Award-Winning “Christmas in Shiloh” Two-Book Offer

Until Christmas 2019, get ready for the third installment in the Shiloh Mystery Series coming in 2020 — Purchase the first two novels as a signed set and save! Save $2.95, order for only $29.95. shipping included. They make an excellent holiday “all-audience” gift for the reader in your family or circle of friends.

Your order will be shipped postage free and both books will be signed and delivered to the address requested. Please allow 5-10 days to receive order via USPS delivery.

You may also visit Southern Fried Books, 29 Jackson Street, Newnan, GA to purchase both books at this special holiday price. Just tell them Mike sent you!

This special pricing will be available during all of the upcoming author events and at participating independent bookstores in your area as well. Go to my author event schedule to see if I will be visiting your local area in the coming weeks. Thanks, Mike

Before you leave please make sure to subscribe to our newsletter, and stay up to date on the release of book three in the Shiloh Mystery series, coming by Summer 2020. There also will be exciting news from T. M. Brown about his entire Shiloh Mystery Series. In addition to paperback and eBook versions, watch for news about audiobook launches of all three books in the coming months. Email Mike directly with other inquiries and comments. Thank you.

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Sanctuary, A Legacy of Memories = Fiction Finalist, American Book Fest “Best Book” Awards 2018

Merry Christmas! I look forward to sharing book three in the series in the coming months along with added versions of all three books. Watch for great news!

Hometown Novel Nights – WQEE Radio Show, Sept. 10th 9:30 AM

HNN/WQEE Radio Show, September 10th – Special Guest: Toni Striblin, Co-Owner of Rogers BBQ, Hogansville, GA

(Tap the image above to get the actual audio of the radio show – 15 minutes.)

Visit https://radio.free-shoutcast.com/site/36441 to listen live on the internet or tune into 99.1 FM in Newnan, GA. Podcast rebroadcast of each show will be provided here and on the Hometown Novel Nights Facebook Page.
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Our Radio Show Sponsor, Southern Fried Books, 29 Jackson Street, Newnan, GA

Script used for the Radio Show (August 6, 2019)

Ryan introduction: (use the below as a guideline for your opening comments and introduction)

(Sponsor – Southern Fried Books, 29 Jackson Street, Newnan. Downtown Newnan’s only independent bookstore, and they offer a wide selection of best-sellers and award-winning books with adult, children’s and special-interest titles to suit your fancy. Many of the Hometown Novel Night authors have their books available in the Southern Fried Books local author section.)

Hometown Novel Nights“Bringing Local Authors and Local Audiences Together South of Atlanta”

In fact, this Thursday evening, August 8th at 6:30 PM, Newnan’s own Carnegie Library will host the next edition of Hometown Novel Nights with three more awesome authors on this month’s panel. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves this morning… We will share more details in just a few minutes, but first…

Host Introduction: His friends and family know him as Mike. However, he also goes by T. M. Brown, an award-winning local Southern author who proudly calls Coweta County home.

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Mike: 

Thank you, Ryan, and thank all you listeners of WQEE—Rock the Key.

Last month many of you heard the interview with my special guest, Mister Steve McCondichie, the owner of Southern Fried Books and SFK Publishing & Media. We also learned he is also an accomplished author as well. His bookstore hosted a special edition of Hometown Novel Nights back on July 18th. The  standing room turnout got to listen to and interact with two nationally-acclaimed, award-winning authors, Roger Johns and Mickey Dubrow.

I want to thank everyone who came out and enjoyed that event. I hope more and more of the listeners will discover the growing inventory of new books that Southern Fried Books is offering in its quaint location on Jackson Street—two blocks off of Court Square next door to Christy’s Restaurant.

This morning, I have another outstanding special guest, a bibliophile extraordinaire.   

  • University of West Georgia, B.S. Sports Management/Marketing – Cum Laude, 2012 
  • Owner of her own Photography enterprise since 2010
  • Co-Founder/Chief Photographer, CowetaLife.org since 2014
  • Freelance Photographer, Newnan Times Herald since 2016
  • Senior Carnegie Library Assistant, Adult Programs
    Mar 2017 – May 2019
  • Volunteer Board Member, Newnan Artist in Residence Program since last summer
  • And, most recently, Susan Crutchfield was named the Newnan Carnegie Library Director in May 2019

And, she’s a great supporter of Hometown Novel Nights.

