. . .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 10/22/14, 98% of the author tables have been sold. Late registration rate in now in effect. Click "Exhibitors" to register.

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2014 Participating Publishers
Grail Foundation Press
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 *)

Titi Ladette

Dr. Frank L. Harper
Leroy McKenzie Jr.

Shelita M. Anderson
Felicia Capers
Mary E. Evans
Pamela Jarmon-Wade*
Erica Mills Hollis*
Dr. Linda Sturrup

Christian Fiction
Keisha Bass
Paulette Harper*
Bonnie Hopkins*
Fon James*
Nigeria Lockley
M. Lyn Walker

G. L. Henderson*

Historical Fiction
Ann Harris*
Walker Smith

Saacha Spade


Mainstream Fiction
A. D.
Julia Blues
Vick Breedy
Lydia Brew*
Karen Brown*
Chade' Coleman
Lorraine Elzia*
Anaya Kay
Athena Lark
K. Lee
S. Andrew LinZy
Johnny A. McDowell
Robert Morgan
Cydney Rax*
Smith Sisters
J. E. Smythe
J. J. Staples
Brenda A. White*


Motivation/Self Help
Tyffany Howard
Tracy D. Pierce
Cheryl Robinson
Oswald Scott*
Dr. Hearley Smith
Carlos Wallace
Virginia Whitlock

Victoria E. Broussard
James Reid
Kimberly Thacker Webb


Sharon Hayes
Janis F. Kearney
Myrtle Means, Ph.D
Brinda Sue Robinson
Miranda Robinson

Kevin Bates

Archuleta Chisolm
Victor B. Johnson Sr.*
Daezel Mae*
Felecia Karen Scott

Olayinka Adewoyin
Jonathan C. Augustine
Ralene Berry
Monique Bowdry
Phyllis Clemmons
Donavon Flegeance
James R. Hall II
Ava Montgomery
Janice Pender
Alvando Ray*
Dr. Norris Lee Roberts Jr.
Maria Taylor
Therese Taylor-Stinson

Jenn E.
Elva Nelson Hayes

Rhonda Jackson Joseph*
Vernon R. Matthews Jr.
Stephanie Morris*
Samina Najmah
Soraya G. Scott

Science Fiction
J. A. Faulkerson

Teens/Young Adults
Sonya Burrell-Pearl
Peyton Woodson Cooper

Urban Fiction
Laquita Cameron

Joycelyn Fuller
Khalil Hakim
Dante L. R. Harrell
Constance D. Ringgold
Kaiya Walker


NBBF Supporting Authors
[Authors unable to attend Festival]
Lovina Akowuah
Chizelle Archie
Brook Blander
Francee Bouvenir
Angela Braxton
Silas Burgess III
Jonathan Burkett
Christian Cashelle*
Sylvia Green Chatman
Stephanie Crosby
Kezia Davis
Audre'L Davis-Jones
Darrell Freeman Jr.
April Mitchell Gatewood
Tyrone Givens
Dee Grissett
Phelesha Hamilton
Shashicka Hill

Eric Hundley
Darlene Johnson
Sadeqa Johnson
Stevie Johnson
Troy Johnson
A. J. Jones
James M. Lamb
Marc Curtis Little
Pink Maxwell
Peter McNeil
Ivy N. McQuain
Mz Jae
Melica Niccole
Tara L. Paige
Cezanne Poetess
K. R. Raye
JeanNicole Rivers*
DeAnna MsDeeva Shields
Angela Stanton
Shar Sturges
Gwen Sutton
Derrick J. Taylor
Derek Rose Walls

Ashanta C. Washington
Jan Whitaker*

Joseph Woodley


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


This Week's Featured Book

Featured Video of the Week

2014 NBBF Promotional Video

2014 Featured Authors
(Free admission to featured author sessions)

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
1:00 p.m

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

2:00 p.m.

Curtis Bunn

3:00 p.m.

Earl Sewell


4:00 p.m.

Pamela Samuels Young


5:00 p.m.

Allison Hobbs


Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

11:00 a.m.

Bernice McFadden


1:00 p.m.



2:00 p.m.

Victoria Christopher Murray

ReShonda Tate Billingsley


3:00 p.m.

Eriq LaSalle

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
MC/Hostess Pamela Jarmon-Wade


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

Catered by Cater2U of Houston

M/C - Author Brenda A. White
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 Cater2U of Houston

Alvando and Lisa Ray,
Proprietors of
Rise Above Books



Saturday, Oct. 25 @ 12 Noon
Book Club Meet and Greet

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

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

2015 NBBF
Oct. 22-24, 2015

@Fallbrook Church
Houston, TX

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
2014 NBBF Newspaper here

Host Hotel - Sheraton North Houston


Discounted Airfare via United Airlines

Use Offer Code ZSHH151310

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               Cezanne
Washington             Poetess    


Audre'L                         Nigeria

Darlene Johnson    Kaiya Walker

Dr. Linda Sturrup    Armani Williams

Robert Morgan     Silas Burgess III

Miranda Robinson    Joycelyn Fuller

Jonathan Augustine       Keisha Bass      

Dr. Frank L. Harper       Sunshine         

S. Andrew LinZy     J. A. Faulkerson

Phyllis Clemmons        James Reid   

 Victoria E. Broussard   Ralene Berry     

Dr. Norris Lee                              
        Roberts Jr.          Carlos Wallace    


Angela Stanton        Dr. Lavarn Watson

Maria Taylor          Saacha Spade

Walker Smith         Mary E. Evans

James Hall

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

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

6:00 p.m.
How to Start and Maintain
A Book Club


Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
10:00 a.m.
Successful Self-Publishing

11:00 a.m.
Ask An Author: Tips from the Pros
on Writing and Publishing

Featuring the authors of Brown Girls Books

12:00 Noon
Life Is Not Complicated, You Are: The Importance of the Digital Narrative

1:00 p.m.
Exploring Science Fiction
From A Biblical Perspective

2:00 p.m.
Memoir Writing: Reclaiming Our History, Telling Our Stories

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

(The) First Chapter Book Club
Houston, TX
Girls Room Book Club
Dallas, TX

H-Town Divas Urban Book Club
Houston, TX
H-Town S.O.S. Book Club
Houston, TX

Lady LOTUS Book Club
Monroe, LA
My Sisters And Me Literacy Guild
Houston, TX
PEARLS 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

Sistahfriends Book Clubs
Shreveport, LA
Sister-Friends Book Club
Houston, TX
Sister-In-Spirit Book Club
Houston, TX
Sisters Who Enjoy Reading Book Club
Houston, TX
Sisters Who Like to Read Book Club
Austin, TX
Skeeter Readers
Mesquite, TX
What's Ur Take Book Club
Women of Wisdom Book Club
Shreveport, LA

Register your book club via e-mail:


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