. . .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 72% sold as of 03/23/15. A $100 deposit secures your table and includes name/website listing on site within 48 hours. Final balance of $200 is not due until July 31, 2015.  Click "Exhibitors" to register.

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Commercial Sponsors
Houston Home Security Judge


2015 Participating Publishers
Southern Classic Publishing


2015 Participating Authors
(Click author name for web site; returning authors are indicated with *)

Monica Palmer


Linda Pennington Black




Shelita M. Anderson*
Mary E. Evans*
Portia McGowan Green
Pamela Jarmon-Wade*
Dr. Linda Sturrup*


Christian Fiction

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

Aria Craig
Tomiya Gaines

Historical Fiction
Nanette Marie


Mainstream Fiction
Lydia Brew*
Karen Brown*
Monica Lynne Foster
Cortina Jackson
Tara L. Thompson
Brenda A. White*

Motivation/Self Help

Reggie Davis
Ahlumba Harris
Oumar Hill
Moni'Soi Humes

Titus Joseph
Stefani Morrow
Oswald Scott*

Justin Settles
Dr. Hearley Smith


Janis F. Kearney*

Kevin Bates*

LaFredrick Burns
Victor B. Johnson Sr.*
Patricia A. Saunders

Audre'L Davis-Jones
Gerald and Myrna Irons
Chuck Kelley
Maurice Lindsay
Amir Makin
Donna Rochelle Walker
Dr. Tanisca M. Wilson

Rhonda Jackson Joseph*
Stephanie Morris*

Science Fiction

Teens/Young Adults

Urban Fiction
Keyanna Ford
Dante L. R. Harrell


National Black Book Festival News
(Current edition)

2015 NBBF
Houston Steering Committee

Fon James
Rhonda Jackson Joseph
Oswald Scott



This Week's Featured Book

Featured Video of the Week

NBBF Salutes Authors for
Black History Month

2015 Featured Authors
[More featured authors TBA]
(Free admission to featured author sessions)



Victoria Christopher Murray

ReShonda Tate Billingsley


Mary Monroe


Dwayne Alexander Smith

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)


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

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.
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
2014 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

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

Friday, Oct. 23, 2015
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

Create Your Own NBBF Seminar
Details Here

Book Club Central
2015 Participating Book Clubs
Chapter Chicks Book Club
Fort Worth, TX
Cushcity Book Club
Houston, TX
Gathering Minds Book Club
Lake Charles, LA

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
Sistahfriends Book Club
Shreveport, LA
Sister-Friends Book Club
Houston, TX
Sister-In-Spirit Book Club
Houston, TX
Sisters Who Enjoy Reading Book Club
Houston, TX
Sisters Who Like to Read
Austin, TX

Register your book club via e-mail:


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