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ReShonda Tate Billingsley

ReShonda Tate Billingsley is the national bestselling author of more than 53 books, using her passion to bring stories to life, including in her most recent work, the must-read, Miss Pearly’s Girls: A Captivating Story of Family Healing. ReShonda writes both adult and teen fiction, as well as nonfiction. Her sophomore novel, Let the Church Say Amen, was made into a film directed by actress Regina King, and produced by TD Jakes and Queen Latifah. ReShonda made her on-screen movie debut in the […]

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Bernice L. McFadden

Bernice L. McFadden is the author of ten critically acclaimed novels including Praise Song for the Butterflies (Long listed for the 2019 Women’s Prize in Fiction ) The Book of Harlan (winner of a 2017 American Book Award and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction) Sugar, Loving Donovan, Nowhere Is a Place, The Warmest December, Gathering of Waters (a New York Times Editors’ Choice and one of the 100 Notable Books of 2012) and Glorious . She is a four-time […]

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Kimberla Lawson Roby

Kimberla Lawson Roby is the New York Times bestselling author whose books are is fueled by keen storytelling. Her latest, Sister Friends Forever follows her legacy of engaging stories that forces you to turn page after page. She’s built a faithful national reading audience that waits with anticipation of her next release. Kim is also a past recipient of the NBCC’s Walter Mosley Author of Distinction Award. Kim is also the Founder of Successful Women of Faith – The Sisterhood (an online community for women), and […]

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Kevin Powell

Kevin Powell, who has been a fixture in the literary world for more than 30 years and has been an authority on Black culture for decades, writing brilliantly and thoughtfully about all facets of Black life for publications like Vibe magazine and in his 15 books. His latest, Grocery Shopping With My Mother, is another thought-provoking but sensitive read. The Jersey City product of a single mother, absent father, horrific poverty, and violence, studied at Rutgers University through the Educational Opportunity Fund, […]

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Ebony Evans

Ebony Evans is the founder and president of EyeCU Reading and Social Network book club in Detroit, who has penned her first novel, Dead To Me, which has been lauded for its high drama and realistic storylines. Her book features the impact of family secrets that come to light and how they create chaos within loved ones. Ebony Evans is an enthusiastic reader, reviewer, and self-proclaimed “book nerd” at heart! In addition to reading and being a devoted wife and mother, Ebony […]

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Ilyasah Shabazz

Ilyasah Shabazz, the daughter of the legendary Malcolm x,  is an author and professor who promotes higher education for at-risk youth, interfaith dialogue to build bridges between cultures for young leaders of the world, and she participates in international humanitarian delegations. She has penned five books, including the revealing Growing Up X and The Awakening of Malcolm X, a novel with Tiffany D. Jackson. She served as a member of the U.S. Delegation that accompanied President Bill Clinton to South Africa to commemorate […]

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