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Tennessee Authors of Adult Fiction, Poetry & Drama: 1970s - Present > K-R
 

Kallet, Marilyn / 1946- / poetry? / criticism / Director, Creative Writing, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996

  • In the great night 1981
  • How to get heat without fire 1996
  • Always at home here : poems & insights from six Tennessee poets 1997
  

Kay, Hunter / fiction / b.TX, lived Williamson County

  • piece in Stories from Tennessee 1983
  

Keenan, Joe / fiction

  • Blue heaven 1988
  • Putting on the Ritz 1992
  • Old tales new tales 1998
 

Kelly, Richard / poetry / University of Tennessee, Department of English, Knoxville, TN 37919

  • The night of Noah: poems of 1968 1968
 

Kelly, Ronald / fiction / grew up in middle Tennessee

  • Pitfall 1990
  • Hindsight 1990
  • Fear 1994
 

Kenyon, Sherrilyn / resident of Spring Hill, TN / fiction (historical, fantasy & paranormal) / also writes under the name "Kinley MacGregor"

  • Paradise city 1994
  • Daemon's angel 1995
  • Born of the night 2001
  • Fantasy lover 2002
  • Night pleasures 2002
  • "Phantom lover" (story) in Midnight pleasures 2003
  • Night embrace 2003
  • Dance with the devil 2003
  • Kiss of the night 2004
  • Man of my dreams 2004
  • Night play 2004
  • Seize the night 2004
  • "Winter Born" (story) in Stroke of midnight 2004
  • Sins of the night 2005
  • "Captivated by you" (story) in Tie me up, tie me down 2005
  • "Knightly dreams" (story) in What dreams may come 2005
  • Dragonswan 2005
 

Kidder, Helga K. / poetry / native of Germany, lives Chattanooga

  • Gravel (poetry)
  • piece in Tennessee landscapes, people & places 1996
 

Kilby, Ruth M. / poetry / Murfreesboro

 

King, Annette / Chattanooga

  • The magic tortoise ranch: a novel 1971
 

Kirby-Smith, H. T. / poetry / Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee / teaches UNC Greensboro

  • piece in Homewords 1986
 

Knight, Etheridge / poetry / b. MS, lives Memphis

  • Black voices from prison (edited this) 1970
  • Poems from prison 1971
  • Belly songs and other poems 1973
  • Born of a woman 1980
  • Essential Etheridge Knight 1986
  • So my soul can sing (sound recording) 1986
 

Kosser, Michael (see Roarke, Mike)

Lackie, Edna Todd / poetry / grew up Cannon County, lives Jackson, TN

  • A season for myself 1993
 

Lacey, Earnest Edward / fiction / Memphis

  • FreeJoe 1996
 

Lambdin, Dewey / fiction / Nashville

  • The king's coat: a novel 1989
  • The French admiral (novel) 1990
  • The king's commission (novel) 1991
  • The king's privateer (novel) 1992
  • The gun ketch (novel) 1993
  • For king and country 1994
  • HMS Lockerel 1995
  • A king's commander 1997
  • Jester's fortune 1999
  • The French admiral 1999
  • King's captain 2000
 

Landrum, Graham / fiction (mysteries) / d. 1995 / lived Bristol

  • The famous DAR murder mystery 1992
  • The Rotary Club murder mystery 1993
  • The sensational music club mystery 1994
  • The historical society murder mystery 1996
  • The garden club mystery 1998
 

Lawrence, Capt. William / poetry

  • author of State poem "Oh Tennessee, my Tennessee," written in captivity in Vietnam
 

Lay, Elery A. / fiction / Kingsport

  • Trek to the King's Mountain 1976
  • Journey 1981
  • Great tree: a mountain tale 1983
 

Lear, Patricia / 1944- / short fiction / grew up Memphis / lives IL

  • Stardust, 7-11, Rt. 57, A & W, and so forth 1992
 

Lee, Robert E. and Jerome Lawrence

  • The night Thoreau spent in jail (drama and movie) 1970
 

Lentz, Perry / 1943- / historical novels

  • It must be now the kingdom coming (novel) 1973
 

Leon, Donna / fiction (mysteries)

