About the Author

 

T. M. Brown, simply Mike to friends and family, embraces his Georgia heritage, thanks to the paternal branches of his family tree. Mike recalls his childhood when on many warm Sunday afternoons his father drove the family beyond Stone Mountain to his Great-Uncle’s farm. Though the dust-filled, red clay back roads of Snellville, GA, now widened and paved over the subsequent decades, Mike still fondly recalls getting bitten by barb-wire pasture fences, sipping cool well-water from a ladle, and getting scrubbed in a washtub near the front stoop of Uncle Kerry’s and Aunt Monk’s old farmhouse.

Creating his fictional rural town of Shiloh and its cast of memorable characters has conjured up many near-forgotten memories, and thanks to recollections of his Pop and Poppa, the truth they espoused to Mike as a young man resonates in his stories — “The testament of a man lies not in the magnitude of possessions and property left to his heirs, but the reach of his legacy long after his death.”

Retired since 2014 from the 9-to-5 life, Mike and his wife Connie currently live below Atlanta, calling Newnan, Georgia their hometown. Mike has been a presenting author at 2017 & 2018 Decatur Book Festival, 2017 Milton Literary Festival, 2018 Dahlonega Literary Festival, 2022 Southern Lit Fest, and 2022 Sharpsburg Book Fair. He is an active member of the Atlanta Writers Club, Georgia Writers Association, Southeastern Writers Association, and Broadleaf Writers Association (ATL). He also is founding President of Hometown Novel Writers Association, Inc. based in Newnan, GA, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation.

His Shiloh Mystery Series includes Sanctuary, A Legacy of Memories (Jan 2018); Testament, An Unexpected Return (March 2018); Purgatory, A Progeny’s Quest (February 2022). His first two novels received anniversary updates in 2022 to unify the Shiloh Mystery Series. 

His fourth book, a historical novel, The Last Laird of Sapelo (Koehler Books, Summer 2023), is based on the life of Randolph Spalding of Sapelo Island fame and dramatically portrays the challenges he and his family faced in the months after Georgia seceded and the Union blockade sailed southward.

His novels have earned recognition as Christian Suspense Book of the Year 2017 finalist, Reviews & Interviews; nominated for Georgia Author of the Year in 2018, and 2018 Best Book Award Finalist, AmericanBookFest.com. Sanctuary, A Legacy of Memories also got nominated for Best First Novel in the prestigious 54th Annual Georgia Author of the Year Awards hosted by the Georgia Writers Association in 2018. Likewise,Purgatory, A Progeny’s Quest was Runner-up for the Hal Barnard Fiction Award, June 2019 Southeastern Writers Association, and Finalist for the Silver Falchion Suspense Book of the Year Award at Killer Nashville, 2021.

Southern Writers Magazine featured Sanctuary as a “Must Read” in their May/June 2017 issue. They also published T. M. Brown’s article entitled, “The Appeal of Southern Novels” in their July/August 2018 issue, and featured both Sanctuary and Testament in their “Summer 2018 Catalog”.

Coweta Magazine featured T. M. Brown as one of the local area’s leading authors in their June/July 2019 issue.

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