Authors Guild of Tennessee is a group of about fifty professional writers 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 support, encourage, and facilitate our members in their writing projects, and to promote their work on social media, at fairs, festivals, book signing events, and in local retail stores.

Marketing Commitee member Randy Carpenter and Facebook Coordinator Jody Dyer were two who worked on the presentation on social media for April’s meeting. Jody spoke on the importance of using Facebook to market yourself and AGT, citing statistics proving it is the world’s most popular social media.

Cyn Taylor wins $25 Amazon gift certificate for reading and reviewing the most books in the first quarter — twelve. Congratulations, Cyn!

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The Featured Genre for the month of April is Science Fiction / Fantasy

Inspirational Quote for the Day, by Randall Carpenter

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Sat, 20 Apr 2019
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Many things in this world change and it’s because they need to. But the need to care about each other isn’t one of them. The world ... Read More

Friendships And Opportunities

By: Danielle Asher on Fri, 19 Apr 2019
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Friendships And Opportunities Getting involved in the Authors Guild of Tennessee has given me new friendships, opportunities and optio... Read More

Chapter Three podcast of "Pushing Back" released

By: Jim Hartsell on Thu, 18 Apr 2019
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Good morning, all . . . The third chapter of “Pushing Back” was released yesterday and can be found here: http://housemountai... Read More

Event Commitment Policies

By: Danielle Asher on Tue, 16 Apr 2019
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Event Commitment Policies Events Coordinator (EC) shall email details of potential book signing events to all AGT members. Event infor... Read More

Chapter Two of "Pushing Back" released on podcast

By: Jim Hartsell on Fri, 12 Apr 2019
| AGT Blog |

Good afternoon, everyone . . . Here's a quick reminder that on Wednesday I released the second installment of my podcast. Chapter Tw... Read More

Two new podcasts now at

By: Jerome Morton on Wed, 10 Apr 2019
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Podcast 67, "The Work," and podcast 68, "Year Two," are stories from my first two years as a school psychologist working in the inner c... Read More

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Faith Lutheran Church @ 225 Jamestown Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37934

AGT Weekly Radio Show - Sunday Mornings @ 8:35 a.m.

The Authors Page, a production of AGT and WUOT, is a weekly segment airing on Sunday mornings at 8:35 a.m., hosted by AGT member and award-winning author/artist Jody Sims. Each week, Jody shares the back-story of a famous (or sometimes not-so-well known) author who is from Tennessee, or who has written about Tennessee. Encouraging the development of higher literacy is an important component of AGT’s mission. The Authors Page is just one way AGT is able to enhance the reading experience by getting to know authors more personally, discovering details about their books, and often finding inspiration through their challenges or successes.  

Dogwood Arts Festival, Apr 26-28 @ Fri, 26 April 2019

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Dogwood Arts Festival Fri, Apr 26, 10am-8pm Sat, Apr 27, 10am-8pm Sun, Apr 28, 11am-5pm Krutch Park at Market Square, Knoxville, Booth 107. Eleven confirmed participants have received/will receive schedules via email. Liability insurance purchased and forwarded to festival organizers. Must setup Thurs, Apr25, 4-6pm, and teardown by 9pm Sun.