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.

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Featured Author

The Featured Author for the month of October is Wigged Out! Surviving chemo and other intrusions

Featured Genre

The Featured Genre for the month of October is Childrens / Young Adult

Inspirational Quote for the Day, by Randall Carpenter

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Mon, 26 Oct 2020
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Sometimes, the anxiety of not knowing something is greater than knowing the answer. We avoid verifying what we suspect out of fear we m... Read More

An Alternative to Amazon

By: Jim Hartsell on Wed, 14 Oct 2020
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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

New Children's Book

By: Jim Hartsell on Tue, 01 Sep 2020
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I’m pleased to announce the release of my newest children’s book, The Noise in the Woods, in both English and Spanish versions. Thi... Read More


By: Jim Hartsell on Wed, 05 Aug 2020
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I got an email from the folks that host my podcast congratulating me on my 1,000th download. Many thanks to all of you who helped me ... Read More

What is Lectio Divina?

By: Leoma Gilley on Tue, 28 Jul 2020
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The structure of my book, The Still Small Voice of Love, is based on an ancient practice of the church called lectio divina or divine r... Read More