View the hour-by-hour schedule for 2023 NBBF weekend HERE.
Watch the 2023 NBBF promotional video HERE.

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Corporate Sponsors


SHE Publishing LLC

Ramsey Law Group

The Law Office of
David A. Breston


Participating Publishers
Amazon KDP Publishing

BK Royston Publishing

Black Odyssey Media

InterVarsity Press

SHE Publishing LLC

1517 Media


Small Business Vendors
Laura's STEM Creations+


Participating Authors
(Click author name for web site)

African Diaspora

Kelley Gilberry, CHN
Yolanda Perry

Dr. Rose Ihedigbo
Sylvia O'Connor
Hadiatou Wann

Latesha Smith
Vincent Watson

Omowunmi Akinyoade

Stacey Allen
Shelita M. Anderson

Ebony Beckford
Zariah Cherry
Shaneisha Dodson
Shequera Donshell
Marcus Eaddy
Mary E. Evans
Kimberly George
Lisa Gilliard
Joy Harris-Bird
Joseph Henderson
Dr. Tara Hines-McCoy
Pamela Jarmon-Wade
Sandie Johnson
Michelle M. Knight
Jennifer Lewis
Belinda Mays
Markethia Mull
Elena Neely
Keisha Newman
Charles Renthrope
Ty Salvant
Ramona Thomas
Glenn Towery
Shartrece Williams

Christian Fiction
John Dewberry
La'Toya Guillory
Bonnie Hopkins
John McClain
Anthony McCray
Shalonda McFarland

Kara Branch
Ashley Jefferies
Dorothy Moore


Gloria Pope

Edwin Brown
Khanyon Garey
Chantell Siler

Historical Fiction
Malika J. Stevely


Rhonda Jackson Garcia

Mainstream Fiction

Phyllis Dixon
Joyce Fondong
Keisha Pearson
L. Smith
Brenda A. White

Motivation/Self Help
Joycelyn Barnett
Noreen N. Henry
Dafani Norman
Deborah Rox
Barnard Sims
Erica Thomas
Lena Payton Webb
Nicole Wilson
Michael Wynn

Tamara Butts
James Hammonds
Shauntey James
Tarris Marie

TL Cromwell
Victor Hill
Jamesha Ross
Felicha Stanley
Natasha Starghill

LaWanda Staten

Shereema Dumas
Kaiesha Ford
Romalita Harrison
Nicole Lanier Montez

Yolanda Nettles
Michelle Stradford

Leona Nicholas Welch

Politics/Social Sciences

Binyoka Booth
Keidra Hobley
Kimberly McWilliams
Chris Morehouse
Joan E. Murray
Queen Phillips
Robin Webster
Chalmer Williams

Lynn Chantale
Lewanda Jackson

Science Fiction
Erica Carr
Patricia Hopkins

Kasia Cunningham
Ian Parks
T. Wendy Williams

Urban Fiction
AmberElizabeth Addison-Scott
Marc Beausejour
Y. P. McCall
E. Nigma
Queen Jefe'
Erick Williams

Madeline Alexander
Patrice Brown
Milledge Caldwell
Pamela Ennis
Kelechi Olejeme

NBBF Supporting Authors
(Unable to attend event)

Berneka Alleyne
Nicole Blakes
Mia Bowman
Britney Brown
Rhonda Brown
Dean Conan
Gena Cox
Crystal Darks
Marline Duroseau
Elisabeth Gould
Cassandra Hill
Rosita Hunter
Kayla Hyatte
Renee Johnson
Sha Jones
Gregory Miller
Thomas Nabors
Tanya Osborne
Charlene Ransom
Christy Sanderson
Charity Spears
Clarissa Turner
Denora Watts
Ronald Williams Jr.



