Hometown Novel Nights April Author Program, April 15th

When the world seems to going to Hell in a hand basket we all need to find hope and inspiration in stories like those to be shared on April 15th at 6:30 PM. Three fabulous Award-winning Inspirational Story authors will talk about their writing journeys and their latest stories. This is a virtual event so register today to grab your virtual seat in the virtual audience.

Hello, Everyone!

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!

Register Here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/148827564251

See y’all there…

HNN Writers Workshop – April 10th with Dana Ridenour

Hello, Everyone, it’s HNN Writers Workshop time!
 
Thank you so much for participating in the Hometown Novel Night events, both author talks and writer’s workshops! We have another Writer’s Workshop coming up on Saturday, April 10th, 2021 @ 10am-11:30am starring Dana Ridenour who will discuss with us how to write compelling crime and/or police procedural scenes!

I hope you’re interested! We know that we are!
 
Registration is required, so please visit our Eventbrite page to sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/148793193447
 
Dana Ridenour is a retired FBI agent and the award-winning author of Behind The Mask, Beyond The Cabin, and Below The Radar. Dana spent most of her FBI career as an undercover operative, infiltrating criminal organizations including the Animal Liberation Front, an organization of domestic terrorists. Her first novel, Behind The Mask, is fiction but introduces Lexie Montgomery, a character based on Dana’s personal experiences working as an undercover agent in the world of domestic terrorism. In addition to winning numerous literary awards, Kirkus Reviews awarded Behind The Mask the coveted Kirkus star and named the book one of the best indie books of 2016. Beyond The Cabin followed and won the 2018 Royal Palm Literary Award for best thriller or suspense novel. Below The Radar, the third book in the series, was the 2020 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Winner in the Fiction – Thriller – Terrorist genre as well as the 2021 Feathered Quill Book Awards Gold/First Place winner for best Adult Fiction. Dana lives in Beaufort, South Carolina where she is working on her fourth novel and a screenplay.
 
https://www.danaridenour.net/index.html
 
The very best,
 
Anthony M. Urda (He/Him)
Sr. Carnegie Assistant – Adult Programming
City of Newnan
1 LaGrange Street
Newnan, GA 30263
P: 770-683-1347

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.

Order Dana’s books as our way of thanking her for offering this FREE workshop!

Front Porch Musings, March 18th

Hometown Novel Nights presents three outstanding Georgia columnists and authors to share their inspiration and writing journeys with our audience, March 18th at 6:30 PM. The program will be virtual and broadcast on Zoom thanks to our co-host, Newnan Carnegie Library. Visit Hometown Novel Nights Facebook Page for all the links to register for the event.

Hometown Novel Nights – Stories of the Heart Author Program

Click the image to catch the video rebroadcast for this special evening’s program.

Register for the first 2021 Hometown Novel Nights Author Panel Program co-hosted by the Newnan Carnegie Library, Newnan, GA. All monthly author programs will continue to be broadcasted on Zoom with programs beginning in May, and every other month thereafter, broadcasted live with an audience in the Newnan Carnegie Libray’s auditorium.

The Stories of the Heart program will air live Thursday, February 18th beginning at 6:30 PM. Join authors Anne Armistead, Debby Giusti, and Renea Winchester as they share a little about themselves, their writing journey, and their latest novel(s). Click the image above to register to get your Zoom links to join us.

Looking ahead, every third-Thursday Hometown Novel Nights has more entertaining programs lined up in 2021. March 18th will feature three noteworthy Newspaper Columnists in Front Porch Musings; April will feature authors of Inspirational Stories, and in May our first hybrid (live audience/virtual broadcast) program featuring authors with Beach Reads to share.

Visit here or on Facebook to learn more about Hometown Novel Nights.

Writers and published authors: Join our new HNN Writers Group featuring monthly writers helping writers groups as well as informative quarterly virtual workshops co-hosted by the Newnan Carnegie Library. Our guest speaker for the HNN Writer Workshop in April will be Dana Ridenour, award-winning author and retired FBI Undercover Agent. She will share insights into writing captivating real-to-life mystery/suspense/thriller scenes.

For writers looking to connect in a local writer’s group HNN Writer’s offers one virtual (second Monday evening) and one in-person (third Saturday morning) meeting for aspiring and experienced writers looking to become published authors. Critiques, conversation, and comments shared about the writing process and on each other’s WIP stories and articles. Visit HNN Writers Group for more info–click the image below.

HNN Writers Group Begins

HNN Writers Group: Writers Helping Writers begins in 2021!

Join today to discover quarterly workshops for writers of all levels of experience. Every month there are virtual and in-person small groups of writers gathering to exchange and discuss their writing projects.

Whether you are a nascent writer just beginning your literary journey or published and working on expanding your literary works, HNN Writers offers you a community of eager wordsmiths desiring to engage, encourage, and enlighten.

