2019 Fall T. M. Brown Author Events (Updated 10/26)

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 (Rained Out- See November 16th)
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 15, 2019
6:00 PM Newnan, GA Santa at Southern Fried Books – Enjoy mulled wine and hot cocoa for the kids while Santa (or one of his elves) reads from T’was the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore! Shop for the bibliophile on your holiday shopping list!
Nov 16, 2019
11:00 AM Carrollton, GA Holiday Book Signing at Horton’s Books and Gifts on Adamson Square. Until 4 PM.
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
Nov 30, 2019
Noon Newnan, GA, Southern Fried Books – Bookstore Anniversary Celebration
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


Booking 2020 events with book clubs and organizations in preparation for the upcoming book launch of Purgatory, A Progeny’s Quest (May 2020). Email or message.

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

Decatur Book Festival 2019 Kicks Off a Busy Schedule of Fall Author Events!

September kicks off a busy Fall season of author events. My wife and I will be touring not only various venues in the Greater Atlanta area but also returning for a two-day author event with The Book Loft in Fernandina Beach and then back to my friends at The Bookshelf in Thomasville in the coming weeks. In the midst of it all, Hometown Novel Nights allows me to enjoy introducing and talking with new local authors before a growing curious audience in Hogansville and Newnan, Georgia. I also will be teaming up with my author-friend, Roger Johns in November for a discussion about Our Enduring Fascination with Mystery & Suspenseat the new Story on the Square Bookstore in McDonough, Georgia.

My newest bookstore addition is right in my hometown of Newnan, Georgia with Southern Fried Books. and I’ll be signing books there September 20th during the Newnan Fall Art Walk. They have the largest inventory of my books too… Well, they are my exclusive hometown bookstore too. You can order signed copies from them to mailed to you as well.

From panelist the last two years to moderator. I am grateful to three talented authors of Inspirational Non-Fiction books for making me look good! We had a blast in front of a large audience in the Marriott Conference Center Auditorium Sunday afternoon.
Giving back to the Atlanta Writers Club for all the excellent benefits it affords to authors. With over 1,000 members it is not only the oldest but also the largest author organization in the South. I am always amazed by all the published works that flow out from the members with many national best-sellers. We have a banner day recruiting new members during the festival.
Writers are better when amongst other authors.
Atlanta Writers Club updated brochure. AWC offers so much for every member. Grab a copy or click the image to go online to learn more.
Of course, you get to promote your published books too! Decatur Book Festival is always a great venue to begin the Fall book-selling season. With this being my third festival since the launch of Sanctuary, it always amazes me to be greeted by readers who are wanting to know when the next Shiloh Mystery Novel is coming out. I got stopped twice during the weekend without my author badge on–I’m still not comfortable responding to impromptu encounters, but it feels good afterward.

Here’s my updated and latest schedule of Fall Author Events which gets fast and furious from here until Christmas.

2019 Fall T. M. Brown Author’s Events

Aug 31 – Sep 1, 2019 

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 Barbecue Banquet Room – Hometown Novel Night – Hogansville. 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

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, 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.

October 24, 2019

6:00 PM McDonough, GA, Southern Crescent Literature & Libations, Story on the Square

Oct 26, 2019 

5:00 PM Newnan, GA, Artisans Heritage Guhttps://www.facebook.com/events/810254069369201/ild – Halloween Fundraiser Bazaar

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 – 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 Barbecue 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. Southern Fried Books

HUGE NEWS! Purgatory, A Progeny’s Quest coming Spring 2020! Theo Phillips gets drawn once again into the midst of the fray as a young girl drives into Shiloh during the town’s annual Lightning Bug Festival. Lives will never be the same for several characters in lil’ ol’ Shiloh.

Are you ready to join the hundreds of others who are eagerly waiting for book three?

Order both Shiloh Mystery Novels and save. Follow Theo and Liddy as they arrive in Shiloh and get thrust into dark secrets and scandals only lil’ ol’ Shiloh can fester, and then join them as they get caught up as victims when the past returns to haunt their new friends in town. “Things get curiouser and curiouser…” as one reviewer said about the Shiloh Mystery Series.

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.
https://radio.free-shoutcast.com/site/36441
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)

* * *

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