Dear Woodstock Likewisers,
Author and artist Susan Branch arrived in Woodstock on Saturday afternoon amid great literary fanfare. (The last time I saw this many people scurrying around with books in their hands, I might’ve been in high school.) Susan’s latest work, Martha’s Vineyard: Isle of Dreams, is currently ranked Number 3 on the New York Times Bestseller List in the Travel category. Congratulations, Susan!
Foxtale Book Shoppe customers turned up in droves to meet the author–so many, in fact, that a change of venue to the larger Magnolia Hall had to be reserved to accommodate the growing crowd. Besides her local following, devoted fans traveled from such far-flung locales as Chattanooga, Birmingham, and Pensacola, just to name a few.
Susan’s highly confessional writing, recorded in journal-form with her own handwriting, personal photos, and hand-painted watercolors, evoke a profound sense of closeness with her readers, which may explain the depth of her readership’s devotion. Indeed, reading her books is much akin to discovering someone’s diary, and after reading it from cover-to-cover, feeling like you’ve found someone with whom you’d love to have for a best friend.
For more information on upcoming events, visit:
The Foxtale Book Shoppe
Address: 105 East Main Street, #138
Woodstock, GA 30188
Jennifer Carter is a freelance photographer and writer living with her family in Woodstock, Georgia. Her work has been published by the Marietta Daily Journal, the Cherokee Tribune, Cherokee Life Magazine, Cobb Life Magazine, AJC.com, Woodstock Patch, and the City of Woodstock’s tourism brochure. The “I Love Downtown Woodstock” blog is what she considers a “passion project,” an experiment in homage that she calls “A Collection of Love Letters to a City.” See more of her work at jenwanders.com and thesoutherndrift.com.