Summer is Calling
Hometown Novel News Podcast – May 2023 Each month I have the high honor of interviewing literary movers and shakers, authors, editors, librarians, publishing agents, news writers, etc. who are bringing attention to Coweta County and the surrounding communities south of Atlanta. The Newnan Podcast Network hosts my monthly broadcasts of Hometown Novel News. This […]
The Last Laird of Sapelo, August 15, 2023
THE LAST LAIRD OF SAPELO T. M. BROWN The Last Laird of Sapelo is based on the tragic story of Randolph Spalding, the youngest son of Georgia’s most well-known antebellum-era coastal planter and influential political figure, Thomas Spalding. Following his father’s death in 1851, Randolph parlays his father’s fame and gifted landholdings on Sapelo Island, […]
The Last Laird of Sapelo Cover Reveal
After a long weekend and well over 200 votes cast in a neck and neck poll see which cover will adorn The Last Laird of Sapelo, Koehler Books. Scroll down to the Presentation or click the download link below to see and learn more about The Last Laird of Sapelo’s book cover. Share on FacebookTweetFollow […]
The Last Laird of Sapelo Book Cover Poll
Follow the link and decide for yourself which book cover Koehler Books will use as The Last Laird of Sapelo moves into pre-order stage. Its release date is August 15th. So every vote is important and helps in the final decision. Check back for the cover reveal after the poll ends this weekend, and then […]
One Must Understand the Present to Discover the Past of McIntosh County, Darien and Sapelo Island
The YouTube video below reminds me so much of my visits to McIntosh County, Georgia, specifically historic Darien with its charming homes and church buildings snuggling centuries old Oglethorpe-designed town squares. It also offers a taste of traveling by ferry to time-lost Sapelo Island. That is where my new historical novel, The Last Laird of […]
Shiloh Mystery Series 5th Anniversary Invite
Make a copy of the invitation and bring it with you! As a special THANK YOU! Your invitation is worth $5.00 off any of the Shiloh Mystery novels during the fifth Anniversary Celebration on April 28th, and only at Corner Arts Gallery, Newnan, GA. As a special treat, catch the cover reveal & sneak preview […]
Was there a Curse on Sapelo?
Cover Reveal & Sneak Preview of The Last Laird of Sapelo April 28, Noon-1:00 PM, Newnan Carnegie Library “Lunch & Learn” Guest Speaker, “Writing Your Story” by T. M. Brown. Talking about my journey as an author and how others may start their publishing journey. April 28, 6:00-8:00 PM, Corner Arts Gallery, Studios and Gifts, Newnan, GA […]
“A Novel Idea,” Coweta Magazine Mar/Apr 2023
Go HERE to read the entire Coweta Magazine Edition with all the featured authors. For “A Novel Idea” article about T. M. Brown, author and founder of Hometown Novel Writers Association, Inc., go directly here. Do you want to know more about HOMETOWN NOVEL WRITERS ASSOCIATION, INC.? Share on FacebookTweetFollow usSave
T. M. Brown’s Shiloh Mystery Novels celebrating their Fifth Anniversary – Spring 2023!
You are invited to their Fifth Anniversary Celebration of the Shiloh Mystery series! While T. M. Brown and Koehler Books get ready to release his new Southern historical novel, The Last Laird of Sapelo Island (July 18, 2023), there’s a busy Spring calendar ahead. In historic downtown Newnan, GA, the inspiration behind Shiloh, three key […]
CARROLLTON BOOKFEST KICKS OFF A BUSY 2023
Go to my monthly Hometown Novel News broadcast on the Newnan Podcast Network. You will be able to hear my discussion with three of the key organizers on the Carrollton BookFest committee: Helen Stine, Elyse Wheeler, and Stephanie Baldi. We talk about the special guest author and keynote speaker, Bren McClain, author of the best-seller […]
Writing Randolph Spalding’s Story Began Viewing this Video…
https://youtu.be/f8DBQdbpJrs This 10-year-old video by Mattie Gladstone spurred my interests in learning more about Randolph Spalding, which led to my current story, The Last Laird of Sapelo. My wife and I toured the property with permission from Mattie Gladstone’s surviving son and daughter, who still live there. With a little imagination, one can visualize the […]
What’s the Story Behind The Last Laird of Sapelo?
