Brent Lambert, Acquiring Editor and Social Media Manager, FIYAH Lit Magazine

Tamara McNeil, Founder and CEO, Just Like Me! Box

Michele Martin, Vice President and Publisher, North Star Way, Simon and Schuster (Published I Don’t Belong to You: Quiet the Noise and Find Your Voice by Keke Palmer)

Marjaun Canady, CEO, Co-Founder, and Author, Callaloo Kids

Nabeeh Bilal, CCO, Co-Founder, and Illustrator, Callaloo Kids

Shannon Hitchock, Author (Scholastic) One True Way

Deanne Urmy, Senior Executive Editor, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Edited This is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare by Gabourey Sidibe)

Matia Burnett, Assistant Editor, Children’s Reviews Department, Publishers Weekly

Tamar Rydzinski, Vice President and Director of Subsidiary Rights, Laura Dail Literary Agency

Box Brown, Cartoonist and Author

Katrina Walker, Entrepreneur and Author, Unbreakable: The Katrina Walker Story 5 Husbands, and from Homeless to Self-Made Millionaire

Kellye Garrett, Author and #PitchWars Mentor

Kendra Levin, Executive Editor, Viking Children’s Books, Penguin Young Readers Group

John Maher, Associate Editor, Publishers Weekly

Christine Pride, Senior Editor, Simon and Schuster

Tony Forte, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, WOODstack /GMM and co-partner of the Angela Yee Book Club.

Joy Peskin, Editorial Director, Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, Macmillan Children’s Publishing

Tasha Hilton, Digital Marketing Manager, Atria Books, Simon and Schuster

Lisa DuBois, Artist and Illustrator of Rugrats #1

Keturah Ariel, Artist and Illustrator of I Am Enough by Grace Gealey-Byers

Tawanna Sullivan, Associate Director of Subsidiary Rights (Berkley, Jove, and Ace), Penguin Random House

Lisa Morton, President of the Horror Writers Association

Michael Bush, Author of The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson [Insight Editions]

Marla Frazee, Author and Illustrator of It Takes a Village by Hillary Clinton, The Boss Baby, The Bossier Baby

Charli Hodge, Author of Hello Beautiful Brown Girl! 

Octavia Samuels, Author and Publisher of Hello Beautiful Brown Girl!

Dr. Ashley Denmark, Author of Olivia’s Doctor Adventures

Andrea Davis Pinkney, Author and Vice President, Executive Editor, Trade Editorial, Scholastic

Carrie Thornton, Editorial Director, Dey Street Books, HarperCollins

Mathew Knowles, Phd.D, Author, Racism From the Eyes of a Child, The DNA of Achievers; and The Emancipation of Slaves Through Music

Teri Coaxum, Founder, CEO, Coaxum Connects, Author, Peaceful Pondering: A Busy Woman’s Guide to Inner Peace

Emma Dryden, Founder and Principal, drydenbks

James Mtume, Grammy-Award winning musician, songwriter, activist, radio host [Unsung life story]

Deborah Gregory, Author, The Cheetah Girls

Alessandra Balzer, Co-Publisher, Balzer + Bray, HarperCollins

Nono The Poet, Author, Publisher, Soul Vagina: In Between Sex and God, Who Am I?

Diann Valentine, Author, Publisher, Going The Distance For Love: 22 Tips On Handling Your Issues and Finding Love…Wherever It May Be

Daniel José Older, Author, Shadowshaper series, Dactyl Hill Squad (Fall, 2018), etc.

Allen Maldonado, Writer, A Father’s Love; blackish; The Last OG

Kellon Akeem, Producer, A Father’s Love

Pratima Rao Gluckman, Author, Nevertheless, She Persisted

Yahdon Israel, Writer, and Creator of Literaryswag

Michelle Staubach Grimes, Author, Pidge Takes The Stage

Megan Devine, Author, It’s Okay That You’re Not Ok: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand

D.B. Moffatt, Author, The Misbirth

Curtis Bunn, Author and Founder, National Book Club Conference

Markette Sheppard, Author, What is Light?; television host

Angelo Ellerbee,  Public Relations guru; Author, The Sense of Success

Marc Shapiro, Author, Renaissance Man: The Lin Manuel Miranda Story, An Unauthorized Biography

