. . .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 07/21/14, 92% 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
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 *)

Stevie Johnson
Titi Ladette
Derrick J. Taylor

Dr. Frank L. Harper
Leroy McKenzie Jr.
Ivy N. McQuain

Shelita M. Anderson
Felicia Capers
Phelesha Hamilton
Pamela Jarmon-Wade*
Dr. Linda Sturrup

Christian Fiction
Chizelle Archie
Keisha Bass
Bonnie Hopkins*

Fon James*
Paulette Harper*
Troy Johnson
Nigeria Lockley
Gwen Sutton
M. Lyn Walker

G. L. Henderson*
Tara L. Paige
DeAnna MsDeeva Shields

Historical Fiction
Brook Blander


Mainstream Fiction
Julia Blues
Vick Breedy
Lydia Brew*
Karen Brown*
Lorraine Elzia*
Darlene Johnson
Sadeqa Johnson
Anaya Kay
Athena Lark
S. Andrew LinZy
Johnny A. McDowell
Peter McNeil
Robert Morgan
Cydney Rax*
JeanNicole Rivers*
J. E. Smythe
Brenda A. White*


Motivation/Self Help
Lovina Akowuah

Cheryl Robinson
Oswald Scott*
Carlos Wallace
Joseph Woodley

James Reid
Derek Rose Walls

Kimberly Thacker Webb


Angela Braxton
Sharon Hayes
Shashicka Hill
Janis F. Kearney
Myrtle Means, Ph.D
Brinda Sue Robinson
Miranda Robinson

Francee Bouvenir

Silas Burgess III
Sylvia Green Chatman
April Mitchell Gatewood
Victor B. Johnson Sr.*
Daezel Mae*
Mz Jae
Felecia Karen Scott

Jonathan C. Augustine
Ralene Berry
Monique Bowdry
Phyllis Clemmons
Audre'L Davis-Jones
James M. Lamb
Ava Montgomery
Alvando Ray*
Maria Taylor
Therese Taylor-Stinson
Ashanta C. Washington
Jan Whitaker*

Jenn E.
Elva Nelson Hayes

Rhonda Jackson Joseph*
Vernon R. Matthews Jr.
Stephanie Morris*
Soraya G. Scott
Shar Sturges

Science Fiction
J. A. Faulkerson

Teens/Young Adults
Sonya Burrell-Pearl
Stephanie Crosby

Urban Fiction
Joycelyn Fuller
Khalil Hakim
A. J. Jones
Pink Maxwell*
Constance D. Ringgold
Kaiya Walker


NBBF Supporting Authors
[Authors unable to attend Festival]
Jonathan Burkett
Christian Cashelle*
Kezia Davis
Darrell Freeman Jr.
Dee Grissett
Melica Niccole
Cezanne Poetess


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

Author Gwen Richardson
The Genesis Files

2014 Featured Authors
(Free admission to featured author sessions)

Pearl Cleage


Victoria Christopher Murray

ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Allison Hobbs

Curtis Bunn

Earl Sewell

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


Pamela Samuels Young




Bernice McFadden


Elizabeth Nunez

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
MCs David and Karen Brown
BrownCo Publishing


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

Catered by Pappa's Catering
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 Pappa's Catering

Pam Perry,
CEO of Ministry Marketing Solutions, Marketing/Social Media Expert


Saturday, Oct. 25 @ 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Children's Authors Book Readings
Participating children's authors read from their books

Saturday, Oct. 25 @ 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 (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 2013 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

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
11:00 a.m.
Successful Self-Publishing

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
My Sisters And Me Literacy Guild
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
Sister-Friends Book Club
Houston, TX
Sisters Who Enjoy Reading Book Club
Houston, TX
What's Ur Take Book Club

Register your book club via e-mail:


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