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Tayari Jones is the author of the novels Leaving Atlanta, The Untelling, Silver Sparrow, and An American Marriage (Algonquin Books, February 2018). Her writing has appeared in Tin House, The Believer, The New York Times, and Callaloo.  A member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, she has also been a recipient of...

Tina McElroy Ansa is a novelist,  publisher, filmmaker, teacher and journalist. But above all, she is a storyteller and cultural icon. She is at work on her sixth novel, From Here On, to be published by DownSouth Press, the independent publishing company Ms. Ansa established nearly a decade ago. Additionally, she...

Daniel Black is the dynamic and compelling author of many jaw-dropping books that make for vibrant book club discussions. His accomplished body of work includes Listen To The Lambs, Twelve Gates To The CIty, The Coming, The Sacred Place, They Tell Me of a Home and Perfect Peace. His engaging reading of his work, often...

Beverly Jenkins is the recipient of the 2017 Romance Writers of America Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as the 2016 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for historical romance. She has been nominated for the NAACP Image Award in Literature, was featured both in the documentary “Love Between the...

Florence “Flo” Anthony is a veteran celebrity journalist and bestselling author of three novels. She hosts a daily syndicated radio feature, “Gossip On The Go With Flo,” syndicated by Superadio, writes a weekly syndicated column “Go With The Flo,” which appears in several African American newspapers, including the New York...

New York Times Bestselling author believes women must manifest their destiny. In her novels, women overcome heart-wrenching challenges. Female empowerment is the primary focus in all of Morrison’s works. An unapologetic voice with 23 fiction novels and two non-fiction books in print, Morrison strives to eradicate...

Tiffany L. Warren began her writing career in 2003 when she signed with Walk Worthy Press to publish her debut, What a Sista Should Do. She has gone on to publish twenty-two full-length novels (eleven under pen name Nikki Carter) with Hachette Book Group and Kensington Books (Dafina). Tiffany has also independently...

Emmanuella Raphaelle was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York to Caribbean parents who migrated from Haiti. She has been writing for over two decades. ​Writing poetry and journaling served as an escape from the walls caging her in at a young age and became a form of creative therapy and release through her...