Largest African-American Book Event in the South


October 25-27, 2018 - 11th Anniversary - Houston, Texas
Location:  Fallbrook Church - 12512 Walters Rd., Houston, TX 77014
Exhibit Hours:  Friday, October 26, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

                        Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Author vendor space for the 2018 NBBF is completely SOLD OUT.  To attend one or all of the NBBF special events
(welcome reception, two breakfasts and/or power lunch), purchase tickets HERE.

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Corporate Sponsors
Woodforest National Bank


Small Business Vendors
A God Inspired Boutique


Participating Authors

(Click author name for web site)

African Diaspora
Dr. LaShonda Jackson-Dean

Oluchi Immanuel, MD
Ferrell Phelps

Joseph Clarke
William Gordon
Rochelle Grant
Tyriek Murphy
Darius Slaughter
Katrina Vantassell


Towannia Bonaparte
Carter Brothers
Jonathan D. Miles
Dwight Treadwell Sr.

Doreen E. Allen
Shelita M. Anderson
LaTanya Brooks
Sandra Campbell-Notice
Calvin Denson
Mary E. Evans
C. L. Fails
Portia McGowan Green
LaVerne Harris
Alecia Heffner
Josalyn Holiday
LaChanda Huff
JoAnn Hunt
Pamela Jarmon-Wade
Yahzir Malphurs
Wanda McKinzy
Bailey C. Moore
V. S. Russell
Angie Stubbs

Christian Fiction
Felicia Dortch
Bonnie Hopkins
Marla Lafayette


James Marshall
Ava Montgomery

Sharon Boykin
Gracie Bradford
Kenneth W. Marshall
Ashley Moore
Donald Thomas Jr

Marcus Haynes

Historical Fiction
Susane Lavallais Boykins

Curtis T. Claytor


Rhonda Jackson Joseph
Malcolm Solomon
Patricia Waddy

Mainstream Fiction

Lydia Brew
Tyrone Gibbs Jr.
Zenora Knight
TJ Lowery
Brenda A. White


Motivation/Self Help
Tiffinny Beard
Tamara Celeste
Sonyia Graham
Chris Holmes
Kimlin Johnson
Valerie Johnson-Reed
M. Kate Poe
Cheryl Polote-Williamson
Marq Redmond

Justin Ruffin
Keishan Scott
Nakilah Shannon
Dr. Shauntuan Coleman Taylor
Drenda Williams

Jay Matthew
Shawn Rich

OB Bell, III

Monica Bester
Natresha Dawson
Keith D. Jenkins
Dr. Jacqueline Kane
Aset Rising
Dr. Sandra D. Smith
Norma Jo Thomas

Clarence Birdsong III
Joshua Osime

Kayla Oye
Sharon Session-Thomas
Shiarnice Taylor

Politics/Social Sciences
Gloria J. Browne-Marshall
Jan Miles

Charmaine Bailey
Katherine Barner
Lakesha Bradford
Avalon Brown
Cedric Davis

Laney Davis
Arlene Dowdy
Jimmy Freeman
Marlene Hurd
LaDonyae Johnson
Melinda Merritt
Peggy Ratliff
Ezekiel Williams
Greg Williams

W. Parks Brigham

Michelle Touro
Nicole Williams

Science Fiction
Bill Liggins
Adrian Petty

Fran Clark
Wyjuana Montgomery
Terrica Smith

Urban Fiction
Ashley Downing
Foxxay Howard
Lori Jones
Tiera Jones
Ron Leath
J. Micah
Yolanda Perry
Jamal Shakur
Ariell Sprows

Tica Bowden
Collette Conner
Shelena Cook
Jacquanecia Harris

Wes Johnson

Tameka McKenzie
Terris Moore
LaQuita Tate
Teikoa Washington

National Black Book Festival News
(Current edition)

NBBF Supporting Authors
[Authors who cannot attend NBBF]
1 Love Publishing LLC
Ameikah Black
D. D. Bridges
Sydni Brown
William Byrd
Timia Carruthers
L. D. Collins
Malena Crawford
Dr. Terrence D. Duncan
Tonya Ellis
Jerome Fox
Valerie Glenn
Jessica Glover
Sanya Gragg
Kandice Green
Teresse Hawkins
Kimberly Hemmings
V. B. James
Jo Lena Johnson
Myran Jones
"The Truth" Jones
Sonia Lawson Lycett
Kaitlyn McKnight
Robin Munro
Danielle Nicole
Vilincia Patrick
Rachelle Pitre
Gayle Phillips-Roberson
W. C. Rose
Cicely Rue
D. M. Saddler
Kyshaa Sand
Nora Shariff
Wanda Simms
Brenda Stanley
Daralynn Walker
Latanza Warren




Featured Book

Write It Right: The Guide to
Self-Publishing Your Best Book
by Gwen Richardson

Featured Video of the Week

Captivated Hearts
by Yahrah St. John

2018 Featured Authors

Friday, Oct. 26 @ 5:00 p.m.

