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

October 22-24, 2015 - 8th Anniversary - Houston, Texas
Location:  Fallbrook Church - 12512 Walters Rd., Houston, TX 77014

Exhibit Hours:  Friday, October 23, 2015 - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
                        Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

AUTHORS:  Author tables for 2015 NBBF are 97% sold as of 10/05/15.  The late registration rate is now in effect. Click "Exhibitors" to register for remaining tables.

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Commercial Sponsors
Houston Home Security Judge


Participating Publishers
Southern Classic Publishing
True Visions Publications


Small Business/Institutional
Texas State Library & Archives


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


Linda Pennington Black

Akua Fayette
Dr. Craig Follins
Zekeh Gbotokuma
Debreka Handy
Alana M. Hill
Eunice Sykes



Shelita M. Anderson*
Kevin Clemons
Mary E. Evans*
Portia McGowan Green
Alice Horton
Pamela Jarmon-Wade*
Elzadia Meguess
Dr. Jomo Mutegi
S. K. Sharpe


Christian Fiction

Jae Henderson
Bonnie Hopkins*
Fon James*
Sherlynn Rachelle
K. T. Richey

Aria Craig
Fran C. Nelson Riddick
Samuel Williams

Marcus Haynes

Historical Fiction
Phyllis Dixon

Walker Smith*

Dr. Booker T. Williams Jr.

Mainstream Fiction
Misty Bishop
Lydia Brew*
Karen Brown*
Nicole Davis
Cortina Jackson
L. Lamont
S. Amun LinZy I*
Tracie Momie
Cydney Rax*
Akela Renae
Tanisha Renee
Tara L. Thompson
Brenda A. White*

Motivation/Self Help

Jacqueline Camphor
Reggie Davis
Akosua Dardaine Edwards
Donald K. Hawkins
Gloria Larry
Melvin Lars
Stefani Morrow*
Gregg Riley
Oswald Scott*

Justin Settles
Liz J. Simpson
Antonio T. Smith Jr.
Dr. Hearley Smith*
Chastity Thomason

Antwan Floyd Sr.

Janis F. Kearney*

Kevin Bates*

Cosalind Frank
Shandra N. Jackson
Victor B. Johnson Sr.*

James Alexander
McKenzie Carter

Gerald and Myrna Irons
Melvin Lars
Maurice Lindsay
Dr. Alfreda Love
Amir Makin
Janice Pender*
Pastor Michael A. Pender
Donna Rochelle Walker

Angela Kay Austin

Rhonda Jackson Joseph*
Stephanie Morris*
Alvin J. Walters

Science Fiction

Teens/Young Adults
Macqueline Woods

Urban Fiction
Antwan Floyd

Dante L. R. Harrell
Lizy Jacob
T. L. Whittington


National Black Book Festival News
(Current edition)

2015 NBBF
Houston Steering Committee

Fon James
Rhonda Jackson Joseph
Oswald Scott

NBBF Supporting Authors
[Authors who cannot attend NBBF]

Renee Austin
Jessie Blade
LaFredrick Burns
Audre'L Davis-Jones
Keyanna Ford
Monica Lynne Foster
Tomiya Gaines
W. B. Garvey
Reginald Grant
Ahlumba Harris
Oumar Hill
Moni'Soi Humes
Tyra Jackson
Titus Joseph
Chuck Kelley
Nanette Marie
D'hania Miller
Ava Montgomery
Vivan Owens
Monica Palmer
Dr. Tamara Pizzoli
Patricia A. Saunders
King Shakur
Dr. Linda Sturrup*
Dr. Tanisca M. Wilson
Cynthia Young





This Week's Featured Book

Featured Video of the Week

Order the Full Festival Package
(Reception, 2 Breakfasts and Power Lunch)

2015 Featured Authors
(Free admission to featured author sessions)

Friday, Oct 23 @ 4 p.m.

Mary Monroe


Friday, Oct 23 @ 5 p.m.

