Largest African-American Book Event in the South


October 24-26, 2019 - 12th Anniversary - Houston, Texas
Location:  Fallbrook Church - 12512 Walters Rd., Houston, TX 77014
Exhibit Hours:  Friday, October 25, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

                        Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Authors: To register as a participating author at the 2019 NBBF a 50% deposit of $175.00 holds your table, includes name and link on the
website, w/final payment due by Oct. 20th. As of Oct. 16th, 96% of tables are sold. Register here.

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Corporate Sponsors


Small Business Vendors
A God-Inspired Boutique


Participating Publishers

BK Royston Publishing


Non-Profit Partners
Speak Your Victory Ministries, Inc


Participating Authors
(Click author name for web site)

African Diaspora
Shyne Khm Yahra


Nicole Clark
Frank Clay
Victor A. Jones
Darius Pettway
Charity Spears
Loyall Wilson


Ernest Fountain

NaConda Frank
Myran Jones


Angela Adley

Shelita M. Anderson
Tania Barnum
Tracy Bell
Ameikah Black
Beverly Boone
Ingrid Bough
Joshua A. H. Burns
Dr. Lowell Coleman
Bird Collier
Claudette Esmerelda
Mary E. Evans
Anjeanette Gunter
Josalyn Holiday
Alice Horton
LaChanda Huff
Pamela Jarmon-Wade
Belinda Mays
Kathey Mercer
Dave Norman
Tomac Scott
Shiarnice Taylor
Chavon D. White
Georgia Williams

Christian Fiction
Sherron Elise
Bonnie Hopkins
JC Miller
Freddie Smith III


William Byrd
Danielle Harris
LaFredrick D. Smith

Mary Danuser
Wolfdogg Lanier-French
Crystal Scott

A. L. Riley
S. T. Rucker
Desy Smith

Historical Fiction
Deborah Ronna Baker
Ella Goldsmith
Robin Singh



Mainstream Fiction

Shanna Sarsin
Brenda A. White


Motivation/Self Help
Rachel Blaze Bullard

Shantera Chatman
Johnny Franklin
Dr. Deitrick L. Gorman
K. Akua Gray
Harriet Lane
Mercy Gogo Iwo Brown Mannasseh
Dr. Linda Lou Murray
Adrian Parker-Ajebon
Dr. ShaRonda Shaw
Jana Starks
Marilyn Walker

M. J. Simms-Maddox

Carolyn Hunter
Keturah Kendrick
Loud Pen
Tamara Newborn
Ava Newman-Rafter
John Freeman Oliver
Stephanie Wilson-Coleman

Dayo Adesuyi

F. Renee Hamilton
Roderick Talley


Politics/Social Sciences

Shawnta M. Ball
Gwendolyn Carson
Andrea Gomes
Desolyn Hicks
Latanya M. Hughes
Kahla LaPlante
Carl Lowe
Dr. Melanie Manor
Gary McDougall
Vernet Clemons Nettles
Joey A. Perry

Edwina Fort
Lori A. Hendricks
Angela Monay

Teneka Woods

Science Fiction
Weston Collins

Mike Ebow

Urban Fiction
Porsha Deun
Tiera Jones

John Ayang
Antoinette Franklin
Tyrone Gibbs
Eric Robbins
Angela St Julien

National Black Book Festival News
(Current edition)

NBBF Supporting Authors
[Authors who cannot attend NBBF]
Deandra Abuto
Petra Auguste
Jalen Ballard
Melisha Bell
L. M. Bennett
Lydia Brew
Audrey Brown
Elizabeth Brown
Grecia Chasteen
L. D. Collins
Kiana Daniels
Denna Davis
Nancy Devereaux
Kevin Dorival
Yusuf El
Peggy Ferguson
Akilah Griffin
Kimberly Guess
Keila Harris
Deon Hogan
Tammy Hopson
Dr. LaShonda Jackson-Dean
Audrey and Larry Jones
Shelly Lee
Carolyn Milton
Lorraine Holmes Milton
Kim Morrow
Mecheline Muhammad
Dara Nichole
Michelle Nicole
Christy Ogbeide
J. D. Parks
Harold Phifer
Erica Pullen
Mandi Rain
Samantha Sanchez
Rod Sanford
LaToya Geter Shockley
LaShundra Smith
April Spotsville
Brenda Stanley
Derrick James Thornton
Katrina Vantassell
Latanza Warren
Angela Weir





















Featured Book

Wild Child to Couture Style
by Shailah Edmonds


Featured Video of the Week

Wild Child to Couture Style
Shailah Edmonds

2019 Featured Authors

Friday, Oct. 25 @ 5:00 p.m.