“My fourth novel, The Last Laird of Sapelo, is a historical fiction story revealing how our past legacy inescapably shapes who we are today. The characters in the story, both fictional and actual, play out their drama in this novel about McIntosh County’s storied Georgia coastal region which to this day remains cursed by its […]
Shiloh Series 5th Anniversary
Spring of 2018 introduced the Shiloh Mystery Series Following the original release of Sanctuary in March 2017, the Shiloh Mystery Series began with Sanctuary’s new edition gaining the subtitle of A Legacy of Memories, and designated as book one of the Shiloh Mystery Series. Right behind the new Sanctuary edition, Testament, An Unexpected Return became […]
Merry Christmas from Shiloh
It has been five years since Theo and Liddy arrived in Shiloh and experienced their first Christmas in Shiloh. To celebrate the anniversary they want you to enjoy their first story for free on KINDLE—that’s right FREE! For the next five days Sanctuary, A Legacy of Memories will be available to download for FREE (December […]
A Thanksgiving Eve Message to Remember
Arnie’s message spoke about how thankful we should feel this year because of God’s greatness. He stood over his open Bible, read the 145th Psalm and then shared, “This timeless passage speaks of God’s goodness, greatness and graciousness…”
A Thanksgiving to Remember
At a point during the playful and respectful roasting from Megan, Harold pushed his chair out from the end of the table, grabbed his empty dessert plate in one hand and leaned toward me. “Theo, now you’ll see why I struggle with my weight.” A jolly laugh followed him to the other end of the table.
Pondering of the Past: Harper Lee, A Southern Literary Legacy
Harper Lee’s hometown of Monroeville, Alabama provided her with ample opportunities to portray the irrationality of adult attitudes in the racist culture that permeated the South.
Halloween Classic – The Black Cat, Edgar Allan Poe
Read along with my Narration of the story. The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe The Black Cat was first published in the August 19, 1843, issue of The Saturday Evening Post. FOR the most wild, yet most homely narrative which I am about to pen, I neither expect nor solicit belief. Mad indeed would […]
Halloween Classic – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Small rural towns nestled in quaint, isolated locales are prone to the spinning of tall tales, and Sleepy Hollow was no exception. In fact, the legendary characters in these tales grew from generation to generation and took on almost a surreal reality that defined the people who lived there.
SHILOH MYSTERY SERIES NEWS & MORE!
Whether you got your free copy of Sanctuary, you can still download discounted Kindles of Testament & Purgatory for only $.99! October 22-29th, you can download TESTAMENT, AN UNEXPECTED RETURN for only $.99! October 30-Nov 6th, you can download PURGATORY, A PROGENY’S QUEST for only $.99! If you are a KINDLE UNLIMITED subscriber, download all three for […]
Hometown Novel News Podcasts Launch
October not only ushered in another display of autumnal colors, it launched the first Hometown Novel News podcast hosted by Newnan Times-Herald, Newnan, GA thanks to Clay Neely, Co-Publisher. October’s podcast launched with a discussion about the Enduring Legacy and Value of Local Libraries with special guest, Susan Crutchfield, Director of the Newnan Carnegie Library. […]
Southern Voices from the Past: Zora Neale Hurston
[Zora Neale Hurston’s] novels spoke about the African-American experience, folklore, and her personal struggles as an African-American woman.