  • Death at La Fenice 1992
  • Death in a strange country 1993
  • Dressed for death 1994
  • The anonymous Venetian 1994
  • Death and judgment 1995
  • Aqua alta 1996
  • A Venetian reckoning 1997
  • The death of faith 1998
 

Lightman, Alan P. / 1948- / b. Memphis / teaches MIT / short fiction, physics

  • Time travel and Papa Joe's pipe (stories) 1984
  • A modern day yankee in a Connecticut court (stories) 1986
  • Einstein's dreams (novella) 1991
  • Good Benito (novel) 1994
  • The diagnosis 2000
 

Loest, Judy / Knoxville / poetry

  • work in Now & Then: All around us (anthology) 1996
  • work in Breathing the same air: a Tennessee anthology 2000
  • work in The Cortland Review 2001
  • work in Literary Lunch 2002
  • Knoxville Bound (editor) 2004
 

Long, Joanna Ormiston / fiction

  • The cost 1996
 

Lovell, Elizabeth R. / fiction / native of Franklin

  • Four little boys (novel) 1994
 

Luther, Carol / fiction / native of Maryville, lives Knoxville

  • piece in Tennessee landscapes, people & places 1996
 

Lytle, Andrew Nelson / 1902- / Murfreesboro / fiction, essays

  • A wake for the living (family memoir)
  • Reflections of a ghost 1980
  • Kristin: a reading 1992
 

McCallum, Shara / poetry / b. Jamaica, lives Memphis

  • The Water Between Us (poems) 1999
  • Song of Thieves (2002)
 

McCarthy, Cormac / 1933- / fiction

  • Child of god (novel) 1973
  • Suttree (novel) 1979
  • Blood meridian (novel) 1985
  • Troubled sleep (sound recording) 1990
  • All the pretty horses (novel) 1992
  • The crossing (novel) 1993
  • The stone mason: a play in five acts (drama) 1994
  • The gardener's son: a screenplay 1996
  • Cities of the plain 1997
 

McCarty, Raymond / poetry / Memphis?

  • Harp in a strange land 1973
  • Trumpet in the twilight of time 1981
  • The wandering Jew 1984
 

McClister, Mike / fiction / b. Bristol

  • Victim's choice 1999
  • Double deal 2000
 

McCoin, Bedford Hamilton / fiction / Knoxville

  • piece in Tennessee landscapes, people & places 1996
 

McCoy, Billie (Maurine) / fiction, childrens books / b. IN / lived Sevier County

  • Walking after midnight: a novel 1985
  • Summertime: a novel 1987
  • Divining blood (fiction) 1992
 

McDonald, Gregory / fiction / Columbia, Pulaski

  • Fletch 1974
  • Fletch forever 1978
  • Fletch's fortune 1978
  • Love among the mashed potatoes 1978
  • The buck passes Flynn 1981
  • Fletch won 1985
  • Safekeeping 1985
  • Who took Toby Rinaldi 1980
  • Fletch and the widow Bradley 1982
  • Fletch and the man who 1983
  • Fletch's moxie 1982
  • Flynn's in 1984
  • Carioka Fletch 1984
  • Fletch too 1986
  • A world too wide 1987
  • Fletch chronicle 1987
  • Exits and entrances 1988
  • Confess Fletch 1988
  • Merely players 1988
  • Last laughs 1990
  • The brave 1991
  • Son of Fletch 1993
  • Fletch reflected 1994
  • Skylar 1995
  • Skylar in yankeeland 1997
 

McDonald, Jeanne P. / short fiction / b., grew up Knoxville

  • piece in Homewords 1986
  • edited Voices from the valley 1994 (Knoxville writers)
  • piece in Homeworks 1996
  • Water dreams  2003
 

MacGregor, Kinley / pen name of Sherrilyn Kenyon / resident of Spring Hill, TN / fiction (historical, fantasy & paranormal) /

  • A pirate of her own 1999
  • Master of seduction 2000
  • story in All I want for Christmas 2000
  • Master of desire 2001
  • Claiming the Highlander 2002
  • Born in sin 2003
  • "Master of desire" (story) in Where's my hero? 2003
  • Taming the Scotsman 2003
  • A dark champion 2004
  • Return of the warrior 2005
 

