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Disney author Ridley Pearson coming to FoxTale

Disney author Ridley Pearson coming to FoxTale

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- FoxTale Book Shoppe is excited to share that New York Times bestselling author Ridley Pearson is visiting on Tuesday, April 8 at 4:30 p.m.!

This is a free community event, but the shop requests that all visitors purchase the new book. Pre-purchase the book.

Pearson is touring with his latest The Kingdom Keepers (Disney After Dark) book, Kingdom Keepers VII: The Insider. In addition to the Kingdom Keeper series, Pearson is co-author (along with Dave Barry) of the Peter and the Starcatcher series and more than 20 novels for adults. FoxTale will be selling all of Pearson's Kingdom Keepers as well as other titles.

Local author to hold book signing in Woodstock

Local author to hold book signing in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- A Johns Creek resident will sign copies of her book in Woodstock next month.

Sherri Maner is the author of Life Must Go On. She will be at FoxTale Book Shoppe on Friday, Mar. 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Tate Publishing, Maner's publisher, provided this synopsis of her book:

Carolann and Sherri met as neighbors, but became best friends as they traveled side by side as women, wives and mothers. At the same time Carolann was diagnosed with cancer, Sherri fought to save her unborn daughter during a troubled pregnancy.

Through faith and modern medicine, Sherri gave birth to a healthy daughter. Carolann's cancer was stifled into remission, but the victory was short-lived. Carolann's world continued to be plagued by the monster that eventually ended her life.

Kids encouraged to 'Plug into Nature'

Kids encouraged to 'Plug into Nature'

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has brought back its Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest for 2014.

This year's theme is Plug into Nature, emphasizing the importance of experiencing wildlife and plants firsthand.

All Georgia students in grades kindergarten through 5 are invited to enter the contest. The top 12 winners' posters will be displayed on the DNR's Flickr site and at the Go Fish Education Center in Perry during the first two weeks in May.

Contest entries are due Apr. 16. Three winners will be picked in four categories (kindergarten, grades 1-2, grades 3-4, grade 5).

Visit georgiawildlife.com for more information about the contest.

Doodle 4 Google contest accepting entries

Doodle 4 Google contest accepting entries

(WXIA) -- It's back! The wildly popular Doodle 4 Google contest, which gives children the opportunity to create a Google Doodle, is now accepting entries.

Students in grades K-12 can enter the competition by drawing the Google logo with the theme, "If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place ..."

"So many of the world's greatest inventions started out as simple doodles -- just think of Leonardo da Vinci's drawings of flying machines long before airplanes were made. We hope students will think big and surprise us with their creative ideas, just like they've done in years past!" Google said in a release.

Google will choose one finalist from each state. Last year's Georgia winner was Christine Jeong, a 5th grader at Wilson Creek Elementary School in Johns Creek. Meet Christine and see her winning doodle.

AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest open

AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest open

ATLANTA -- Calling all artists: the AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest is now accepting entries.

Designers have until Friday, Feb. 28 to submit their works of art. All entries will be whittled down to five finalists, which will be unveiled on ajc.com/peachtree on Saturday, Mar. 15.

No one will see the winning design until race day, when it will adorn tens of thousands of finishers' T-shirts.

"The AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest is a great way to showcase the work of our local artists, and we are always impressed with the entries we receive," Atlanta Track Club interim executive director Sue Payne said in a statement.

Whoever wins the contest receives $1,000, while each of the four finalists gets $100.

FoxTale Book Shoppe to host multi-author event

FoxTale Book Shoppe to host multi-author event

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- FoxTale Book Shoppe is hosting a multi-author event on Monday, Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m. featuring New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Susanna Kearsley.

In celebrating the release of The Splendour Falls, Kearsley will be joined by author pals Karen White, Kimberly Brock and Ariel Lawhon for a night of books, fun and frivolity! The authors will be discussing their books, signing books purchased at FoxTale, taking photos and answering fans' questions.

Susannah Kearsley, Splendour Falls -- ”Kearsley blends history, romance and a bit of the supernatural into a glittering, bewitching tale.” -Kirkus Review

Kearsley is the author of more than twenty novels, including The Firebird, The Rose Garden and The Winter Sea.