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.

AUTHORS: A 50% deposit in the amount of $175.00 holds your table for 2018 NBBF and includes your name/website link posted w/in 48 hours. Final payment due within 30 days.  As of 07/18/18, 88% of tables are sold. Click Exhibitors to register.

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Corporate Sponsors


Small Business Vendors
A God Inspired Boutique


Participating Publishers
1 Love Publishing LLC

Participating Authors
(Click author name for web site)

African Diaspora
Dr. LaShonda Jackson-Dean

Oluchi Immanuel, MD
W. C. Rose

William Gordon
Rochelle Grant
Jo Lena Johnson
Tyriek Murphy
Katrina Vantassell


Towannia Bonaparte
Myran Jones
Dwight Treadwell Sr.

Doreen E. Allen
Shelita M. Anderson
Ameikah Black
LaTanya Brooks
Sandra Campbell-Notice
Calvin Denson
Mary E. Evans
Sanya Gragg
Portia McGowan Green
Teresse Hawkins
Kimberly Hemmings
Josalyn Holiday
LaChanda Huff
Pamela Jarmon-Wade
"The Truth" Jones
Sonia Lawson Lycett
Yahzir Malphurs
Wanda McKinzy
Bailey C. Moore
V. S. Russell

Christian Fiction
Felicia Dortch
Bonnie Hopkins
Marla Lafayette
Danielle Nicole
Gayle Phillips-Roberson




Sharon Boykin
Gracie Bradford
Ashley Moore
Donald Thomas Jr

Marcus Haynes

Historical Fiction
Susane Lavallais Boykins



Rhonda Jackson Joseph
Malcolm Solomon

Mainstream Fiction

Lydia Brew
Karen Brown
Zenora Knight
Cicely Rue
Brenda A. White


Motivation/Self Help
Tiffinny Beard
William Byrd

Dr. Terrence D. Duncan
Jessica Glover
Valerie Johnson-Reed
Cheryl Polote-Williamson
Marq Redmond

Justin Ruffin
D. M. Saddler
Keishan Scott
Nora Shariff
Dr. Shauntuan Coleman Taylor
Drenda Williams

Jay Matthew
Shawn Rich

Kandice Green
Keith D. Jenkins
Dr. Jacqueline Kane
Dr. Sandra D. Smith
Norma Jo Thomas

Joshua Osime

Kayla Oye
Sharon Session-Thomas
Brenda Stanley
Shiarnice Taylor

Politics/Social Sciences
Gloria J. Browne-Marshall

Katherine Barner
Lakesha Bradford
Avalon Brown
Cedric Davis

Laney Davis
Arlene Dowdy
Jimmy Freeman
LaDonyae Johnson
Melinda Merritt
Peggy Ratliff
Wanda Simms
Ezekiel Williams

W. Parks Brigham

Sydni Brown

Science Fiction
Malena Crawford

Bill Liggins
Adrian Petty

Fran Clark
V. B. James

Wyjuana Montgomery
Terrica Smith

Urban Fiction
D. D. Bridges
Ashley Downing
Lori Jones
Tiera Jones
Ron Leath
Kyshaa Sand
Jamal Shakur
Ariell Sprows

Timia Carruthers
Collette Conner
Robin Munro
Daralynn Walker

National Black Book Festival News
(Current edition)

NBBF Supporting Authors
[Authors who cannot attend NBBF]
L. D. Collins
Tonya Ellis
Rachelle Pitre




This Week's Featured Book

Featured Video of the Week

NBBF Salutes Authors for
Black History Month

2018 Featured Authors

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

Michelle Stimpson


Tiffany L. Warren

Saturday, Oct. 27 @ 11:00 a.m.

Stephanie Powell Watts

12:00 p.m. - Noon

Pamela Samuels Young


1:00 p.m.

Steven Barnes

Tananarive Due


2:00 p.m.

Eric Jerome Dickey


3:00 p.m.

Kim Coles


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 *)

Festival M/C
Author/Radio Host, G. L. Henderson


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 Experts Show Authors How to Maximize Their Festival Experience

12:00 Noon
Power Lunch*

Power Lunch Speaker
Victor McGlothin, Author/Film Producer

Gospel/Jazz Violinist Daniel D
(Power Lunch Entertainment)

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


Order your NBBF t-shirt
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
2017 NBBF Newspaper here

2018 Participating Author Photos   

Rhonda Jackson Joseph   Karen Brown

      Mary E. Evans     Shelita M. Anderson

Pamela Jarmon-Wade  Victor Johnson

Brenda A. White     Bonnie Hopkins

McGowan-Green      Oswald Scott


     "The Truth" Jones    Nora Shariff      

     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

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

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

Create Your Own NBBF Seminar
Details Here

Book Club Central
2018 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
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
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
Austin, TX

Register your book club via e-mail:


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