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Walter Mosley is the prolific and fantastic author whose work is renown worldwide. He has penned engaging fiction and nonfiction and young adult books and is considered one of the foremost literary giants of his time. www.waltermosley.com

Eric Jerome Dickey, the New York Times best-selling author who was once the question on Jeopardy! Yes, he’s like that. His latest, Bad Men & Wicked Women, is a romantic thriller that released in April 2018 that is a page-turner supreme. www.ericjeromedickey.com

Over the course of his three-decade career, Nick Chiles has distinguished himself as one of the nation’s foremost chroniclers of African-American life, culture and celebrity—both as a bestselling author and award-winning journalist. He is the author or co-author of 14 books, including three New York Times bestsellers...

Shawn Blanchard will receive the Terrie M. Williams Inspiration Award for his mind-blowing book, How ‘Bout That For A Crack Baby?, a powerful account of his life of accomplishment after being born with drugs in his system in Detroit. He is a tireless worker who has mentored up to 5,000 inner-city youths. His new...

Joan Vassar has humbly sat by at the past two NBCCs, working in our Medu Bookstore. Many readers have lauded her for her outstanding books including The Introduction to Love and the Black series about the son of Nat Turner that take readers to great lengths in describing how much they enjoyed it. 

Travis Hunter is the best-selling, tell-it-like-it-is author whose latest novel, Married But Not Really, follows his track recored of engaging and authentic stories that delve deeply into real-life people, situations and themes. www.travishunter.com

Victor McGlothin is the accomplished author of 16 books, some steamy, all entertaining, and non-fiction books The Student Formula: How To Win In Inner-City Classrooms and The Writing Coach: How To Start Fast and Finish. www.victormcglothlin.com

Brandon Massey award-winning horror/thriller author of several novels, including COVENANT, THE OTHER BROTHER, DON’T EVER TELL, FRENZIED and the most recent NANA. He also served as the creator and editor of the ground-breaking DARK DREAMS series of horror/suspense anthologies. http://www.brandonmassey.com/

Marc Lacy is the spoken word artist, author of captivating poetry and a thrilling novels, including Viral Exgressions.

Perri Forrest is a California-based author with close to twenty fiction titles to her credit, all of them gripping page-turners. A writer who becomes one with her characters, Perri has produced numerous outstanding titles, having reached No. 1 in African American Romance on the Amazon Best Sellers list with books In...