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Victoria Christopher Murray is the NAACP Image Award-winner of the novel, Stand Your Ground,as well as a plethora of works that have been book club favorites for years. Several of her novels have been optioned to become movies, including The Deal, the Dance and the Devil and the Ex Files series. She and fellow...

J.D. Mason has been writing professionally for more than a decade, beginning with her first novel “And On The Eighth Day She Rested” which she self-published, not once, but twice.  Since then, Mason has written more than twenty books, including her most recent novel “The Real Mrs. Price” and her upcoming book...

Victor McGlothin left a successful banking career to pursue writing.  He has penned 13 best-selling titles.  He has also written 6 screenplays, produced two 30-minute short film projects and recently completed his first big movie; Texas Voodoo Zombies.  Victor is currently shopping two edgy prime-time dramas and a...

Marissa Monteilh (Mon-tay), a former Fox TV news reporter, and commercial actress, is the bestselling author of more than twenty novels and novellas, which also includes works under two pen names. Her latest titles include her first non-fiction book, The Mind of a Woman, and her first IR novellas under the name Sylvia...

Herman Atkins spent 12 years in prison for a rape he did not commit, was released in 2000 when DNA evidence confirmed he was not the assailant and has spent his time since his freedom speaking around the country on the horrors of wrongful incarceration. From South Central Los Angeles, Herman has earned an...

Julia Blues is a literary and visual storyteller, writing stories for the page and screen. Her writing career was birthed during a questioning period in her life: She had just received an honorable discharge from the Air Force and was wondering what was next in her life. While sitting at the desk of her temp job, an...

Sheryl Mallory-Johnson, the author of four novels, including Hand For Hand and the upcoming The Hand She Played, uses the fiction world as her canvas to write complex stories with compelling characters that embody the human experience.  In addition to being a novelist, she teaches a variety of literature and...

Attica Locke is an award-winning novelist and a writer and producer for the landmark Fox television series, “Empire,” making her an awesome writing double threat. Want to know about “Cookie” and “Lucious” and the other characters from the show? Attica can and will share that juicy info, too. But her talent as an author is...

Nicole Blades is a novelist and journalist who the author of a pair of wonderful, captivating books, The Thunder Beneath Us and Earth’s Waters. The Montreal, Canada native born to Caribbean parents has been putting her stories on paper since the third grade. She was a journalist Essence magazine, the co-founded the...

Anita Ballard-Jones, who has attended the NBCC several years as a reader, is the acclaimed author of the novels, Rehoboth Road and The Dancing Willow Tree, which by popular request are now available in a single book format, The Complete Story: Rehoboth Road through The Dancing Willow Tree. Her other books include, the...