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NY Times bestselling author Karen White to visit Woodstock's FoxTale Book Shoppe

NY Times bestselling author Karen White to visit Woodstock's FoxTale Book Shoppe

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Lots of Karen White fans are excited about her follow up to FALLING HOME, a story set in the fictional Southern town of Walton. AFTER THE RAIN builds on the same rich characters, with some great new plot twists. The wait is over and Karen White is coming to FoxTale Book Shoppe on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. for her book launch party. Never been to a book launch party?  This is a perfect time to celebrate and get up close and personal with the author.

Children's Illustrator visits local elementary schools

Children's Illustrator visits local elementary schools

 

Students at Carmel Elementary and Indian Knoll Elementary welcomed author and illustrator Peter Brown who was on a nationwide book tour for his latest book, Creepy Carrots.  Brown visited with more than a thousand students between both schools and brought along a multimedia presentation showing his earliest stories and pictures from his own elementary school days which was very relatable for the students.  Although Brown usually writes and illustrates his own books, in the case of Creepy Carrots who just did the illustrations; the story was by author Aaron Reynolds. 

Star pet painter paints Pirelli

Star pet painter paints Pirelli

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- "I've done everything from sales to marketing, accounting," said Emily Griffith. But one day nine years ago, long after most people have chosen their life's path, Griffith found a new one.

"I was early in my 40's, and I had no idea I knew how to paint," she said.

Turns out Griffith was a natural, and even though she calls a first painting of her dog primitive, it's still better than most people could ever do.

"The more you paint, the more your eye gets trained," she said humbly.

Almost 1,000 paintings later, Griffith is a renowned painter -- of pets.

"That's what I'm known for is capturing the dog's personality," she said.

Especially when that dog is the dawg -- Ugga. Griffith has painted Uggas 7, 8 and 9.

She also painted actress Tori Spelling's dog, who died.

And she's painted hundreds of not so famous pets, no less adored by their owners.

Little River ES artists featured in state report

Little River ES artists featured in state report

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Little River Elementary School art teacher Mary Bagwell has plenty to be proud of.

Artwork created by some of Bagwell's students was featured in Georgia's National Council for the Arts Report.

The report was submitted to the National Council for the Arts to show how arts are part of the curriculum in Georgia public schools.