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, are now widened and paved, Mike 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.
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, American Christian Fiction Writers Association, Broadleaf Writers Association (ATL), Georgia Historical Society. He 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 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, received a nomination 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. His newest book is a historical novel, The Last Laird of Sapelo, released August 15, 2023 by Koehler Books. It earned 5-Star reviews from Chanticleer & Historical Fiction Company, and Kirkus gave it a prized “Get It!” recommendation with its review.
Coweta Magazine featured T. M. Brown as one of the local area’s leading authors in their June/July 2019 and March/April 2023 issues.
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