2023 NBBF early bird author/vendor registration is open until March 31st. Register and make your deposit HERE.

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Corporate Sponsors


SHE Publishing LLC

Ramsey Law Group

The Law Office of
David A. Breston


Simmons and Fletcher, P.C.

Participating Publishers
Amazon KDP Publishing

BK Royston Publishing

Black Odyssey Media

InterVarsity Press

SHE Publishing LLC


Participating Authors
(Click author name for web site)

African Diaspora

Yolanda Perry

Dr. Rose Ihedigbo

Gena Cox

Shelita M. Anderson
Ebony Beckford
Zariah Cherry
Shaneisha Dodson
Shequera Donshell
Mary E. Evans
Joy Harris-Bird
Dr. Tara Hines-McCoy
Pamela Jarmon-Wade
Michelle M. Knight
Belinda Mays

Christian Fiction
Berneka Alleyne
Bonnie Hopkins
Anthony McCray
Shalonda McFarland

Elisabeth Gould




Historical Fiction


Rhonda Jackson Garcia

Mainstream Fiction

Joyce Fondong
Brenda A. White

Motivation/Self Help
Noreen N. Henry
Dafani Norman
Deborah Rox



Shereema Dumas
Nicole Lanier Montez

Politics/Social Sciences
Gregory Miller

Keidra Hobley
Rosita Hunter
Kimberly McWilliams
Joan E. Murray
Queen Phillips
Christy Sanderson
Robin Webster

Lynn Chantale
Renee Johnson
Denora Watts

Science Fiction

Kasia Cunningham
Ian Parks
T. Wendy Williams

Urban Fiction
Erick Williams


NBBF Supporting Authors
(Unable to attend event)

Ronald Williams Jr.



Featured Book


101 Scholarship Applications:
What It Takes to Obtain a Debt-Free College Education

by Gwen Richardson

Featured Video of the Week

Black Authors Matter TV - March 7th
Brian W. Smith, Natasha Tarpley, Nikki High

2023 Featured Authors
(More to be confirmed)

Kwame Alexander
Best-Selling Author

Daphne Maxwell Reid
Actress and Author

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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ONLY $19.99 each (XS to XL)
ONLY $24.99 each (2XL to 5XL)

We also have Black Authors Matter caps,
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


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

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


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