Lost State Writers Guild


Lost State Writers Guild

            October 5, 2017


                Joe Tennis

Joe Tennis, well known East Tennessee writer, has written thousands of articles for newspapers and magazines over the past 20 years, including profiles of Northeast Tennessee for BLUE RIDGE COUNTRY and APPALACHIAN VOICE. He is a columnist and features writer for the BRISTOL HERALD COURIER and lives near Bristol, VA., with his wife, Mary, and their two children, Abigail and John. Joe is a Radford University graduate. He has numerous books in print, from a beautiful photo/travelogue of scenic Virginia along Highway 58 in SW Virginia to Virginia Beach in the northeast to haunted tales of Virginia.
At the 2017 Tennessee Press Awards Joe received a second-place award for best personal column and fourth-place for best personal humor column. His newspaper employer, the Bristol Herald Courier, received a fourth-place award in community lifestyles which recognized among others, Joe and his editor, Jan Patrick.
“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is … the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.” —Mark Twain
Billy (Bubba) Crawford, owner of Bubba's Book Swap, 331 E. Sullivan St., Kingsport, TN has been most supportive of local authors for several years. He displays books by local writers throughout his store. Email Billy Crawford, or call and thank him for all his help.