We’re delighted to welcome Author Peter Golden back to FoxTale with his latest novel. His last novel was a reader favorite and we can’t wait to dive into Nothing is Forgotten.

Peter shared, “NOTHING IS FORGOTTEN is a novel about the connection between the Holocaust and the Cold War. It is based on real events through the use of primary and secondary sources, and the extensive interviews I conducted. The story begins in 1965, when a young man, whose grandmother is murdered in the family candy store in New Jersey, goes on a quest across Europe, the Soviet Union, and the United States to find her murderer. In the process, he falls in love with the Russian intelligence agent who accompanies him on his journey, and together they uncover his grandmother’s connection to Soviet partisans in World War II, to Dachau and Auschwitz, and the battle conducted by the CIA and KGB over prosecuting Nazi war criminals.”


Katie Hart Smith & Jaclyn Weldon White
Saturday, April 28 at 1:00pm

We’re excited to welcome Katie Hart Smith and Jackie White to FoxTale with their latest novels!



Kristy Woodson Harvey, The Secret to Southern Charm
Monday, April 30 at 6:30pm

It’s become a Spring tradition to welcome Kristy Woodson Harvey to FoxTale and we are delighted that 2018 brings us THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM!

Kristy Woodson Harvey returns with the second novel in her beloved Peachtree Bluff series, featuring a trio of sisters and their mother who discover a truth that will change not only the way they see themselves, but also how they fit together as a family.



Radney Foster, For You to See the Stars
Friday, May 4 at 7:00pm

Radney Foster is back for the second time to FoxTale! Y’all won’t want to miss this book talk and we bet he may play us a song or two.

Legendary singer/songwriter Radney Foster found commercial success and critical acclaim due in large part to his literary approach to country music. Known for penning dozens of Top Forty, Top Twenty, Top Ten hits for both himself and Nashville’s elite, he felt driven to tell stories longer than the three minutes allowed for radio.

For You to See the Stars is a testament to his talent, showing the diversity of his voice, bringing lyrical prose to the page, and presenting Radney Foster to a whole new audience. The CD of the same title, includes the ten songs that inspired these stories.



Shanda McCloskey, Doll-E 1.0 Story Time & Book Launch
Saturday, May 5 at 11:00am

Excited to welcome local author Shanda McCloskey – writer/illustrator to FoxTale with the debut of DOLL-E 1.0!

A STEM-friendly tale of a girl and the doll she upgrades to be her new friend, for fans of The Most Magnificent Thing and Rosie Revere, Engineer.

Charlotte’s world is fully charged! With her dog at her side, she’s always tinkering, coding, clicking, and downloading. She’s got a knack for anything technological–especially gadgets that her parents don’t know how to fix! Then, she receives a new toy that is quite a puzzle: a doll! What’s she supposed to do with that? Once she discovers the doll’s hidden battery pack, things start to get interesting…while her faithful canine sidekick wonders if he’ll be overshadowed by the new and improved Doll-E 1.0! With a little ingenuity and an open mind, everyone can be friends in this endearing, modern tribute to the creative spirit of play.


Trio Live!
Saturday, May 5 at 3:00pm

Mark your calendars for this amazing and soulful event! Authors attending include Kim Michele RichardsonDeborah Mantella, Author andSheryl Parbhoo.

More authors, artists and musicians to come!






Rick Bragg, The Best Cook in the World
Thursday, May 10 at 7:00pm
at Elm Street Cultural Arts Village, 8534 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188

We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Rick Bragg back to FoxTale Book Shoppe with The Best Cook in the World. 

This is a ticketed event. Your $30 ticket includes admission for one along with a signed copy of The Best Cook in the World. Seating will be assigned in the order of purchase. After seating is taken, it will be standing room only due to anticipated attendance.

Tickets can be purchased via our online store here, by calling 770-516-9989 or by stopping in to FoxTale.



Brian Panowich, Like Lions
Saturday, May 12 at 3:00pm

We couldn’t be any more excited to welcome back Brian Panowich – Writer, a fox favorite, with his second novel, LIKE LIONS. Y’all do not want to miss this-trust us!

Warning! If you haven’t read BULL MOUNTAIN, there are spoilers below.


Clayton Burroughs is sheriff of Bull Mountain and last surviving member of the brutal and blood-steeped Burroughs clan. It’s been a year since a rogue government agent systematically crippled the family’s criminal empire, leaving two of his brothers dead and Clayton broken and haunted by wounds that may never heal.

Now Bull Mountain is vulnerable, ripe for predators wanting to re-establish the flow of dope and money through the town. And the death of a boy belonging to a rival clan brings the wolves straight to Clayton’s door.

