Authors Guild of Tennessee is a group of about fifty published authors who live in East Tennessee. Many of our stories are set in this area, reflecting either its present-day culture or its history.

Click on any book to link to the Amazon listing for description, price, and reviews. Click on the author names for brief biographies and other information.

Mission Statement: To celebrate Tennessee’s rich literary tradition through opportunities for people to get to know authors more personally, discover details about their books, and find inspiration through their challenges and successes, which ultimately strengthens a desire to read while also serving as a vital catalyst for our authors to continue writing and selling their books.

Next AGT Meeting set for March 4, at 10:00

Our March meeting will be another interactive session on “Sharing Tips to be a Better Writer.” In our February meeting we heard ideas from several authors and we look forward to hearing from others in our March meeting. They will offer ways to conceptualize a new project, how to plot out their story, ways for being more productive, how to  define and refine their literary style, effectively editing, and
how to fight through writer’s block. These are areas concerning the mechanics and producing a book, more than the purely creative aspect of writing prose. 
This will be a Zoom session for all our members and guests. Let me know if you’d like to attend and I’ll be sure to send an invitation to you. 


Cheryl Peyton
President, Authors Guild of Tennessee

WUOT’s “Authors Page” with Jody Sims

Feb. – March 2021*


Feb. 14   encore Charles Cansler

Feb. 21   encore Ishmael Reed

Mar.   7  Maria Thompson Davies

Mar. 14  encore Jane Wagner

Mar. 14   encore Selwa Roosevelt

Mar. 21   encore Malinda Russell

Mar. 28  encore Anne Goodwin Winslow

*All programs air on Sunday mornings at 8:35


New Releases

Featured Genre

The Featured Genre for the month of March is Humor

Inspirational Quote for the Day, by Randall Carpenter

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Mon, 01 Mar 2021
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Mistakes we remember from earlier in life can benefit us later. If we remember our mistakes, we are more cautious, observing, and caref... Read More

AGT Book Exchange

By: Leoma Gilley on Thu, 18 Feb 2021
| AGT Blog |

After nearly a year, authors got together to exchange books and learn what our colleagues have been writing during this time.... Read More

An Alternative to Amazon

By: Jim Hartsell on Wed, 14 Oct 2020
| AGT Blog |

I’m pleased to announce my new affiliation with Bookshop, an organization that supports independent bookstores, bypassing Amazon to p... Read More

Videos about Children's Book - updated

By: Harry on Mon, 05 Oct 2020
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House Mountain offers Youtube videos introducing my children’s books. All four are now available (in English version only);... Read More