Events – Authors, Discussions & More

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Beth Hermes, The Lightbearers: Mnemonic
Friday, December 14 at 6:30pm

We’re excited to celebrate the launch of MNEMONIC, the 6th book in THE LIGHTBEARERS series by Beth Hermes, Author Please join us! All the books in the series will be available for purchase.


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?


Bourbon & Books – Take Two!
Sunday, December 16 at 12:00pm

Back by popular demand! We’ll be sampling Bourbon along with talking books! Thanks for shopping local! Where you spend your dollars matters and is greatly appreciated.


Gina Heron, What’s Left Between Us
Sunday, December 16 at 2:00pm

We’re thrilled to welcome debut author and foxy friend Gina Heron to FoxTale with her debut novel. Y’all will love Gina as much as we do!

Bay is standing on a stage in Nashville, on the verge of achieving her dream of a recording contract with a major label, when she learns she may have lost what matters most to her. Scott, her childhood sweetheart, has gone missing in Afghanistan. The news of his capture by the Taliban strips her of her voice at the biggest moment of her life, sending her into a tailspin that lands her on her parents’ doorstep for Christmas, for the first time in years. 

Old wounds between Bay and her mother, Violet, break open as soon as Bay walks in the door of Blossom Hill, their family home. The gulf that’s divided them since Bay’s twin sister, Lillie, drowned at twelve years old, has grown wider as Bay put distance between herself and the family. As Bay tries to reconnect with her family, she stumbles over clues that could unravel her mama’s long-held secrets—and tear her family apart. Armed with the truth, Bay finds herself in a fight to bring the people she loves most back home to each other.


FoxTalk Book Club, Sold on a Monday
Thursday, January 10 at 6:30pm

We will be discussing SOLD ON A MONDAY by Kristina McMorris, Author!


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.


Soniah Kamal, Unmarriageable
Tuesday, January 22 at 6:30pm

We’re delighted to welcome Soniah Kamal Author Page in conversation with Anjali Enjeti discussing Unmarriageable and more!

In this one-of-a-kind retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in modern-day Pakistan, Alys Binat has sworn never to marry—until an encounter with one Mr. Darsee at a wedding makes her reconsider.

A scandal and vicious rumor concerning the Binat family have destroyed their fortune and prospects for desirable marriages, but Alys, the second and most practical of the five Binat daughters, has found happiness teaching English literature to schoolgirls. Knowing that many of her students won’t make it to graduation before dropping out to marry and have children, Alys teaches them about Jane Austen and her other literary heroes and hopes to inspire the girls to dream of more.

When an invitation arrives to the biggest wedding their small town has seen in years, Mrs. Binat, certain that their luck is about to change, excitedly sets to work preparing her daughters to fish for rich, eligible bachelors. On the first night of the festivities, Alys’s lovely older sister, Jena, catches the eye of Fahad “Bungles” Bingla, the wildly successful—and single—entrepreneur. But Bungles’s friend Valentine Darsee is clearly unimpressed by the Binat family. Alys accidentally overhears his unflattering assessment of her and quickly dismisses him and his snobbish ways. As the days of lavish wedding parties unfold, the Binats wait breathlessly to see if Jena will land a proposal—and Alys begins to realize that Darsee’s brusque manner may be hiding a very different man from the one she saw at first glance.

Told with wry wit and colorful prose, Unmarriageable is a charming update on Jane Austen’s beloved novel and an exhilarating exploration of love, marriage, class, and sisterhood.


Hooked On Books Book Club, The Mists of Avalon
Wednesday, January 23 at 6:30pm

We will be discussing THE MISTS OF AVALON!





Middle Grade Book Club Discusses Pax
Saturday, January 26 at 10:00am

We’re excited to bring back our Middle Grade Book Club led by Ms. Maritza. Our first book is PAX by Sara Pennypacker. Generally ages 8-14 is perfect for this group. We ask that book club picks be purchased at FoxTale. Book Club members receive 10% off.

