Hometown Novel Nights – June

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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…

Visit Warm Springs Cellars for more details

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.

Hometown Novel Nights in May

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 – Newnan in-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?

SATURDAY, MAY 8th, AT 5 PM EDT – 10 PM EDT
Newnan Strong – Music & Arts Tornado Relief Benefit
Historic Downtown Newnan

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.

Hometown Novel Nights is co-hosting monthly author events at Warm Springs Cellars in historic downtown Warm Springs again this year. Belly up to the old-fashioned bar or scoot around one of the indoor tables, lounge in the cozy sitting area on a cushioned sofa, or slide under an umbrella-covered outdoor table on their gated front porch. Sip craft beers or one of the fine Georgia wines while talking with authors about their latest books.

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!

Follow the image link and register to attend as a live audience member or to receive a virtual link for the simulcast on Zoom of the evening event. Books will be sold and signed by the authors. The Newnan Carnegie Library benefits from the book sales, so please be sure to leave with one or more books under your arm.

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.

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Live audience programs are on the schedule once again. Check our calendar of events for the list of virtual and in-person events we are hosting this year.

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!

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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.