8th Annual African American Literary Award Show

8th Annual African American Literary Award Show:

Fiction
Eric Jerome Dickey – An Accidental Affair
Kimberla Lawson Roby – The Reverend’s Wife
Pamela D. Rice – The Monday Night Mistress
Blair Underwood, Tananarive Due & Steve Barnes – South by Southeast: A Tennyson Hardwick Novel
Eric Pete & Carl Weber – The Family Business

Mystery
Walter Mosley – All I Did Was Shoot My Man
Stacy-Deanne – The Season Of Sin
Raheim Brooks – Murder in Germantown
Tina Brooks McKinney – Deep Deception 2
Nelson George – The Plot Against Hip Hop: A Novel

Non Fiction
Hill Harper – The Wealth Cure
Cynthia Evans – Voices of Cyn…Traces Of A Backslider
Rev. Joseph W. Walker III – Becoming a Couple of Destiny: Living, Loving, and Creating a Life that Matters
Vanessa Williams & Helen Williams – You Have No Idea: A Famous Daughter, Her No-nonsense Mother, and How They Survived Pageants, Hollywood, Love, Loss (and Each Other)
Sheryl Lee Ralph – Redefining Diva: Life Lessons from the Original Dreamgirl

Biography
Common – One Day It Will All Make Sense
Etan Thomas – Fatherhood
Genelle Guzman-McMillian – Angel in the Rubble: The Miraculous Rescue of 9/11’s Last Survivor
Condoleezza Rice – No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington
Jay Z – Decoded

Christian Fiction
Kendra Norman – Bellamy – When Solomon Sings
Victoria Christopher Murray – Destiny’s Divas
Nikita Lynette Nichols – Lady Elect
Michelle Simpson – Falling Into Grace
E.N. Joy – And You Call Yourself A Christian

Romance
Francis Ray – When Morning Comes: A Family Affair Novel
Brenda Jackson – Courting Justice
Adrianne Byrd – The Beautiful Ones
L.S. Childers – A Love Built To Last
Gwynne Forster – Sealed With A Kiss

Erotica
Zuri Day – Love In Play
Noire – G-Spot 2 Greed: The 3rd Deadly Sin
Elissa Gabrielle, Pynk and Lorraine Elzia – The Heat Of The Night
Intelligent Allah – Lickin’ License Part 2: More Sex, More Saga
Natalie Weber – Bi Curious Volume 2

Street Fiction
JaQuavis Coleman – Dopeman: Memoirs of a Snitch
K’WAN – Eviction Notice: A Hood Rat Novel
Ashley Antoinette – Guilty Gucci
Treasure Blue – Get It Girls: A Harlem Girl Lost Novel
Wahida Clark – Payback Ain’t Enough: Payback 3

Self Help
T. D. Jakes – Let It Go: Forgive So You Can Be Forgiven
Michelle McKinney Hammond – How To Be Happy Where You Are: Finding Fulfillment (Matters Of The Heart Series)
Judy Smith – Good Self, Bad Self: Transforming Your Worst Qualities into Your Biggest Assets
Valorie Burton – Successful Women Think Differently: 9 Habits to Make You Happier, Healthier, and More Resilient
Ralph Richard Banks – Is Marriage for White People?: How the African American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone

Literary Radio Show
KC’s Girlfriend Book Club Radio Show
3 Chicks on Lit
From Cover to Cover
WritersLifeChats Online Radio

Literary Magazine
Mosaic Literary Magazine
Written
African Voices
Black Literature Magazine
Urban Grapevine

Magazines (Non-Literary)
Rolling Out
Black Enterprise
Ebony
Uptown
Jet

Children’s Book/Young Adult
Kay Gibble – My Mama’s Sweet Potato Pie: El pay de camote de mi mama.
Stephanie Perry Moore – Always Upbeat / All That (Cheer Drama / Baller Swag)
Kelli London – Boyfriend Series
Earl Sewell – Maya’s Choice
Monica McKayhan – Ambitious

Publisher Of the Year
Kimani Press
Kensington
Grand Central Publishing
Cash Money Content
Simon & Schuster

Independent Publisher Of The Year
Peace In the Storm Publishing
Delphine Publications
A New Quality Publishing
Prodigy Publishing Group
Wahida Clark Presents Publishing

Break Out Author of the Year
Latoya Copher – A Life Of Greed (
Shan – Rozalyn
Chantilly Chanel – Illusions: sometimes the eyes see what the heart wants
E.V. Adams – Darling Nikki

Self Published Author of the Year
Tamika Newhouse – Kisses Don’t Lie
Tamika & Ni’cola – He’s My Favorite Mistake: An Obsessive Soul Joint
Ni’cola Mitchell – A Cold Piece
Elissa Gabrielle – The Heat Of The Night

Book Club of the Year
Black Expressions
Go On Girl Bookclub
SistahFriend Book Club
Oosa Book Club
African American Literary Book Club (AALBC)

Author of the Year –Male
Eric Jerome Dickey – An Accidental Affair
Leonard Pitts Jr. – Freeman
Blair Underwood, Tananarive Due & Steve Barnes – South by Southeast: A Tennyson Hardwick Novel
Tavis Smiley & Dr. Cornel West- The Rich And The Rest Of Us: A Poverty Manifesto
Eric Pete & Carl Weber – The Family Business

Author of the Year – Female
Victoria Christopher Murray & ReShonda Tate Billingsley – Saints & Sinners
Kimberla Lawson Roby – The Reverend’s Wife
Victoria Christopher Murray – Destiny’s Divas
Toni Morrison – HOME
Francis Ray – When Morning Comes: A Family Affair Novel

Short Stories/Anthologies
Elissa Gabrielle, Pynk, Lorraine Elzia, Niyah Moore, LaLaina Knowles, Ebonee Monique- The Heat Of The Night
TL Holmes, Jean Holloway & C Highsmith Hooks – SUSPECT: A Confessional Anthology
L.A. Smith, Starr Noble & Krystol Diggs – Rendezvous: Guiltless Pleasures
Lena Sledge – If I Had My Way
Karen Williams – Aphrodisiacs: Erotic Short Stories

Comic Strip
Aarron McGruder – Boondocks
Jerry Craft – Mama’s Boyz
Ray Billingsley – Curtis
Keith Knight – The K Chronicles
Robb Armstrong –Jumpstart

Blogger of the Year
A. Yamina Collins – Yaminatoday.com (EDUCATING, MOTIVATING and ENTERTAINING the COMMUNITY of WRITERS: SOMETIMES with a SIDE OF HUMOR).
Natasha Eubanks – YBF: Young, Black & Fabulous
Denene Millner – My Brown Baby
Slim Jackson – Singleblackmale.org
Darryl Frierson – From Ashy To Classy

Cookbook
A.R.C Bookclub Inc. – The Official Literary Recipe
Pat Neely & Gina Neely – The Neelys’ Celebration Cookbook: Down-Home Meals for Every Occasion
Sharon Fox – Comfort Food for the Mind, Body, and Soul

Congratulations to the 2012 A.A.L.A.S. nominees!

Voting will start on Monday, July 30, 2012 and will end on Friday, September 7, 2012. Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. You can purchase tickets via paypal – yvette@literaryawardshow.com

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