From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes a beautifully wrought, utterly compelling novel about the powerful relationship between a boy and his fox. Pax is destined to become a classic, beloved for generations to come.

Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day, the unimaginable happens: Peter’s dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild.

At his grandfather’s house, three hundred miles away from home, Peter knows he isn’t where he should be—with Pax. He strikes out on his own despite the encroaching war, spurred by love, loyalty, and grief, to be reunited with his fox.

Meanwhile Pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures and discoveries of his own. 



Jennifer Skiff, Rescuing Ladybugs
Saturday, January 26 at 2:00pm

We’re so excited to welcome author and international animal advocate Jennifer Skiff back to FoxTale with RESCUING LADYBUGS! Jennifer is the award winning author of Jennifer Skiff’s – The Divinity of Dogs and God Stories.

Countless times throughout our lives, we’re presented with a choice to help another soul. Rescuing Ladybugs highlights the true stories of remarkable people who didn’t look away from seemingly impossible-to-change situations and instead worked to save animals. Prepare to be transported to Borneo to release orangutans, Brazil to protect jaguars, Africa to connect with chimpanzees and elephants, the Maldives to free mantas, and Indonesia, the only place where dragons still exist in the wild.


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.


Dr. Darria, Mom Hacks
Tuesday, February 26 at 6:30pm

100+ self-care hacks for any mom to eat right, move more, stress less and get a good night’s sleep, by a doctor who is also a mom, Dr Darria Long Gillespie.

Why is it generally accepted that motherhood comes at the expense of our health–with all that weight gain, fatigue, and exhaustion? It doesn’t have to be that way. What if your baby AND you could thrive together? We cure diseases. We create artificial ears using 3-D printers. We solved how to pee in space. We can figure this out–and now Dr. Darria has done just that. 

An Ivy league-trained physician and mom of two, Dr. Darria combed the latest in medicine, psychology, and holistic health for answers when her own health crises struck. She now brings those solutions to moms everywhere. For moms who just DontHaveTheTime (or energy), Mom Hacks gives you the specific smallest changes that yield the biggest impact for you and your child. 

Every hack is a mini super-charged solution with an immediate impact. So you feel good, lose the baby weight, and are more present, while raising thriving children–in an entirely do-able, time-saving, with-you-in-the-trenches way. Her humor and personal stories bring warmth and encouragement when mothers need it most. 

You can be the mother and woman you want to be, and with Mom Hacks, you don’t have to listen to anyone who tells you otherwise. It’s time for a new mom world order.


Jennifer Robson in conversation with Mary Kay Andrews, The Gown
Wednesday, February 27 at 6:30pm

We’re delighted to welcome international bestselling author Jennifer Robson who will be in conversation with our friend and NYT bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews. Robson will be discussing her new historical fiction novel, THE GOWN! 

“The Gown is marvelous and moving, a vivid portrait of female self-reliance in a world racked by the cost of war.”–Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network

From the internationally bestselling author of Somewhere in France comes an enthralling historical novel about one of the most famous wedding dresses of the twentieth century—Queen Elizabeth’s wedding gown—and the fascinating women who made it.

“Millions will welcome this joyous event as a flash of color on the long road we have to travel.”

—Sir Winston Churchill on the news of Princess Elizabeth’s forthcoming wedding


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!




Jolina Petersheim & Lauren Denton, How the Light Gets In & Glory Road
Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30pm

FoxTale to discuss and sign their new novels, How the Light Gets In and Glory Road, respectively.

How the Light Gets In: From the highly acclaimed author of The Outcast and The Alliance comes an engrossing novel about marriage and motherhood, loss and moving on.

When Ruth Neufeld’s husband and father-in-law are killed working for a relief organization overseas, she travels to Wisconsin with her young daughters and mother-in-law Mabel to bury her husband. She hopes the Mennonite community will be a quiet place to grieve and piece together next steps.

Ruth and her family are welcomed by Elam, her husband’s cousin, who invites them to stay at his cranberry farm through the harvest. Sifting through fields of berries and memories of a marriage that was broken long before her husband died, Ruth finds solace in the beauty of the land and healing through hard work and budding friendship. She also encounters the possibility of new love with Elam, whose gentle encouragement awakens hopes and dreams she thought she’d lost forever.

