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 of Tennessee August Meeting

The Authors Guild will be holding their regular monthly meeting this Thursday, August 4, 2022 at the Faith Lutheran Church in Farragut. Social time and book exchange will begin at 10:30 with the business meeting starting at 11:00.

Our special speaker will be Bobbi Chapman, AGT member, and author of five books. Bobbi will share with us her tips on how she has been successful at marketing.

She grew up in Darien, Connecticut, joining the airline industry as a flight attendant with World Airways after attending college and secretarial school.

In 1967 she traveled solo around the world and returned to complete her education at the University of California, Berkeley. After working as a photographer and copywriter for a few years, she started the Angler’s Calendar and Catalog Company in 1975. The calendars sold to thirty foreign countries and her business won Exporter of the Year for the State of Idaho (1993 small company category).

Her first book was her memoir titled, Behind the Smile, about her experiences with World Airlines. She has written four other memoirs and is working on her fifth book. Her writing has been honored with several national awards.

I encourage everyone to attend to learn some better ways to market your books.  Visitors are welcome.*



*only vaccinated and boosted, please.

New Releases

Featured Genre

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

Inspirational Quote for the Day, by Randall Carpenter

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

New book in the Boone Series

By: Jim Hartsell on Thu, 20 May 2021
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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
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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
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I’m pleased to announce my new affiliation with Bookshop, an organization that supports independent bookstores, bypassing Amazon to p... Read More