Authors Guild of Tennessee is a group of about fifty professional writers 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 support, encourage, and facilitate our members in their writing projects, and to promote their work on social media, at fairs, festivals, book signing events, and in local retail stores.

Featured Speaker Sharon Higa gives talk entitled, “On Writing” at May Meeting of AGT

AGT member Sharon Higa spoke on the topic: “On Writing,” using Stephen King’s book by that title for examples of how we write, what we write about, and how our own experiences can make or break our novels.

King’s book On Writing is the book Sharon refers to in order to improve her own writing.

Advice from Stephen King:

How you live your life and where you do your writing influences your style. Realize that creativity surrounds us—at a stoplight, shopping, etc. Use a notebook (or recorder) to capture the inspirational scene.

In your writing, you need to be serious and dedicated.

Drugs and alcohol do not enhance your creativity.

Don’t necessarily censor yourself but be aware of the perceptions of others. Be aware of the possible effect of our writing.

Our experiences make or break our novel. Put yourself in the place of your reader. Have family and friends critique your work.

Less is more. Write like your audience is an 8th grader.

Most important: Show don’t tell.

New Releases

Featured Author

Featured Genre

The Featured Genre for the month of May is Science Fiction / Fantasy

Inspirational Quote for the Day, by Randall Carpenter

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Sat, 25 May 2019
| AGT Blog |

In life, wherever we go, we leave a positive or negative impression. The way we treat people, speak to people, and conduct ourselves is... Read More

Podcasting of "Pushing Back" continues with Chap. 7

By: Jim Hartsell on Wed, 15 May 2019
| AGT Blog |

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
| AGT Blog |

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

Chapter Four of "Pushing Back" released today

By: Jim Hartsell on Wed, 24 Apr 2019
| AGT Blog |

The fourth chapter of my podcast of "Pushing Back," the first book in the Boone series, can be found along with chapters 1-3 here as we... Read More

Friendships And Opportunities

By: Danielle Asher on Fri, 19 Apr 2019
| AGT Blog |

Friendships And Opportunities Getting involved in the Authors Guild of Tennessee has given me new friendships, opportunities and optio... Read More

Chapter Three podcast of "Pushing Back" released

By: Jim Hartsell on Thu, 18 Apr 2019
| AGT Blog |

Good morning, all . . . The third chapter of “Pushing Back” was released yesterday and can be found here: http://housemountai... Read More