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Curtis Bunn

Curtis Bunn is the founder of the NBCC, started in because he felt joyous after each book club meeting, uplifted. The conversation with serious readers, the laughter, the learning benefitted both sides. It only made sense to me to bring readers and authors together in an intimate setting to have a succession of those fulfilling experiences. Over the years, so many readers and book clubs have implored him to have a “book club meeting” at the NBCC, and now he’s […]

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Pat Tucker Wilson

By day, Pat Tucker Wilson works as a media and communications Manager at Prairie View A&M University, in Prairie View, TX. By night, she is a talented writer with a knack for telling juicy, page-turning stories. The prolific writer and ghostwriter who was a former television journalist gets her greatest joy in creating her own stories. She is the author of 20 engaging novels and has participated in three anthologies, including New York Times Bestselling Author Zane’s Caramel Flava. Pat’s […]

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Tamika Christy

Award-winning author Tamika Christy has published two must-read books: “Anytime Soon” and “Never Too Soon.” Each story offers an authentic, relatable look into complicated relationships and haunting pasts, and shows the importance of the familial ties that bind. Tamika discovered her passion for writing at a very early age when she began writing short stories and poems. Over the years she perfected the art of using words to paint vivid landscapes of the emotions, triumphs, and madness of life. Tamika […]

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K. Reshay

K. Reshay is a self-published author, poet and playwright. In 2017, her debut book series “Appearances,” provoked readers to examine the people in their circles. Her latest standalone novel “All Things Work Out Well,” depicts the heartbreaking story of tragedy and triumph amongst two friends. In addition, she has released two stage plays and a children’s book co-authored with her two sons. Currently, she is working on her personal travel memoir “Black Girl Lost.” This memoir outlines her personal journey […]

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TaRessa Stovall

TaRessa Stovall is the author of Swirl Girl: Come of Race in the USA, an engaging and thoughtful memoir that dives deeply into her battles with society-and sometimes her closest loved ones-as she forged her identity on her own terms as a child of parents whose marriage was illegal in 16 states. An author from the age of seven, TaRessa has written several poems, books, and plays on various topics, including racial identity and the impact of colorism on people […]

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Cheryl Polote-Williamson

Cheryl Polote-Williamson is the author of the soul-stirring anthology, Soulful Prayers, a book that is perfectly timed for the world in which we live. So much is happening that often causes us to feel distant from God. But prayer is vital. Yet although we know its importance, we frequently struggle to find the right words to express the cry of our heart. That is why Soulful Prayers: The Power of Intentional Communication with God is an essential book for every […]

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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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Yasmin Angoe

Yasmin Angoe is the author of the critically acclaimed bestselling debut novel Her Name Is Knight, a first-generation Ghanaian American, and the recipient of the 2020 Eleanor Taylor Bland Award for Emerging Writers of Color. She is a developmental editor and an educator of nearly 20 years and a proud member of several organizations, including Sisters in Crime, Crime Writers of Color, Mystery Writers of America, and the Women’s National Book Association. When she’s not writing or editing her clients’ […]

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