HNN Writers Group workshops are co-sponsored by the Newnan Carnegie Library in historic downtown, Newnan, GA. Hometown Novel Nights sponsors monthly author panel programs introducing new and established local/regional authors to an eager audience, and has been doing so for nearly three years. The HNN Writers Group is an extension to provide assistance to more local and regional writers so they can become published authors too.

Visit the HNN Writers Group on Facebook. Sign up and join in with both virtual and in-person monthly “Writers Helping Writers” meetings.

Here is a video clip of the guest speakers at the recent inaugural workshop co-hosted by the Newnan Carnegie Library.

https://www.facebook.com/NewnanCarnegie/videos/462691711419360 or visit the Hometown Novel Night playlist of videos at T.M. Brown (Mike) on YouTube.

Whether a seasoned, published author or novice seeking writing and publishing help, HNN Writers Group and the Hometown Novel Nights programs offers an opportunity for you to grow and prosper as an author.

As 2021 continues and the health crisis restrictions ease, we will be sharing all our programs in a hybrid format–events co-sponsored by the Newnan Carnegie Library will be broadcast in front of a live audience with authors and guest speakers live and on remote video feeds. Sign up today and you can find the right writers group to meet your interests and format requirement. Downtown Newnan GA is located 35 minutes south of Atlanta Airport off I-85. We support authors from the surrounding area in Coweta, Fayette, Troup, Meriwether, Harris, and Carroll counties. Authors from all around Greater Atlanta have participated our Hometown Novel Nights author programs and will serve as guest speakers at our HNN Writers Workshops.

Feel free to email or message with any questions or comments.

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 grow daily.

Here is the August 20 video–learn more about the HNN program. Sign up to learn more about future author events — in-person and virtual in the coming months.

Updated 2020 Hometown Novel Nights Schedule

VISIT HOMETOWN NOVEL NIGHTS FACEBOOK for the latest news and updates on events. You can also check in to our growing INSTAGRAM PROFILE as well.

(Authors in italics need to be confirmed)

August 8 Warm Springs Cellars Sharon Marchisello, 2nd t.b.a. author, 3rd t.b.a. author

August 20 Carnegie Newnan Scott, Host with Angie Gallion, Valerie (Rogers BBQ, if needed) Valdes, Pat McKee

September 5 Pretty Good Books Scott Ludwig, Lynn Horton

September 12 Warm Springs Cellars Scott Ludwig, Lauren McGuire

Scott and Lynn enthralling an audience at Warm Springs Cellars

September 17 Newnan Carnegie Library, T. M. Brown Hosts Mark Wallace Maguire, Barbara Conrey, and Caroline Cole

HNN Monthly Programs offer virtual audiences and authors from beyond our local area.

October 10 Warm Springs Cellars T. M. Brown, Angie Gallion

October 15 Carnegie Newnan Sharon Marchisello, Angela McRae, and “Sisters in Crime Panel” others (In-person event, subject to the local health crisis limitations)

Due to audio issues during Roger Johns portion of the HNN program, here is an added special interview between HNN’s Angie Gallion and Roger Johns conducted afterward.

November 19 Newnan Carnegie Library T. M. Brown hosts Martha Boone, Ane Mulligan, and Holly Moulder (Virtual Zoom Event)

November 19th with Martha Boone & Ane Mulligan (Holly Moulder was unable to participate).

November 21 Newnan Carnegie Library-Special Holiday Children’s Author Program – Menlia Trammell, Jacqueline Leigh, Rosalind & Maggie Bunn (Virtual Event)

Register by clicking the hot link above or the image.

December 17 Carnegie Newnan Library-Bren McClain, Chellie Woodham Phillips, and Kathy Manos Penn

https://fb.me/e/Aizn4pAJ = Register today for your Eventbrite Zoom link to participate.

NOTES:

Hometown Novel Nights team is preparing for more programs in concert with the Newnan Carnegie Library, Newnan, GA, as well as more special events at Warm Springs, GA and other great venues. As 2021 allows us to provide more program options, we will provide a mix of virtual and live audience events in the coming months. Visit Hometown Novel Nights Facebook or Instagram for up-to-date event information.

Warm Springs Cellars – Lines Between the Wines with added possibility of adding author at the Goose and Hog location (bikers outdoor burgers & beer)

Pretty Good Books, Lagrange – good bookstore venue for limited book talk and then take advantage of a 2-3 hour time slot to meet and greet patrons at the store.

AUTHORS & BOOKSTORES: Contact us about scheduling an event with us. Virtual programs allow us to bring together broader audiences with more talented authors. Or contact Mike through the TMBrownAuthor.com contact page. NOTE: We are actively scheduling programming for 2021, until sometime this spring, events will remain virtual and eventually convert to a hybrid live audience/virtual briadcast format, thanks to the Newnan Carnegie Library as our co-host for all our events.

