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

October 27-29, 2016 - 9th Anniversary - Houston, Texas
Location:  Fallbrook Church - 12512 Walters Rd., Houston, TX 77014

Exhibit Hours:  Friday, October 28, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
                        Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

AUTHORS:  Early Bird Registration for the 2016 National Black Book Festival is now open and ends Feb. 29th. A $50 deposit will hold your table and includes your name and link on the website within 48 hours.  Click "Exhibitors" to register.

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Commercial Sponsors
Houston Home Security Judge


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

Dr. Katina Davis-Kennedy

Nikki Alexander

Debreka Handy*
Jacqueline Monroe
June Montgomery Lewis



Shelita M. Anderson*
Rachel BB and Juacclyn Nikol
Kenneth Braswell

J. L. Cheatham II
Mary E. Evans*
Portia McGowan Green*
Vera Harris
Josalyn Holiday
Pamela Jarmon-Wade*
Teresha Rue-Hughes
M. Mimi Sutton


Christian Fiction
Bonnie Hopkins*
Fon James*

L. T. Dixon

Olevia Henderson
Phillip Porter
Brother Prater


Historical Fiction
Phyllis Dixon*



Mainstream Fiction
Lydia Brew*
Karen Brown*
L. Lamont*
Nicole Hampton
Briseis S. Lily
J. Reid
Brenda A. White*


Motivation/Self Help
Krystle Barrington
Chris Holmes
Carol McBride
Diamond McNulty
Tanya J. Miller

Angie Ransome-Jones
Oswald Scott*
Sheila R. Walls
Anthony Wilson

Jean Nicole Rivers
Reicko Smith



Victor B. Johnson Sr.*

Tezlyn Figaro*


Twana Nuniss

Janice Pender*
Pastor Michael A. Pender*

Deneen A. Connor

Rhonda Jackson Joseph*
D'Hania Miller
Saby Stone

Science Fiction

Teens/Young Adults
Chris Jones

Urban Fiction
Sheena Binkley
Jessie Blade

Kanika Harris
Lizy Jacob*
Toye Morris
Jessica Wren


National Black Book Festival News
(Current edition)

NBBF Supporting Authors
[Authors who cannot attend NBBF]
Daniel Iyeks



This Week's Featured Book

Featured Video of the Week

National Black Book Festival Salutes
Authors for Black History Month

2016 Featured Authors
More featured authors TBA
(Free admission to featured author sessions)

Carl Weber


Victoria Christopher Murray


ReShonda Tate Billingsley


Wahida Clark


Omar Tyree

2016 Festival Hours
Friday, Oct. 28 - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29 - 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. 27 @ 7:00 p.m.

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


Friday, Oct. 28 @ 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
Brian W. Smith
Bestselling author of 15 novels


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


Saturday, Oct. 29 @ 8:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfast*


Saturday, Oct. 29 @ 12 Noon
Book Club Meet and Greet

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

Saturday, October 29 @ 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

2016 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 2016 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


2016 Participating Author Photos   

Rhonda Jackson Joseph   Oswald Scott

           Fon James             Karen Brown     

  Lydia Brew                  Tezlyn Figaro

June Montgomery                             
          Lewis              Debreka Handy


Vera Harris               K. K. Harris

         Lizy Jacob      Portia McGowan Green

        L. Lamont                Diamond McNulty

     Mary E. Evans   Shelita M. Anderson

  Krystle Barrington     Nikki Alexander    

    Chris Jones        Deneen A. Connor

Brother Prater                Nicole Hampton

Anthony Wilson           Josalyn Holiday

M. Mimi Sutton        Kenneth Braswell


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

Friday, Oct. 28, 2016
11:00 a.m.
Social Media 101

3:00 p.m.
Transforming Books Into Films

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

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016
11:00 a.m.
Build Your Own Dream Team:
No One Does It Alone

12:00 p.m.

A Few Good Men --
A Path to Godly Fatherhood

Create Your Own NBBF Seminar
Details Here

Book Club Central
2016 Participating Book Clubs
ArtBooksLife Book Club
Cushcity Book Club
Houston, TX
Missouri City Mocha & More Book Club
Missouri City, TX
Phenomenal Divas Book Club
Houston, TX

Register your book club via e-mail:


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