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Bestselling Body Farm authors Jefferson Bass to visit FoxTale Book Shoppe

Bestselling Body Farm authors Jefferson Bass to visit FoxTale Book Shoppe

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- New York Times bestselling authors Jefferson Bass will make a return visit to FoxTale Book Shoppe on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. Jefferson Bass is the combined names of author Jon Jefferson and Dr. Bill Bass. Their latest novel, Cut to the Bone, continues their hugely popular Body Farm series.

Author Cassandra King to visit metro Atlanta

Author Cassandra King to visit metro Atlanta

(WXIA) -- A bestselling author will visit three locations in metro Atlanta this week.

Cassandra King's novels include Making Waves, The Sunday Wife and The Same Sweet Girls. Her latest book, Moonrise, is based on Daphne du Maurier's popular Rebecca.

King will be at the Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. The library is located at 9560 Spruill Road in Johns Creek.

On Friday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m., King will visit FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock. She will also be at the Perimeter Center Barnes & Noble on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m.

Book Atlanta provided this synopsis of Moonrise:

Superintendent names Student Advisory Council members

Superintendent names Student Advisory Council members

ATLANTA -- State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge has selected 50 students from across Georgia to serve on his 2013-14 Student Advisory Council.

More than 700 teens applied to join this year's council, which was formed to give young people a voice in how their classrooms are organized.

"Having student input during the policy-making process is invaluable," Barge said in a statement. "The students are ultimately the ones impacted by our work, and I want them to share their ideas and concerns as we address many critical issues."

The council will meet three times this school year to discuss how state policies have an impact in their classrooms. They will also serve as the superintendent's ambassadors to their respective schools.

A number of the Student Advisory Council members are from metro Atlanta, including:

Authors Ann Hite and Karen Zacharias to appear at FoxTale Book Shoppe

Authors Ann Hite and Karen Zacharias to appear at FoxTale Book Shoppe

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- FoxTale Book Shoppe is hosting a free event on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. called a “Conversation with Mountain Women,” but it’s so much more than that. Drawing on the wit and wisdom of characters they have created, Ann Hite, author of The Storycatcher, and Karen Spears Zacharias, author of Mother of Rain, will do what they do best: tell stories. Need a salve to heal an ache? Know a ghost – or a Melungeon – you’d like to be shed of? Got a secret you’re trying to keep? Or a family tradition you’re itching to share?

Bestselling authors Mary Kay Andrews and Patti Callahan Henry to appear in Woodstock

Bestselling authors Mary Kay Andrews and Patti Callahan Henry to appear in Woodstock
WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- New York Times bestselling authors Mary Kay Andrews and Patti Callahan Henry will join fans at FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock this Wednesday, June 26th at 6:30 p.m.  This double header is sponsored by FoxTale Book Shoppe and is free to attend. The authors will be discussing their latest books and their upcoming projects, taking questions and more.  The authors will gladly sign any books purchased at FoxTale as well as pose for photos with fans.  FoxTale Book Shoppe, now in its sixth year in Downtown Woodstock, will be serving complimentary cocktails!    FoxTale co-owner Ellen Ward said, "This is a perfect opportunity to get up close and personal with these two wonderful authors.

FoxTale to host luncheon with bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank

FoxTale to host luncheon with bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank

WOODSTOCK, Ga.

Woodstock restaurant owner becomes U.S. citizen

Woodstock restaurant owner becomes U.S. citizen

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Biagio "Gino" Schiano-Moriello, owner of Taste of Italy on Highway 92, became a citizen of the United Sates on June 7.

Schiano-Moriello lives in Woodstock with his wife Giovanna, who became a US citizen in 2012, and their twins, Giorgio and Francesca. Gino has lived in the United States for the past twenty-five years and has been a resident of Cherokee County since 2007; Schiano-Moriello opened the current Highway 92 location of Taste of Italy in 2008 and has been an active part of the local community.

"Congratulations! It is always wonderful to know that the new citizen, and generations of his descendants, will sow and reap the incredible rewards of living in this great FREE country," Taste of Italy customer Beverly Groneck said. "God bless Gino and his new country, America!"