Southern Voices from the Past: Erskine Caldwell
After a stellar, extended career as an author of twenty-five novels, countless short stories, and twelve non-fiction books, Erskine Caldwell became a charter member of the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, 2000. Born in 1903 to a Presbyterian minister and a schoolteacher mother in Moreland, GA, he lived an itinerant life in his early years […]
Southern Voices from the Past – Caroline Miller
Throughout this fall of 2022, I’ll be focusing on former Southern voices that forged the way for all Southern authors… Caroline’s inaugural novel, Lamb in his Bosom (1934), won the Pulitzer Prize for literature. Caroline was the first Georgian to earn this esteemed award, which changed Caroline’s life forever, and the floodgates opened for future […]
Southern Voice of the Past: Margaret Mitchell
What Southern stories rest on your bookshelves at home as a testimony to their lasting imprint on our lives?
Southern Voices from the Past – Corra Harris
Novelist Corra Harris forged the way for Southern women writers in the early decades of the 20th-Century. Her notoriety as a humorist, southern apologist, and torchbearer of the premodern agrarian life developed through countless published short stories and essays in the likes of Saturday Evening Post, Harper’s, Good Housekeeping, Ladies Home Journal, and other notable periodicals. […]
A W.O.W. Interview
An interview that pulled a lot of background information about my journey to become the Southern inspirational author working on publishing my fourth novel. ‘Time crept while I stirred and tossed in futile attempts to capture any semblance of actual sleep. Capitulation arrived shortly after four when I poured a cup of coffee and sat […]
Writing Can Be Hazardous!
Out of utter humility and embarrassment, I want to share with you a story of how hilariously hazardous writing can become. I pray for your mercy and understanding as you read this story. REAL-LIFE STORIES ADD LIFE TO OUR FICTIONAL STORIES I learned I should never dump swept up fireplace ash into a cardboard box. […]
Purgatory, A Progeny’s Quest News!
Purgatory, A Progeny’s Quest, Book 3 in the Shiloh Mystery Series is now available in an Amazon exclusive “hardcover” edition. T. M. Brown invites you to share the news and links with friends and family. Whether they enjoy the Kindle, paperback, or new hardcover editions. He also invites you to leave a rating and a […]
Why Write an Historical Novel?
What is a HISTORICAL NOVEL? A historical novel is a story with a particular period of history as its setting which strives to convey the spirit, manners, and social conditions of that past age with realistic detail and fidelity (though sometimes only provides apparent fidelity) to historical fact. Historical novels capture the details of the […]
A Summer Update from T. M. Brown
Over the past month, my wife and I traveled to five states, attended our two oldest grandsons’ high school graduations, shared a vacation house with family, took part in a writers’ conference on St. Simon’s Island, co-hosted the long-anticipated Southern LitFest in Newnan, and along the way sold a few of my current Southern novels. […]
The Tainted Impossible American Dream
Is the American dream, as envisioned by our founding fathers tainted, an impossible, unreachable, unachievable dream? I rarely voice a particular opinion about the state of our country, but I have been following the posts of Sean Dietrich, aka “Sean of the South,” lately and his most recent struck a nerve considering recent events in […]
Summer Kindle Deal-Begins June 21st!
Summer Kickoff $.99 Kindle Sale Summer begins June 21st and so does the $.99 Kindle offer for each of the Shiloh Mystery novels… Offer runs through June 28th! So don’t miss out! Purchase one or all three to fill your summer reading time… “T. M. Brown’s characters are rich, the story is compelling . . […]
What Do You Think?
What do you think? The Last Laird of Sapelo: The Randolph Spalding Story has served as my working title for my new historical novel, but it also sounds far too academic. After spending a weekend with author-peers at a writing conference on St. Simon’s Island and taking a three-hour boat tour of the tidewater around […]
Who was “The Last Laird of Sapelo?”
More Important: Why Sapelo Island? Why is Sapelo Island the setting for my historical novel, “The Last Laird of Sapelo”? This 16,000 acre feral, time-lost barrier island remains pretty much cut off from the mad-rush of progress. It remains as it was for centuries long ago except for a few relics of man’s cultural attempts […]
Newnan, GA – My Southern Hometown Presents Southern LitFest 2022!
What inspired Shiloh the time-lost, small South Georgia town in my novel series? Meet my hometown of Newnan, GA.
