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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Delilah Dawson & Kevin Hearne, Kill the Farm Boy
Wednesday, July 25 at 6:30pm

Two of our favorites are back and they’ve written a book together! Excited to have Delilah S. Dawson, Author and Kevin Hearne back in the fox den with KILL THE FARM BOY!

In an irreverent new series in the tradition of Terry Pratchett and Monty Python, the New York Times bestselling authors of the Iron Druid Chronicles and Star Wars: Phasma reinvent fantasy, fairy tales, and floridly written feast scenes.

Once upon a time, in a faraway kingdom, a hero, the Chosen One, was born . . . and so begins every fairy tale ever told.

This is not that fairy tale.

There is a Chosen One, but he is unlike any One who has ever been Chosened.

And there is a faraway kingdom, but you have never been to a magical world quite like the land of Pell.

There, a plucky farm boy will find more than he’s bargained for on his quest to awaken the sleeping princess in her cursed tower. First there’s the Dark Lord, who wishes for the boy’s untimely death . . . and also very fine cheese. Then there’s a bard without a song in her heart but with a very adorable and fuzzy tail, an assassin who fears not the night but is terrified of chickens, and a mighty fighter more frightened of her sword than of her chain-mail bikini. This journey will lead to sinister umlauts, a trash-talking goat, the Dread Necromancer Steve, and a strange and wondrous journey to the most peculiar “happily ever after” that ever once-upon-a-timed.

**The event is free to attend. Purchase of KILL THE FARM BOY from FoxTale is required to join the signing line. Pre-ordering is highly recommended.**



K.J. McGillick book discussion & signing
Saturday, July 28 at 1:00pm

Join us as we welcome author K J McGillick to FoxTale to celebrate the launch of THE LAST LIE SHE TOLD. We will have copies of all the books in the series available.



Lisa Stauffer, Two by Two Story Time & Book Launch
Saturday, August 4 at 11:00am

With a rollicking rhyme from author Lisa Lowe Stauffer and engaging illustrations by Angelika Scudamore, this padded board book will soon become a favorite for bedtime and anytime.

Join in as the animals rock the boat on Noah’s Ark in Two by Two! This playful, rhyming story is sure to have little ones laughing and dancing along as two mischievous monkeys let loose the zoo aboard the ship. From anaconda limbo to penguin tap dances, the monkeys revel their way through the rain, making Two by Two a lyrical treat for the whole family to enjoy.



Susanna Kearsley, Bellewether
Wednesday, August 8 at 6:30pm

We’re excited to welcome back bestselling author Susanna Kearsley to the fox den! The event is free to attend. Purchase of Bellewether from FoxTale is required to join the signing line.

“I’ve loved every one of Susanna’s books! She has bedrock research and a butterfly’s delicate touch with characterssure recipe for historical fiction that sucks you in and won’t let go!” DIANA GABALDON, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Outlander

“The house, when I first saw it, seemed intent on guarding what it knew; but we all learned, by the end of it, that secrets aren’t such easy things to keep.”

It’s late summer, war is raging, and families are torn apart by divided loyalties and deadly secrets. In this complex and dangerous time, a young French Canadian lieutenant is captured and billeted with a Long Island family, an unwilling and unwelcome guest. As he begins to pitch in with the never-ending household tasks and farm chores, Jean-Philippe de Sabran finds himself drawn to the daughter of the house. Slowly, Lydia Wilde comes to lean on Jean-Philippe, true soldier and gentleman, until their lives become inextricably intertwined. Legend has it that the forbidden love between Jean-Philippe and Lydia ended tragically, but centuries later, the clues they left behind slowly unveil the true story.

Part history, part romance, and all kinds of magic, Susanna Kearsley’s latest masterpiece will draw you in and never let you go, even long after you’ve closed the last page.



Kristan Higgins, Good Luck with That
Saturday, August 11 at 2:00pm

We’re excited to welcome Kristan Higgins Books to FoxTale this summer!

New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins is beloved for her heartfelt novels filled with humor and wisdom. Now, in her newest novel, GOOD LUCK WITH THAT, she tackles an issue every woman deals with: body image and self-acceptance.

Emerson, Georgia, and Marley have been best friends ever since they met at a weight-loss camp as teens. When Emerson tragically passes away, she leaves one final wish for her best friends: to conquer the fears they still carry as adults. 

For each of them, that means something different. For Marley, it’s coming to terms with the survivor’s guilt she’s carried around since her twin sister’s death, which has left her blind to the real chance for romance in her life. For Georgia, it’s about learning to stop trying to live up to her mother’s and brother’s ridiculous standards, and learning to accept the love her ex-husband has tried to give her. 

But as Marley and Georgia grow stronger, the real meaning of Emerson’s dying wish becomes truly clear: more than anything, she wanted her friends to love themselves. 

A novel of compassion and insight, GOOD LUCK WITH THAT tells the story of two women who learn to embrace themselves just the way they are.



Story Time with Shelli Johannes, Cece Loves Science
Saturday, August 18 at 11:00am

Join author Shelli R. Johannes for a special story time where she will be reading and signing her new picture book, Cece Loves Science!



