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.
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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.
Clay Stafford to be Guest Speaker at the AGT Monthly Meeting
Oct. 7, 11:00 Faith Lutheran Church in Farragut
Clay Stafford is an American bestselling and award-winning author, poet, screenwriter & playwright; film & television producer, director, showrunner, actor; book, film & stage reviewer, educator, and public speaker. He has sold nearly four million copies of his books, has his work distributed in sixteen languages, and has spoken as a Master of Ceremony to over one million people live.
Clay Stafford is president and CEO of the independent film, television, stage, music, events, and publishing company American Blackguard, president, CEO, publisher, editor-in-chief, and senior editor of Clay Stafford Books, publisher of award-winning books.
He is the publisher and editor-in-chief of www.KillerNashvilleMagazine.com. He is founder, CEO, and president of the premiere international writers’ conference, Killer Nashville. https://killernashville.com/
Clay Stafford is the Writer in Residence and Creative Writing Instructor at Battle Ground Academy in Franklin, Tennessee.
4/28/21 – Clay spoke with Ric Bratton on This Week In America on 130 radio stations across the U.S. about his passion for educating the writers of tomorrow.
4/12/21 – Clay joked with Larry Matthews and 50,000 other listeners about the fun to be had at Killer Nashville.
MOST RECENT RELEASES:
Editor and contributor to Killer Nashville’s bestselling and award-winning book Cold-Blooded: Killer Nashville Noir. https://www.diversionbooks.com/authors/clay-stafford/
Publisher and senior editor of Richard Helms’s incredible Shamus-nominated novel Paid in Spades. https://claystaffordbooks.com/paid-in-spades/
Screenwriter, producer, songwriter, composer, and director of the award-winning feature documentary One of the Miracles. https://www.oneofthemiracles.com/
A FEW BLURBS
“This is a book to keep by your bedside for those nighttime short story cravings.” – Publishers Weekly
“Murder, mayhem, and mystery! Filled with suspense, sizzle and startling twists. I loved it!” – Lisa Jackson, New York Times Bestselling Author.
“Stafford has no shortage of material . . . Ever the Renaissance man.” – The Atlanta Journal / The Atlanta Constitution
“It is difficult to imagine an individual better suited to be a working member of the entertainment community.” – Liz Ramirez, Universal Studios / Hanna-Barbera Studios
“An excellent member of any production team.” – John Whitesell, Senior Vice-President, Warner Bros. International Television Distribution
“A great source of advice and information, a tremendous addition to your team.” – Cynthia Payo, Hollywood Pictures / Walt Disney Motion Picture Group
The Featured Genre for the month of September is Short Stories
New book in the Boone Series
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