Mollie Glick, Literary Agent, CAA

Mathew Knowles, Author, The Emancipation of Slaves Through Music; music mogul

Tom Wascoe, Author, Child of the Dust

Zachary S. Williams, Actor, I Am Frankie

Chas Bronxson, CEO, M.O.U.N. Records

Jerald L. Hoover, Author, My Friend, My Hero

Naghmeh Shirkhan, Filmmaker, Maki

Michelle Wolett, Owner and Designer, Once Upon a Book Club

Walter J. Tucker, MBA, Founder and President, LiveThe.Biz

Alvaro, Painter and Illustrator, Part 1 and Part 2

Julia Young, Comedy Writer, Performer, Author, Please Don’t Grab My P#$$Y: A Rhyming Presidential Guide; Wild N’ Out

Mimi, Recording Artist, The Life of Mimi

Jacob Tolliver, Rock ‘N’ Roll Pianist and Artist, “Santa Baby”

Lathea Williams, Book Publicist

Marc Shapiro, Author, John McCain: A View from the Hill

Kyle Knight, Conscious Lyricist, Artist, The Truth Remix

Re Mattei, Country artist/musician, Feels Like It’s Gonna Rain (single)

Courtney Young, Executive Editor, Riverhead Books

Romola Hodas, Author, The Princess of 42nd Street: Surviving My Childhood as the Daughter of Times Square’s King of Porn

Ben Philippe, Author, The Field Guide to the North American Teenager (Balzer + Bray)

FATi, Singer, “L.O.V.E. Love”

RJ Young, Author, Let It Bang: A Young Black Man’s Reluctant into Odyssey 

Elaine Halligan, Author, My Child’s Different: The Lessons Learned from One Family’s Struggle to Unlock Their Son’s Potential

Brent Kinetz, Co-director, 1 Billion Orgasms

Terence Mickey, Co-director, 1 Billion Orgasms

Dionne Warwick, Artist, She’s Back

Tanya, Founder, General Manager, Blu Notebooks

Ashley Thompson, Author, Founder, Ella’s Greatest Adventures

Charles Ford, Author, The Anatomy of a Corporate Lynching

Kate Napolitano, Senior Editor, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Tara Gyemibi aka Mz Tara Bell, Natural Hair Influencer

Nadia Kalman, Editor and Curriculum Designer, Words Without Borders Campus; and author, The Cosmopolitans

Patrick Kilpatrick, Actor, Screenwriter, Director, Producer, Writer, Author, Dying for Living: Sins & Confessions of a Hollywood Villain & Libertine Patriot: VOLUME ONE – UPBRINGING. Part 2

Heidi Yewman, Director, Producer, Author, Behind the Bullet 

Zeke Zelker, Director, Producer, Writer, Billboard

Stephen Davis, Journalist, Author, Truthteller: An Investigative Reporter’s Journey Through the World of Truth Prevention, Fake News and Conspiracy Theories

Suzanne Skees, Author, Curator, MY JOB book series, Founder and Board Chair, Skees Family Foundation

Lou Alpert, Author, Surrender: A Love Letter to My Daughter

Akira Chan, Entrepreneur and Filmmaker, Black Star

Roberto Tostado, MD, Author, wtf* is wrong with our health? *what the food: A Rebel Physician’s Manifesto for Reversing Disease and Increasing Smiles

Liana Ramirez, Actress, Power Rangers Beast Morphers, Author, The Secrets Within Me

Gary Merritt, Author, The Altered Adventure

Katrina Walker, Playwright, Ms. Dee’s Kitchen

Arjun Marwaha, Author, Our Changing Earth: Why Climate Change Matters to Young People

Nolan Gross, Actor, Model, Creator

Lisa Moore Ramée, Author, A Good Kind of Trouble . Part 1 and Part 2.