Welcome, Susan.

I know you are no stranger to WQEE’s audience, and, in fact, only yesterday morning, you and Ryan discussed the growth of audible books. I was fascinated since I was headed to Southern Fried Books on Jackson Street in Newnan.

I am working with SFK Media to soon begin recording the narration of the first two novels in my Shiloh Mystery Series, while book three is working its way through the crucible of the publishing process, and hopefully will be on bookshelves this time next year.

For those who may not have caught your interview yesterday, “what is the biggest advantage of audible books in your opinion?”

(Susan response)

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It also appears printed books have staved off the initial gloom and doom prognostications after Amazon introduced Kindle eBooks in 2007. 

Even with so many current eBook formats and sources, the market share for eBooks in general seems to have waned in the last couple of years.

What are your thoughts on the future of printed books versus digital published options? Printed books have been around for hundreds of years. Are they destined to the same fate as dinosaurs?

(Susan response)

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Finally, now that we’ve held our first Hometown Novel Nights program back in June at the library, tell us what you think about our interactive local author format.

(Susan response)

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This Thursday evening at 6:30 PM in the upstairs auditorium of the Newnan Carnegie Library, we have three more outstanding and award-winning authors on tap to talk about themselves, their writing journeys, and their books.

Toby Nix is a weekly guest columnist for the Newnan Times Herald. He will be talking about his column writing journey and his book entitled, “Columns I Wrote.”

He says about himself, “I have made about every mistake a person can make but thankfully the people in my life have better hearts than I and have seen fit to give me another chance… hopefully soon I will get back out and gig a little on the side…” 

I bet there’ll be quite a few Toby Nix fans in attendance Thursday night.

Angie Gallion is an accomplished, multi-book author who resides with her husband and two precocious daughters in Sharpsburg. However, she confesses that she “was raised on the rhythm of night trains rolling through Bushton, Illinois, where she became an outside child with a big imagination.”

She enjoys exploring complex relationships, often set against the backdrop of addiction or mental illness. Her debut novel, Intoxic, received the Bronze Medal from Readers’ Favorite in the General Fiction, which inspired her to since write the 4-books in the Alison Hayes Journey, a coming-of-age series. This past year she released Off the Dark Ledge, her first psychological thriller.

Angie’s also a partner and major force behind the success Hometown Novel Nights has realized over the past year.

Paul Sinor is a published novelist and a produced screenwriter who currently resides in Barnesville, Georgia. He has taught screen writing at the University of West Florida and at Shoreline College in Seattle Washington. He has an MFA in Creative Writing, A B.A in Criminology and is a retired LTCol in the US Army.

He describes himself as an “Author, Screen writer, and Producer—occasionally a handyman, if I can fix it with a wire hanger and duct tape. An All Around Renaissance Man!”

His Max Maxwell Series has received awards and accolades, and his fourth, That Old Black Magic, just got published. Here’s a hint to the nature of his political thriller novels:

“How far will the government go to protect one of its own and how far will that same government go to destroy one of its own? Max and Anna find out in the streets of New Orleans and the bayous and swamps where voodoo is practiced.”

Paul has also written the Johnny Morocco Mystery series – a 1950s Atlanta based, gripping two-book serial, and a stand-alone thriller about the rescue efforts of an American Vietnam POW.

Paul’s been a screen-writer, producer and technical adviser on several well-known television and movie productions. His story will be a real treat for everyone who joins us this Thursday evening at 6:30 PM at the Carnegie Library. 

If you’d like to know more this and future monthly programs, visit @HometownNovelNights on Facebook. Though tickets are free, please register for the event by signing up for a ticket. That’ll help Susan and I plan on enough chairs for Thursday night’s program.

For those looking ahead for the rest of 2019, Hometown Novel Nights will return to Roger’s Barbecue in Hogansville on September 19th and November 21st. We’ll return to the Carnegie in Newnan on October 10th and end the year with a Christmas themed program on December 12th. 

Each month we’ll have a panel of award-winning, published authors to introduce to you, all from the surrounding local area.

