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.

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Small Business Vendors
A God Inspired Boutique


Participating Publishers
IOI Publications
PHE INK-Writing Solutions Firm
Unique Pen Publishing


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

F. D. Guyton
Lisa Harris
Daniel Solomon

Forrest J. Beverly
Sherman L. Jenkins
Mercedes Johnson
Meldonna Jones
Carlton Lundy
Makayla Messam
Eleanor Riley
Roosevelt Sargent
Vincetta Denise Williams


Derrick J. Love


Robyn Abdusamad

Doreen E. Allen
Shelita M. Anderson*
Dr. Kemba B. Black
Juanda Ruth Bryant
Tonya Ellis
Mary E. Evans*
Terry Savoy Hadley
Josalyn Holiday*
LaChanda Huff
Pamela Jarmon-Wade*
V. Danielle McBride
Sydney "Sunshine" McGee
Joshua and Veronique Scott
Regineld Shelton
Tiarra Toon-Frazier
Johann Wilkerson
Alonda Williams

Christian Fiction
Sherron Elise

Bonnie Hopkins*
Patrice Wade Johnson

Shawana M. Rhodes


Dr. Porchanee' White


Teresa Hailey

Nikki Perry
Annette Sears
Torri Stuckey


Historical Fiction


Mainstream Fiction
Blacc Topp
Lydia Brew*
Karen Brown*
Phyllis Dixon
Malcolm Frierson
K. A. Howard
Norian Love
Keisha E. Pearson
Terrence "Weasel" Smith
Raquel M. R. Thomas
Brenda A. White*


Motivation/Self Help
Shante Berry

Tim Bowers
Gina Carroll
Ashley Hearn
Patissia Hyman
Rosalind Metcalf
Juan C. Moore
Raven Turner


iRis the Dream Whisperer
Twylia Reid

Judith Ansley
Kevin Bates*

Mica Furlow
Victor B. Johnson Sr.*
LaDonna Marie
R. J. Rahman
Shiarnice Taylor

Politics/Social Sciences
Gloria J. Browne-Marshall
Bubbha Thomas

Donnetta Austin
Delphine Berry
Shaneen Harvey
D. Grace Jackson
J. Ladd Johnson
Nicole Michelle
Deborah Allen Norman
Brother Prater*
Shevaughna Sweat-Lockley
Therese Taylor-Stinson*
Cornelius P. Thomas Jr.
Sugar Trask

Nicky Gann
Rhonda Jackson Joseph*
Valerie Renee
Corey Tanksley

Science Fiction

Cynae Punch Brown

Lakesa Cox

Urban Fiction
Angie K

V. B. James
Zoe Ray

Gary Armstead
Collette Conner
Gentle Culpepper
Sharon Jackson
Lorraine Sherman Mason
Robin Munro
Brandie Rogers
Donya Russell
Raymond Smith

National Black Book Festival News
(Current edition)

NBBF Supporting Authors
[Authors who cannot attend NBBF]
1 Love Publishing LLC
Tiffany D. Adams
Betty Bailey
Shawn Bayonne
Vanessa Betts
Neva Branch
William Byrd
Timia Carruthers
Dr. Terrence D. Duncan
Dr. LaWanda N. Evans
Angela Finnels
Marvell Gales
Valerie Glenn
Jessica Glover
Portia McGowan Green*
Brandy Hambrick
Lucinda Hollis
Houston Allied Training
Dr. Danita Hughes
"The Truth" Jones
Jazz Keyes
Briseis Lily
Ronald Lynch
Samuel Lynch
Ty Marshall
Merci L McKinley
Kaitlyn McKnight
Regina G. Mixon
Donnie P
Dr. Darrow Perkins Jr.
Eve Pierre
Francheska Price
Jasmine Pruitt
Tara Ratney

Cicely Rue
Phyllis Semien
Nora Shariff
QuiNina J. Sinceno
Dr. Dimitra J. Smith
Tosha Smith-Mills
Stagecraft Publishing
C. Austin Tucker*
Alika Turner
Jennifer Vassell
Daralynn Walker
Adolphus Ward
Ronika Ward
Blaine Way
Joy Wilkerson

Kimberly Williams
Meko Williams
Coretta Wren




This Week's Featured Book

Featured Video of the Week

The Mini Adventures of
Danny and the Deployer
by Juanda Bryant

2017 Featured Authors
Friday, Oct. 27 @ 4:00 p.m.

Brian W. Smith

ReShonda Tate Billingsley


Omar Tyree


Saturday, Oct. 28
11:00 a.m.

Shashicka Tyre-Hill

12:00 p.m. (Noon)

Victoria Christopher Murray

Donna Hill


1:00 p.m.

Mathew Knowles


3:00 p.m.

GregAlan Williams


:00 p.m.


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" Author 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


8:00 p.m.
An Evening with GregAlan Williams
Location: Renae's Soul Food Restaurant
1672 FM 1960 West
$20.00 admission at the door

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

MC/Hostess Shelita M. Anderson


Saturday, Oct. 28 - 10 a.m. to Noon
Children's Festival
Within the Festival


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 @ 5:00 p.m.
Spoken Word Poetry Slam
Victor B. Johnson Sr.
a/k/a Birdman 313
Author of seven poetry books and 4 poetry chap 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
2017 NBBF Newspaper here

Order multiple copies of the NBBF newspaper

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        Sugar Trask

Malcolm Frierson    LaChanda Huff

  Derrick J. Love   Raquel M. R. Thomas

Sherman L. Jenkins       Zoe Ray        

Dr. Porchanee'                          
        White              Doreen Allen  

Juanda Bryant       Corey Tanksley

Teresa Hailey     Patissia Hyman

J. Ladd Johnson          Nicky Gann      

Lorraine Mason

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

Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
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

1:00 p.m.
Calm the Hell Down

2:00 p.m.
Messaging: I Am Reclaiming My Time

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
Ebony Pages Book Club
Las Vegas, NV
Fallbrook Church Reading Group
Houston, TX
Go On Girls Book Club Texas 1
Houston, TX
Leading Ladies Book Club
Crystal Springs, MS
M&M Book Club
Houston, TX
Mocha Diva Book Club
Houston, TX
Novel Re-turners Book Club
Houston, TX
Page Turners, Too Book Club
Houston, TX
PEARLS Book Club
Houston, TX
Phenomenal Divas Book Club
Houston, TX
R.E.A.D. Book Club
Houston, TX
Regal Sisterhood Book Club
Dallas, TX
Sister-Friends Book Club
Houston, TX
Sisters Who Like to Read
Austin, TX

Register your book club via e-mail:


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