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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Natasha Ngan, Girls of Paper and Fire
Thursday, November 15 at 6:30pm

We’re excited to welcome author Natasha Ngan! One of our staff members has read the debut novel and loved it! Great for Young Adult and Fantasy readers!
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Each year, eight beautiful girls are chosen as Paper Girls to serve the king. It’s the highest honor they could hope for…and the most demeaning. This year, there’s a ninth. And instead of paper, she’s made of fire.

In this richly developed fantasy, Lei is a member of the Paper caste, the lowest and most persecuted class of people in Ikhara. She lives in a remote village with her father, where the decade-old trauma of watching her mother snatched by royal guards for an unknown fate still haunts her. Now, the guards are back and this time it’s Lei they’re after — the girl with the golden eyes whose rumored beauty has piqued the king’s interest.

Over weeks of training in the opulent but oppressive palace, Lei and eight other girls learns the skills and charm that befit a king’s consort. There, she does the unthinkable — she falls in love. Her forbidden romance becomes enmeshed with an explosive plot that threatens her world’s entire way of life. Lei, still the wide-eyed country girl at heart, must decide how far she’s willing to go for justice and revenge.

 


Nutcracker Story Time
Saturday, November 17 at 11:00am

We’re excited to welcome a few of the cast/dancers from Dance and Music Academy of Woodstock‘s NUTCRACKER as our guest storytellers. They will read The Nutcracker as well as pose for pictures! Join us for what has become an annual tradition! Free!

 


Creative Writing Boot Camp
Saturday, November 17 at 1:00pm

Ready… Set… WRITE!

Getting started isn’t the hard part. We’ve all got a couple of great Opening Lines in our creative brains. The hard part is deciding which to harvest and which to let compost for a little longer – and taking time to practice.. Every. Single. Day.

On Saturday, November 17, from 1 – 4 pm, Creative Writing Boot Camp comes to FoxTale Book Shoppe. Three hours is a good start to your writing practice. And you’ll learn tips & tricks to Notice More, Develop Ideas, and Make A Little Time for the craft you love.

$60. RSVP recommended. Bring a pen and paper (*no electronic writing devices in class)

 


Caroline Eubanks, This is My South
Saturday, November 24 at 2:00pm

You may think you know the South for its food, its people, its past, and its stories, but if there’s one thing that’s certain, it’s that the region tells far more than one tale. It is ever-evolving, open to interpretation, steeped in history and tradition, yet defined differently based on who you ask.

This Is My South inspires the reader to explore the Southern States––Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia––like never before. No other guide pulls together these states into one book in quite this way with a fresh perspective on can’t-miss landmarks, off the beaten path gems, tours for every interest, unique places to sleep, and classic restaurants. So come see for yourself and create your own experiences along the way!

 


Christmas Pete the Cat Story Time
Saturday, December 1 at 11:00am

Storyteller Ms. Beth will read our favorite PETE the CAT Christmas stories including the brand new 12 Groovy Days of Christmas!

Free Pete ears for all!  Tons of Fun!

Free event! Book purchase appreciated.

 


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!

 

 

 

 


Melissa Conroy
Saturday, December 8 at 11:00am

We’re delighted to welcome our friend, author Melissa Conroy, to FoxTale! Melissa will share her children’s picture book, Poppy’s Pants, at our 11am story time for the young readers. Following her sharing and signing Poppy’s Pants, Melissa will be happy to take questions and sign copies of Our Prince of Scribes, a tribute to her father, the late great, Pat Conroy. A morning to remember!

We will have Melissa’s Lowcountry Coloring Book for sale, in addition to Poppy’s Pants and Our Prince of Scribes.

 


Carol & Jim Steiner, The Appalachian Trail Day Hikers’ Guide
Saturday, December 8 at 2:00pm

Do you dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail, but dread sleeping in the woods and lugging a heavy backpack? Then “The Appalachian Trail Day Hikers’ Guide: Downhill to Fine Wine and Accommodations” by Carol and Jim Steiner is just the book for you.

 


Santa Visits FoxTale
Saturday, December 15 at 11:00am

Santa Claus is coming to FoxTale! Join us!

 

 

 

 


Karen Lynn Nolan, Above the Fog
Saturday, December 15 at 2:00pm

We’re delighted to welcome Karen Lynn Nolan to FoxTale with her debut novel, ABOVE THE FOG! Karen will discuss and sign her novel.

Can Coreen and her mother survive the sins and lies that linger after death?

Growing up in a coal mining camp is difficult enough. But, when Coreen Shell’s abusive father makes a promise for her thirteenth birthday that could destroy what s left of her life, she resorts to a desperate prayer to a God she’s not sure exists. The next day, a flood washes through the coal camp, like a backhanded answer to her prayer. Coreen, her mother, and her crippled grandmother next door must climb the mountain to find refuge in a nearby church. Then, news of a murder changes everything, in a way Coreen never imagined. 

Now the real question is: Will Coreen and her damaged, dysfunctional family conquer all the lies, secrets, hardship, and hatred … or be destroyed by them?

 


Chris Bohjalian, The Flight attendant
Saturday, January 12 at 1:00pm

Chris Bohjalian is back in the fox den and we couldn’t be more excited. His last visit to FoxTale was standing room only and we could’ve listened to him speak for hours. You do not want to miss one of the most engaging authors and speakers we have had through the years on his return visit.

From the author of The Guest Room, a powerful story about the ways an entire life can change in one night: A flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man – and no idea what happened.

Set amid the captivating world of those whose lives unfold at forty thousand feet, The Flight Attendant unveils a spellbinding story of memory, of the giddy pleasures of alcohol and the devastating consequences of addiction, and of murder far from home.

