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Vanessa Riley

Vanessa Riley is an award-winning author of historical fiction and historical romance that showcases the hidden histories of women of color, emphasizing strong sisterhood and dazzling multicultural communities. Her novels pull heartstrings, elicit laughs and share insights into the diverse history the Georgian, Regency and Victorian eras. The latest of her 10 books is Island Queen, which reimagines the true-life story of Dorothy Kirwan Thomas, a free woman of color who rose from slavery to become a powerful landowner in […]

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Tia Williams

Tia Williams had a fifteen-year career as a beauty editor for magazines including Elle, Glamour, and Essence. In 2004, she pioneered the beauty blog industry with Shake Your Beauty. She wrote the bestselling novel, The Accidental Diva, and penned two YA novels: It Chicks, and Sixteen Candles. Her award-winning novel, The Perfect Find, will be adapted into a Netflix film starring Gabrielle Union.   Her New York Times best-selling novel, Seven Days in June, follows writer Eva Mercy, a single mom juggling her tornado of a tween, her career as a “vampire erotica” […]

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Malaika Adero

Maliaka Adero is the former long-time senior editor at Simon and Schuster-turned-author who has penned outstanding literary works. Her latest is Vice President Kamala Harris: Her Path to the White House, the first fully illustrated book that chronicles her life and historic political rise.   Maliaka has also written A Black Woman Did That: 42 Boundary-Breaking, Bar-Raising, World-changing Women and Up South: Stories, Studies, and Letters of This Century’s African American Migrations.   She held editorial positions in the publishing industry for thirty […]

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