. . .Dozens of Authors
. . .Thousands of Readers
. . .All At One Event

October 23-25, 2014 - 7th Anniversary - Houston, Texas
Location:  Fallbrook Church - 12512 Walters Rd., Houston, TX 77014

Exhibit Hours:  Friday, October 24, 2014 - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
                        Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

AUTHORS:  As of 4/17/14, 80% of the author tables have been sold. Standard registration rate in effect until May 31st.  With a $100 deposit, the author's name listing and web link are added to the NBBF web site within 48 hours. After May 31st, full payment is required at the time of registration. Click "Exhibitors" to register.

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2014 Participating Publishers
Southern Classic Publishing

2014 Small Business/
Institutional Vendors
Friends of the Houston Public Library

2014 Participating Authors

(Click author name for web site; returning authors are indicated with *)

Derrick J. Taylor

Leroy McKenzie Jr.
Ivy N. McQuain

Shelita M. Anderson
Felicia Capers
Dr. Linda Sturrup

Christian Fiction
Chizelle Archie
Bonnie Hopkins*

Fon James*
Paulette Harper*
Nigeria Lockley
Robert Morgan
M. Lyn Walker

G. L. Henderson*
DeAnna MsDeeva Shields

Historical Fiction
Brook Blander


Mainstream Fiction
Julia Blues
Vick Breedy
Lydia Brew*
Karen Brown*
Jonathan Burkett
Lorraine Elzia*
Darlene Johnson
Sadeqa Johnson
Sean Andrew Linzy
Johnny A. McDowell
Peter McNeil
Cydney Rax*
JeanNicole Rivers*
J. E. Smythe
Brenda A. White*


Motivation/Self Help
Kezia Davis
Cheryl Robinson

Oswald Scott*
Joseph Woodley

Derek Rose Walls

Kimberly Thacker Webb


Shashicka Hill

Myrtle Means, Ph.D.

Francee Bouvenir

April Mitchell Gatewood
Victor B. Johnson Sr.*
Daezel Mae*
Cezanne Poetess

Ralene Berry
Audre'L Davis-Jones
James M. Lamb
Ava Montgomery
Therese Taylor-Stinson
Ashanta C. Washington
Jan Whitaker*

Jenn E.
Elva Nelson Hayes

Rhonda Jackson Joseph*
Vernon R. Matthews Jr.
Stephanie Morris*
Soraya G. Scott
Shar Sturges

Teens/Young Adults
Stephanie Crosby

Urban Fiction
Christian Cashelle*
Darrell Freeman Jr.
A. J. Jones
Pink Maxwell*
Constance D. Ringgold
Kaiya Walker
Armani Williams


NBBF Supporting Authors
[Authors unable to attend Festival]
Dee Grissett

Live On-Site Radio Interviews
at 2014 NBBF by G. L. Henderson
of KATS Radio


National Black Book Festival News
(Current edition)

2014 NBBF
Houston Steering Committee

Fon James
Rhonda Jackson Joseph
Oswald Scott


Sponsored by

Authors: Order your book trailer video here

Featured Video of the Week

Author Kelly Cole
Solomon Wealth Formula

2014 Featured Authors
(Confirmed roster - More TBA)

Pearl Cleage


Victoria Christopher Murray

ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Allison Hobbs

Curtis Bunn

Earl Sewell

Joylynn Jossel
a/k/a E. N. Joy


Pamela Samuels Young




Bernice McFadden


Elizabeth Nunez

2014 Festival Hours
Friday, Oct. 24 - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 25 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Official Festival Events
All events will be at
Fallbrook Church
(Tickets must be purchased for events with *)

Thursday, Oct. 23 @ 7:00 p.m.

Welcome to Houston Reception*
Catered by Cater2U of Houston
MCs David and Karen Brown
BrownCo Publishing

Best New Author Award Presentation
to 2014 Winner

Friday, Oct. 24 @ 8:00 a.m.
Get Acquainted Breakfast*

Catered by Pappa's Catering
Marketing Experts Show Authors How to Maximize Their Festival Experience
Panelists:  Oswald Scott, Fon James,
and Rhonda Jackson Joseph -- NBBF Steering Committee Members


Saturday, Oct. 25 @ 8:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfast*
Catered by Pappa's Catering

Pam Perry,
CEO of Ministry Marketing Solutions, Marketing/Social Media Expert

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 @ Noon
Book Club Meet and Greet

Participating authors meet book clubs
to pitch their books
[Authors and book clubs must register to participate]

Saturday, October 25 @ 4:00 p.m.
Spoken Word Poetry Slam
Victor B. Johnson Sr.
Author of Thoughts of Life and his new book, Birdman 313 Presents: The World in Poetry According to Him

Festival's Official Book Seller

2014 Festival Partners


Order your NBBF t-shirt
ONLY $15.00 each


To receive the NBBF monthly e-newsletter, send an e-mail to:  info@nationalblackbookfestival.com

Fallbrook Church (Gymnasium)
Site for 2014 NBBF

For NBBF attendees who are staying the entire weekend, feel free to worship with Fallbrook
on Sunday @ 8 or 11 a.m.

Download the 2013 NBBF Newspaper here

Host Hotel - Sheraton North Houston

2014 Participating Author Photos   

Rhonda Jackson Joseph   Oswald Scott

           Fon James             Karen Brown     

   Derek Rose              Peter McNeil

   Pink Maxwell         Sadeqa Johnson

     Francee Bouvenir         Lydia Brew

  Brenda A. White     JeanNicole Rivers

                              April Mitchell
   Cheryl Robinson          Gatewood        

J. E. Smythe            Daezel Mae

   Paulette Harper    Leroy McKenzie Jr

Shar Sturges            Jan Whitaker

       Shashicka Hill    Johnny A. McDowell


Shelita M. Anderson  Elva Nelson Hayes

 Ashanta Washington   Cezanne Poetess    

Audre'L Davis-Jones    Nigeria Lockley      

Darlene Johnson    Kaiya Walker

Dr. Linda Sturrup   Armani Williams

Workshops/Seminars, Etc.

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
5:00 p.m.
Bringing Out the Book In You

Create Your Own NBBF Seminar
Details Here

Book Club Central
2014 Participating Book Clubs
Cushcity Book Club
Houston, TX
DeeVa's Book Club
Killeen, TX
Divine Ladies Love Reading Book Club
Houston, TX
Phenomenal Divas Book Club
Houston, TX
R.E.A.D. Book Club
Houston, TX
Read All Over (RAO) Book Club
Houston, TX
Readers Obsession Book Club
Jacksonville, FL
Sista2Sista Book Club
Dallas, TX

Sister-Friends Book Club
Houston, TX

Register your book club via e-mail:


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