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.

AUTHORS: A $50.00 deposit secures exhibitor table for 2017 early bird registration and includes website listing.
Final balance is due by 07/31/17. Click "Exhibitors" to register.

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


Forrest J. Beverly
Eleanor Riley
Roosevelt Sargent
Ronika Ward


Donnie P
Dr. Danita Hughes


Shelita M. Anderson*
Mary E. Evans*
Portia McGowan Green*
Terry Savoy Hadley
Josalyn Holiday*
Pamela Jarmon-Wade*
Jasmine Pruitt
Phyllis Semien
Alonda Williams
Coretta Wren


Christian Fiction
Sherron Elise

Bonnie Hopkins*




Ronald Lynch
Torri Stuckey


Historical Fiction
Adolphus Ward


Mainstream Fiction
Lydia Brew*
Karen Brown*
Phyllis Dixon
Keisha E. Pearson
Brenda A. White*


Motivation/Self Help
Brandy Hambrick
Samuel Lynch
Tara Ratney



Shawn Bayonne
Mica Furlow

Victor B. Johnson Sr.*
Shiarnice Taylor

Politics/Social Sciences


Marvell Gales

iRis the Dream Whisperer
J. Ladd Johnson
Therese Taylor-Stinson
C. Austin Tucker*
Joy Wilkerson

Rhonda Jackson Joseph*

Science Fiction

Teens/Young Adults

Urban Fiction
Angie K


National Black Book Festival News
(Current edition)

NBBF Supporting Authors
[Authors who cannot attend NBBF]
Eve Pierre
Alika Turner




This Week's Featured Book

Featured Video of the Week

Black History Month Salute to Authors

2017 Featured Authors
(Confirmed -- More to be announced)

GregAlan Williams


Omar Tyree


Victoria Christopher Murray


ReShonda Tate Billingsley




Brian W. Smith


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 *)

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*

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


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

MC/Hostess Shelita M. Anderson

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 @ 4:00 p.m.
Spoken Word Poetry Slam
Victor B. Johnson Sr.
a/k/a Birdman 313
Author of six poetry books

Festival's Official Book Seller

2017 Festival Partners


Order your NBBF t-shirt
ONLY $15.00 each


To receive the NBBF monthly e-newsletter, send an e-mail to:

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
2016 NBBF Newspaper here

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


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

Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
11:00 a.m.
Letís Get Drastic! Increase
Your Book Sales by Speaking

2:00 p.m.
Social Media 101

Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Bringing Out the Book In You

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
Fallbrook Reading Group
Houston, TX
Go On Girls Book Club Texas 1
Houston, TX
Mocha Diva Book Club
Houston, TX
PEARLS Book Club
Houston, TX
Phenomenal Divas Book Club
Houston, TX
R.E.A.D. Book Club
Houston, TX

Register your book club via e-mail:


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