AALA – Books in the Running


Nina Foxx’s anthology A Letter for My Mother is nominated for an African American Literary Award for short stories/anthologies. I’m not only reading this book at the moment (and yes it’s a good read), I’m also a part of it as one of several writers writing about our mothers (or in my case, my tanty). Congrats to Nina for this and her several nominations in the awards. Strebor, publisher of my book Oh Gad! also has several horses in several races including N’Tyse (remember her? We did this author exchange a few months back), congrats to them all.  Congrats as well to folks like Eric Jerome Dickey, Terry McMillan, Iyanla Vanzant, Donna Hill…and all the nominees. Here’s the full list.

Misty Copeland – Life In Motion
Janet Mock – Redefining Realness
Robin Roberts – Everybody’s Got Something
Jesymn Ward – Men We Reaped
ReShonda Tate Billingsley & Victoria Christopher Murray – Fortune & Fame
E.N. Joy – More Than I Can Bear
Sharel E. Gordon – Change Me For My Season
K.T. Richey – Sunday Morning Blues
Elissa Gabrielle – Eye Of The Beholder
Nina Foxx – Momma: Gone
William Frederick Cooper – Unbreakable
Danielle Santiago – The Conglomerate
Elissa Gabrielle – Pillow Talk In The Heat Of The Night
Cairo – Slippery When Wet
Eden Davis – Dare to Be Wild
N’Tyse – Twisted Vows of Seduction
Cole Riley – Little White Lies
Walter Mosley – Debbie Doesn’t Do It Anymore
Eric Jerome Dickey – A Wanted Woman
Pamela Samuels Young – s Daughter
Wendy Williams – Hold Me In Contempt
Derrick Jaxn –s Heart
Beverly Jenkins – Heart Of Gold
Donna Hill – Tender Loving Passion
Street Fiction
K’WAN – The Fix Wahida Clark – Blood, Sweat & Payback
Tasha Macklin – Baller Dreams
Ni’chelle Genovese – Baby Momma 3
Short Stories/Anthologies
Nina Foxx – A Letter For My Mother
Elissa Gabrielle, Lorraine Elzia, Ebonee Monique – Pillow Talk In The Heat Of The Night
Tenille Brown – Can’t Get Enough
Brian A. Smith , Pamela Samuels Young, Monique D. Mensah & Nakia R. Laushaul – The Funeral – an Anthology
Self Help
T.D. Jakes – Instinct
Iyanla Vanzant – Forgiveness
Russell Simmons – Success Through Stillness: Meditation Made Simple
Abiola Abrams – The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love: The 11 Secrets of Feminine Power
Children’s Author/Young Adult
Nina Foxx: Catfish
Elissa Gabrielle & Angelia Vernon Menchan – Glowing embers in a dying fire
Jerry craft, Jaylen Craft & Aren Craft – The Offenders: Saving the world, while serving detention!
Betty K. Bynum – I’m a Pretty Little Black Girl!
Non Fiction
Edward Lewis – The Man from Essence: Creating a Magazine for Black Women
Marion Barry & Omar Tyree – Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr.
James E. Clyburn – Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black
Pearl Cleage – Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons, & Love Affairs
Author Of the Year (Female)
Elissa Gabrielle – Eye Of The Beholder
Terry McMillian – Who Asked You?
Iyanla Vanzant – Forgiveness: 21 Days to Forgive Everyone for Everything
Nina Foxx – Mama Gone
Author Of The Year (Male)
K’WAN – Black Lotus
Curtis Bunn – Old Man In The Club
Walter Mosley – Debbie Doesn’t Do It Anymore
JaQuavis Coleman – The White House
Break Out Author Of The Year
Nikki Woods – Easier Said Than Done
Dr. Catrina Pullum – Breaking the Chains: From Hurting to Healing
Candy Jackson – Pink & Patent Leather
Khara Campbell – Not My Will
Self-Published Author Of The Year
Tamika Newhouse – The Words I Didn’t Say
Elissa Gabrielle – Eye Of The Beholder
Joyce A. Brown–What You Can Get Away With
Monica Michelle – Lucky No. 5
Independent Publisher of The Year
Delphine Publications
Peace In The Storm
Live the Dream Publishing
Black House Publishing
Publishing House Of The Year
Kimani Press
Simon & Schuster
Grand Central Publishing
Literary Magazine
SORMAG (Shades of Romance)
Black Pearls
Pat & Gina Neely – Back Home with the Neelys: Comfort Food from Our Southern Kitchen to Yours
Carla Hall – Carla’s Comfort Foods: Favorite Dishes from Around the World
Bryant Terry – Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed
Chef Jerome Brown – Eat Like A Celebrity: Southern Cuisine with a Gourmet Twist
Magazine (Non-Literary)
Black Enterprise
Heart & Soul
Book Club of The Year
Go On Girl Book Club
Sistahfriend Book Club
Lovely Essence Book Club
Booktalk ladies Book Club


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