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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.

To Browse by genre, click on the “By Genre” button in the navigation bar. You will find all of the books by our authors listed by genre with the author’s name and a brief description. For more information about a book, click on the title of the book which is a link to the author’s page.

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.
Click on the icon below to check out our Facebook page and see what the Authors Guild is up to:

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 by genre as well as number of titles. According to member author Cheryl Peyton, AGT currently has 26 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.

AGT now has 26 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 and True-Life Novels.

Browse the books by our local authors either by genre or by author. Many 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.



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 and ask for more information our family of authors.

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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  3127 Parkway (at traffic light 5)
  Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
  (Take Sevierville exit off of I-40 near Knoxville)
  Every Saturday in July and every Sunday in August – 12:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  On each scheduled date there will be two authors there from noon to 4 PM to meet their readers and sign their books.
See Schedule of Authors

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

  Friday Aug. 1 – Featured AGT Author: Bobbi Wolverton

  Friday Sept. 5 – Featured Author: John Forcum

  Tellico Village Library
  300 Irene Lane
  Loudon, TN 37774

See all events

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Authors Guild Members Feb. 18, 2014

Authors Guild Members Feb. 18, 2014

AGT Welcomes two New Authors

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

Laura Derr

Laura Derr

In Nick and Viola: A Kentucky Family Tragedy in the Tobacco Wars (1904-1911) Author Laura Derr has created an important history of an interesting period of Kentucky and other states which grew tobacco around the beginning of the 20th century.

Janet Greer

Janet Greer

Janet Greer’s new book, When You Hear a Siren is a wonderful teaching tool for young children. When they hear a siren, dropping their heads in prayer becomes automatic. This message isn’t limited to children, adults can learn from it too!

Reflections flyer

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.

This anthology is sponsored by the Tennessee Arts Commission, the Kingston Public Library Foundation,(a 501(C)3 non-profit organization), and the Roane Writers Group. All donations will be gratefully accepted. BJ Gillum, President, Roane Writers Group.
Contact BJ Gillum by email for more information:


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