Events – Authors, Discussions & More

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Bryn Chancellor, Sycamore
Saturday, February 17 at 2:00pm

We’re excited to welcome award-winning writer Bryn Chancellor with her debut novel, SYCAMORE, a mesmerizing page-turner in the spirit of Everything I Never Told You and Olive Kitteridge.

Out for a hike one scorching afternoon in Sycamore, Arizona, a newcomer to town stumbles across what appear to be human remains embedded in the wall of a dry desert ravine. As news of the discovery makes its way around town, Sycamore’s longtime residents fear the bones may belong to Jess Winters, the teenage girl who disappeared suddenly some eighteen years earlier, an unsolved mystery that has soaked into the porous rock of the town and haunted it ever since. In the days it takes the authorities to make an identification, the residents rekindle stories, rumors, and recollections both painful and poignant as they revisit Jess’s troubled history. In resurrecting the past, the people of Sycamore will find clarity, unexpected possibility, and a way forward for their lives.

Skillfully interweaving multiple points of view, Bryn Chancellor knowingly maps the bloodlines of a community and the indelible characters at its heart—most notably Jess Winters, a thoughtful, promising adolescent poised on the threshold of adulthood. Evocative and atmospheric, Sycamore is a coming-of-age story, a mystery, and a moving exploration of the elemental forces that drive human nature—desire, loneliness, grief, love, forgiveness, and hope—as witnessed through the inhabitants of one small Arizona town. 


Tim Dorsey, The Pope of Palm Beach
Monday, February 26 at 6:30pm

It’s always a fun time when bestselling author Tim Dorsey joins us at FoxTale!

From Florida’s king of mayhem—”compulsively irreverent and shockingly funny” (Boston Globe) New York Times bestselling author Tim Dorsey—comes a diabolically madcap adventure featuring the indomitable Serge A. Storms.

No one worships the Sunshine State as much as Serge A. Storms. Perpetually hunting Floridian arcana and lore, he and his permanently baked sidekick, Coleman, are on the road again. This time they’re on a frenzied literary pilgrimage that leads them back to Riviera Beach, the cozy seaside town where the boys spent their formative years.



Jon Jefferson, Wave of Terror
Saturday, March 3 at 2:00pm

We love us some Jon Jefferson and are excited to welcome him back to FoxTale with his latest solo project, WAVE OF TERROR. Jon is a longtime fox favorite as part of the Jefferson Bass writing team. Y’all will not want to miss this.

An unthinkable terrorist plot: The earth is shaking. The clock is ticking.

Astronomer Megan O’Malley sees things on a cosmic scale—hidden planets, colliding galaxies, imploding stars deep in the universe. But this time, she’s sensing something much closer to home. And she can feel it underfoot, too: explosive seismic shifts along a geologic fault line that could unleash an apocalyptic disaster. O’Malley also discovers something even more terrifying: the cataclysm is intentional. Someone is determined to trigger a mega tsunami.

FBI Special Agent Chip Dawtry is a big-picture guy, too. He lost his brother on 9/11, and ever since, he’s focused on preventing the next massive terrorist attack. Now, it isn’t hypothetical—it’s unfolding fast. But only he and O’Malley see the peril.

When O’Malley vanishes, Dawtry races to find her. It’s up to them to stop a 150-foot wall of water ready to roil—and wipe out America’s Eastern Seaboard. Each new terrifying rumble means it may be too late.



FoxTalk Book Club – The Spy
Thursday, March 8 at 6:30pm

FoxTalk Book Club meets the second Thursday of every month at 6:30-8:00pm. This is a very active group, and boy, do they have opinions! Book club members and all other interested parties are invited. Do join us!






Rapunzel Story Time and Meet & Greet
Saturday, March 17 at 11:00am

We’re excited to welcome Rapunzel to FoxTale Book Shoppe! Rapunzel will read a story and will meet and great guests as well as pose for pictures. Free to attend. Book purchase appreciated.

Clifford Brooks, Marketing/Branding & Poetry Reading
Saturday, March 17 at 2:00pm

Author Charles Clifford Brooks III joins us to discuss branding and marketing oneself, particularly aimed at authors; however many types of businesses can benefit. Cliff will also read a few poems. 

Attendees will receive worksheets they can take home to hone their own motto, trademark, branding ideas, etc. One thing for sure, a good time will be had by all.



Jeff Strand & Stacie Ramey, Young Adult Authors
Monday, March 19 at 6:30pm

We’re excited to welcome Jeff Strand and Stacie Ramey, young adult authors, to FoxTale!

Jeff Strand is the Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of over thirty books, five of which are for young adults. All of his YA novels have been Junior Library Guild selections; the most recent three have been selected for the Scholastic Book Club. Publishers Weekly has called his work “wickedly funny.” His novel The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever, about high school kids making a movie, was made into a movie by high school kids, which screened at the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival in November 2017. 

Stacie Ramey is the author of The Sister Pact, a contemporary realistic Young Adult novel which was named a YALSA 2016 Popular Paperback and a 2015 PSLA Top 40. Her sophomore novel, The Homecoming was awarded the Bronze Medal in the Florida Book Awards. Kirkus called her third book, The Secrets We Bury “A sensitive, funny, and sometimes awkwardly romantic story of survival and self-awareness.”


Book Reading & Live Music w/ Emily Ann Peterson
Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30pm

Emily Ann Peterson: singer-songwriter & #1 bestselling author of “Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous” joins with FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock, GA for a book reading and live music. Admission is free.

People are saying…
“Emily bares her soul, her fears, her hurts and her frustration to show you anyone can have Bare Naked Bravery.” – Cheryl, reader

“This book is BEAUTIFUL. Emily Ann gives her readers just enough of her to make them fall in love. She shares her stories in a way that makes them feel like they’re your own. As you read you will feel like rushing to her side to support her only to realize that she is the powerhouse that she’s become BECAUSE of her experiences.” – Amber Brogly, author of Parenting with Love

“Finally, a book to awaken each of us to the bravery we hold within and our capacity to be courageous through the hard things in life. You can live beyond the hurt. Emily Ann shows you how.” – Michelle Madrid-Branch, author of Mascara Moments

“Despite having spent years studying fear to write a book about it, Bare Naked Bravery still gave me transformational new insight into the art and science of courage. Emily’s storytelling is authentic, moving and highly engaging. Not only will this book entertain you, it will also give you clear, practical and actionable frameworks on how to transcend your fears and rise above every challenge. Bare Naked Bravery is an invaluable guide to living a more courageous life filled with greater joy and meaning.” – Akshay Nanavati, author of Fearvana

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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.

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.”


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!







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.


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.