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.

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.

Surviving the Indie Author Challenge

Georgia Writers Museum, Eatonton, GA

Are you ready to accept the Indie Author Challenge to never quit? Though Indie Authors must bear an enormous handicap to publish and then market in the growing sea of books on the market today, are you up to the challenge?

As an Indie-Author there are days when I feel like Brock from the movie, Facing the Giants. In this inspirational scene, Brock is challenged to bear crawl blindfolded toting a huge handicap on his back. Like Brock, I have no idea how far I must push myself to reach the goal line. I also share trying to heed the two voices screaming to determine my fate. There are the encourager’s persistent external urgings that compete to be heard above that inner voice screaming within my head, “I can’t do this! It’s too painful. It costs too much. I can’t possibly succeed.”

Then that encouraging voice pleads even louder, “Don’t quit! Don’t you quit! You can do it!”

Which voice will win the day within you? Do you believe in your heart that the goal line lies just beyond your grasp though you just can’t identify how much further it lies?

Are your ears attuned to those just like you who are being inspired by you and have piped in to cheer you on? Is it your tenacity and stubborn refusal to not give up …to not quit that has spurred them to your feet? 

It is an undeniable fact: Indie Authors must carry a handicap to compete in the publishing world, and the amount of sacrifice and effort to reach the goal line is not always visible, BUT you gotta believe there are encouragers all along the way rallying you to not quit.

So for me, I will be like Brock and keep on, keeping on until I can’t go any further. And when I finally succumb and take off the blindfold, I pray the “blood, sweat, and tears” was worth it, and the goal line rested beneath my exhausted body. Because by overcoming the enormous handicap I began the Indie Author challenge carrying, others will be emboldened to accept the same challenge.

Can I count on you to encourage me and other Indie Authors to reach the goal line?

T. M. Brown, Inspirational Southern Author

Patience, Persistence & Perseverance Pays Off!

Visit AMAZON for some crazy prices on both paperback editions! Both books are celebrating their anniversary release dates. Sanctuary, A Legacy of Memories — Finalist American Book Fest “Religion Fiction” 2018! https://www.amazon.com/T-M-Brown/e/B06Y17WSJ3