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AGT’s mission is (1) to support our East Tennessee authors by helping promote them and their works, (2) to encourage literacy so that Tennessee’s citizens can better understand our complex world and be better informed, (3) to encourage prospective authors to take up the pen and experience the joy of writing, and (4) to promote, celebrate and enjoy the rich literary tradition that past Tennessee authors have bequeathed to us.

AGT is a group of published authors in East Tennessee who work together to promote the books they have written and to share the costs of marketing them. AGT members sell their books at book signings, through amazon.com, book sellers such as Barnes and Noble, and their own websites.

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  • About AGT
    AGT was formed in the spring of 2013 to showcase many of the talented authors who hail from Tennessee. It is a group of published authors 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.
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  • Upcoming AGT Events
    Every first Friday of the month Authors of the Guild have a book Signing at Tellico Village Library. We also organize periodically events for Authors to sell their books at fairs and other appropriate venues. 
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  • Our Authors
    AGT has over 30 member authors who have collectively written more than 65 books in eight different genres: Children’s Literature, Fantasy, Humor, Science Fiction, Thriller, Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Romance, True-Life and Western Novels.
    Click on the menu at the top of this page to meet our gifted authors and learn about the books they’ve written.
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  • 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.
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We Welcome our New Authors

  • Stephanie McElligott

    Stephanie McElligott

    S. M. McElligott has had a varied and interesting life. Holding a BA in history from St. Bonaventure University, she has also been a student of law, nursing, and human resources. Throughout it all, biblical history has held a special appeal for her. An avid reader, chef, and traveler who recently celebrated her fortieth wedding anniversary, she is a proud wife, mother, and grandmother currently residing in Tennessee. 

  • Susan Kite

    Susan Kite

    Susan Kite is an Army brat; which means she grew up everywhere. She didn't begin to settle down until her dad did. She earned two degrees at Utah State University, and began dabbling in writing. However, she didn't get serious until her children were grown. Now it is a contagious disease and she doesn't want to be cured! Her first novel, My House of Dreams was written after several visits to the Mission San Luis Rey. A fantasy short story was included in an anthology published in 2013 called aMUSEing Tales. Another short story won second place in an online contest. A science-fiction novel, The Mendel Experiment, was published in April, 2015 by World Castle Publishing. 

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  • Jim Hartsell

    Jim Hartsell

    A career working with teenagers on the fringes of society has made me both sensitive to and appreciative of the complexities of character and the struggles, inner and outer, that we all wrestle with in one form or another. My writing emphasizes character development over action. Reading in a wide range of genres and working to develop what little musical talent I possess occupy my time and, I believe, serve as complements to my writing. As a lifelong Southerner, the rhythms and cadence of the Southeastern United States influence both my spoken and written voice.

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  • Literacy is a key lever of change and a practical tool of empowerment on each of the three main pillars of sustainable development: economic development, social development and environmental protection.   

    ~Former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan


  • All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary—it’s just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences.

    - Somerset Maugham

  • I am irritated by my own writing. I am like a violinist whose ear is true, but whose fingers refuse to reproduce precisely the sound he hears within.

     Gustave Flaubert

  • A library is a hospital for the mind.


  • I divide all readers into two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget.

    William Lyon Phelps

    Yale University Professor of English Literature/Author/literary critic

Special Offers

  • Reflections
    Reflections Copies available for a donation of $10 each. Plus shipping and handling. USA only. Inspirational, thought-provoking, whimsical, imaginative and sometimes humorous, these 68 entries from 4th through 12th grade students in the 2013 – 2014 Roane County student writing contest will renew your faith in our leaders of the future. These poems, short stories and essays from the creative minds of our youth will amaze you. All proceeds from the sale of this Anthology will go to fund the fall 2014 writing contest prizes and a $2,500 college scholarship for a deserving graduating senior.


Authors Guild of Tennessee Contact Details

AGT Telephone info     1.865.254.3054

  P.O. Box 23311
  Knoxville, TN 37933


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AGT has over 40 member authors who have collectively written more than 200 books in different genres such as: Children’s Literature, Fantasy, Humor, Science Fiction, Thriller, Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Romance, History, True-Life, Religion and Western Novels.

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