McInerney, Jay / Nashville and New York / fiction

  • Bright lights, big city (novel) 1984
  • Ransom (novel) 1985
  • Story of my life (novel) 1988
  • Brightness falls (novel) 1992
  • The last of the savages (novel) 1996
  • Model behavior: a novel and stories 1998
  • The business and other stories 1999
 

McKinney, R. Frank / fiction / Memphis

  • Torment in the knobs (novel) 1976
 

McNabb, Florence / poetry / Knoxville

 

McNamee, Thomas / 1947- / fiction / native of Memphis

  • A story of deep delight (novel) 1990
 

Mabry, Toni Lamparter / / fiction / Millington

  • Chance encounters: the story of the innkeeper's son 2003
 

Madden, David / 1933- / fiction / Knox County

  • The shadow knows (stories) 1970
  • Brothers in confidence (novel) 1972
  • Bijou (novel) 1974
  • The suicide's wife (novel) 1978
  • Pleasure dome (novel) 1979
  • On the big wind 1980
  • The New Orleans of possibilities (stories) 1982
  • Sharpshooter: a novel of the Civil War 1996
 

Marion, Jeff Daniel / poetry / Rogersville, Jefferson City (Carson-Newman)

  • Out in the country: back home (poems) 1976
  • Tight lines 1981
  • Vigils: selected poems 1990
  • Barsha Buchanan 1993
  • Lost and found (poetry) 1994
  • Always at home here : poems & insights from six Tennessee poets 1997
 

Marion, Linda Parsons see Parsons, Linda

 

Marius, Richard / 1935- / fiction / Lenoir City, Knoxville

  • Bound for the promised land (novel)1976
  • After the war (novel) 1992
  • An affair of honor: a novel 2000
 

Mays, Carl / fiction, drama, inspirational writing / Sevierville

  • The clown (drama) 1975
  • Mr. Adams (stories) 1975
 

Meacham, Ellis K. / fiction / 414 South Crest Rd. Chattanooga, TN 37404

  • On the company's service (novel) 1971
  • For king and company (novel) 1976
 

Meador, Dale / fiction

  • Along dusty roads 1996
 

Means, John / poetry / grew up West Virginia / lived in Oak Ridge

  • "Will work" in Now & Then 12 (1995), p. 11
 

Mesler, Corey / fiction & poetry / 1954 Young Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104

  • Talk: A novel in dialogue 2002
 

Michie, Robert / poetry / "Tennessee's Performing Poet"

  • The Addie poems 1978
 

Millard, Bob / poetry / b. KY / lives Nashville

  • Screams from the backroom 1977
 

Miller, Jim Wayne / poetry, childrens books

  • Dialog with a dead man (poetry) 1974
  • The mountains have come closer (poetry) 1980
  • Vein of words (poetry) 1983
  • Sideswipes (poetry) 1986
  • Nostalgia for 70 1986
  • Brier, his book (poetry) 1988
  • Newfound (juvenile fiction) 1989
  • His first, best country (fiction) 1993
  • A penny's worth of character (juvenile fiction) 1993
 

Mintz, James William / fiction / Johnson City

  • Jesse (novel) 1984
  • Silver in the Unakas 1989
 

Moore, A. Patricia / poetry / Norris, TN

  • Migrations 1982
 

Moore, Jimmy / poetry / Lawrenceburg

  • A value of time: poems and pictures 1970
 

Moore, Larry / poetry / Memphis attorney / African American

  • Images of Beale Street (fiction) 1993
  • A few romantic verses 1994
 

Moore, Sandra C. / fiction / lives in Paris, TN

  • Private woods: a novel 1988
 

Morphew, Melissa / poetry / Lawrenceburg

  • The garden where all loves end (poetry) 1997
 

Morris, Edward / Nashville

  • A killing froth 1992
 

Murray, Wendell Carl / fiction / Memphis

  • piece in Homewords 1986
 

Napier, John T. / poetry / b.OK / lived Knoxville, Oak Ridge

  • Selected poetry and prose 1972
 

[Nashville's homeless] / poetry, fiction / Nashville

  • A rebel yell: poems and stories 1989
 

Nelson, Betty Palmer / fiction / Gallatin (Volunteer State)

