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Debut Novel Becomes an Indie Store Favorite

What happens when Karen Schwettman, one of the “Foxes” (a.k.a. friends and cofounders of award-winning indie bookstore FoxTale Book Shoppe), falls in love with your book?

You get invited to visit their store in Woodstock, Georgia, for a fabulous event—complete with a dazzling window display and a magical recreation of one of your chapters in the store. 

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Scott Wilbanks, author of The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster, was absolutely blown away with the scene that met him when he stepped inside FoxTale for an event in August. (Below left: Scott Wilbanks, Below right: Scott (right) with Mike and Karen)

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The Foxes had set up an antique red door that serves as the time travel portal in the novel as part of the author signing table. Other elements featured in the book, such as a brass letter box, were prominently displayed in the store window.

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“If you ever get the chance, stop by the store and shoot the breeze with Karen. You’ll thank me. She’s pretty marvelous, folks,” says Scott.


Wilbanks’s event was packed, and included old friends, enthusiastic fans, and new friends, including Karl Camp, who posted on Facebook:

“My family and I had a wonderful time meeting Scott and Mike at the book signing event for The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster at Foxtale Book Shoppe in Woodstock. I just finished reading the book. Thank you, Scott. It is masterfully written. Please keep writing! Such literary gifts are exceedingly rare and always a jewel to discover.”


The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster is also November’s FoxTalk Book Club pick!

Thank you to FoxTale Book Shoppe for the amazing hospitality and for making an author’s dream come alive!


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