The 2017 Authors

Naleighna Kai

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Brenda Jackson

Mary Monroe

J.L. Woodson

E.N. Joy

Bridgett Renay

Jo McEntee

Cerece Rennie

Murphy

Janice Pernell

Jessica Cage

Keisha Coleman

Evangeline Lacey

Nicole Nickens

Dominique Kristine

A. Payne & N.D. Taylor

Sierra Kay

Pamela Arthur

Brenda White

G.P.A.

Carrie Johnson

2017 Authors

  • Brenda

    Jackson

    Brenda Jackson, is a die-"heart" romantic who believed very early in the power of love and romance. She was the first African-American author to have a novel published as part of the Silhouette Desire line, and has seen many of her novels reach the New York Times and USA Today Bestsellers lists. Brenda reached a milestone in her career in October, 2013 when she published her 100th novel, becoming the first African American to achieve such an accomplishment. She has written for several major publishers: Dafina/Kensington, St. Martins Press as well as various imprints of Harlequin Romance.

     

    Visit her on the web: www.brendajackson.net

  • Mary

    Monroe

  • Naleighna

    Kai

  • J.L.

    Woodson

  • Bridgett

    Renay

    The only thing Bridgett Renay loves doing more than writing is breathing. If you let her tell it, the first spoken words from the quiet but observant Navy veteran were, “I should really write this down”. Before pursuing her dream of becoming an acclaimed novelist, speaker, and coach, this retired Navy Reservist, kept a promise to God that revolved around the pursuit of higher learning and community service. Little did she know that a traumatic childhood incident and fulfilling that promise would be the guiding forces behind her existence. Now that she has reached the top of her pyramid, she also wants to inspire women so that the bumpy road she took in life is a road less travelled for others.

     

    Visit her on the web:  www.bridgettrenay.com

  • Jo

    McEntee

  • Cerece Rennie

    Murphy

  • Janice

    Pernell

    Janice Pernell is the author of No Right Way to do a Wrong Thing, a developmental and line editor to several aspiring and national bestselling authors. She loves to travel, experience exotic foods, and definitely loves to read.  She has been a consultant to the Cavalcade of Authors for five years.  Janice resides in Chicago where she is working on her next novel.

     

    Visit her on the www.janicepernell.com

  • E.N.

    Joy

    BLESSEDselling Author E. N. Joy is the author behind the “New Day Divas,” “Still Divas,” “Always Divas” and “Forever Divas" series, all which have been coined “Soap Operas in Print.” She is an Essence Magazine Bestselling Author who wrote secular books under the names Joylynn M. Jossel and JOY. Her title, If I Ruled the World, earned her a book blurb from Grammy Award Winning Artist, Erykah Badu. An All Night Man, an anthology she penned with New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Jackson, earned the Borders bestselling African American romance award. Her Urban Fiction title, Dollar Bill (Triple Crown Publications), appeared in Newsweek and has been translated to Japanese.

     

    After thirteen years of being a paralegal in the insurance industry, E. N. Joy divorced her career and married her mistress and her passion; writing. In 2000, she formed her own publishing company where she published her books until landing a book deal with St. Martin's Press. This award winning author has been sharing her literary expertise on conference panels in her home town of Columbus, Ohio as well as cities across the country. She also conducts publishing/writing workshops for aspiring writers.

     

    Her children’s book titled The Secret Olivia Told Me, written under the name N. Joy, received a Coretta Scott King Honor from the American Library Association. The book was also acquired by Scholastic Books and has sold almost 100,000 copies. Elementary and middle school children have fallen in love with reading and creative writing as a result of the readings and workshops E. N. Joy instructs in schools nationwide.

     

    In addition, she is the artistic developer for a young girl group named DJHK Gurls. She pens original songs, drama skits and monologues for the group that deal with messages that affect today’s youth, such as bullying.

     

    After being the first content development editor for Triple Crown Publications and ten years as the acquisitions editor for Carl Weber's Urban Christian imprint, E. N. Joy now does freelance editing, ghostwriting, write-behinds and literary consulting. Her clients have included New York Times Bestselling authors, entertainers, aspiring authors, as well as first-time authors. Some notable literary consulting clients include actor Christian Keyes, singer Olivia Longott and Reality Television star Shereé M. Whitfield.

     

    You can visit BLESSEDselling Author E. N. Joy at www.enjoywrites.com or email her at enjoywrites@aol.com.

     

    Facebook: AuthorENJoy      Twitter: @enjoywrites         Pinterest: @authorENjoy

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/enjoywrites

    GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1159242.E_N_Joy

    Instagram: @bestselling_author_enjoy  Periscope:  @Author_E_N_Joy

    Google: https://plus.google.com/106225352418367600340

Jessica Cage

Keisha Coleman

Evangeline Lacey

Nicole Nickens

Dominique Kristine

A. Payne & N.D. Taylor

Sierra Kay

Pamela Arthur

Brenda White

G.P.A.

Carrie Johnson

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