Lydia Dean, Author, Jumping the Picket Fence

Mariama J. Lockington, Author, For Black Girls Like Me . Part 1, Part 2

Marc Shapiro, Author, Burn the Stage: The Rise of BTS and Korean Boy Bands

A. Lee Martinez, Author, the Constance Verity series

Kyle Grappone, Author, Founder, To The Next Step

Chris Kenneally, Filmmaker, Already Gone and Side By Side

Layng Martine, Jr., Songwriter, Author, Permission to Fly: A Memoir of Love, Crushing Loss, and Triumph, Part 2

Jonathan Corbblah, Trivia Expert, Best Ever Trivia Show

Julian Winters, Author, How to Be Remy Cameron. Part 2

Cevin Soling, Author, The Student Resistance Handbook, Filmmaker

Cody Newman, Musician, End of Infinity

Dr. Brian P. Simon, Real estate entrepreneur and author, The Real Estate Journey: From Dreaming & Home Buying to Realty & Entrepreneurship

Marcellas Reynolds, Author, Supreme Models: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Fashion. Part 2, Part 3

Rob Price, Co-founder, Gatekeeper Press

Tony Chellini, Co-founder, Gatekeeper Press

Casey Suchan, Co-director, The Animal People, Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3

Peter Lee, Director, Angelfish, Part 1, Part 2

Malcom X. Bowser, Author, Urban Xcellence: Unveiling Extraordinary Stories by Everyday People

Nandi Taylor, Author, Given

Justin Hurtt-Dunkley, Actor, HBO’s Mare of Easttown

J.E. Mooney, Author, The Siren of Good Intentions

Matthew Dawkins, Wicked, Wild, Wonderful

Jane Harrington, Lucy’s E-Journal; EXTREME PETS!; In Circling Flight

Jenny Block, Author, Be That Unicorn: Find Your Magic, Live Your Truth, and Share Your Shine

Markette Sheppard, Author, My Rainy Day Rocket Ship

Jeremy Bhandari, Author, Trust the Grind: How World-Class Athletes Got To The Top

Charly Palmer, Fine artist, painter, illustrator, My Rainy Day Rocket Ship, There’s a Dragon in My Closet

Crown Shepherd, Author, Black Boy, Black Boy

Robert Pascuzzi, Author, The Ravine

Dr. Eric Goodman, Author, Your Anxiety Beast and You: A Compassionate Guide to Living in an Increasingly Anxious World

Jessica Kim, Author, Stand Up, Yumi Chung!

Tõnya Lewis Taylor, Author, Be You, Not Her: Becoming the Woman You Were Created to Be

Daven McQueen, Author, The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones

Vanessa Chen, Author, A Butterfly Universe

Patrick Sweeney, Political Director, EveryLibrary

Jeannine Amber, Book collaborator, I Tried to Change so You Don’t Have to: True Life Lessons by Loni Love; Co-author, Nobody’s Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and Trolls with Carrie Goldberg

Kristin Harper, Author, The Heart of a Leader: 52 Emotional Intelligence Insights to Advance Your Career 

Lisa Moore Ramée, Author, Something to Say

Ryan Leak, Speaker, Author, Unoffendable: No Offense. None Taken

Victoria Garrick, Founder, The Hidden Opponent, and resource in Geese Are Never Swans by Kobe Bryant and Eva Clark

Jay Coles, Composer, and Author, Tyler Johnson Was Here

Adam Cruz, DJ, Record Label Owner, Radio Host, Author, Free the Music Business: Tips and Tales from an Indie Music Nerd

Nena Erb, ACE, Editor, Insecure; Little America

Janice McLean DeLoatch, Entrepreneur, Founder,, Author, Autobiography of an Entrepreneur; Part 1; Part 2

Ssanyu Lukoma, Founder, Executive Director, Brown Kids Read; host, The Book Junkie Podcast

Katherin Hervey, Director, Producer, The Prison Within

Troy Williams, Cinematographer, Subject, The Prison Within

Booki Vivat, Author, Illustrator, Frazzled series; Abbie Wu’s (not so) Epic Quarantine Diary

Sajidah “S.K.” Ali, Author, Saints and Misfits; Love From A to Z; The Proudest Blue; Once Upon An Eid; Part 2