Southern Lit Fest, Newnan GA
After two past postponements, the highly anticipated Southern LitFest 2022 kicks off, Friday evening June 3rd at Newnan, GA’s historic train depot with its Hometown Author program, and then Saturday begins an all-day schedule of events in and around downtown Newnan, and ends with the celebrated Bourbon On the Porch entertaining schedule of stops at […]
The Appeal of Southern Novels, Past and Present
Why Are Southern Novels Borderless and Timeless? How is it Margaret Mitchell, Flannery O’Connor, Harper Lee, William Faulkner, Robert Penn Warren, Erskine Caldwell, James Dickey, Pat Conroy and the legacy of so many other great Southern authors have endured long after they left us? And, today Southern authors like Fannie Flagg, Alice Walker, Kathryn Stockett, […]
Hometown Novel Writers Association
What began as an experiment, over four years ago, has grown in the number of local Georgia authors impacted and introduced, as well as in the number of programs and places growing our fledgling organization. Hometown Novel Writers also has added regular meetings and workshops for aspiring writers of all levels. Best of all, Hometown […]
Southeastern Writers Association
Way back in the Summer of 2016 I attended my first SWA Writers Conference at St. Simon Island’s Epworth Retreat Center. There I discovered author-friends who have continued to this day as mentors, encouragers, and close friends. Here is the link to the Southeastern Writers webpage where you sign up to attend this summer’s conference. […]
Why Sapelo Island?
In my upcoming historical novel, Sapelo Island is the home of South End, Chocolate, Bourbon, Kenan Fields, High Point, Marsh Landing, and Blackbeard’s Island–all names associated with the fifteen by three-mile barrier island off the Georgia coast as the War Between the States breaks out. The Spalding family’s legacy now rests in what was called […]
Purgatory, A Progeny’s Quest KINDLE PROMOTION
Beginning Saturday, April 2nd until April 9th, the KINDLE edition of Purgatory will be available at $.99 each and slowly rise to $1.99 and then $2.99 over the course of the promo period. So, don’t hesitate! Read and the leave a review of this award-winning thriller… recognized as a finalist in the 2021 Silver Falchion […]
WHAT IS YOUR FAMILY STORY?
CLICK THE IMAGE TO READ AN OUTSTANDING ARTICLE ABOUT DISCOVERING OUR FAMILY’S HISTORY, WHETHER FOR GOD OR BAD. THE PAST LIES IN THE TRUNK AND ROOTS OF OUR FAMIYL TREE. WHO IS THE KEEPER OF YOUR FAMILY TREE? Who is the Keeper of the Family Story in your family? This post reminded me of how […]
Shiloh Mystery Series News!
Now available, the newly edited and updated paperback edition of PURGATORY, A PROGENY’S QUEST, published by Blue Room Books, Decatur, GA. You can buy your copy of this award-winning third novel in the Shiloh Mystery series directly from Blue Room Books, Amazon, or from many local book retailers, including my hometown booksellers, Corner Arts Gallery, […]
The Last Laird of Sapelo: BETA Time
Are you a BETA reader? BETA readers: A person who reads a work of fiction before it is published in order to mark errors and suggest improvements, typically without receiving payment (But, can earn a complimentary advance copy of the published book.) Do you enjoy historical novels? Historical fiction is set in the past and pays attention to the manners, […]
Authorpreneurship 101 Workshop
AUTHORPRENEURSHIP: WHAT IS IT? You’ve invested hours writing and editing that story. Now what?
Purgatory, A Progeny’s Quest, the third Shiloh Mystery Novel NEWS!