The only good son born of a crooked tree, Clayton wants to bury his bloody family legacy for good. But he’ll need to call on it if he wants to save his family, and his mountain, from the destruction that awaits.

One year ago, Kate survived the darkness that almost killed her husband, and she used that same darkness to avenge him. Now, in order to protect her home and preserve the birthright of the one true heir to the mountain–her infant son–Kate has to tap into that darkness again . . . but this time it would seem she’s developing a taste for it.


War Storm Tour!, Victoria Aveyard
Thursday, May 17 at 7:00pm
at Woodstock High School, 2010 Towne Lake Hills Drive S., Woodstock, GA 30189

Celebrate the electrifying conclusion to the Red Queen series with Victoria Aveyard, Rebecca Ross, and Nic Stone! Meet Victoria, hear the authors discuss their books, and get your copy of War Storm signed!

Books will be provided by FoxTale Book Shoppe, and a purchase of War Storm, The Queen’s Rising, or Dear Martin is required to get into the signing line. Books can be purchased online:

We can’t wait to see you there!


Mare Barrow learned this all too well when Cal’s betrayal nearly destroyed her. Now determined to protect her heart—and secure freedom for Reds and newbloods like her—Mare resolves to destroy the kingdom of Norta once and for all… starting with the crown on Maven’s head.

But no battle is won alone, and before the Reds may rise as one, Mare must side with the boy who broke her heart in order to destroy the boy who almost broke her. Cal’s powerful Silver allies, alongside Mare and the Scarlet Guard, prove a formidable force. But Maven is driven by an obsession so deep, he will stop at nothing to have Mare as his own again, even if it means destroying everything—and everyone—in his path.


Story Time with Clifford the Big Red Dog
Saturday, May 19 at 11:00am

Clifford The Big Red Dog is coming to FoxTale Book Shoppe for a special story time visit. Clifford will greet guests of all ages and will pose for pictures! A fun time will be had by all! Free to attend. Book purchase appreciated!



Virginia Willis, Secrets of the Southern Table
Saturday, May 19 at 2:00pm

One of our favorites is back with a brand new book! Let’s welcome back award-winning chef and author Virginia Willis.

In Secrets of the Southern Table, award-winning chef and cookbook author Virginia Willis takes you on a tour of today’s South—a region rich in history and cultural diversity. With her signature charm and wit, Virginia shares many well-known Southern recipes like Pimento Cheese Tomato Herb Pie and “Cathead” Biscuits, but also some surprising revelations drawn from the area’s many global influences, like Catfish Tacos with Avocado Crema, Mississippi-Style Char Siu Pork Tenderloin, and Greek Okra and Tomatoes.

In addition to the recipes, Virginia profiles some of the diverse chefs, farmers, and other culinary influencers who are shaping contemporary Southern cuisine. Together, these stories and the delicious recipes that accompany them celebrate the rich and ever-evolving heritage of Southern cooking.



Dorothea Benton Frank Luncheon
Wednesday, May 23 at 12:00pm
at MadLife Stage & Studios, 8722 Main Street, Woodstock, GA 30188

We’re thrilled to welcome back NYT bestselling author and Fox FavoriteDorothea Benton Frank to Downtown Woodstock! Join us for lunch with Dottie at MadLife Stage & Studios. Each attendee will get lunch and a signed hardcover copy of Dottie’s new book, BY INVITATION ONLY. Cost: $60.00

You can reserve your seat online, by stopping in to FoxTale or by calling us at 770-516-9989.


Eddie Hernandez & Susan Puckett, Turnip Greens & Tortillas
Thursday, May 24 at 6:30pm

Chef Eddie Hernandez joins us along with co-author Susan Puckett! Susan will interview Eddie and then take questions from the audience, sign books, take pictures and all that good stuff! 

Southern fare with a Mexican flair, by the chef/co-owner of the restaurant empire that Bon Appétit called a “Top American Restaurant”

USA Today called Taqueria del Sol “a runaway success.” Bon Appétit wrote: “Move over, Chipotle!” The fast-casual food of Eddie Hernandez, the James Beard-nominated chef/co-owner of the restaurant, lands on the commonalities of Southern and Mexican food, with dishes like Memphis barbecue pork tacos, chicken pot pie served in a “bowl” of a puffed tortilla, turnip greens in “pot likker” spiked with chiles, or the “Eddie Palmer,” sweet tea with a jab of tequila. Eddie never hesitates to break with purists to make food taste better, adding sugar to creamy grits to balance the jalapeños, or substituting tomatillos in fried green tomatoes for a more delicate texture. Throughout, “Eddie’s Way” sidebars show how to make each dish even more special.