Featured Book


Legacy: Wisdom of
African Traditions and the Bible

by Chris Morehouse

Featured Video of the Week

Black Authors Matter TV - Sept. 12th
Bonnie Newman Davis, Eric Betts,
Julia Royston, Rich Gilliam (Richnovated)

2023 Featured Authors

Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023

12:00 p.m. (Noon)

Naleighna Kai
Best-Selling Author and Publisher

1:00 p.m.

Kwame Alexander
Best-Selling, Award-Winning Author


2:00 p.m.

Daphne Maxwell Reid
Actress and Author

3:00 p.m.

Donna Hill
Best-Selling, Award-Winning Author


4:00 p.m.

Denene Millner
NY Times Best-Selling Author and
Award-Winning Journalist

Saturday, Oct. 28 - 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Children's Festival

     Black Authors Matter
Children's Book Award
Winners Announced
@ 10:45 a.m.

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tote bags, mugs, and playing cards.

Great for Holiday Gifting, Black History Month, Book Events, Book Clubs, and Year-Round

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Special Events
(Ticket purchase required)

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023
7:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception

Friday, Oct. 27, 2023
9:30 a.m.
Get Acquainted Breakfast
(Included with author table)

Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023
8:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfast
(Included with author table)

(Free admission to all seminars)

Friday, Oct. 27, 2023
Author Enhancement Sessions

1:00 p.m.
The How-Tos of
Self-Publishing Your Book

2:00 p.m.
Finding Your Audience on Amazon

3:00 p.m.
Book to Film: Flipping the Script

4:00 p.m
What Literary Agents Look For

5:00 p.m.
Publishers Panel:
What Publishers Are Looking for
When Signing New Authors


Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023

10:00 a.m.
Bringing Out the Book In You

11:00 a.m.
Common Mistakes Authors Make
That Can Damage Their Reputation

12:00 p.m. (Noon)
Unveiling the Complex World of
Female Offenders

1:00 p.m.
The Financial Habits Authors
Should Be Aware Of

2:00 p.m.
It's Possible

3:00 p.m.
Unleashing Your Wealthy Life Skills: Strategies for Financial Success


Create Your Own Seminar

NBBF Literary Correspondent
Dr. Rhonda Lawson

Live interviews throughout the NBBF
weekend are conducted by Dr. Lawson

Fallbrook Church (Brook Sports)
Site for 2023 NBBF (Oct 26-28)

For NBBF attendees who are staying the entire weekend, feel free to worship with Fallbrook
on Sunday @ 8 or 11 a.m.

Book Your Room at Our Host Hotel
Sheraton North Houston

Recommended Airport: IAH

2023 Participating Author Photos   

Rhonda Jackson Garcia   Mary E. Evans

   Shelita M. Anderson  Bonnie Hopkins

Pamela Jarmon-Wade  Brenda A. White

    Berneka Alleyne          Denora Watts       

Kasia Cunningham       Ebony Beckford

Dr. Gena Cox          Zariah Cherry

 Deborah Rox             Dafani Norman

  Renee Johnson      T. Wendy Williams

Dr. Rose Ihedigbo     Shereema Dumas

Noreen N. Henry      Michelle M Knight

Dr. Tara                               
     Hines-McCoy        Charles Renthrope


Glenn Towery          John Dewberry

Vincent Watson       Romalita Harrison

Patricia Hopkins          Chantell Siler

Phyllis Dixon         Charity Spears

       Barnard Sims    Omowunmi Akinyoade

James Hammonds      Joycelyn Barnett  

Lena Payton Webb     Natasha Starghill

Malika J. Stevely         Tarris Marie

Erica Thomas           Sylvia O'Connor

Michael Wynn            Y. P. McCall

Hadiatou Wann           Kara Branch   

  La'Toya Guillory        Chalmer Williams

   TL Cromwell           Chris Morehouse

LaWanda Staten          Leona Welch    

Jamesha Ross          Dorothy Moore

    Latesha Smith       Joseph Henderson

 L. Smith                   Queen Jefe'


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