Dwayne Alexander Smith


Saturday, Oct 24 @ 10 a.m.

Roland S. Martin


Saturday, Oct 24 @ Noon

Victoria Christopher Murray

Saturday, Oct 24 @ Noon

ReShonda Tate Billingsley


Saturday, Oct 24 @ 1 p.m.

Beverly Johnson


Saturday, Oct 24 @ 2 p.m.



Saturday, Oct 24 @ 3 p.m.

Lalita Tademy

2015 Festival Hours
Friday, Oct. 23 - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 24 - 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. 22 @ 7:00 p.m.

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


Friday, Oct. 23 @ 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*
Guest Speaker: Malaika Adero
(former VP/Sr. Editor at Simon & Schuster)


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


Saturday, Oct. 24 @ 8:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfast*

MC/Hostess Shelita M. Anderson

Saturday, Oct. 24 @ 12 Noon
Book Club Meet and Greet

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

Saturday, October 24 @ 4:00 p.m.
Spoken Word Poetry Slam
Victor B. Johnson Sr.
a/k/a Birdman 313
Author of Thoughts of Life and his new book, Birdman 313 Presents: The World in Poetry According to Him

Festival's Official Book Seller

2015 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 2015 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
2015 NBBF Newspaper here

Host Hotel - Sheraton North Houston


2015 Participating Author Photos   

Rhonda Jackson Joseph   Oswald Scott

           Fon James             Karen Brown     

Audre'L                         Patricia

     Dante Harrell       Janis F. Kearney

Gerald and Myrna Irons

Kevin Bates                     Linda Black

Sherlynn Rachelle     Donna Walker

Dr. Linda Sturrup   Stephanie Morris

     Mary E. Evans  Shelita M. Anderson

 Lydia Brew        Moni'soi Humes

  Monica Palmer       Tara L. Thompson

Stefani Morrow         Chuck Kelley    

      Aria Craig       Monica Lynne Foster

    Oumar Hill         Nanette Marie

Reggie Davis         Justin Settles

Dr. Craig Follins       Liz Simpson    

Antonio T. Smith Jr    Donald Hawkins

   Cortina Jackson         Zekeh Gbotokuma

 Alana M. Hill         Marcus Haynes

Macqueline Woods         L. Lamont             

Misty Bishop

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

Friday, Oct. 23, 2015
11:00 a.m.
Social Media 101

2:00 p.m.
Reclaiming Your Mental State and Breaking Down the Stigma of Mental Illness: The 4-Step Process

3:00 p.m.
How to Get Started With
Memoir Writing

4:00 p.m.
Music With a Message

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

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015
2:00 p.m.

Publish to Promotion: Tactics to Effectively Engage the Public Through Print, Television and Radio Media

Create Your Own NBBF Seminar
Details Here

Book Club Central
2015 Participating Book Clubs
ArtsBookLife Book Club
Fort Worth, TX
Black Diamonds Book Club
Arlington, TX

Brownstone Book Club
Houston, TX
Chapter Chicks Book Club
Fort Worth, TX
Coffee Beanz N Readz Book Club
Houston, TX
Cushcity Book Club
Houston, TX
(The) First Chapter Book Club
Houston, TX
Gathering Minds Book Club
Lake Charles, LA

Mind, Body & Soul Book Club
Austin, TX
Mindfully Elevated Ladies
Dallas, 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
Sista-Sista Book Club
Houston, TX
Sistah Circle Book Group
Shreveport, LA

Sistahfriends Book Club
Shreveport, LA
Sister-Friends Book Club
Spring, TX
Sister-In-Spirit Book Club
Houston, TX
Sisters Who Enjoy Reading Book Club
Houston, TX
Sisters Who Like to Read
Austin, TX
Voices Beyond the Pages Book Club
Lake Charles, LA
Women of Wisdom Book Club
Shreveport, LA

Register your book club via e-mail:


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