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

October 27-29, 2016 - 9th Anniversary - Houston, Texas
Location:  Fallbrook Church - 12512 Walters Rd., Houston, TX 77014

Exhibit Hours:  Friday, October 28, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
                        Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

AUTHORS:  Late registration is now in effect for 2016 Nat'l Black Book Fest.  50% deposit includes name and link on website w/in 48 hrs w/final payment due within 30 days.  Author tables are 98% sold as of 07/27/16.  Click "Exhibitors" to register.

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Commercial Sponsors
Houston Home Security Judge


Small Business Vendors
The Insiders Book Club


Participating Publishers
7th Sign Publishing
PHE INK-Writing Solutions Firm


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

Dr. Katina Davis-Kennedy

Monica Palmer

Nikki Alexander

Karla Antoinette Baptiste
Glenda Dugar
Debreka Handy*
Tohnyonah Jackson
J. Monroe
June Montgomery Lewis

Izora D. Summers
Vincetta Denise Williams



Shelita M. Anderson*
Rachel BB and Juacclyn Nikol
Kenneth Braswell

J. L. Cheatham II
Denise Crowell
Shawna Doyle
Mary E. Evans*
Portia McGowan Green*
Vera Harris
Josalyn Holiday
Gina Humber
Kenji L. Jackson
Pamela Jarmon-Wade*
Kam & Niya
Val Pugh-Love
Samantha Pegues
Yolanda Rucker
Teresha Rue-Hughes
Le'Star Stoglin
M. Mimi Sutton
Mon Trice
A. R. Wells
Syreeta White-Phillips


Christian Fiction
Cory Cabri
Tabitha Dellahousye

Bonnie Hopkins*
Fon James*
Sierra Jones-Demouchet
Jennifer Malone
Velma Scott-Phillips
E. B. Starr
D. Michelle Thompson
Tamika Trammel
Jackie Trammell
Andrea Williamson

TaNitra Robinson
Courtney L. Smith

Anita Allen-Penn
Connie B
L. T. Dixon

Jennifer Dyan Ghoston
Robine T. Lane
Drell Lee
Bea Lewis
J. R. Mack
Vanessa Patterson
Janice Porter
Phillip Porter
Brother Prater
Candace Tuck
Remon Tuck
Vonzella Watson
Jamal Watters

Aiyana Bey
Marcus Haynes*

Historical Fiction
Joan Early

James Jones III
Dr. Ella O. Williams

Mainstream Fiction
Lydia Brew*
Karen Brown*
Sheryl Grace
Nicole Hampton
L. Lamont*
S. D. Laurence
Briseis S. Lily
T'ana Phelice
J. Reid
Clarita Vaughn
Vanessa Werts
Brenda A. White*


Motivation/Self Help
Victoria Amidou
Krystle Barrington
DB Bedford
Erica L. Carr
Sekou J. B. Gargonnu
Michella Gurley
Ihsan Hasan
Chris Holmes
Lynne Jasames
Keisha M. Lee
Brian Liles
Carol McBride
Diamond McNulty
Tanya J. Miller

Kaleb Muhammad
Angie Ransome-Jones
Oswald Scott*
Kamesha Shropshire
Dereik Smith
Dr. Hearley Smith*
Renee Spivey
Karen Taylor-Bass
Sheila R. Walls
Laura Washington
Anthony Wilson
Doneareum Winston

Jean Nicole Rivers
Reicko Smith

Mimi Washington

Catherine Fleming Bruce
Katandra Jackson Nunnally


Pet Ownership
Sherry Johnson

Kia Barlow
Kevin Bates*
S. Hafer Bronson
Jerald Brown
Damion Catledge
Simone A. Grier
Ranieka F. Johnson

Victor B. Johnson Sr.*
Chauntae Knuckles
Tatjana Lightbourn
Alfonzo and La Trisha McIntosh

Lora Mitchell
Ashley Wilkins

Politics/Social Sciences
Jamil Aaron
Karma Banks
Tezlyn Figaro*

Arelia Johnson


Patsy Bazile
Sharon Blackmon
Darnisha Buckley
Lilene K. Caldwell
Phyllis Clemmons*
Dena Crecy
Chamarian Eaglin
Doniel Ervin
Janice Freel
Lorna Gallimore
Tracey K. George
Wendy Magee
Leah Nicole
Twana Nuniss
Donna Renay Patrick
Janice Pender*
Pastor Michael A. Pender*
Marilyn Randolph
Michael Seay
C. Austin Tucker
Lydia J. Willrich

Melissa Burnett
Angel Gary
Rhonda Jackson Joseph*
D'Hania Miller
Tomeekha Pitre
Saby Stone
Tache Williams

Science Fiction

Teens/Young Adults
Chris Jones
Dr. Angelise Rouse

Urban Fiction
Sheena Binkley
Jessie Blade

Arlene Brathwaite
Shemeka Floyd
Pamela A. Goodwin
Wayne Grind
Kanika Harris
Lizy Jacob*
Jennifer Lewis
Toye Morris
Skip Shockley
Dr. A. L. Smith
Sammodah Speaks
Ceia R. White
Charleen Williams
Jessica Wren


National Black Book Festival News
(Current edition)

NBBF Supporting Authors
[Authors who cannot attend NBBF]
Christian Cashelle
Deneen A. Connor
Phyllis Dixon
Adrienne Draper
Eric Elliott
Dorcas Graham

Brandon Harper
Olevia Henderson
Christopher McClean
Kaitlyn McKnight
VL Towler




This Week's Featured Book

Featured Video of the Week

101 Scholarship Applications: 
Debt-Free College Education
by Gwen Richardson

2016 Featured Authors
(Free admission to featured author sessions)

Friday, Oct. 28 @ 5:00 p.m.

