Authors Guild of Tennessee is a group of about thirty-some 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.

Authors Guild May Meeting on May 5

Anita Henderlight, Senior Advisor of Africa Education and Leadership Initiative spoke to the membership about how they could use creative promotional strategies in marketing their books. In discussing social media, Anita pointed out that Face Book, Instagram, Twitter, Linked In, Tic Toc, and Snapchat are apps that are often used to purchase things that are posted. As Anita said, if someone is following you on social media and you post regularly, they get to know you and may want to buy your book.

Anita further broke down these sites as to their various purposes and how long posts stay up. On all sites posts should: educate, enlighten, inspire, encourage, and entertain.

The second part of her talk centered on in-person selling at fairs and festivals, suggesting that setting out various items to attract attention and spark conversation about your books.

Anita concluded with advice to focus on your strengths, that no one can do it all.

New Releases

Featured Genre

The Featured Genre for the month of May is Short Stories

Inspirational Quote for the Day, by Randall Carpenter

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Sun, 14 Nov 2021
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The love of God comes to us in so many ways. He forgives our transgressions and gives us talents that allow us to succeed. But one of H... Read More

Book Five in the Boone Series

By: Jim Hartsell on Thu, 28 Apr 2022
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I’m pleased to announce the publication of Choosing Family, the fifth book in the Boone series.  A few weeks after returning ... Read More

Exciting News!

By: Susan Kite on Fri, 04 Feb 2022
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The end of last year and the beginning of this one have been quite a whirlwind. November 15th was the publication date for Crossroads t... Read More

New Children's Book

By: Jim Hartsell on Thu, 20 Jan 2022
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I'm pleased to announce the release of my newest children's book, That Doesn't Belong Here! In this illustrated children's book, a litt... Read More

The Review That Matters

By: Jim Hartsell on Thu, 16 Dec 2021
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Over the last several days I’ve been participating in Zoom sessions with teens who have read or are reading the Boone series. I told ... Read More

New Podcast: Boone as Everyman

By: Jim Hartsell on Sat, 27 Nov 2021
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After my chance to share some of the story of how Boone came to be at the November AGT meeting, I put together a podcast expanding on s... Read More