  • Private knowledge (novel) 1990
  • Pursuit of bliss (novel) 1992
  • The weight of light (novel) 1992
  • Uncertain April (novel) 1994
  • Changing seasons 1996
 

Norris, Bill R. / fiction / east Tennessee

  • Shadows of a burning cross (novel) 1978
 

Norris, Carol Brooks / poetry, fiction / Johnson City (East TN State University)

  • piece in Tennessee landscapes, people & places 1996
 

Odom, Judy / fiction, poetry / b. Birmingham, lives Johnson City

  • piece in Homewords 1986
  • Blossom, stalk and vine (poetry) 1990
  • Always at home here : poems & insights from six Tennessee poets 1997
 

Oldham, Robert K. / fiction / Franklin physician

  • The cure (novel) 1991
 

Oliphant, Genevieve Locke / poetry / Dickson

  • The good old days 1992
 

O'Neill, Suzannah / fiction (novels) / lives Franklin

  • Innismere 1991
  • Return to Innismere 1991
 

Orr, Susan Richardson / short fiction / Madisonville

  • piece in Tennessee landscapes, people & places 1996
 

Osborn, Carolyn / 1934- / fiction / b. Nashville, lives TX

  • A horse of another color (stories ) 1977
  • The fields of memory (stories) 1984
  • Warriors and maidens (stories) 1991
 

Osier, John / fiction / grew up West Tennessee, lives MS

  • Covenant at coldwater (novel) 1984
  • Rankin, enemy of the state (novel) 1986
  • Edge 1989
 

Osing, Gordon / 1937- / poetry / b.IL / lives Memphis / 1056 Blythe Street Memphis, TN 38104

  • From the boundary waters 1982
  • A town down river 1984
 

Page, William / 1929- / poetry / 5551 Derron Avenue, Memphis, TN 38115

  • Clutch plates 1976
  • The gatekeeper 1982
  • Bodies not our own 1986
  • William Page greatest hits 1970-2000 2001
 

Parish, Barbara Shirk / fiction, poetry / 4293 Beechcliff Lane Memphis, TN 38128

 

Parris-Bailey, Linda

  • Dark cowgirls and prairie queens (play)
 

Parsons, Linda / poetry / Knoxville

  • collection forthcoming
  • piece in Homeworks 1996
  • piece in Tennessee landscapes, people & places 1996
  • Home fires (poems) 1997
 

Parton, Willadeene (aka Willideene, Willideene Blalock) / poetry, memoirs / Smoky Mountains

  • Denim, lace and bandannas 1976
  • Sounds of my soul: poems 1981
  • All day singing and dinner on the grounds 1997 (memoirs and family stories)
  • In the shadow of a song: story of the Parton family (memoirs and family stories)
  • Smoky Mountain memories 1996 (memoirs and family stories)
 

Patchett, Ann / fiction / Nashville

  • The patron saint of liars (novel) 1992
  • Taft (novel) 1994
  • The magician's assistant 1997
  • Bel canto: a novel 2001
Patrick, Randal / fiction / Nashville
  • White trash in a trailer park 1996
 

Peach, Bill / drama / native of Williamson County

  • To think as a pawn (play) 1991
  • The southside of Boston (fiction) 1995
  • Random thoughts left and right 1998
 

Pelletier, Cathie / fiction / b. ME, lives Nashville/Maine

  • The funeral makers (novel) 1986
  • Once upon a time on the banks (novel) 1989
  • The weight of winter (novel) 1991
  • The bubble reputation (novel) 1993
  • A marriage made at Woodstock (novel) 1994
  • Beaming Sonny home 1996
 