But an unexpected twist threatens to unseat the happy ending Ruth is about to write for herself. On the precipice of a fresh start and a new marriage, Ruth must make an impossible decision: which path to choose if her husband isn’t dead after all.


Susan Meissner, The Last Year of the War
Saturday, March 23 at 2:00pm

Delighted to welcome back bestselling author Susan Meissner with THE LAST YEAR OF THE WAR!

From the acclaimed author of Secrets of a Charmed Life and As Bright as Heaven comes a novel about a German American teenager whose life changes forever when her immigrant family is sent to an internment camp during World War II.

Elise Sontag is a typical Iowa fourteen-year-old in 1943–aware of the war but distanced from its reach. Then her father, a legal U.S. resident for nearly two decades, is suddenly arrested on suspicion of being a Nazi sympathizer. The family is sent to an internment camp in Texas, where, behind the armed guards and barbed wire, Elise feels stripped of everything beloved and familiar, including her own identity.

The only thing that makes the camp bearable is meeting fellow internee Mariko Inoue, a Japanese-American teen from Los Angeles, whose friendship empowers Elise to believe the life she knew before the war will again be hers. Together in the desert wilderness, Elise and Mariko hold tight the dream of being young American women with a future beyond the fences.

But when the Sontag family is exchanged for American prisoners behind enemy lines in Germany, Elise will face head-on the person the war desires to make of her. In that devastating crucible she must discover if she has the will to rise above prejudice and hatred and re-claim her own destiny, or disappear into the image others have cast upon her.

The Last Year of the War tells a little-known story of World War II with great resonance for our own times and challenges the very notion of who we are when who we’ve always been is called into question.


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.


Wendy Wax, My Ex-Best Friend’s Wedding
Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30pm

Our foxy friend, bestselling author Wendy Wax, is back with My Ex-Best Friend’s Wedding and we can’t wait!

A wedding dress passed down through generations unravels the tangled threads of three women’s lives in a novel of friendship, family, and forgiveness from the USA Today bestselling author of Ten Beach Road.

Prized and stored away for safekeeping, the timeless ivory wedding dress, with its scooped neck and cleverly fitted bodice, sits gently folded in its box, whispering of Happily Ever Afters. To Kendra, Brianna, and Lauren it’s a reminder of what could have been, the promise of a fairy tale, and a friendship torn apart. But as Kendra knows firsthand: it wasn’t the dress’s fault.

Once closer than sisters, Lauren and Bree have grown up and grown apart, allowing broken promises and unfulfilled dreams to destroy their friendship. A successful author, Lauren returns home to the Outer Banks, fiancé in tow, to claim the dress she never thought she’d wear. While Bree, a bookstore owner, grapples with the realities of life after you marry the handsome prince. As the former best friends wrestle with their uncertain futures, they are both certain of one thing: some betrayals can never be forgiven. 

Now on the eve of her daughter Lauren’s wedding, Kendra struggles with a secret she’s kept for far too long. And vows to make sure the dress will finally bring Lauren and Bree back together—knowing they’ll need each other to survive the coming storm.


Chris Perondi, The Big Book of Tricks for the Best Dog Ever
Thursday, May 16 at 6:30pm

Dog Lovers! Chris Perondi from Stunt Dog Show Productions joins us for a fun and informative event celebrating his new book.

A step-by-step guide to more than 100 dog tricks, specially designed for effective training, for pure fun, and even for turning your dog into a YouTube star, from the coauthor of the tremendously successful and much-praised Training the Best Dog Ever and the genius behind “The Stunt Dog Show,” which performs more than 1,000 shows a year.

All the dogs have been rescued from pounds and shelters from across the country. Their mission is to promote pet adoption, responsible pet ownership, and educate on the importance of spay and neutering. During every show they take time to share their mission and encourage everyone to spend more time with their pets at 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!