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.


Our next AGT monthly meeting will be via Zoom on November 5th from 11:00 to 12:00. Please sign on a little early to check on audio and video.

This will be a casual, interactive meeting among all of us. We’d like you to share what marketing ideas you’ve tried — what has worked and what hasn’t. Share any and all information that might be useful to others such as where you have your books listed for sale, what professional marketers  you’ve used and at what cost, good/bad signing locations, and how you’ve used social media platforms.

If you can’t participate, our Program Chair, Linda Fitzpatrick, would like you to send her your ideas that she can share with others during the meeting.  If you haven’t tried many marketing tactics, you’re encouraged to attend to learn from others.

Hope to see many of you next Thursday. Leoma will send out a Zoom invitation to all our members.



New Releases

Featured Author

The Featured Author for the month of November is Deadly Sweet Tooth

Featured Genre

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

Inspirational Quote for the Day, by Randall Carpenter

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Mon, 23 Nov 2020
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Life is like a game of dominoes because decisions we make often affect more than ourselves. Sometimes, our poorest decisions start a do... 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