Tiffany L. Warren

Anita Bunkley


Saturday, Oct. 26 @ 11:00 a.m.

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

Lynnette Khalfani-Cox


12:00 p.m. (Noon)

Brandon Massey



1:00 p.m.

Victoria Christopher Murray and
ReShonda Tate Billingsley


2:00 p.m.

Walter Mosley


3:00 p.m.

Sheryl Lee Ralph


4:00 p.m.

Etan Thomas
Former NBA Player

2019 Festival Hours
Friday, Oct. 25 - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 26 - 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. 24 @ 7:00 p.m.
Welcome to Houston Reception*

MC/Hostess Pamela Jarmon-Wade

Special Guest
Larry Dodson,
former lead singer of The Bar-Kays


Friday, Oct. 25 @ 8:00 a.m.
Get Acquainted Breakfast*

M/C - Author Brenda A. White

Marketing Expert Shows Authors How to Maximize Their Festival Experience

12:00 Noon
Power Lunch*

Power Lunch Speaker
Novelist Norma Jarrett


Saturday, Oct. 26 @ 8:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfast*

Houston Author, Shelita M. Anderson


Saturday, Oct. 26 - 10 a.m. to Noon
Children's Festival
Within NBBF


Saturday, Oct. 26 @ 12 Noon
Book Club Meet and Greet

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

Festival's Official Book Seller

2019 Festival Partners


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Non-Profit Partner

Fallbrook Church (Brook Sports)
Site for 2019 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
2019 NBBF Newspaper here

2019 Participating Author Photos   

Rhonda Jackson Joseph   Mary E. Evans

   Shelita M. Anderson  Bonnie Hopkins

Pamela Jarmon-Wade  Brenda A. White

McGowan-Green      Ameikah Black


  Myran Jones      Brenda Stanley

          Tiera Jones        Darius Pettway

 Desolyn Hicks      Peggy Ferguson

  Sherron Elise       Josalyn Holiday

      Lydia Brew      Latanya M. Hughes

  Mandi Rain           Harold Phifer

      Angela Adley     LaFredrick D. Smith

Audrey and Larry Jones

Anna Riley           Angela Weir

   Lanier-French        Victor A. Jones


       Edwina Fort    Dr Deitrick L Gorman

MJ Simms-Maddox     Carolyn Hunter

Dr. Marilyn                           
Francis Walker        Crystal Scott

 Dr. Lowell Coleman   Ava Newman-Rafter

Shanna Sarsin       Mary Danuser

Dr. Melanie Manor           Mwalim        

Gary McDougall        Alice Horton  

Keturah Kendrick       Frank Clay      

Charity Spears          Kathey Mercer


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

Friday, Oct. 25, 2019
2:00 p.m.
Social Media 101


Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Bringing Out the Book In You

11:00 a.m.
Debt-Free College
Financed With Scholarships

12:00 p.m. (Noon)
The How-Tos of
Self-Publishing Your Book

2:00 p.m.
emPowHering YOU:
Tips for Finding Your Voice

3:00 p.m.
Publishing Contracts
& Other Scary Legal Issues

4:00 p.m.
Don't Let Your Workplace Stress,
Stress You Out of Work


Create Your Own NBBF Seminar
Details Here

Book Club Central
Participating Book Clubs
African-American Book Worms
Beaumont, TX

Afrikanah Book Club
Houston, TX
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
(The) Elite Reading Group
Los Angeles, CA
Fallbrook Church Reading Group
Houston, TX

Go On Girls Book Club Texas 1
Houston, TX
God's Fine China Book Club @
Friendship Community Bible Church
Sugar Land, TX
Kinsmen Lutheran Church Book Club
Houston, TX
Ladies of Color Turning Pages
Los Angeles, CA
(The) Ladies Who Read Book Club
Houston, TX
M&M Read-A-Roos
Houston, TX

Mind, Body & Soul Book Club
Austin, TX
Mommy Network
Houston, TX
Not-Your-Average Book Club
Pineville, LA
Our Voices Book Club
Alexandria, LA
Sisters Who Like to Read Book Club
Austin, TX
Sisters Who Like to Read Too Book Club
Austin, TX

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