Perry, Charles / fiction / African American / b., lives Memphis

  • Up the rough side (novel) 1985
 

Pettit, Vivian / poetry / lived White County

  • ...And the blue yonder calling 1983
 

Phillips, Marty J. / fiction / Nashville

  • Close to the edge
 

Pickering, Sam (Samuel F.) / fiction / Nashville native

  • The right distance 1987
  • May days 1988
  • Still life 1990
  • Let it ride 1991
  • Trespassing 1994
  • The blue caterpillar and other essays 1997
  • Living to prowl 1997
  • Deprived of unhappiness 1998
  • A little fling and other essays 1999
  • The last book 2001
 

Powell, Jane (see Hamilton, Celeste)

 

Powell, Lynn / poetry / east TN native

  • Old and new testaments (poetry collection)
 

Prunty, Wyatt / poetry / native of Gibson County / University of the South, Department of English, Sewanee, TN 37375

  • The times between 1982
  • What women know, what men believe 1986
  • Balance as belief 1989
  • Fallen from the symboled world 1990
  • The elbow tree 1993
  • The run of the house (poetry) 1993
  • Since the noon mail stopped 1997
  • Unarmed and dangerous: new and selected poems 2000
 

Quillen, Rita Sims / poetry / Blountville

  • October dusk 1987
  • Looking for native ground (criticism) 1989
  • Counting the sums 1995
 

Ramsey, Paul / 1924- / poetry / b. Atlanta, lives Chattanooga

  • No running on the boardwalk 1975
  • The keepers 1984
  • The truth of value 1985
 

Randolph, Lois Vaughn / poetry / Knoxville?

  • A cup of living water
  • 1991
 

Ray, Jeanne / fiction / Nashville

  • Julie and Romeo 2000
 

Reed, Alison / poetry / Nashville

  • The first movement 1976
  • Bid me welcome 1978
 

Reed, Ishmael / 1938- / poetry, fiction / b., lived Chattanooga, lives CA

  • Mumbo jumbo (novel) 1972
  • Conjure (poetry) 1972
  • Last days of Louisiana red 1974
  • Flight to Canada (fiction) 1976
  • Chattanooga (poetry) 1973
  • Yardbird lives (poetry) 1978
  • Secretary to the spirits 1978
  • Shrovetide in old New Orleans 1978
  • The terrible twos (fiction) 1982
  • Reckless eyeballing (fiction) 1986
  • New and collected poems 1988
  • Writin' is fightin' 1988
  • The terrible threes (fiction) 1989
  • Mumbo jumbo (fiction) 1989
  • Japanese by spring (stories) 1993
 

Renkl, Margaret / poetry / b. AL, lives Nashville

  • Marigold poems 1994
  • piece in Homeworks 1996
 

Rice, Linda Lightsey / fiction / lives Knoxville

  • Southern exposure (novel) 1992
  • The fireplace dream (novel)
 

Rich, Thomas S. / poetry / Nashville

  • piece in Tennessee landscapes, people & places 1996
 

Roarke, Mike (Michael Kosser) / fiction

  • Thunder in the east (novel) 1993
  • Shadows on the long house (novel) 1994
  • Silent drums (novel) 1994
  • Blood river (novel) 1995
  • Autumn thunder 1997
  • Walks on the wind 1998
  • Warriors' honor 1999
 

Robinson, Barbara S. / fiction / Sevierville

  • A white clearing (novel) 1988
 

Robison, J. C. / fiction / Brentwood Academy, 219 Granny White Pike Brentwood, TN 37027

 

Rogers, Bobby Caudle / poetry / Jackson

 

Rosenthal, Abby Jane / poetry / 650 South Greer Memphis, TN 38111

  • Ardor's hat 1985
 

Royster, Philip M. / 1943- / poetry / b. Chicago, lives Nashville / African American

  • The back door 1971
 

Royster, Sandra H. / poetry / lives Nashville / African American

  • Woman talk 1974
 

Rucker, Cornelia M. / poetry / b. East Nashville, lived Franklin

  • Christmas love 1987
 

Russell, Frank / poetry / 501 Park Center Nashville, TN 37205

  • Dinner with Dr. Rocksteady 1981
 

Ryan, John Fergus / fiction / resident of Memphis

  • The redneck bride: a novel 1982
  • The little brothers of St. Mortimer (novel) 1991
  • Watching: a novel 1997

 


Updated November 19, 2007

 

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