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.

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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 February 4, at 11:00

Our February meeting will be another interactive session. The theme will be “Sharing Tips to be a Better Writer.” We all know writing is hard, but we love the challenge and have found ways to succeed at finishing our books and getting them published; so, we must be doing something right.  Right? But maybe we haven’t found the best ways to accomplish this. Maybe others in our group have found methods for being more productive, or defining and refining their literary style, or effectively editing 

their work, or fighting through writer’s block. I’m thinking in terms of the mechanics of producing a book more than the creative aspect of writing prose. We can do that at another meeting.  
I’ll be sharing Stephen King’s writing tips from his book, 
On Writing.  
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” Schedule with Jody Sims

Jan. – March 2021*

Jan. 3  S. David Freeman

Jan. 10  John Egerton

Jan. 17  encore Albert Chavannes

Jan. 24  Gregory McDonald

Jan. 31  William Gay

Feb. 1   Frances Gaither

Feb. 8   encore Charles Cansler

Feb. 15   encore Nikki Giovanni

Feb. 22   encore Ishmael Reed

Feb. 15   encore Nikki Giovanni

Mar.   7  Maria Thompson Davies

Mar. 14  encore Selwa Roosevelt

Mar. 21   Rita Sims QuillenMar.

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 January is Non-Fiction

Inspirational Quote for the Day, by Randall Carpenter

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Wed, 27 Jan 2021
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Our greatest accomplishment should not be what we do in life, but what we do with our life. Do we make a difference? Do we influence ot... Read More

Obituary for Dick Cross

By: Cheryl Peyton on Fri, 30 Oct 2020
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Our dear, longtime member Richard "Dick" Cross, 90, passed away October 22, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, and her two chil... 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