A place where readers can meet African American independent authors of children books
Angela S. Gibson is a published author, blogger and contributor to Max Ads Magazine and also writes under the pen name, Ms. Ellie’s Girl. Angela has always enjoyed reading and storytelling and even though she has written several gospel plays, “God Can Turn it Around” and “I Have A Dream”, she never imagined writing and publishing her own book.
James Gordon bka G.P.A. (Greatest Poet Alive) is an award winning author and Poet, as well as a champion storyteller. His recent work Hi My Name is Bobo (A Weekend in the Life of a 5th Grader) sits atop various categories on Amazon.
I was born in Boston, MA before moving to the Hampton Roads area of Virginia where I attended high school. I earned my B.S. from Christopher Newport University and my M.S. Ed from Old Dominion University. Spent a good portion of my younger years trying to break into the record industry, but after starting a family I realized that I had to reevaluate my life choices.
Iris Hagan is passionate about educating, enriching, and empowering the lives of young learners. As a preschool teacher, she has read countless stories by other authors and made up stories of her own. This greatly influenced her decision to publish a story with a message that she has worked diligently for years to instill in her students.
Paulette Harper, also known as The Authors Coach, is the owner of Write Now Literary Marketing and Consulting. She is an author, public speaker and marketing specialist. In 2010, with a passion to help authors succeed in marketing their books, she launched Write Now Literary Virtual Book Tours. The company offers many options for authors to increase exposure including coaching, on-line author campaigns and workshop facilitation.
Donalisa is an award winning children's book author. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband, David, her daughters, Jadyn and Genesis and their miniature schnauzer, Shadow. She is Wild About Reading and has written many stories since she was a child. Donalisa has a Masters in Social Work and is a family and children's therapist. She has worked in behavioral health with children and adolescents for over 12 years. Her mission is to encourage a love of reading in our children and re-ignite the love in you.
Wendy Hinbest started writing in 2009. She has written five children's books and is currently working on her first YA novel Masquerade of Lies. She lives in Hamilton, Ontario with her husband and four young children. She has an Early Childhood Education diploma and is certified to teach children from birth to six years including children with special needs.
Gwendolyn Hooks is the author of 17 books for children. She writes both fiction and nonfiction to encourage children to explore their world. Readers will find pets, friendship, and family sprinkled throughout Gwendolyn’s stories because that’s what inspires her. Her latest, the eight book Pet Club series is all about pets: a cat, dog, fish, and a rat. Even her nonfiction books are about animals and a few plants.
Corine is the author of several picture books including: Jaden Goes to Foster Care, Why We Give Gifts at Christmas Time; What is Love; and My Journey with Jesus Christ. When she is not working or writing, Corine enjoys gardening, cooking, and dancing. While she has no biological children, she has had the privilege of helping raise four children through foster care and a host of nieces, nephews and other little people. Among the little people, she is known as Aunt Cor.
Stephanie was born bright and beautiful on July 21st in Los Angeles, California. She began telling stories when she was in the third grade. She loved stories so much that whenever anyone asked her anything it came out in the form of a story.
Kelly Starling Lyons
Kelly Starling Lyons, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a writer and children's book author. She is also one of the founding members of the blog The Brown Bookshelf, aimed at young African-American readers and featuring book reviews and author and illustrator interviews. Lyons makes her home in Raleigh, North Carolina.