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Tiffany Warren

BOOK:The Bishop's Daughter

PRESENTING:Different Takes on Faith: Saturday, 2/28, 11:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., Congaree; Book Club Picks: Sunday, 3/1, 3:10 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Richland A&B

Tiffany L. Warren is the author of three inspirational fiction novels. Her debut What a Sista Should Do was an instant bestseller. Farther than I Meant to Go, Longer than I Meant to Stay was the critically acclaimed follow-up. The Bishop’s Daughter is Tiffany’s most recent novel.Tiffany also writes young adult fiction under the pen name Nikki Carter. Her first young adult novel, Step to This will be released in the spring of 2009. Tiffany lives in the Dallas, TX area with her husband and children.



CATEGORIES: African American Fiction Novel

Beverly Jenkins

BOOK:Bring on the Blessings

PRESENTING:Saturday, 2/28, 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m., Carolina

Ms Jenkins’ novels highlight African/American life in the 19th century. Ms Jenkins has been featured in many national publications and speaks across the country on both romance and African-American history. With 21 published novels to date, her first contemporary faith-based women’s fiction title, Bring on the Blessings was published in Jan 2009. Additionally, her two teen historicals: Belle and Josephine have been reissued and are on sale now. READ MORE

CATEGORIES: African American Novel Contemporary brunching with authors: a moveable feast

Grace Octavia

BOOK:His First Wife

PRESENTING:Book Club Picks: Saturday, 2/28, 3:20 p.m. - 4:10 p.m., Richland C; Southern Fiction: Sunday, 3/1, 3:10 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Carolina

A former relationship blogger, praised Kensington author Grace Octavia has written three African American contemporary fiction novels: Something She Can Feel (set to be released in June 2009), the Essence Magazine pick Take Her Man, and His First Wife, a Black Expressions Book Club selection. Her witty, insightful and sophisticated fiction, which presents wicked humor and spunk has garnered her sparkling reviews from the Romantic Times, Booklist, and Rawsistaz.


CATEGORIES: African American Fiction Novel brunching with authors: a moveable feast

Adam David Miller

BOOK:Ticket to Exile

PRESENTING:Facing Life's Challenges: Memoirs: Saturday, 2/28, 12:40 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Adam David Miller has worked in northern California in the arts for four decades as a teacher, writer, poet, editor, publisher, and radio and television producer. His Dices or Black Bones won the 1970 California Teachers Association Award for best anthology. He traveled in West Africa as a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow in 1973 and 1974 and he has read, lectured, and presented workshops in schools and universities throughout the United States and abroad.READ MORE

CATEGORIES: African American Nonfiction Memoir

Ronald M. Gauthier

BOOK:Crescent City Countdown

PRESENTING:Murder & Mayhem: Sunday, 3/1, 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m., Richland A&B; What Writers are Reading: Sunday, 3/1, 3:10 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Congaree A&B

Ronald M. Gauthier was a library branch manager in New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina forced him to relocate to Atlanta. He is the author of Hard Time on the Bayou, a prison novel based on his experiences working in corrections, Prey for Me: A New Orleans Mystery and its sequel, Crescent City Countdown, which is the only work of fiction depicting the slavery reparations issue as part of the storyline. READ MORE

CATEGORIES: African American Fiction Novel Mystery