We already are beginning to plan on the 2020 slate of authors, and we have the prospect of an additional venue that we will soon disclose as well.

On behalf of Susan Crutchfield, the Newnan Carnegie Library, Roger’s Barbecue in Hogansville, Corner Arts Gallery and Studios, and of course our sponsor, Southern Fried Books—thank you. We’ll be back next month with another special guest and another preview of the next Hometown Novel Nights program. Hope you’ll tune in again on Tuesday, September 10th at 9:30 AM. 

Thank you, Ryan and Thank you, WQEE!

See you next month!

Follow the link to Hometown Novel Nights FB Page for more information of upcoming programs and author panels.

Send any comments by email to mike@TMBrownAuthor.com

Forgive A Little Boasting

Sanctuary, A Legacy of Memories = Fiction Finalist, American Book Fest “Best Book” Awards 2018
Sanctuary: A Legacy of Memories by T.M. Brown
Award Finalist: 2018 Best Book Awards
Fiction: Religious
Newly retired publishing executive, Theo Phillips, and his wife, Liddy, decide to leave the shadows of Atlanta behind and return to their South Georgia roots in time-lost Shiloh. While making new friends, Theo’s interest in a memorial launches him smack dab in the middle of scandal and dark secrets. As Theo digs deeper into the mysterious fire that stole the town’s landmark courthouse and a town hero, he and Liddy’s retirement dreams take a turn that could unravel both them and the idyllic life they and many others look for in Shiloh.

Sanctuary also was a Finalist for the 2017 Book of the Year Award with Interviews and Reviews.

Purgatory, A Progeny’s Quest will be the third in the Shiloh Mystery Series. It offers a twist as key characters in Shiloh adjust to the changes in their lives and new additions to lil‘ ol’ Shiloh. Coming 2020.

2019 Fall T. M. Brown Author’s Events

Meeting the growing audience of avid Souther Mystery lovers inspires my busy schedule with book three looming in the coming months (2020).
Aug 8, 2019 
6:30 PM Newnan, GA Newnan Carnegie Library Hometown Novel Night – Newnan Carnegie Library with Paul Sinor, Angie Gallion, and Toby Nix, TM Brown, Moderator
Aug 31 – Sep 1, 2019 
Noon – 2 PM, Decatur, GA – Decatur Book Festival, Atlanta Writers Club Tent Book SIgning; Sep 1 Labor Day Weekend. Moderator of Non-Fiction Author Panel (T.B… 
Sep 7, 2019 
12:00 PM, Atlanta, GA Ponce City Market – Posman Books – Author Book Signing 
Sep 14, 2019 
1:00 PM, Woodstock, GA Book Warehouse – Author book signing 
Sep 15, 2019 
3:00 PM, Canton, GA R. T. Jones Memorial Library – Inklings, Creative Expressions – Greet and Eat Fall Event Author Book Discussion and Signings 
Sep 19, 2019 
7:00 PM Hogansville, GA, Rogers Barbeque Banquet Room – Hometown Novel Night – Hogansville. Melba Moon/MJ Flournoy, Chellie Woodham Phillips, Ann Rhodes, Mary Marvella, T. M. Brown, Moderator
Sep 20, 2019 
5:00 PM Newnan, GA, Southern Fried Books – Author Book Signing – Newnan Fall Art Walk 
Sep 21-22, 2019 
12:00 PM ATLANTA, GA, Cobb Galleria Center – Broadleaf Writers Conference
Sep 28, 2019
10:00 AM – Harrison (OH) Craft Show
Oct 4, 2019
5:00 PM Newnan, GA, Southern Fried Books – Octoberfest
Oct 5, 2019
9:30 AM Canton, GA, Canton Farmers Market – Inkling Creative Expressions
Oct 10, 2019 
6:30 PM Newnan, GA, Newnan Carnegie Library Auditorium – Hometown Novel Nights – Newnan, Roger Johns, Kim Sullivan, D. K. Marley, T. M. Brown, Moderator
Oct 12, 2019 
12:00 PM McDonough, GA, Story on the Square Bookstore – Author Book Discussion & Signing
Oct 19, 2019 
12:00 PM Carrollton, GA, Horton’s Books & Gifts – Book signing at Georgia’s oldest bookstore. My favorite local bookstore venue.
Oct 26, 2019 
4:00 PM Newnan, Ga, Artisans Heritage Guild Fall Bazaar & Pumpkin Toss, 1st Ave Park
Nov 2, 2019
Noon Sale City GA Fall Festival, Book Signing at Lost Creek Resturant
Nov 8, 2019 
2:00 PM Fernandina Beach, FL, The Book Loft – Christmas in Shiloh Book signing
Nov 9, 2019 
12:00 PM Fernandina Beach, FL, The Book Loft – Christmas in Shiloh Book Signing 
Nov 14, 2019 
6:00 PM McDonough, GA, Story on the Square Bookstore – An Evening with Two Georgia Mystery Authors: Our Enduring Fascination with Mystery & Suspense, Roger Johns & T. M. Brown 
Nov 21, 2019 
7:00 PM Hogansville, GA, Rogers Barbeque Banquet Room – Hometown Novel Night – Hogansville Holidays Book Panel with Mark Wallace Maguire, Tim Miller, Laurs Johnson, T. M. Brown, Moderator
Nov 23, 2019 
2:00 PM Thomasville, GA, The Bookshelf – Christmas in Shiloh Holiday book signing
Dec 7, 2019 
12:00 PM Atlanta, GA, Ponce City Market – Posman Books – Author Book Signing – Christmas in Shiloh 
Dec 12, 2019 
6:30 PM Newnan, GA, Newnan Carnegie Library – Hometown Novel Nights Christmas Celebration – Larissa Reinhart, Jedwin Smith, and T. M. Brown. Sponsored by Southern Fried Books

