News & Events

AGT Monthly Meeting

Faith Lutheran Church, Farragut, TN

Thursday, October 6th, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


We will start our social/book exchange time at 10:30 a.m. and our business meeting at 11:00 a.m. We normally conclude at a little past noon.

Our special speaker is Dr. Linda Best, a new member of AGT. Linda is a Professor Emerita of English, Writing, and Literature at Kean University, Union, NJ, has written and published in genres from Academic Writing to Non-Fiction and Fiction. Her latest work is titled, Antonio’s Story, Coming of Age on the Battlefields of WW II. It is her 7th book.

Linda has thoughtfully chosen her topic “Stretching your personal boundaries for writing and publishing.” I know Linda will share challenging techniques and methods for all of us to work on. You don’t want to miss her presentation. Guests are always welcome!

Southern Charm & Sweet Tea Event

We were there on September 24th!


Authors (left to right) are Sam Bledsoe, Laura Derr, Patricia Crumpler, Vicki Bennett, Deana Charcalla, and Bill Barbour. Cheryl Peyton is with Deana on the right photo. We floated our five gold star balloons above our sign, the common rating AGT books receive on Amazon.

The event staff were great, and the people shopping were wonderful to talk with and had great interest in our books. Sorry if you missed it. Next event is at Horse Haven on October 8th. Info is below.

Tellico Village Library

First Friday Authors Day

Friday, October 7th, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Authors Stephen Lyn Bales, Bill Barbour, Bobbi Chapman, and Cheryl Peyton of the Authors Guild of Tennessee will be there to meet you, discuss their books, and answer any questions you may have. You can look up their biographies and published books (as well as the other 30+ authors in the Guild) via the Authors menu item at the top of this page.

Horse Haven of Tennessee

Fall Harvest Fest

Saturday, October 8th, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


AGT authors Barb Dunn, Leoma Gilley, Adrienne Small, Cheryl Peyton, and Bobbi Chapman Phelps Wolverton will be attending this festival. Stop by our booth to meet the authors and buy a signed copy of their books.

This Fall Festival in Lenoir City supports Horse Haven’s mission of rescuing abused equines.

Poetry award winning author, Dr. Art Stewart, has published his latest poetry collection.

Logjam is a collection of longish science-inspired poems, jam-packed with energy, humor, pathos, allegory, and nature. Stewart’s words take the reader on a lively journey of introspection and contemplation. Come along and explore the simple beauty of nature and the complexities of human interactions and emotions.

Our newest retail location for AGT books!

The Cafe by LeeEllen is in historic downtown Loudon, Tennessee. Enjoy casual dining, great food & friendly service in the spacious light-filled dining area. American Southern Cuisine, Salads, Wraps, Panini’s, Quiches, Breakfast, Soups, Desserts while you read our books.

<<< Click picture to go to their website for more information.

Knoxville Christmas Fair

November 11, 12, and 13th

Fri. 2-8 p.m., Sat.10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Sun.12 p.m.- 5 p.m.


For your best holiday shopping, come out to the Fair at the Knoxville Expo Center, 5441 Clinton Hwy., Knoxville – Exit 108 off I-75 North.  Browse the offerings of 260 exhibitors of crafts and commercial items. $5.00 admission.

Be sure to stop by the Authors Guild of Tennessee booth to choose among the more than 40 titles for sale by ten of our authors. “A book is a gift you can open again and again.” – Garrison Keillor.

New Releases

Featured Genre

The Featured Genre for the month of October is Essays / Poetry

Inspirational Quote for the Day, by Randall Carpenter

By: Randall L. Carpenter on Mon, 04 Oct 2021
| AGT Blog |

Some of our greatest inspirations in life don’t come from what we see someone accomplish, but what they overcome. Life is tough, but ... Read More

A Boone Series Box Set

By: Jim Hartsell on Thu, 07 Jul 2022
| AGT Blog |

I’m pleased to announce the release of an ebook box set of all five books in the Boone Series. Stumbling Into Adulthood takes the rea... Read More

Book Five in the Boone Series

By: Jim Hartsell on Thu, 28 Apr 2022
| AGT Blog |

I’m pleased to announce the publication of Choosing Family, the fifth book in the Boone series.  A few weeks after returning ... Read More

New book in the Boone Series

By: Jim Hartsell on Thu, 20 May 2021
| AGT Blog |

I’m pleased to announce that Following Frankie, the fourth book in the Boone series, will be released June 4th; the ebook is availabl... Read More

AGT Book Exchange

By: Leoma Gilley on Thu, 18 Feb 2021
| AGT Blog |

After nearly a year, authors got together to exchange books and learn what our colleagues have been writing during this time.... Read More

An Alternative to Amazon

By: Jim Hartsell on Wed, 14 Oct 2020
| AGT Blog |

I’m pleased to announce my new affiliation with Bookshop, an organization that supports independent bookstores, bypassing Amazon to p... Read More

- First Thursday of every month @ 10:30am

Faith Lutheran Church @ 225 Jamestown Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37934