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Anthony Urda, Newnan Carnegie Library

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December Hometown Novel Nights
A virtual program with three exciting authors!

NEWNAN, Ga., December 2020 - Join the Newnan Carnegie Library and Hometown Novel Nights on Thursday, December 17th at 6:30 pm for this special Zoom event. You can watch from the comfort and convenience of your home. (The Zoom link information will be emailed as soon as you register via Eventbrite). Each author will share about themselves, their writing journey, and their latest book(s). Books will be available to purchase from the Carnegie or Corner Arts Gallery & Studios (our event sponsors). This event will be recorded in case you can't make it at the scheduled time.

Author and columnist Kathy Manos Penn is the award-winning author of The Inkpenn: Celebrating the Magin in the Everyday, Lord Banjo: The Royal Pooch, and the Dickens and Christie Mystery Series. She focuses on the positive aspects of life in her writing, whether that comes from her pets, her family, her community, or a deer eating from her flower garden.

Bren McClain is the award-winning, South Carolinian author of the 2017 novel One Good Mama Bone. She is an experienced media relations, radio, and television news professional; and currently works as a communications confidence coach. She is a two-time winner of the South Carolina Fiction Project and the recipient of the 2005 Fiction Fellowship by the South Carolina Arts Commission.

Chellie Phillips is the author of two non-fiction self-help life and career books: When in Doubt, Delete It: Life-Changing Edits to Clarity, Sucess, and Joy in Life and Get Noticed, Get Hired. She graduated with a degree in journalism and PR from Troy University, and she spent the first years of her career telling other people stories as a features editor and news writer for a daily paper. She now works for an electric cooperative.

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