More news on Purgatory’s release, as well as Fifth Anniversary edition news for Sanctuary & Testament, coming soon in 2022! Share on FacebookTweetFollow usSave
2022 Bringing Big News & Changes
2022 Big News Coming Soon My latest novel, a historical tale about Randolph Spalding, the youngest son of Thomas Spalding, the original Laird of Sapelo, is finally nearing completion. His story has consumed my attention and focus ever since Purgatory’s launch on May 26, 2020. I did not think I could take my focus off […]
Holiday Events & Book Signings
Visit the Event page for all my upcoming holiday events and appearances. Holiday gift lists should include author signed books for all your book-loving friends and family. Visit the EVENT page to see where I and many of my author-friends will be in the coming weeks before Christmas. Please also follow me on Facebook and […]
Flashback: My Interview with Susan Crutchfield, Newnan Carnegie Library
Without a doubt, my interview with Susan Crutchfield was the most memorable over the past year or so. Like most authors with new books released in 2020-2021, adaptability to virtual promotions became a necessity. I managed to be blessed with several opportunities to spread the word about the release of Purgatory, A Progeny’s Quest, my […]
Events, Programs, and Appearances in October
A busy October begins on October 1st with Octoberfest in historic downtown Newnan, Georgia–my hometown- and ends October 30th in Warm Springs narrating famous tales about graveyards, ghosts, and goblins while enjoying a Spooktacular evening among ghoulish dressed in black patrons. Visit T. M. Brown’s Event Page for all the dates, times. and locations for […]
Purgatory Attains Sanctuary’s Award-Winning Notoriety
Purgatory Refuses to Remain in Purgatory Although Purgatory, A Progeny’s Quest launched May 26, 2020, we can all agree COVID stole the past year for all of us, including the huge book launch that had been scheduled with book festival and bookstore signings on the calendar that went up in flames last summer. This Summer […]
Busy Summer Schedule of Author Events for T. M. Brown & Hometown Novel Nights
Visit the EVENT PAGE for the latest updates on author and book events. Summer Schedule of Author Events Between July 31 through Labor Day September 6th, T. M. Brown will be racing between appearances and events featuring Hometown Novel Nights Authors as well as his own book signings. Visit the Event Page for regular updates […]
Happy Fourth of July from Shiloh!
Happy Fourth of July! Here’s an excerpt from Testament, An Unexpected Return as little Shiloh celebrates its 115th Independence Day Jubilee in new Priestly Park… The Fourth of July in Shiloh! CHAPTER TWO The storm front blew over as predicted, allowing the sunshine to break through partly cloudy skies by the time we arrived at […]
July Kicks Off a Busy Schedule
We’ve been fully vaccinated since the first week in March, but have remained close to home for the most part. But, that’s changing quickly this summer. Here’s is my author schedule of events and appearances for July, and August and beyond is booking up fast for the rest of 2021…
Purgatory, A Progeny’s Quest is up for the Killer Nashville “Readers’ Choice Award”
Will you take a moment to cast your votes? Purgatory, A Progeny’s Quest is up for your Reader’s Choice Award at Killer Nashville’s 2021 Conference. Would you kindly look at the list and cast your votes for your favorite mystery/suspense/thriller novels. You can vote for five favorites. I am just honored to make the list. […]
Southern Author Ponderings on Publishing Today
Authors and social media–an arranged marriage benefiting one and sucking the life out of the other. One garnishes all the attention, the other screams to be heard. One, an unsated polygamist, the other, another trophy in the crowded harem. I often wonder, how might the notable, best-selling authors whose careers began long before the internet […]
Purgatory, A Progeny’s Quest, a Summer read that’ll leave you eager for more…
Here’s a story of a Trojan horse that turns a small South Georgia town into a panic as reluctant heroes face desperate choices. Little old Shiloh will never be the same in Purgatory, A Progeny’s Quest. If you’ve never treated yourself to a novel by T.M. Brown, I recommend you start turning the pages of […]
HNN Writers Workshop – April 10th with Dana Ridenour
Regarding, Dana’s compelling Lexie Montgomery thrillers, her firsthand knowledge and past personal engagement as an undercover FBI agent stirs the reader’s imagination unlike other crime novels you may have read. I personally have read all three of her novels and know why they have all won multiple literary awards. I dare you to begin reading […]
2021 Kicks Off HNN Writers
Are you a writer who aspires to collaborate with other writers to improve your writing? Writers write in isolation but writers need not be isolated from opinions and advice along the arduous task of writing your story to reach your desired audience. January 21st at 6:30 PM will be the first of four quarterly workshops […]
Hometown Novel Nights 2020 Virtual Author Programs
2021 Programming Being Scheduled Now–Do You Want to Be a Part of Hometown Novel Nights? We returned August 20 with our first virtual live author panel event thanks to the Newnan Carnegie Library. More will be added to the calendar in the coming weeks bringing more Georgia authors to our local audience that continues to […]
Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas and Farewell 2020!
