Authors Guild of Tennessee


Original Works By Tennessee Authors

Meet Our Authors

Click on “Our Authors” in the menu at the top of this page to meet our gifted authors and learn about the books they’ve written.

Click on “Famous Authors” in the menu at the top of this page to meet some famous authors from Tennessee and learn about their lives and their books.

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Our Mission

AGT is a group of published authors in Tennessee who work together to promote the books they have written and to share the costs of marketing them. AGT members sell their books through national and regional outlets, this website and at book signings and other events.

The reading experience is enhanced by getting to know the author personally as well as details about the book and its inspiration that are not usually known. The author benefits from the reader’s feedback as well. Sci-Fi author Sam Bledsoe says, “We consider our writing to be a collaboration, or shared experience, between writer and reader that makes it more satisfying for both of us.”

By making the books of several authors available in one place, the public has more to choose from in genre as well as number of titles. According to member author Cheryl Peyton, AGT currently has 21 authors and she expects membership to grow to 30 in the near future.

Finding the time and money to market a book is daunting for most authors. Belonging to a group such as AGT and tapping into its resources makes publishing much more affordable for the author, frees the author up to write more and relieves the stress of trying to master the many skills needed to write and publish a book successfully.

If a website is going to generate much traffic, its content must change often and there must be a variety of books in different genres available so readers will have a reason to revisit it. With only one author, its hard to create continuously fresh and interesting content.

Browse Thru Our Books

AGT now has 21 member authors who have collectively written more than 55 books in eight different genres: Children’s Literature, Fantasy, Humor, Science Fiction, Thriller, Memoir, Creative Nonfiction and True-Life Novels.

You may search these books either by genre or by author.
Most of these books are available in e-book format as well as paperback.

These books may be purchased directly from the author or on and stores such as Barnes & Noble.

To Browse by genre, click on the “Genre” button in the navigation bar and then click on the genre you are interested in.


Murder Bermuda Queen

Cheryl Peyton has released the latest book, MURDER ON THE BERMUDA QUEEN, another ALEX TROTTER Mystery. Alex Trotter arranges a friend’s wedding and honeymoon on a cruise to Bermuda. When one of the party is found murdered, Alex tries to solve the mystery and becomes the killer’s next target.


Have You Written a Book?

If you’ve written and published one or more high quality books and you have limited time and money to market your masterpiece(s), AGT may be able to help.

You don’t have to be a one-man band. By being part of a group, you can share marketing costs with several other authors and attract more readers to book signings and other events by having many more books to choose from.

Go to the Contact Us page and email us or phone Sam Bledsoe at (865) 988-0122 and ask for more information.

Other Indie Author Groups

Here’s another group of independently published authors you may want to check out:

Indie Book Stores

We support the following indie bricks-and-mortar bookstores:

Dickson, TN – Reading Rock Books

Knoxville, TN – Union Avenue Books

Nashville, TN – Parnassus Books

Sevierville, TN – Christian Outlet Center

Signal Mountain, TN – Wild Hare Books

These stores are committed to supporting indie authors, let’s support them.


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Tellico Village Author’s Day
  Book Signing at the Library
  First Friday of the Month – 10:00 AM to Noon

  Friday May 2 – Featured Author: Marilyn Neilans
  Friday June 6 – Featured Author: John Thomson
  Friday Aug. 1 – Featured Author: Bobbi Wolverton

  Tellico Village Library
  300 Irene Lane
  Loudon, TN 37774

See all events



Give a birthday gift that can inspire, inform and entertain – an autographed book by a Tennessee author.


Authors Guild Members Feb. 18, 2014

Authors Guild Members Feb. 18, 2014

AGT Welcomes 3 New Authors

Our Authors Guild is proud to welcome these talented new authors. Please check out their Author’s Page by clicking on the “READ MORE” buttons below.

Dick Cross

Dick Cross

In his new book, The Overlooked Letters, Dick Cross has reexamined the facts and conclusions surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy to offer us his theory about what really happened on that fateful day.

Authors Guild of Tennessee welcomes Author Jim Farmer.

Jim has written two books: a humorous and serious view of television and its commercials and a hilarious tale about Internet Dating and other funny anecdotes.

Jody Dyer

Jody Cantrell Dyer

Drawing on personal experience, Jody Dyer has written The Eye of Adoption, a raw, warm, heartbreaking and eventually triumphant portrayal of the entire adoption process through compassionate and humorous prose. She directly addresses the sorrows of infertility and the demands of adoption with assurance, humor, and optimism.

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