The reading experience is enhanced by getting to know the author personally as well as details about the book and its inspiration that are not usually known. The author benefits from the reader’s feedback as well. Sci-Fi author Sam Bledsoe says, “We consider our writing to be a collaboration, a shared experience, between writer and reader that makes writing and reading more satisfying for both of us.”
By making the books of local authors available in one place, the public has more to choose from by genre as well as number of titles. You can search the books offered by our authors by clicking on the “Our Authors” button in the menu at the top of this page. Or you may search by genre by clicking on the “By Genre” button.
Most of these books are available in e-book format as well as paperback. They may be purchased directly from the author or on Amazon.com and stores such as Barnes & Noble.
Another goal of AGT is to celebrate the rich literary tradition of our state by making the public aware of the famous authors who have hailed from Tennessee. To learn more about them, click on the “Famous Authors” button in the menu at the top of this page.
Lastly, AGT hopes to encourage the development of higher literacy (reading skills) that benefit young and old in career and personal life.