Tennessee Gunns

Southern Fiction

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To be released in June 2020.

Tennessee Gunns

Southern Fiction

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To be released in June 2020.

The Tobacco Barn Reviews

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Tennessee Gunns, the pen name for Pete Lester

Tennessee Gunns, the pen name for Pete Lester

Tennessee Gunns, the pen name for Pete Lester

While Pete's stories are considered southern fiction, they also contain a healthy dose of witty humor, and romance. The settings paint a picturesque visual and help bring the stories to life. Each character deliberately contributes to the intriguing and often unexpected plot development. Set to release in the summer of 2020. 


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The Tobacco Barn

Tennessee Gunns, the pen name for Pete Lester

Tennessee Gunns, the pen name for Pete Lester

   

Define success. Mickey Starr’s achievements are numerous and yet a yearning for something more drives him to the brink of destruction. Friends and family vow to love Mickey through the turbulent and sordid trials of his life. How far will a man go to keep his promise? The Tobacco Barn is a southern fiction novel that is one part romance, one part conflict, with a sprinkling of witty banter and comedic genius. 


  



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Saddles of Barringer

Tennessee Gunns, the pen name for Pete Lester

Saddles of Barringer


Gilbert "Doc" Greenway, 50, and professional bull rider Ringo Bare, 21, set out an adventure from Texas to the Big Easy, where meeting up with family is not always welcoming. Doc loves to bet and Ringo discord to drink. The duo decides to setup a saddlery shop in an unknown town, Barringer, North Carolina, where a circle of new friends and foes find his hideaway. Ringo's past changes the course of his life when Mickey Starr steps in. with some news. A budding romance makes Ringo check his heart. The unexpected misadventures of Doc and Ringo will keep you laughing even though tensions are rising about a showdown  and everyone has money riding on it.  Set to release in the fall of 2020.

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Professional Book Review

Professional Book Review

Professional Book Review

The Tobacco Barn

Review of novel by 

Holland Webb. 

International Editor and Author.

South Carolina.

 Gunn's debut novel explores a man's relationship with his family, his friends, and his love in a way that is both intimate and masculine. Through distinctive characters like Mickey, Tipp, and Volt, readers find mirrors of their own yearnings, faults, and passions. Gunn's tale is one part southern roughneck, one part comedy, and one part tear-jerker, leaving his readers entertained, moved, and ultimately hopeful. Readers of Pat Conroy-esque fiction can find a new storyteller with the same sharp wit and earthly humor. 

When geese Fly South

When Geese Fly South

Professional Book Review

Professional Book Review

In his mid forties, life turned in circles for Weston Laramie, a popular vineyard owner in the Shenandoah Valley. When his nosy nephew, Jason, found a stack of forgotten photographs from 1977, he asked about the Asia lady beside him. Two decades had passed since Weston dated Sorano Tanaka, an affluent lady from New York. Jason encouraged him to find her and have coffee. Through a string of unexpected events, Sorano finds herself face to face with Weston again, and he changes her life with a simple act, something they both missed ---- each other. 

        "You will have to read the rest,       see how it ends."   

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Professional Review

Professional Review

Professional Review

 The Tobacco Barn is a double love story. As one man reminisces about his deceased wife, another man finds love in an unexpected place. The Tobacco Barn is a story of strength, friendships, and kept promises. This book has realistic language of young fishermen and the love scene is handled with a delicate balance of purity and passion.

Those who love southern romance will be thrilled with this story. Tennessee Gunns has a way with words. I look forward to his next novel.

Cherrilynn Bisbano,

International Editor.

Rhode Island.

Literary Events

Professional Review

Professional Review

North Carolina Writer's Workshop 

April 13, 2019

Charlotte, NC


Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference 

May 19-23, 2019

 Asheville, NC


Romance Writers of America

July 24-27, 2019

New York City, NY 

Upcoming Novels

Professional Review

Upcoming Novels

 

  • The Tobacco Barn, 2020
  • Saddles of Barringer, 2020
  • When Geese Fly South, 2020
  • The Legend of Gene Marine, 2021


Tennessee Gunns. Faith. Hope. Love.

The Tobacco barn, To be released in the summer of 2020.

 

 

"Character, big or small, is built on try after try after try...."   

                              -  Tennessee Gunns

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About the Author

          

 Pete Lester didn't grow up loving books. In fact, as a kid he dreaded reading. It wasn't until later in his life that Pete discovered reading for pleasure. Now, he always has a book in hand, sometime's several at one time. Since developing a love for reading, Pete has also become passionate about telling a few stories of his own. He currently has four separate novels in the works with his debut novel, The Tobacco Barn, is recently signed with famed publisher Debra Funderburk. Pete initially honed his writing skills in grad school including his own published doctoral dissertation on leadership. Inspired by a professor's encouragement, Pete began the journey of writing novels with picturesque settings like Charleston, New Orleans, and the High country of Utah. Further, Pete's gift of developing memorable characters intertwined among emotional plots and intricate twists and turns are the creative genius that drives the development of each story including themes of friendship, attraction, emotional struggle, and faith. 

      

                                                                  

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Currently, Pete Lester (pen name Tennessee Gunns) is writing his second novel,  Saddles of Barringer, and a third novel, When Geese Fly South, and, to follow ......The Legend of Gene Marine. 

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Great news for the author:  In April of 2019, Pete's debut novel The Tobacco Barn, was accepted by the Romance Writers of America. The fall of 2019, Pete became a member of The Hemingway Society. 

  

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2019 Book Signing Event

Romance Writers of America

2019 Book Signing Event

December 14, 2019

Hickory Grove Library, 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

In 2020, book signings are postponed due to COVID-19. More info to follow soon.


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Tennessee Gunns

is a 

Member of Romance Writers of America, 

Houston, TX and New York City.

Member of the Hemingway Society. 

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