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.


Coronavirus Effects on Authors Guild Activities 

Due to the recommendations of the CDC regarding social distancing, the Authors Guild of Tennessee will not meet in April.  A May meeting has not been scheduled at this time. 

Although we planned to participate in the outdoor markets for the Knoxville Dogwood Festival and the Oak Ridge Lavender Festival, both events have been canceled

We will resume meetings and our participation in festivals as soon as the CDC revises its protocols to allow for group activities. 

New Releases

Featured Author

The Featured Author for the month of June is From My Heart to Yours

Featured Genre

Inspirational Quote for the Day, by Randall Carpenter

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Thu, 04 Jun 2020
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Having great knowledge or athletic ability may make you successful at something. But what makes you successful at life is the acquisiti... 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