Jenny Milchman, Wicked River
Saturday, May 26 at 2:00pm

Fox favorite and bestselling author Jenny Milchman is back with WICKED RIVER and we couldn’t be more thrilled. KFox has already devoured it and loved her brand new novel.

Six million acres of Adirondack forest separate Natalie and Doug Larson from civilization. For the newlyweds, an isolated, back country honeymoon seems ideal: a chance to start their lives together with an adventure, on their own. But just as Natalie and Doug begin to explore the dark interiors of their own hearts, as well as the depths of their love for each other, it becomes clear that they are not alone in the woods.

Because six million acres makes it easy for the wicked to hide. And even easier for someone to go missing for good.

As they struggle with the worst the wilderness has to offer, a man watches them, wielding the forest like a weapon. He wants something from them more terrifying than death. And once they are near his domain, he will do everything in his power to make sure they never walk out again.


Mary Alice Monroe, Beach House Reunion
Saturday, June 2 at 2:00pm

One of our longtime favorites, Mary Alice Monroe, is back with BEACH HOUSE REUNION.






Karen White, Dreams of Falling Book Launch
Tuesday, June 5 at 6:30pm

New York Times bestselling author Karen White crafts evocative relationships in this new contemporary women’s fiction novel about best friends who share a devastating secret, set in the Lowcountry of South Carollina.






Ricki Schultz, Switch and Bait Book Launch
Tuesday, June 12 at 6:30pm

We’re excited to help Ricki Schultz launch her newest novel, Switch and Bait!!

Ricki Schultz‘s trademark irreverent humor and wry insight into the absurdities of modern dating are both outrageously funny and genuinely moving in her unforgettable new novel.




Susan Boyer, A Lowcountry Mystery
Saturday, June 16 at 2:00pm

We’re pleased to welcome back award-winning author Susan M. Boyer with her latest Lowcountry Mystery! More details to come!






Wendy Wax, Best Beach Ever
Tuesday, June 19 at 6:30pm

It wouldn’t be summer without a new novel from Wendy Wax! Join Wendy as she discusses BEST BEACH EVER followed by a book signing, of course!

Hoping for smooth sailing the ladies of Ten Beach Road confront choppy seas…

Forced to rent out or lose their beloved Bella Flora after the loss of their renovation-turned-reality-TV show Do Over, Maddie, Nikki, Avery, Kyra, and Bitsy move into cottages at the Sunshine Hotel and Beach Club believing the worst is over. Only to discover just how uncertain their futures really are. 

Maddie struggles with the challenges of dating a rock star whose career has come roaring back to life while Nikki faces the daunting realities of mothering twins at forty-seven. Avery buries herself in a tiny home build in an attempt to dodge commitment issues, and Kyra battles to protect her son from the Hollywood world she once dreamed of joining. And Bitsy is about to find out whether the rewards of seeking revenge will outweigh the risks. 

Luckily, when the going gets tough, the ladies of Ten Beach Road know that their friendship–tried and tested–can chase away the darkest clouds and let the sun shine in…



Lisa Patton, Rush
Saturday, September 29 at 2:00pm

We love Lisa Patton and are thrilled she is coming to FoxTale with her new novel. Bestselling author Lisa Patton digs deep into exciting new territory with RUSH, a story about mothers and daughters, sisterhood, tradition, and doing the right thing.

When Lilith Whitmore, the well-heeled House Corp President of Alpha Delta Beta—the premiere sorority at Ole Miss—appoints recent empty-nester Wilda to the Rush Advisory Board, Wilda can hardly believe her luck. What’s more, Lilith suggests their daughters, both incoming freshman, room together! What Wilda doesn’t know is that it’s all part of Lilith’s plan to ensure her own daughter receives an Alpha Delt bid—no matter what.

Smart, sweet Cali Watkins is the perfect potential new sorority member…except for one thing. She’s missing a very important ingredient—pedigree. Without family money Cali’s chances of membership are already razor thin, but she’s got an even bigger problem. If anyone discovers the dark family secrets she’s hiding, Cali will be dropped from Rush faster than she can say Hotty Toddy.

For twenty-five years, Miss Pearl—as her “babies” like to call her—has been housekeeper and a second mother to the Alpha Delt girls, even though it reminds her of a painful part of her past she’ll never forget. When an opportunity for promotion arises, it seems a natural fit. But Lilith Whitmore slams her Prada heel down fast, crushing Miss Pearl’s hopes of a better future. When Wilda and the girls find out, they devise a plan destined to change Alpha Delta Beta—and maybe the entire Greek system—forever.

Lisa Patton’s RUSH is a sharp, nuanced look at a centuries-old tradition with a harvest of heart, humor and honor mixed in between.