Now available – the narration of Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol… What Does 2021 Hold as 2020 Ends? 2020 deserves an extra-special Merry Christmas to wrap up a wild, crazy, and certainly unexpected year. My two off-the-cuff wishes this Christmas are COVID’s departure and no more political commercials and mailings. My two sons are ending […]
What’s Happening in Shiloh?
First of all, thank you to all who have already grabbed your copy of Purgatory, A Progeny’s Quest. However, the best-laid plans to launch the third and final story in the Shiloh Mystery Series has been turned upside down thanks to our unwelcomed COVID Bugaboo. BUT like the characters in my Shiloh stories, the word has gotten out about […]
Christmas in Shiloh
Small Southern towns go all out for Christmas, and little old Shiloh exemplifies that Christmas Spirit tradition in the first two books.
Four Halloween American Classic Tales – Nightly on Facebook Live, beginning October 27th thru October 30th, 6:00 PM.
May all y’all enjoy a fruitful and safe Halloween 2020… Remember 2021 is just around the corner. Its got to get better for all of us. Share on FacebookTweetFollow usSave
Hometown Novel Nights Mystery Author Night
Catch the upcoming October 15th Hometown Novel Night Mystery Author Virtual Program beginning at 6:30 PM. It will be broadcast live on Zoom, hosted by the Newnan Carnegie Library. Here’s the link to register. Hometown Novel Nights has three more outstanding author programs scheduled to finish 2020. Each is sponsored by the Newnan Carnegie Library. […]
Who is T. M. Brown?
More about “Who is T. M. Brown” comes out in this extensive interview? Susan Crutchfield, Director of the Newnan Carnegie Library, hosted T. M. Brown for an up-close and personal look into his writing and background. Here is the broadcast to learn more about Mike, as his friends and family know him. All three of […]
Five Saturdays in August-Book Talk, News, and Giveaways
Visit TMBrownAuthor on Facebook. They began on August 1st and each Saturday in August at 11 AM. Five consecutive Facebook Live broadcasts provided weekly chances to win a book. Each broadcast started at 11 AM from venues throughout Georgia, but you got to enjoy them from the comfort of your home. CAN’T WAIT AND YOU […]
Shiloh Mystery Sneak Previews
Theo and Liddy invite you to join them as they enter and engage the folks in time-lost Shiloh…
Linda Shenton Matchett Interview
Here’s a bonus link to an engaging and mind-probing interview hosted by Linda Shenton Matchett, a fellow ACFW and Sisters-in-Crime author. This is the second she has done with me over the past two years. Enjoy and feel free to share it with your friends. Thursday, August 6, 2020 Talkshow Thursday: Welcome Back Mike Brown […]
A Father’s Day Message from Purgatory, A Progeny’s Quest
Dear Shiloh. Mystery Fans, With Fathers Day right around the corner, I thought it apropos to share an excerpt from my latest and the final story in the Shiloh Mystery series — Purgatory, A Progeny’s Quest. Although “fatherhood” is important throughout all three Shiloh novels, in Purgatory it is a central theme. Here is an excerpt from Chapter […]
Bragging on my hometown of Newnan, GA
With my book launch tour to begin officially Saturday, June 6th at 1 PM on historic Court Square in downtown Newnan, GA, I figured y’all might like a peak into the quintessential downtown of a county-seat town in Georgia. Newnan also was the inspiration and model for Shiloh in my three-book series. Please enjoy. Share […]
Shiloh Mystery Series & Purgatory Launch Intro Video
Want to know more about Purgatory, the capstone novel of the Shiloh Mystery Series? Effective May 26th all three will be available for your reading pleasure this summer. Visit my Amazon Author Page or if possible, visit your local book retailer and request your copy of any of the three Shiloh Mystery novels. Or, email me directly […]
Shiloh Mystery Series Overview & Purgatory Book Launch Update by T. M. Brown
Please visit my Facebook Author Page @TMBrownAuthor for the up-to-date latest about my coming book tour and many of the independent book retail locations where you can purchase any of the Shiloh Mystery Books. I will be updating my webpage with additional information that you might enjoy, i.e. character lists for each story and recent […]
Purgatory, A Progeny’s Quest Reviews
“As always, author T.M. Brown does not fail in making his reader feel right at home in his novels. Opening up this book, I was transported right back to where I was last time I visited Shiloh in Testament.” Helene Furst
Purgatory, A Progeny’s Quest Revised Launch Date!
