Largest African-American Book Event in the South

October 26-28, 2017 - 10th Anniversary - Houston, Texas
Location:  Fallbrook Church - 12512 Walters Rd., Houston, TX 77014

Exhibit Hours:  Friday, October 27, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
                        Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

AUTHORS: A $100.00 deposit secures exhibitor table for 2017 and includes website listing. Price increases after 05/31/17.
As of 04/29/07, 70% of author tables are sold. Final balance is due by 07/31/17. Click "Exhibitors" to register.

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Small Business Vendors
Houston Allied Training


Participating Publishers
1 Love Publishing LLC
PHE INK-Writing Solutions Firm


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

Lisa Harris

Forrest J. Beverly
Neva Branch
Lucinda Hollis
Meldonna Jones
Eleanor Riley
Roosevelt Sargent
Ronika Ward


Donnie P
Dr. Danita Hughes


Shelita M. Anderson*
Vanessa Betts
Mary E. Evans*
Portia McGowan Green*
Terry Savoy Hadley
Josalyn Holiday*
Pamela Jarmon-Wade*
"The Truth" Jones
V. Danielle McBride
Jasmine Pruitt
Phyllis Semien
Dr. Dimitra J. Smith
Alonda Williams
Coretta Wren


Christian Fiction
Sherron Elise

Bonnie Hopkins*
Shawana M. Rhodes




Ronald Lynch
Nikki Perry
Torri Stuckey


Historical Fiction
Adolphus Ward


Mainstream Fiction
Lydia Brew*
Karen Brown*
Phyllis Dixon
K. A. Howard
Keisha E. Pearson
Cicely Rue
Terrence "Weasel" Smith
Brenda A. White*


Motivation/Self Help
Betty Bailey
William Byrd
Valerie Glenn
Brandy Hambrick
Jazz Keyes
Samuel Lynch
Tara Ratney
Nora Shariff
Meko Williams


Dr. LaWanda N. Evans

Twylia Reid

Judith Ansley
Shawn Bayonne
Mica Furlow

Victor B. Johnson Sr.*
Shiarnice Taylor

Politics/Social Sciences


Marvell Gales

Shaneen Harvey
iRis the Dream Whisperer
D. Grace Jackson
J. Ladd Johnson
Nicole Michelle
Regina G. Mixon
Deborah Allen Norman
Brother Prater*
QuiNina J. Sinceno
Shevaughna Sweat-Lockley
Therese Taylor-Stinson*
C. Austin Tucker*
Joy Wilkerson

Rhonda Jackson Joseph*
Valerie Renee

Science Fiction

Teens/Young Adults
Briseis Lily

Urban Fiction
Tiffany D. Adams
Tia Barnes
Angie K

Ty Marshall
Kimberly Williams


National Black Book Festival News
(Current edition)

NBBF Supporting Authors
[Authors who cannot attend NBBF]
Eve Pierre
Alika Turner




This Week's Featured Book

Featured Video of the Week

Super Freak: The Life of Rick James
by Peter Benjaminson

2017 Featured Authors
(Confirmed -- More to be announced)

GregAlan Williams


Omar Tyree


Victoria Christopher Murray


ReShonda Tate Billingsley




Brian W. Smith

Donna Hill


2017 Festival Hours
Friday, Oct. 27 - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 28 - 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 *)

Festival M/C
Author/Radio Host, G. L. Henderson


Thursday, Oct. 26 @ 7:00 p.m.
Welcome to Houston Reception*
MC/Hostess Pamela Jarmon-Wade


Friday, Oct. 27 @ 8:00 a.m.
Get Acquainted Breakfast*

M/C - Author Brenda A. White

Marketing Experts Show Authors How to Maximize Their Festival Experience

12:00 Noon
Power Lunch*

"Master Marketer" Contest Award
Sponsored by NBBF
Power Lunch MCs
David and Karen Brown
of BrownCo Publishing

Power Lunch Keynote Speaker
Pat Tucker, Author and Media Specialist


6:00 p.m.
FREE Concert with
Gospel/Jazz Violinist Daniel D

Saturday, Oct. 28 @ 8:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfast*

MC/Hostess Shelita M. Anderson

Saturday, Oct. 28 @ 12 Noon
Book Club Meet and Greet

Participating authors meet book clubs
to pitch their books
[Advance registration required]

Saturday, October 28 @ 4:00 p.m.
Spoken Word Poetry Slam
Victor B. Johnson Sr.
a/k/a Birdman 313
Author of six poetry books

Festival's Official Book Seller

2017 Festival Partners


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ONLY $15.00 each


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Fallbrook Church (Gymnasium)
Site for 2017 NBBF

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

Host Hotel - Sheraton North Houston


Download the
2016 NBBF Newspaper here

2017 Participating Author Photos   

Rhonda Jackson Joseph   Karen Brown

      Mary E. Evans     Shelita M. Anderson

Pamela Jarmon-Wade  Victor Johnson

Brenda A. White     Bonnie Hopkins

   D'Starr                   Lydia Brew

Adolphus Ward     Phyllis Semien

Joy Wilkerson        Oswald Scott

     Donnie P                 Josalyn Holiday

Forrest J. Beverly         Mica Furlow

     Angie K                Phyllis Dixon

      Marvell Gales      Dr. Danita Hughes

     Ronika Ward         Taylor-Stinson

              Portia           iRis the Dream     
McGowan-Green     Whisperer

Lucinda Hollis        Brother Prater

"Weasel" Smith     Tiffany D. Adams


"The Truth" Jones   Shawana M. Rhodes

V. Danielle McBride    Nora Shariff  

 Valerie Renee        Judith Ansley

Sherron Elise          Twylia Reid

Deborah Norman


Workshops/Seminars, Etc.
(Free admission to all seminars)

Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
11:00 a.m.
Letís Get Drastic! Increase
Your Book Sales by Speaking

2:00 p.m.
Social Media 101


Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Bringing Out the Book In You

11:00 a.m.
Why Should I Care?
The Changing Publishing Industry


12:00 p.m.
A Few Good Men --
A Path to Godly Fatherhood

2:00 p.m.
How to Start a Publishing Company

Create Your Own NBBF Seminar
Details Here

Book Club Central
2017 Participating Book Clubs
Brownstone Book Club
Houston, TX
Chronicles Book Club @
Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church
Houston, TX
Coffee, Tea and Read Book Club
Houston, TX
Cushcity Book Club
Houston, TX
Fallbrook Reading Group
Houston, TX
Go On Girls Book Club Texas 1
Houston, TX
Leading Ladies Book Club
Crystal Springs, MS
Mocha Diva Book Club
Houston, TX
PEARLS Book Club
Houston, TX
Phenomenal Divas Book Club
Houston, TX
R.E.A.D. Book Club
Houston, TX

Register your book club via e-mail:


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