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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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  • Kaye George

    Kaye George

    Kaye George is a national-bestselling author whose work has been nominated for three Agatha Awards and has been a Silver Falchion Finalist once. She writes four mystery series. Imogene Duckworthy humorous mysteries: CHOKE, SMOKE, BROKE. 

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  • Gale Frances

    Gale Frances

    A retired Human Resources/Training professional, Gale is a fifth generation Floridian currently living in Knoxville, Tennessee. She has been married for 50 years to her incredibly supportive, understanding and patient husband, Dave Hickman. They have two amazing sons, one awesome daughter-in-law and one phenomenal grandson. Gale and her husband enjoy outdoor activities such as golf, hiking and fishing.  They are also artisan craftsmen – Gale creates polymer clay sculptures and Dave is an artistic wood turner.

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  • Russell Fine

    Russell Fine

    I held a lot of different positions during my working career. Each was, to some extent, built on the experiences I had in my previous position. Most of the jobs I had were technical. My first job was repairing radios. During college I worked as a machinist. After college I worked as a lab technician, a mechanical designer, and electrical engineer. After my initial exposure to computers I became a programmer. That led to a job in technical support and I ultimately was promoted to Director of Technical Support. 

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News Bulletin

Wayne Zurl
04 January 2017

The holidays are over. No more shopping until Valentine's Day. BUT THE GIFTS KEEP COMING. Here's a FREE copy of my award winning first novel in the Sam Jenkins Smoky Mountain mystery series. Simply click on the link and follow the directions to down load your free mobi version (for the Kindle eReader.) If you would like a different version (ePub for Nook and most other eReaders or PDF for PCs and all other devices) just send me an email (the address is provided on the "freebie page") and I'll send it to you.

I hope you enjoy A NEW PROSPECT and plan on visiting Sam Jenkins and all the boys and girls of Prospect PD often. 


  • 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

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  • The Story "And the Angel Cried The Miracle Of An Abandoned Baby In 1955"
    Written by Gaile Hickman Created on Monday, 13 February 2017 14:26
    Readers will envision the emotions of a 14 year old boy as he tries to comprehend the tragic circumstances of the attempted murder of a newborn baby. Throughout the book, Dave’s 58 year search for the missing child intertwines with his personal family life. The story unpacks the struggles that Dave’s family faced with autism, poverty and divorce. It travels through Richmond’s history as the city where the first motion picture was viewed in the late 1800’s, and how the city became the focal point of the hot jazz revolution and center for audio recordings during the early 1900’s. Readers...

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  • Reality: Sometimes Fiction Immitates Life
    Written by Wayne Zurl Created on Friday, 30 September 2016 13:42
    Every book I've had published contains a caveat on the copyright page stating something to the effect: This is a work of fiction. Any similarity between this story and/or characters contained herein is a figment of the author's immagination and bears no resembalance to anyone living or dead. Well HOGWASH. Everything I write has some basis in fact. I'll readily admit that I have more of a memory than an immagination. My stories are based on real police cases I investigated, supervised, or just knew a lot about. Then I fictionalize and embellish them, and transplant them from New York...

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  • New Book by Bobbi Phelps ~ Saving Frankie
    Written by AGT Created on Thursday, 25 August 2016 12:10
    Bobbi Phelps did it again, another wonderful book. What would you do if you found a scrawny kitten clinging to a ladder high up in an old barn? Why, you would rescue it and bring it home! And that's exactly what happened. SAVING FRANKIE is a nine-chapter text and coloring book that will delight readers of all ages. The unusual format and nonfiction text is a children's classic in the making. In this inspiring memoir, award-winning author, Bobbi Phelps, tells of her bond with a cast-off kitten who brought countless funny stories and untold happiness to her family and friends. For more...

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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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