Schedule updated regularly, stop back for updates or email T. M. Brown for information.

Summer Sale – Shiloh Mystery Kindle Limited Offer

Summer Sale of Shiloh Mystery Novels for Kindle Readers! Remember book three coming 2020! Will you be ready? Hurry though, this is a limited time offer to grab them at $.99 price. Regularly $3.99 each unless you’re a Kindle Unlimited subscriber.https://www.facebook.com/events/340683710182182/

Decatur Book Festival – Labor Day Weekend

I am moderating the Inspirational Author AWC/DBF panel on Sunday, Sept 1 at 3:45PM in the Marriott Conference Center. Three awesome and very gifted published authors will be on hand to discuss their motivation and messages in their books.

Saturday, Aug 31st, I will be at the Atlanta Writers Booth from Noon until 2 PM to talk about the benefits of AWC and to sign copies of my Shiloh Mystery Series books as well.

Visit @TMBrownAuthor on Facebook to learn the latest news and schedule of upcoming book events as well. https://www.facebook.com/TMBrownauthor/

T. M. Brown is devoted to supporting locally-owned, independent bookstores. I pray they are your first choice when looking for your next good book to read.
Southern Fried Books is my local bookstore in my hometown of Newnan, GA. You can order signed copies of my books from them directly. Visit https://www.facebook.com/southernfriedbooks/

What is Hometown Novel Nights?

Event Venues in Hogansville and Newnan, GA
Three Author Panel each month talks about themselves, their writing journey, and their books.
Follow the link to a brief video introduction to Hometown Novel Nights

Authors looking to participate should follow the link above to Hometown Novel Nights Facebook page and message us or email TM Brown directly.

Hometown Novel Nights is expanding in 2020 to Senoia, GA and making its program available to bookstores throughout the Greater Atlanta area. Our goal is to connect local authors with local audiences in an engaging, interactive, and informative format to introduce homegrown talent. Who knows which of the authors at Hometown Novel Nights will become the next National Bestselling Author from Georgia?

Southern Writers Magazine – Summer Catalog 2019

There’s still plenty of time left before school begins again. Here is a great catalog go Summer reads with quick order links to finish your summer vacation with plenty of good reading to fill those lazy days at the beach, poolside, or swinging on a hammock.

If you’d like to order either of my Shiloh Mystery novels directly from me and receive them signed, please visit Southern Fried Books, Newnan, GA to order. They are my exclusive hometown book retailer with plenty of my special printed editions on the shelf, signed for immediate delivery. You csn also email me directly: mike@tmbrownauthor.com