M.J. Pullen & Ricki Schultz
Saturday, August 18 at 2:00pm

Laughs will be had as we welcome two bestselling authors of contemporary women’s fiction, M.J. Pullen and Ricki Schultz to the fox den. 

M.J.’s latest novel is SUGAR STREET and Ricki’s latest is SWITCH AND BAIT. Books will be available at the event for purchase and to those who cannot make it, we do ship.


Karin Slaughter, Pieces of Her Book Launch
Sunday, August 19 at 2:00pm
at Elm Street Cultural Arts Theater, 8534 Main Street, Woodstock, GA  30188

Thrilling news! Karin Slaughter will join us on Sunday, August 19, 2PM with PIECES OF HER! We couldn’t be more excited for Karin to be here to discuss her new novel. NOTE: This event will take place across the street from FoxTale at the Elm Street Theater (8534 Main St). Doors open 1:30pm. Concessions will be open!

The #1 internationally bestselling author returns with a new novel in the vein of her New York Times bestsellers Pretty Girls and The Good Daughter—a story even more electrifying, provocative, and suspenseful than anything she’s written before.

What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all . . . ?

Andrea knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows she’s spent her whole life in the small beachside town of Belle Isle; she knows she’s never wanted anything more than to live a quiet life as a pillar of the community; she knows she’s never kept a secret in her life. Because we all know our mothers, don’t we?

But all that changes when a trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura. Because it turns out that before Laura was Laura, she was someone completely different. For nearly thirty years she’s been hiding from her previous identity, lying low in the hope that no one would ever find her. But now she’s been exposed, and nothing will ever be the same again.

The police want answers and Laura’s innocence is on the line, but she won’t speak to anyone, including her own daughter. Andrea is on a desperate journey following the breadcrumb trail of her mother’s past. And if she can’t uncover the secrets hidden there, there may be no future for either one of them. . . .

The cost to attend the event is $35 and includes a signed hardcover, book discussion and Q&A, and a guaranteed seat. You can purchase the book from FoxTale by clicking below, stopping in or calling 770-516-9989. Can’t attend in person? We are happy to ship signed copies – you can also purchase by clicking below.

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.


Lisa Patton, Rush
Saturday, August 25 at 2:00pm

We love Lisa Patton and are thrilled she is coming to FoxTale with her new novel. Achingly poignant, yet laugh-out-loud funny, RUSH takes a sharp nuanced look at a centuries-old tradition while exploring the complex, intimate relationships between mothers and daughters and female friends. Brimming with heart and hope for a better tomorrow, RUSH is an uplifting novel universal to us all.

“Lisa Patton’s characteristic wit and sass along with richly drawn and authentically Southern characters are brilliantly showcased in RUSH. Patton places a magnifying glass over the glorified institution of sorority rush in the South, giving the reader an enlightening and lively look at all the goings-on, highlighting the good and the not-so-good aspects of Greek life. Part social commentary on race and economic differences, and part heartwarming and hear-tugging family drama, RUSH is ultimately a story about finding one’s personal source of strength to fight the status quo, and about finding forgiveness in the most unexpected places. A fun and invigorating read–I highly recommend!” ~ Karen White, New York Times bestselling author of Dreams of Falling

“There’s not a better Southern author writing today than Lisa Patton. Her delightful new book is a modern look at what is perhaps the most sacred of all Southern rituals: sorority rush at The University of Mississippi, ‘Ole Miss.’ And happily for us, Miss Patton captures to absolute perfection the hilarity, hysteria, and heartbreak of it all. Funny, touching, and full of twists and turns. I couldn’t have loved it more.”~ Fannie Flagg, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café, and The Whole Town’s Talking


Ilona Andrews, Magic Triumphs
Friday, August 31 at 7:00pm

We always love having Ilona Andrews at FoxTale and are excited to welcome them back with a brand new Kate Daniels novel, MAGIC TRIUMPHS! Purchase of MAGIC TRIUMPHS from FoxTale Book Shoppe is required to join the signing line Advance purchase recommended via our online store or by calling 770-516-9989.

Mercenary Kate Daniels must risk all to protect everything she holds dear in this epic, can’t-miss entry in the thrilling #1 New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series.



Karen White, Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, The Glass Ocean
Tuesday, September 4 at 6:30pm

We love these ladies and are excited to help launch THE GLASS OCEAN from Willig, White, and Williams aka Karen WhiteBeatriz Williams and Lauren Willig! Set sail on the Lusitania! Purchase of the book from FoxTale is required to enter the signing line. We are also happy to ship signed copies nationwide.

From the New York Times bestselling authors of The Forgotten Room comes a captivating historical mystery, infused with romance, that links the lives of three women across a century—two deep in the past, one in the present—to the doomed passenger liner, RMS Lusitania.



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!



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.





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.

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.

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, River of Secrets
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?



KissCon Romance Author Convention
Saturday, October 20 at 12:00pm
at Woodstock Public Library, 7735 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

More details to come!



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!