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 August program features Authors Guild of Tennessee author Carol McClain in a Zoom meeting at 11:00 this Thursday August 6. Her program will be Going Out in Style–Watch Your Words. Carol will look at how effective word choice enhances your writing.

Carol says she and her husband Neil moved to East Tennessee because they wanted to live in a warmer, less restrictive state with four seasons. “His cousin is a realtor here, so the mountains, the atmosphere and climate brought us here.”

“My heart and calling is in education. I now am able to still work in my field as a clinical supervisor for WGU.”

“I work with stained glass, and in clay. I love to explore the mountains with friends. My life in Tennessee would be perfect if I could convince my stubborn family to join me.”

New Releases

Featured Author

The Featured Author for the month of August is Dr. Leoma Gilley

Featured Genre

Inspirational Quote for the Day, by Randall Carpenter

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Thu, 06 Aug 2020
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Loving someone isn’t always about how much we care, but how much we don’t care. Love isn’t a list of things that make us love som... 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

New Essay on My Podcast

By: Jim Hartsell on Thu, 23 Jul 2020
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After reading two of my books on my podcast, I took a few months off, but today I added an essay; you can listen to it here. The subjec... 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!) 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