Writing Randolph Spalding’s Story Began Viewing this Video…
https://youtu.be/f8DBQdbpJrs This 10-year-old video by Mattie Gladstone spurred my interests in learning more about Randolph Spalding, which led to my current story, The Last Laird of Sapelo. My wife and I toured the property with permission from Mattie Gladstone’s surviving son and daughter, who still live there. With a little imagination, one can visualize the […]
Pondering of the Past: Harper Lee, A Southern Literary Legacy
Harper Lee’s hometown of Monroeville, Alabama provided her with ample opportunities to portray the irrationality of adult attitudes in the racist culture that permeated the South.
Purgatory, A Progeny’s Quest News!
Purgatory, A Progeny’s Quest, Book 3 in the Shiloh Mystery Series is now available in an Amazon exclusive “hardcover” edition. T. M. Brown invites you to share the news and links with friends and family. Whether they enjoy the Kindle, paperback, or new hardcover editions. He also invites you to leave a rating and a […]
Why Write an Historical Novel?
What is a HISTORICAL NOVEL? A historical novel is a story with a particular period of history as its setting which strives to convey the spirit, manners, and social conditions of that past age with realistic detail and fidelity (though sometimes only provides apparent fidelity) to historical fact. Historical novels capture the details of the […]
Why Sapelo Island?
In my upcoming historical novel, Sapelo Island is the home of South End, Chocolate, Bourbon, Kenan Fields, High Point, Marsh Landing, and Blackbeard’s Island–all names associated with the fifteen by three-mile barrier island off the Georgia coast as the War Between the States breaks out. The Spalding family’s legacy now rests in what was called […]
2022 Bringing Big News & Changes
2022 Big News Coming Soon My latest novel, a historical tale about Randolph Spalding, the youngest son of Thomas Spalding, the original Laird of Sapelo, is finally nearing completion. His story has consumed my attention and focus ever since Purgatory’s launch on May 26, 2020. I did not think I could take my focus off […]