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.


Sam Venable entertains AGT at the February meeting

Sam Venable and Cheryl Peyton share a laugh

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The Featured Genre for the month of February is Mystery / Thrillers

Inspirational Quote for the Day, by Randall Carpenter

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Mon, 24 Feb 2020
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Sometimes, the most deafening sound in the world is silence. At times, it can speak louder than any words spoken. It can say what a tho... Read More

Nano Days and Nano Nights

By: Susan Kite on Sat, 28 Dec 2019
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Just wanted to share my latest blog. (Sometimes they are few and far between!) http://firstbookscape.blogspot.com/2019/12/nano-days-... Read More


Libros en Español

By: Jim Hartsell on Fri, 15 Nov 2019
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I’m pleased to announce the publication today of Spanish translations of my three children’s books. They, along with their English ... Read More


Oklahoma Book Festival

By: Susan Kite on Fri, 27 Sep 2019
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I had an incredible experience last Saturday. I attended the 2nd annual Oklahoma Book Festival as a guest presenter. It was only for my... Read More


Podcasting of "Pushing Back" continues with Chap. 7

By: Jim Hartsell on Wed, 15 May 2019
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The newest installment of Boone’s story finds him taking the truck out on the road for the first time, taking stock of his meager a... Read More


Great News!

By: Susan Kite on Thu, 02 May 2019
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Thought I would finally post my good news. I have had my kid's story, The Legend of Billy Bob Flybottom picked up by Doodle and Pe... Read More