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 events, programs, and appearances on tap in October. In the midst of the month he and his wife are racing north to visit grandkids too.
Coming on September 16th at 6:30 PM, live at the Newnan Carnegie LIbrary’s spacious (socially responsible seating) Hometown Novel Nights presents Four Immensely talented and successful Rising Georgia-rooted Authors. Visit Hometown Novel Nights or Newnan Carnegie Library beginning right after Labor Day to register for this limited seating event. Books will be sold there so you can leave with signed copies in hand.
Register to attend in person for this outstanding lineup of Georgia-rooted authors:
September Guest Author–Kathy Nichols from Marietta, GA shared her latest novel, The Sometime Sister at Warm Springs Cellars
Labor Day Weekend Newnan Art Festival & Newnan Fall Art Walk, September 17th HNN \
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 and a complete schedule of his appearances and events beyond Labor Day in the days and weeks ahead. Hometown Novel Nights program schedules will be included, as well.
Purgatory, A Progeny’s Quest, is a finalist for the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award for Best Suspense Novel. The winner will be announced at the Killer Nashville Conference Awards Dinner, August 21st.
I imagine many of you are already headed outdoors again and many enjoying or looking forward to an upcoming summer vacation like me and my wife. 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…
HNN Writers Group will have three gatherings in July. A virtual Writers Workshop on July 10; A Writers Virtual WIP Critique Group, July 12th at 6:30-8:00 PM hosted by Angie Gallion Lovell (if you want a sneak preview of my new historical novel, join us. I am offering portions of my latest WIP for critique and receiving wonderful, helpful feedback. Other WIP monthly submissions testify to the talent among our HNN Writers Group. July 17th at 11 AM at Corner Arts Gallery & Studios, downtown Newnan, GA will be our next in-person HNN Writer’s Gathering where we share conversations and tackle writing challenges designed to promote “Writers Helping Writers.” VisitHometown Novel Nightsand HNN Writers Group for more inof.
More Lines Between the Wines Author Book Talk at Warm Springs Cellars, July 17th, 2-5 PM!
I will be joining Mike Nemeth as he shares his latest mystery/suspense novel, Parker’s Choice. Join us for a craft beer or bottle of Georgia’s finest wines as we engage in book talk!
July 24th, Freedom Gospel Festival! All-day fundraising with live music and great food to boot!
July 31st, Saturday afternoon 1-3 PM in Lagrange, GA
T.M. Brown will be speaking at Pretty Good Bookson Saturday, July 31st about the latest book in his Shiloh Mystery Series. T. M. Brown is an award-winning Southern author from Newnan, GA. In the first two books of his Shiloh Mystery Series, he has introduced Theo & Liddy Phillips as they settle into their new hometown of Shiloh, Georgia amidst shadows of the town’s past. In Purgatory, A Progeny’s Quest the final book in the series, Theo faces a life-threatening decision to save his friends. In telling of all three stories, T. M. Brown has interwoven thought-provoking messages about making decisions in times of crisis and change.
Come see Pretty Good Books’ new downtown Lagrange location! It’ll be the envy of booksellers throughout the South.
Phew! And August and beyond stacking up to being just as busy!
Hint: Connie and I will be touring Fernandina Beach with a weekend of book signing at The Book Loft, August 13-15, and then we will be spending a week touring and talking with folks about my new novel up the Georgia coast with a few days in Darien, GA to celebrate our 48th Anniversary too!
VISIT @TMBROWNAUTHOR on FACEBOOK or this webpage for more updates on events and appearances in your local area. Who knows when and where we will find ourselves as life in America enjoys Independence again.
If you’ve read any of the three Shiloh Mystery Novels, you can lend a hand by telling others about them and posting a review. Thank you, and I would love to hear from everyone who read all three Shiloh novels… Do you think a fourth is in the cards? Email or Messenger me.
REGISTER FOR YOUR VIRTUAL COZY SEAT FOR THIS AUTHOR EXTRAVAGANZA AS WE PREPARE TO ENTER THE SUMMER! HNN will continue with special virtual programming to allow authors and audience members to engage when travel to our HNN in-person events is not convenient. Upcoming virtual programs will be bi-monthly (August, October 2021).
GREAT NEWS! Hometown Novel Nights – Summer 2021 is returning to in-person events once again!
July 15th @Newnan Carnegie Library, Newnan, GA will feature syndicated columnists and authors, Lee St. John, Alex McRae, and Joe Butcher. Our very own, Scott Ludwig will be our program moderator/host. Watch for registration information soon!