Michelle Stimpson


Tiffany L. Warren

Saturday, Oct. 27 @ 12:00 Noon

Pamela Samuels Young


2:00 p.m.

Eric Jerome Dickey


3:00 p.m.

Kim Coles


4:00 p.m.

Steven Barnes

Tananarive Due

2018 Festival Hours
Friday, Oct. 26 - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 27 - 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. 25 @ 7:00 p.m.
Welcome to Houston Reception*

MC/Hostess Pamela Jarmon-Wade


Friday, Oct. 26 @ 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
Victor McGlothin, Author/Film Producer


Saturday, Oct. 27 @ 8:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfast*

Houston Author, Shelita M. Anderson


Saturday, Oct. 27 - 10 a.m. to Noon
Children's Festival
Within NBBF

Children's Festival Featured Author

Derrick D. Barnes


Saturday, Oct. 27 @ 12 Noon
Book Club Meet and Greet

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

Festival's Official Book Seller

2018 Festival Partners


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ONLY $15.00 each


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Non-Profit Partner

Fallbrook Church (Gymnasium)
Site for 2018 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
2018 NBBF Newspaper here

Order copies of the 2018 NBBF Newspaper here

2018 Participating Author Photos   

Rhonda Jackson Joseph   Mary E. Evans

   Shelita M. Anderson  Bonnie Hopkins

Pamela Jarmon-Wade  Brenda A. White

McGowan-Green      Oswald Scott


       Lydia Brew      Doreen E. Allen

   Arlene Dowdy     Melinda Merritt

Tonya Ellis            Tiera Jones

Josalyn Holiday      Marcus Haynes

Myran Jones            Keishan Scott

   Jamal Shakur       Malcolm Solomon

LaTanya Brooks       Tyriek Murphy

Kandice Green             W. C. Rose   

Gracie Bradford    Lakesha Bradford

Bailey C. Moore       Sydni Brown

LaChanda Huff             Sheuvonda    

Sanya Gragg              Bill Liggins

Keith D. Jenkins     Sharon Boykin

    Rochelle Grant   Oluchi Immanuel, MD

Dr. LaShonda                                     
Jackson-Dean              Ron Leath      

Dr Jacqueline Kane   Ezekiel Williams    

Cheryl Polote-      Dr. Sandra D.
Williamson                Smith    


     Fran Clark             Marq Redmond

Susane Lavallais                                        
       Boykins                  Zenora Knight

   Curtis T. Claytor     Laverne Harris    

Sonyia Graham      Patricia Waddy

Sterling Carter     Stephen Carter

     J. Micah             Foxxay Howard

Darius Slaughter     Michelle Touro

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

Friday, Oct. 26, 2018
2:00 p.m.
Social Media 101

3:00 p.m.
The How-Tos of
Self-Publishing Your Book


Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018
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
5 Simple Steps You Can Take to Fire Your Landlord and Buy a Home

1:00 p.m.
Get In, Get Out! Learning the Language of Your Feelings

2:00 p.m.
Black Votes Matter

4:00 p.m.
The Art of Blending Families and
Co-Parenting Q&A Session

Create Your Own NBBF Seminar
Details Here

Book Club Central
2018 Participating Book Clubs
Black Orchid 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
Diamond Diva Book Club
Baton Rouge, LA
Fallbrook Church Reading Group
Houston, TX
Go On Girls Book Club Texas 1
Houston, TX
Mommy Network
Houston, TX
Page Turners, Too Book Club
Houston, TX
PEARLS Book Club
Houston, TX
Phenomenal Divas Book Club
Houston, TX
Read Between the Miles Book Club
Houston, TX
The Read Ladies Book Club
Houston, TX
R.E.A.D. Book Club
Houston, TX
Regal Sisterhood Book Club
Dallas, TX
Sistahs of the Written Word Book Club
Houston, TX
Sister-Friends Book Club
Houston, TX
Sisters Who Like to Read Book Club
Austin, TX
Sisters Who Like to Read Too Book Club
Austin, TX

Turning Pages Book Club
Houston, TX
Women Aspiring for More! Book Club
Corpus Christi, TX
Women of Wisdom Book Club
Humble, TX

Register your book club via e-mail:


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