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Cheryl Polote Williamson is a nationally sought after transformational speaker, author and certified life coach. She provides services that help teach entrepreneurs build business and personal relationships, with an emphasis on honesty, integrity and trust. She has authored Safe House, a lifestyle guide for...

Sadeqa Johnson, a former public relations manager, spent several years working with well-known authors such as JK Rowling, Bebe Moore Campbell and Bishop TD Jakes before becoming an author herself. Her debut novel, Love in a Carry-on Bag, is the recipient of the 2013 Phillis Wheatley award for Best Fiction. Her next...

Brenda M. Hampton is known as the writer who brings the heat. Her literary career is filled with many accomplishments, one being a National Bestselling Author. Her name has graced the Essence Magazine Bestseller’s List, she was named a favorite female fiction writer in Upscale Magazine and is also named in the Top 100...

Angie Ransome-Jones is the best-selling and award-winning author of Path to Peace, A Guide to Managing Life After Losing a Loved One. In her debut book, Angie chronicles her journey of finding peace after the sudden and devastating loss of her father in 2013.  After undergoing what she refers to as “the process,”...

Carl Weber is commonly known as the P. Diddy of the African American publishing world. With 14 New York Times bestselling novels under his belt and twenty-two novels in total, Weber is considered one of the premiere African American authors in the country. However, being an author can hardly be considered his day job....

Bernice McFadden quit her job in 1997 and dedicated seven months to re-writing the novel that would become, “Sugar,” igniting a literary career that has been marked by beautifully written, best-selling books. Included in her portfolio of compelling reads are The Book of Harlan, Finding Amos, The Warmest December and...

Pearl Cleage is an Atlanta-based writer and current Mellon Playwright in Residence at the Tony Award winning Alliance Theatre, where her play, “What I Learned in Paris,” opened the 2012-2013 Season. Her new play for young audiences, Tell Me My Dream, premiered at the Alliance Theatre in the 2015-2016 Season. The...

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...