New! HNN Official Book Retailer
Hometown Novel Nights also is pleased to announce we have a new official book retailer for our Newnan author events co-hosted at the Newnan Carnegie Library- CORNER ARTS GALLERY & STUDIOS on South Court Square in beautiful downtown Newnan, GA. They are expanding their Local Author Book Nook bookshelves to accommodate more books by Hometown Novel Nights Authors and to handle all book sales at our upcoming live audience author programs at the Newnan Carnegie Library. Corner Arts Gallery, owned by Jenny Jones, will soon be able to handle online book orders for selected HNN authors.
Warm Springs Cellars – HNN Authors Saturday
Lines Between the Wines is a special time…
HNN Writers offers local writers a helping hand from other writers on the road to getting published.
Visit the Facebook Group page for times and locations online and in-person small group gatherings each month.
SUMMER WORKSHOP – “UNDERSTANDING THE EDITING PROCESS” Hosted by Angie Gallion and Angela McRae, July 10th. Watch for registration details for this virtual program co-hosted by the Newnan Carnegie Library.
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 Purgatory, which in my estimation is pure literature. This story unfolds once again amid the patchwork of furrowed cotton and peanut fields of the South Georgia Christian community of Shiloh, where the townsfolk are getting ready to celebrate the annual Lightning Bug Festival — ol’ downhome country fun at its finest. But a storm is about to erupt. While folks fret they might lose their mayor to the Congressional swamp-water intrigue of Washington, an orphaned teenage girl appears on the scene in search of a mother who is long dead. But when one of Shiloh’s citizens purchases an armored limo with a checkered history at a Sheriff’s used-car auction, the town’s tranquility is shattered by the accumulation of dead bodies and broken hearts. Here’s a story that will keep you reading throughout the wee hours.
Jedwin Smith, author of I AM ISRAEL, Our Brother’s Keeper, and Fatal Treasure
Mysteries beset the citizenry of a small southern town that exudes “contagious, country-fried wholeness.” T. M. Brown peels back the layers of those mysteries like one peels an onion. As you approach the finale, better hold on to your hat!
Jameson Gregg, Georgia Author of the Year, author of Luck Be A Chicken, a comic novel
Weather in West Central Georgia is warming up as is the event schedule for Hometown Novel Nights (follow HNN on Facebook).
You’ve heard it said, April showers bring May flowers. Well, social events are returning to normal, more and more. Here’s what’s on the calendar, including live in-person hosted events beginning this month. Scroll all the way down to register for the May 20th Live In-Person Author Program hosted at the Newnan Carnegie Library, also simulcast on Zoom for those unable to attend in person. Or just follow this link to register today: Registration is required, so please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/152138374975
Read below to see why everyone is asking about Hometown Novel Nights programs introducing local authors to a growing audience of readers!
Monday evening, May 10th, starting at 6:30 PM: HNN Writers Group – virtual on GoogleMeet. Saturday, May 15th, starting at 11 AM: HNN Writers Group – Newnanin-person gathering at Corner Arts Gallery in downtown Newnan. Visit HNN Writers Group on Facebook for more details. Do you have a WIP you want to submit (up to ten pages), visit the HNN Writers Group page to submit?
Corner Arts Gallery & Studios’ Local Author Book Nook will be featured out front of the store with #NewnanStrong t-shirts available to show our support for the Tornado Victims still recovering from last month’s natural disaster that struck Newnan. We encourage folks to show their support by patronizing all the locally owned merchants and restaurants in downtown Newnan. They all have sacrificially donated to help in the recovery.
I get the privilege of hosting Scott Ludwig as he discusses his latest non-fiction book that certainly will touch your heartstrings. Scott is the multi-talented author and columnist. His books have reached readers all over the world. —Mark your calendar!
BIG NEWS – Hometown Novel Nights returns with a live audience and authors at Newnan Carnegie Library’s Auditorium!
Georgia Authors off a “Spice of Variety”
Here’s a sample of the latest novels from our three talented Georgia authors, and our multi-talented Scott Ludwig returns as the moderator for the evening program. Click each image for more about the three authors featured this month.
Just your friendly neighborhood Adult Event coordinator for the Newnan Carnegie Library here! Thank you so much in your participation in our previous Hometown Novel Nights event hosted by Hometown Novel Nights. We’d like to invite you to register for our next HNN event on April 15th @ 6:30pm starring authors Heidi Chiavaroli, Gail Pallotta, and Kim Williams! It is a virtual Zoom meeting, so you can enjoy it from the comfort of your own home! Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link so that you can access the live event! I hope to see you there!
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 the first, Behind the Mask–it won’t be the last! T. M. Brown
Don’t forget: April 12th is the 6:30 PM Virtual HNN Writers Meeting with Angie Gallion. April 24th is the 11:00 AM In-Person HNN Writers Newnan Meeting with Mike Brown at Corner Arts Gallery & Studios.