Maureen Smith


Friday, Oct. 28 @ 5:00 p.m.

Valerie Wilson Wesley


Saturday, Oct. 29 @ 11:00 a.m.

Omar Tyree


Saturday, Oct. 29 @ Noon

Victoria Christopher Murray


Saturday, Oct. 29 @ Noon

ReShonda Tate Billingsley


Saturday, Oct. 29 @ 1:00 p.m.

Wahida Clark


Saturday, Oct. 29 @ 2:00 p.m.

Wendell Pierce


Saturday, Oct. 29 @ 3:00 p.m.

Carl Weber


Saturday, Oct. 29 @ 4:00 p.m.

R. M. Johnson

2016 Festival Hours
Friday, Oct. 28 - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29 - 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. 27 @ 7:00 p.m.

Welcome to Houston Reception*
MC/Hostess Pamela Jarmon-Wade


Friday, Oct. 28 @ 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*

Power Lunch Speaker
Brian W. Smith
Bestselling author of 15 novels


"Boost Your Book" Contest Award
Sponsored by Brown Girls Publishing
and NBBF
Power Lunch MCs
David and Karen Brown
of BrownCo Publishing


Saturday, Oct. 29 @ 8:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfast*

MC/Hostess Shelita M. Anderson

Saturday, Oct. 29 @ 12 Noon
Book Club Meet and Greet

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

Saturday, October 29 @ 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

2016 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 2016 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
2015 NBBF Newspaper here

2016 Participating Author Photos   

Rhonda Jackson Joseph   Oswald Scott

           Fon James             Karen Brown     

  Lydia Brew                  Tezlyn Figaro

June Montgomery                             
          Lewis              Debreka Handy


Vera Harris               K. K. Harris

         Lizy Jacob      Portia McGowan Green

        L. Lamont                Diamond McNulty

     Mary E. Evans   Shelita M. Anderson

  Krystle Barrington     Nikki Alexander    

    Chris Jones        Deneen A. Connor

Brother Prater                Nicole Hampton

Anthony Wilson           Josalyn Holiday

M. Mimi Sutton        Kenneth Braswell

   Olevia Henderson   Kamesha Shropshire

 Janice & Phillip Porter      Chris Holmes            

Val Pugh-Love                J. Reid      

Andrea Williamson    Jones-Demouchet

      Swift                 Karla A. Baptiste

Catherine Bruce            Vanessa Werts

     Ashley Nicole           Laura Washington

       Keisha M. Lee        TaNitra Robinson

           Bea Lewis         Tabitha Dellahousye   

  Gina Humber            Marcus Haynes

Dr. Angelise Rouse         Glenda Dugar   

         E. B. Starr        Angie Ransome-Jones

Tomeekha Pitre           Wendy Magee  

Doniel Ervin                  Cory Cabri

    S. D. Laurence         Jennifer Ghoston

Dr. Katina Kennedy   Marilyn Randolph

Anita Allen-Penn                 Drell Lee         

         Connie B                 Lynne Jasames


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

Friday, Oct. 28, 2016
11:00 a.m.
Social Media 101

2:00 p.m.
Letís Get Drastic! Increase
Your Book Sales by Speaking

3:00 p.m.
Transforming Books Into Films

5:00 p.m.
Bringing Out the Book In You

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016
11:00 a.m.
Build Your Own Dream Team:
No One Does It Alone

12:00 p.m.

A Few Good Men --
A Path to Godly Fatherhood

1:00 p.m.

Table for 1, Please!
"He Said, She Said"

2:00 p.m.
The Next 10 Days: Ushering in America's 45th President

3:00 p.m.
Reclaiming Your Mental State and Breaking Down the Stigma of
Mental Illness

Create Your Own NBBF Seminar
Details Here

Book Club Central
2016 Participating Book Clubs
ArtBooksLife Book Club
Brownstone Book Club
Houston, TX
(The) Cosmopolitan Ladies Book Club
Arlington, TX
Cushcity Book Club
Houston, TX
Missouri City Mocha & More Book Club
Missouri City, TX
Mixed Chronicles Book & Social Club
Dallas, TX
PEARLS Book Club
Houston, TX
Phenomenal Divas Book Club
Houston, TX
Sistahs of the Written Word
Houston, TX
Sister-Friends Book Club
Spring, TX
Sister-In-Spirit Book Club
Houston, TX
Sisters Who Enjoy Reading Book Club
Houston, TX

Register your book club via e-mail:


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