 


Natasha Newton, Southern Keto
Monday, January 14 at 6:30pm

The ketogenic lifestyle doesn’t require a sacrifice of flavor! Many people think that going keto means they have to give up American traditional dishes, but with a little creativity most of your favorite foods can be made keto. Southern Keto will show you how to make your favorite comfort foods delicious and low-carb. You don’t have to give up breading, cheesecake, pan fried chicken, or biscuits. Natasha “Tasha” Newton has you covered. 

In this book she also shares her struggles from childhood obesity and years of yoyo dieting to being diagnosed with crohn’s disease at the age of 29. She’ll share with you how keto helped her to lose weight and gain freedom from sugar and food addiction. Natasha will serve you delicious and healthy keto meals side inspiration and encouragement! Being a southern girl she prides herself in recreating her family’s favorite foods, keto style. If it doesn’t taste great, she knows that her family won’t be interested!

In this book you’ll find:
* Over 100 delicious keto recipes,
* Multiple theme menu ideas 
* Comprehensive grocery lists,
* Useful tips and tricks for getting started, 
* And more!

If you’ve put off trying the keto diet for fear of missing out on your favorite foods, fear no more. Southern Keto will make sure flavor comes first while changing your health!

 


Cinderella Story Time
Saturday, January 19 at 11:00am

Bippity-Boppity-Boo! We’re so excited to welcome Cinderella to FoxTale Book Shoppe. Cinderella will read a story, meet and greet guests as well as pose for pictures. Free to attend. Book purchase appreciated.

 


Llama Llama Red Pajama Story Time
Saturday, February 2 at 11:00am

Storyteller Ms. Beth will read Llama Llama Red Pajama and some of our favorite Llama stories! Join us for the fun! Wear your favorite pajamas!

This is a FREE event. A book purchase is appreciated.

 


Marie Benedict, The Only Woman in the Room
Sunday, February 17 at 2:00pm

A Fox Favorite, we are delighted to welcome back Marie Benedict!

She possessed a stunning beauty. She also possessed a stunning mind. Could the world handle both?

Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich’s plans while at her husband’s side, understanding more than anyone would guess. She devised a plan to flee in disguise from their castle, and the whirlwind escape landed her in Hollywood. She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star.

But she kept a secret more shocking than her heritage or her marriage: she was a scientist. And she knew a few secrets about the enemy. She had an idea that might help the country fight the Nazis…if anyone would listen to her.

A powerful novel based on the incredible true story of the glamour icon and scientist whose groundbreaking invention revolutionized modern communication, The Only Woman in the Room is a masterpiece.

 


Alyson Richman, The Secret of Clouds
Saturday, February 23 at 3:00pm

We’re so excited to welcome back #1 bestselling author Alyson Richman – Author! From the author of The Lost Wife and The Velvet Hours comes an emotionally charged story about a mother’s love, a teacher’s promise, and a child’s heart…..

Katya, a rising ballerina, and Sasha, a graduate student, are young and in love when an unexpected tragedy befalls their native Kiev. Years later, after the couple has safely emigrated to America the consequences of this incident cause their son, Yuri, to be born with a rare health condition that isolates him from other children. Maggie, a passionate and dedicated teacher agrees to tutor Yuri at his home, even though she is haunted by her own painful childhood memories. As the two forge a deep and soulful connection, Yuri’s boundless curiosity and unique wisdom inspires Maggie to make difficult changes in her own life. And she’ll never realize just how strong Yuri has made her — until she needs that strength the most……

A novel that will make readers examine what it means to live life with a full heart.

 


Dahlonega Literary Festival
Saturday, March 2 at 9:00am
at Dahlonega, GA

We’re excited to once again partner with the Dahlonega Literary Festival as the official bookseller! This event will take place in Dahlonega, GA!

 

 

 


River Jordan, Confessions of a Christian Mystic
Saturday, April 6 at 2:00pm

From the author of the bestselling Praying for Stranger, River Jordan bring us Confessions of a Christian Mystic. 

Our Karen shares, “River’s ability and willingness to prove into the deepest part of herself is what has always characterized her work, and Confessions of A Christian Mystic is no exception. In fact, it is the epitome of her collective work, always a glimpse of her very human soul. She reminds me to live in the now and not to be distressed in the ordinary life that demands so much of my attention. I’m assured that prayer is often a state of being rather than hidden in the closet, and that both are equally accepted and needed. River shows her map, torn and dirty, with footprints in no particular order and yet they always lead back to the very heart of our existence. This richness, rawness, heart light, heartbreak, a glimpse beyond the veil speaks and speaks and speaks.”

 


Kim Michele Richardson, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
Friday, May 3 at 6:30pm

One of our foxy favorites is back with a brand new Southern story based on true events. Let’s welcome back Kim Michele Richardson!

The hardscrabble folks of Troublesome Creek have to scrap for everything everything except books, that is. Thanks to Roosevelt’s Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, Troublesome’s got its very own traveling librarian, Cussy Mary Carter. 

Cussy’s not only a book woman, however, she’s also the last of her kind, her skin a shade of blue unlike most anyone else. Not everyone is keen on Cussy’s family or the Library Project, and a Blue is often blamed for any whiff of trouble. If Cussy wants to bring the joy of books to the hill folks, she’s going to have to confront prejudice as old as the Appalachias and suspicion as deep as the holler. 

Inspired by the true blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service of the 1930s, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman’s belief that books can carry us anywhere even back home.

 


Karen White, Tradd Street #6 Book Launch
Tuesday, October 1 at 6:30pm

Save the Date, Melanie and Jack are back on October 1, 2019! We can’t wait to celebrate the latest TRADD STREET book with Karen White and y’all then! Stay tuned for more details as we get closer!