Purgatory, A Progeny’s Quest NEW official launch date is May 26th, and stay tuned as the book tour is adjusting thanks to the COVID calendar detours. Book launch events will begin Memorial Day Week. We are waiting on the “green-light” from Gov Kemp in Georgia to firm up and adjust the book tour schedule. WATCH […]
Shiloh’s History: Old Dixie Highway Impact
I invite you to fall in love with little old Shiloh. Though the stories are set in contemporary times, there’s a time-lost feel throughout that will assuredly draw your curiosity as to where Shiloh would exist if it were real today.
Shiloh’s Tug-of-War Homily
An excerpt from Testament, An Unexpected Return – written in 2016 but the message in the preacher’s homily to the folks in Shiloh is so relevant today… Chapter Three -“Tug-of-War Sermon” (Testament, An Unexpected Return) Arnie draped his navy blazer across the chair behind the pulpit, rolled-up his sleeves and loosened his red, white and […]
Testament, An Unexpected Return Complete Character List and Reader’s Study Guide
Click the book image below to gain access to the reader pdf docs of your choice for Testament, An Unexpected Return. Please take a few minutes to leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads, or email me directly. Go to the bookstore tab to find out how to get your copy of Purgatory, A Progeny’s […]
Sanctuary, A Legacy of Memories Cast of Characters and Reader’s Study Guide
List of Characters from Sanctuary, A Legacy of Memories (Book one)
Shiloh Mystery Series began as Theo and Liddy arrive in town and discovers Jessie’s Story
JESSIE MASTERSON, BELOVED COACH AND TEACHER, SACRIFICED HIS LIFE SAVING THE LIVES OF TWO OTHERS THE NIGHT OUR HISTORIC COURTHOUSE BURNED TO THE GROUND…
2020 Hometown Novel Nights Kickoff Event
Also, put Sunday afternoon, January 26th, on your calendar for Hometown Novel Nights – Fourth Sunday at The Monarch House in Newnan. Come join the residents, their friends, family members, and guests like you. Cozy library setting with door prizes and refreshments served. Share on FacebookTweetFollow usSave
2019 Hometown Novel Nights Holiday Finale
2020 Already Offers a Busy Calendar of Events With one more visit to the Monarch House, December 22nd, Sunday, 2:00 PM, Hometown Novel Nights is blessed to present Mike Nemeth and Holly Moulder to put the final close to our 2019 Calendar of events. Residents, family, and friends at the Monarch House, as well as, […]
Hometown Novel Nights – Holiday Event
Hometown Novel Nights will host a holiday-themed event Dec. 12 at the Newnan Carnegie Library
Happy Thanksgiving 2019! The Brown Family
How time flies when you are having so much fun creating and sharing memories with family! A year ago my family gathered together and visited Rock Ranch in The Rock, GA — Truett Cathy’s family resort which transforms into a winter wonderland for Christmas. (My oldest son is taking the photo) I have so many […]
Newnan, GA Inspires More than My Shiloh Stories
Whenever and wherever I travel outside the local area to attend book events, folks inevitably ask where I’m from. I quickly respond, “Newnan, Georgia is my hometown.” Then I explain, Newnan’s small enough and rich enough in history to remind us of time-lost days, yet big enough to attract visitors from all over. We love […]
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).
