Your voices have been heard. Many–and likely most–readers who have attended the National Book Club Conference came to Atlanta unaware that I wrote books.
I started the NBCC in 2003 because I felt joyous after each book club meeting, uplifted. The conversation with serious readers, the laughter, the learning benefitted both sides. It only made sense to me to bring readers and authors together in an intimate setting to have a succession of those fulfilling experiences.
And that’s we have done over 18 years–and I have mostly stayed in the background. I did not create the NBCC as a self-promotion too.
Over the years, so many readers and book clubs have implored me to have a “book club meeting” at the NBCC, that I’m doing a disservice to readers and myself to not.
Finally, I’m listening. And so, I am proud to announce that I will be a Featured Author at the 2020 NBCC. (That’s so funny.)
My 11th novel, That Was Then, This Is Now, releases this month. This, if I say so myself, is an entertaining book that brings to light that being transformed does not make one impervious to more challenges that test loyalty, patience and stamina.
This stand alone sequel to my Essence No. 1 best-selling book, Baggage Check, is an ode to the first main characters I ever created–Julian, Greg and Larry–several years later and faced with new sets of drama that challenges their faith, commitment and love life. Seeking refuge, they take a trip to Ghana, West Africa, where the breathtaking experience of the Motherland lead them on a journey that alters the trajectory of their lives.
Indeed, all of my books touch on multiple adult, authentic themes that places you in the book, connects you to the characters and entertains as it informs. I look forward to talking about it–and my next book, The Last Bachelor, which I hope to release next summer.
Book lovers, please secure your position ASAP with a $100 deposit to join us July 31-August 2 in Atlanta by clicking here
. It is imperative to lock in your spot, as we are running significantly ahead in registrations from previous years at this point. Don’t be left out.