We also have launched our HNN Writers Group where creativity is rooted in a community of writers helping and encouraging one another. Visit our Facebook Group page – https://www.facebook.com/groups/979319765584924

Click below to join us January 21 for the inaugural HNN Writer’s Group!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hnn-writers-group-tickets-133122215129?fbclid=IwAR1-mRrITRw7SZjx4Wk8NTAt8BWBHzP5CfIFLr6LT3moQ7WbfCoVxw4d-GI

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.

Come Join Us this Thursday Evening from the Comfort of your home.

Hometown Novel Nights has three more outstanding author programs scheduled to finish 2020. Each is sponsored by the Newnan Carnegie Library.

November 19th, Ane Mulligan, Martha Boone, and Holly Moulder will join us for our regular Author Program.

On Saturday morning, November 21st, we will feature Rosalind and Maggie Bunn, Menlia Trammell, and Jacqueline Leigh on our Children’s Author Special Program, just in time for the holidays.

To finish 2020 Hometown Novel Nights has a very special holiday program of authors lined up as well… Our guest author is a nationally award-winning and best-selling Southern author. Two other special Georgia authors will join us for an entertaining program. Watch for more details and all the authors on the panel. Visit Hometown Novel Nights on Facebook and follow updates on all the upcoming HNN events.

In the meantime, here is September’s Hometown Novel Nights Author Program broadcast to get a foretaste of what you can look forward to at a future event.

Enjoy a good book to take your mind off all the election folderol we are being forced to endure. Please vote but there are better ways to engage our minds.

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2020 Hometown Novel Nights Kickoff Event

Refreshments and Door Prizes, plus lots of valuable news and information for authors and book lovers alike. Limited seating still available, reserve your free ticket today! Click the image above.

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.

2019 Hometown Novel Nights Holiday Finale

Jedwin Smith, Larissa Reinhart, and yours truly, T. M. “Mike” Brown enjoyed sharing our writing stories.
Scott Ludwig hands-down provided the most laughs during his unique monologue as the moderator.
https://www.facebook.com/T.M.BrownAuthor/
Find more photos and videos from HNN Holiday Event at the Carnegie Library in Newnan.

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, guests are welcome to join the audience as Mike and Holly talk about their writing stories and present their books.

To kick-off 2020, January 16th, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, come out to Southern Fried Books, 29 Jackson Street, Newnan, GA for an informative introduction to what 2020 will bring to authors and book-lovers alike. Steve McCondichie will talk about publishing trends and book events in the coming months, George Weinstein will be talking about networking as an author and upcoming writer conferences, and Angie Gallion, Scott Ludwig, and Mike Brown will talk about what Hometown Novel Nights has on tap with new venues and workshops.

29 Jackson Street, Newnan, GA

Want to join a future author panel or know more about an upcoming event? Visit Hometown Novel Nights

Hometown Novel Nights – Holiday Event

Hometown Novel Nights will host a holiday-themed event Dec. 12 at the Newnan Carnegie Library

A special holiday-themed Hometown Novel Nights will take place at the Carnegie Library on Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. 

Scott Ludwig will moderate the panel of authors, which include T.M. “Mike” Brown, Jedwin Smith and Larissa Reinhart, according to Brown, founder and coordinator of Hometown Novel Nights…

Brown will be speaking on his first two books, “Sanctuary: A Legacy of Mysteries” and “Testament: An Unexpected Return” on the panel… For the rest of the article click image above or here (Laurel Huster, Newnan Times-Herald)

The first HNN Fourth Sunday Afternoon at the Monarch House, November 24. The next one will be held on December 22 with Mike Nemeth and Holly Moulder. More scheduled for 2020.

2020 Hometown Novel Nights Preview hosted by Southern Fried Books, 29 Jackson Street, Newnan, GA, January 16th beginning at 6:30 PM.

Guest speakers will be Steve McCondichie, owner of Southern Fried Books and SFK Multimedia LLC; George Weinstein, President of Atlanta Writers Club, Founder of the Atlanta Writers Conference, and author of five novels, including the latest release by SFK Press, “Watch What You Say.” Mike Brown, Angie Gallion, and Scott Ludwig will share the HNN monthly panel lineups already committed for 2020. All authors, writers, and book enthusiasts are invited to attend this informative and interactive program night. Learn what is the latest in the publishing world, author networking, and options to connect with agents and publishers, as well as, Hometown Novel Night vision going forward in 2020. A special event update will be provided at the January program that will impact everyone in attendance… you will want to be on hand to hear the news!

Direct inquiries about future Hometown Novel Nights programs by going to the HNN Facebook page or email. You can also reach HNN through its Instagram link as well.

Remember to catch the HNN Radio Program on WQEE Rock the Key 99.1 FM in Newnan, broadcast live the second Tuesday at 9:30 AM and rebroadcast throughout the month. YouTube podcast link of the radio show will be posted on the Hometown Novel Nights Facebook page.

Sponsored by Southern Fried Books