What Motivated Me to Write the Shiloh Novel Series?
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The Upside and Risk of POD Book Production
How you plan to promote and bring your book to market is paramount to your book’s ultimate success. What may appear upfront as profitable may more than likely prove very costly?
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 […]
Forgive A Little Boasting
Sanctuary also was a Finalist for the 2017 Book of the Year Award with Interviews and Reviews. Share on FacebookTweetFollow usSave
Summer Sale – Shiloh Mystery Kindle Limited Offer
Decatur Book Festival – Labor Day Weekend Visit @TMBrownAuthor on Facebook to learn the latest news and schedule of upcoming book events as well. https://www.facebook.com/TMBrownauthor/ Share on FacebookTweetFollow usSave
Hometown Novel Nights – July 9 Radio Show
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How Does Shiloh Celebrate the Fourth of July?
Moments later, the shrill piping of a fife and a rhythmic drum cadence quieted the crowd before a voice barked, “For-ard harch!” Pete, Jay, and Jim marched abreast in step to the lead of the teenage fifer and drummer, all wearing Minutemen costumes. Jay and Jim held shouldered muskets on either side of Pete, who carried the American flag with both hands. The crowd came to its feet as the color guard approached the makeshift stage until Jay shouted, “Color guard, halt!”
Hal Archer stepped to the podium and invited Miss Phoebe Thatcher, the high school’s music director, onto the stage to sing the Star Spangled Banner. Arnie Wright followed with a prayer of thanks for our nation, community, and today’s Jubilee. Hal then welcomed everyone to Shiloh’s one-hundred-and-fifteenth Independence Day Jubilee and added, “Before we enjoy all this scrumptious food and the activities planned this afternoon, I’d like to introduce my father, our Mayor Emeritus, the Honorable Harold Archer.”
Hometown Novel Nights – June 6 Broadcast
Latest updates on Hometown Novel Nights activities and scheduled events that bring local authors and book enthusiasts together in an interactive and informative format to increase awareness of the literary legacy in our communities South of Atlanta.
Sex, Violence, and Vulgarity
Good writers engage their audience so well, scenes calling for sex, violence, or vulgarity communicate through the actions and attitudes of the characters.
The First Page Matters
How important is the book cover, first page, and first chapter of the books you choose to read?
Shiloh Mystery Series Audible in Production
Looking forward to what lies ahead for the Shiloh Mystery Series with Purgatory, A Progeny’s Quest underway, and the audible versions of the first two novels in the series in production.
Surviving the Indie Author Challenge
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?
Southern Writers Magazine: What Will Be Your Author Legacy?
What Will Be Your Author Legacy? By T. M. Brown Five years ago, my wife urged me to retire from the nine-to-five daily grind to write a novel that our grandchildren would enjoy reading. The first weeks entailed countless hours of investigating the basics — the what and how — of creative writing. Eventually, my inquiries led me to […]
Sanctuary, A Legacy of Memories – 2018 Best Book Award Winner as Finalist in Religious Fiction
For Immediate Release by Palmetto Publishing Group 2018 Best Book Awards Finalist for Religious Fiction by AmericanBookFest.com Sanctuary: A Legacy of Memories by T. M. Brown Genre: Mystery/Suspense ISBN: 978-1-64111-073-0 362 pages, paperback Publication Date: January 19, 2018 Sanctuary: A Legacy of Memories introduces newly retired publishing executive Theo Phillips and his wife Liddy to […]
Publisher’s Weekly Review 9/03/2018
Besides capturing the pace and feel of a small Southern town perfectly, Brown peoples it with well-developed characters. Readers will look forward to Theo’s further adventures. (Booklife)