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Roland S. Martin, Mary B. Morrison and Donna Hill Headline 2009 National Black Book Festival

Roland S. Martin
Mary B. Morrison
Donna Hill

Houston, TX (BlackNews.com) - Authors Roland S. Martin, Mary B. Morrison and Donna Hill will be among the featured authors at the 2009 National Black Book Festival, May 16-17, 2009 in Houston, Texas.

This annual event, held in conjunction with the Houston Black Expo, is co-sponsored by Cushcity.com, one of the leading African-American literary sites online, and the Houston Black Expo. More than 125 authors participated in the 2008 event and organizers indicate that the 2009 Festival will showcase a similar number of authors as well as several thousand African-American readers, including book clubs.

Roland S. Martin is a frequent political commentator on CNN and author of two books: Listening to the Spirit Within and Speak Brother! A Black Man's View of America. Mary B. Morrison is a New York Times bestselling author of nine novels and specializes in erotica. Donna Hill began her writing career in 1987 and has more than 50 published titles to her credit. Three of Hill's novels have been adapted for television.

Other featured authors for the 2009 Festival include:

* R. M. Johnson, author of seven novels, including The Harris Men and The Million Dollar Divorce and the upcoming The Million Dollar Deception

* Mary Monroe, author of ten novels, including God Don't Like Ugly, God Don't Play and the upcoming She Had It Coming

* Tracy Brown, author of five urban fiction novels, including Twisted and White Lines

* Brandon Massey, author of several works of the supernatural/thriller genre, including Dark Corner, Vicious and Don't Ever Tell

* Jacquelin Thomas, Christian fiction author, with more than 18 novels to her credit, including Soul Journey, Singsation, Redemption and Jezebel

Information regarding author and publisher exhibits, advertising and sponsorship for the Festival is available for download at the Festival web site: www.nationalblackbookfestival.com. For more information regarding the Festival, which will be held at Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center, contact the Festival office at (281) 444-4265.

Gwen Richardson

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