Ben Philippe, Author, Charming As A Verb

Hezues R, Filmmaker, Suicide Saint

Kelly Starling Lyons, Author, All Aboard! and Zip, Zoom! from Ty’s Travels

Nena Erb, ACE, Film & TV Editor, Q&A

Phlipp Yaw, Filmmaker, Rudeboy’s Restaurant

Jen SluMac, Author, soulnotskin: becoming the me I was meant to be; host, Just Say It

Alyson Williams, Singer, Summer Nights in Harlem

Marcus E.T., Author, Chimera Revolution: The Nue-Gaea Chronicles

Ivy Claire Pochoda, Author, Epoca: The River of Sand

Devyn Bakewell, Author, Greater Love

Jane Owen, Publicist, Author, Tom Woof & Max the Owl

Luomei Lyu, Founder, Chang-E Project; Author, YES, I AM A FEMINIST: An Introduction For Young Students On Their Way To Becoming Life-Long Feminist

Marissa Valdez, Illustrator, Ambitious Girl

Glenn Lewis, Author, Sparring With Smokin’ Joe: Joe Frazier’s Epic Battles and Rivalry with Ali

Dave Wooley, Producer & Entrepreneur, Featured in Mike Tyson: The Knockout

Latoya B. McPherson, Author, Scars That Never Heal

Arjun Vij, Author, In Bad Water

Ammon and Liahona, singers/songwriters, “Make Me Forget It”

Rachelle Storm, Author, Absolution series

Melba Moore, Singer, Imagine

Kristin Marguerite Doidge, Author, Nora Ephron: A Biography

Matt Wade, YouTube Creator, the detail.

Omar Mora, Author, Publisher, Ancient Explorers: The Lost City of Peru

Ava Della Pietra, Singer/Songwriter, long way home

Hope Goins, Senior congresswoman, Author, The Adventures of Chloe and Chris: The Three Branches of Government.

Rachelle Storm, Author, Absolution: Revelations

Robert Agis, President, Starry Forest Books

John Bray, Author, The End

Josh Cleland, Illustrator, The End

Josephine Atluri, Responding to Life Podcast Host, Author, Mindfulness Journal for Parents: Prompts and Practices to Stay Calm, Present, and Connected; 5-Minute Mindfulness for Pregnancy: Simple Practices to Feel Calm, Present, and Connected to Your Baby

Phoebe White, Recording artist and musician, UnXpected

Charles Ford, The Anatomy of a Corporate Lynching audiobook

María Amparo Escandòn, Author, L.A. Weather

David Banks, Actor, Author, How To Make a Living As a Commercial Actor: Tips to Give You the Ultimate Advantage in the Auditioning Game

Tiffany Lanier, Entrepreneur, Author, I Can’t Wait to Vote

Larry Hart, Author, The Recruit’s Playbook: A 4-Year Guide to College Football Recruitment for High School Students

Suzanne Park, Author, The Christmas Clash

Randee Dawn, Author, Tune in Tomorrow

Simone Gordon, Founder and CEO, The Black Fairy Godmother Foundation

Devyn Bakewell, Author, Greater Life

Stacie Davis Hamilton, Filmmaker, Another Christmas

Sam Benjamin, Actor, Writer, The Pay Day

Jerald LeVon Hoover, Author, A Basketball Hero is Born

Sheena Faust, Actor, Another Christmas

Jessi Park, Author, Soul Beneficiary: The Good, Better, Best Guide to Success in Selling Insurance; Entrepreneur

Hexael Rivera, Novelist, Mysteries of Sir Lionheart: The Intricate Code

Dr. Sidjae Price, Author, Chasing Rainbows; Entrepreneur

Jared McPhoy, Author, By Grace Through Faith: A Journey of Self-Discovery

Cheyenne Gadsden, Author, Dream Big Young One: Believe it and It Will Come True

Barry Jay, Director, Writer, The Way Out

Mike Manning, Actor, The Way Out

Rachelle Storm, Author, Absolution: Reckoning

Olivia McCoy, Book Publicist & Marketing Associate, Host, Smith Publicity’s All Things Book Marketing Podcast

Amanda Henke, Author, Not a Book for Bunnies