Black Author Showcase & VIP Reception

This inspiring event is being brought to you to bring more exposure to Black authors by providing them with a platform to present their talents to current and new readers.  The event will be packed with live presentations and displays by multiple authors, book signings, door prizes, and a great selection of books and related merchandise for purchase.

VIP attendees also get to enjoy early event entry, appetizers, adult beverages, meet & greet with the authors, and a group photo with our amazing line up of up and coming literary talent. 

See below for list of featured authors and their books.

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Introducing Our Featured Authors

Eddie K. Wright

Author Eddie K. Wright is a fitness trainer, Yoga instructor, spiritual motivational speaker and an inmate at a federal prison. His personal transformation upon realizing the Universal laws and love of life, supports his conviction in his "Gangster to Guru" book series. The premier release "VOICE FOR THE SILENT FATHERS" details the struggle and inner conflict with being the parent of a homosexual child in the day, and a known connected gangster at night. Overcoming his "No son of mine" mentality, by realizing the true meaning of unconditional love wasn't easy, but his deep insight, heartfelt honesty, and 'laugh to keep from crying' attitude, makes for a humorous read for anyone touched by this issue which means it's for everyone!

Dr. Marcia E. Theadford

The Reverenced Dr. Marcia Theadford, ordained since 1995 is no stranger to the

Gospel. She holds a Master’s degree in Education from Texas Christian University, completed concentration credits toward a Masters in Pastoral Counseling from Moravian Theological Seminary before transferring to Drew University where she earned her Doctorate in Ministry Theology. Her passion and involvement in ministry began as a tender branch of age thirteen when she formed a teenage ministry for girls called, “I’m a

Teenager Lord, Now What!”

The anointed pastoral mantle which Marcia and husband Odell process has broaden their territory and carried them throughout the United States of America. Her unique presentation of the Gospel has enabled her to minister to various denominations and organizations while demonstrating the awesome power of God’s love to save, deliver and set people free from the grips of the enemy. Other ministries have been birth such as, “Gathering of Friends Ministry”, and “Iron Sharpens Iron,” bible study. Presently, she is

the Visionary of the GLAM SQUAD Inter generational Women’s Ministry.

Marcia entrepreneur gifting has launched forward into a television ministry called, “Conversations with Marcia.” In addition, she and her husband started a successful tee

shirt business, “Tees That Bling and More.”

Darno Von DeJohnette

 Darno Von DeJohnette experienced his first OBE (out of body experience) at the age of 17. After graduating from high school he enlisted into the United States Air Force and later went to work on NASA's Apollo and Space Shuttle Programs at Rockwell International Space Division as a public relations news release correspondent. It was during his tenure at Rockwell International that he discovered the sublime connection between mankind, the earth, and the universe. It was then that he discovered god consciousness. 

Prince Sefa-Boakye

Prince is an International Public Speaker, Juris Doctor, Black Entrepreneur, and Social Media

Coach. Traveling to places like Dubai and Bahrain.

His multimedia background ranges from broadcasting interviews with speakers like Drew Dudley and Dr. Cornel West to giving political commentaries on UR Business Network. His know-how on social media marketing and entrepreneurship has helped entrepreneurs all over the world establish their products and businesses. His methods have helped Sharine Jones-Weaver

publish her first autobiography book and establish her non-profit organization RAWR (Restoring A Woman’s Reverence).

Jordan Thomas

A 21 years old student at CSUSB, this young entrepreneur has self-published 3 books, the first two were poetry and the latest book is titled “Create, Execute, Repeat: Leveraging Creativity in Business and Life.” 

He is a music producer and sound engineer at CSUSB and if you have a moment, you should check out his social media pages to hear him and his twin brother Drew, who since they were only 5 years old have been sharing their vocal talents and love of God with the world. 

He speaks 5 languages including English, Spanish, Japanese, Jamaican and Hebrew.

He’s a social media influencer, has a podcast called “Vessels & Visionaries” and has a goal to present at a TED Talk! He submitted his application this summer so let’s wish him luck.

Additional Authors Who Will Be Represented

Tiffani K. Patterson

Tiffani K. Patterson is a U.S. Coast Guard veteran and educator who

graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science

degree in business management and a California Multiple Subject

Teaching Credential. She served at multiple units in both California

and South Carolina during her nine-year enlistment and was involved

in various notable Coast Guard missions.

Angel Gilreath

Hi I’m Angel. I wrote Fuzzy Meets Spout 9 years ago as I sat in the car waiting for my then 2nd grade daughter and 3rd grade son to get out of school. Their two stuffed animals, Fuzzy, who belonged to my son, and Spout, who belonged to my daughter, served as muses as well as the kids themselves. One book turned into two, which turned into four, which turned into sixteen! I’m very excited about this new venture as an author! 

Purchase Authors Books Online or At the event

Voice for the Silent Fathers

The Authors memoir detailing the controversial experience of being the young father of a son who would grow up to be the gayest man on the planet! His 'NO SON OF MINE!!' street gangster mentality evolves during his difficult life journey coming to realize that his responsibility as a loving father didn’t change just because his son is gay.  

Gangster Turned Guru Presents: A Day In The Life of Coffee and Paradise

An introduction to my new series of self-help books that will touch on multiple topics including but not limited to, parenting, relationships, health and well being, cookbooks, physical fitness, Universal laws and Principals. 

Just Pray About It!: The Power to Overcome

 "Just Pray About It, The Power to Overcome," signifies the importance of passionately pursuing a partnership with God through prayer and intercession. Partnering in prayer with God on behalf of others takes you to a place in the spiritual realm that brings forth deliverance through Christ Jesus. Just Pray About It shares with you the power of prayer and proclamation. Prayer is the vehicle of our faith and our lifeline to God. In order to experience God's promises in Revelations 12:11, "Ans they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death," we must not only pray but also testify of God's amazing grace. Just Pray About It, encourages you to study scripture, and boldly declare the promises of God over your life and the lives of others. It is through prayer and studying God's Word that you will begin to know His voice and the voice of a stranger you will not follow. Every page offers prayer and promise through scripture and testimonies of those who lives were challenged by life's problems, but changed by prayer! Just Pray About It also provides you with journal entries to seize the moments in which God captures your heart in prayer. 

Circles of Awareness

The first published work in a series of seven volumes, The Bell is an introduction to Circles of Awareness: The Metaphysical Power of Psychic Control. It opens the doorway to a subconscious reality and reveals conscious awareness as the tool of creation. It explores the concept of multi-dimensional realities, expanding waves of concentric vibration, and consciousness-energy which creates the material universe that surrounds us.

Five Steps To Live Like An Entrepreneur: A Complete Guide to Entrepreneurship

Five Steps to Live Like An Entrepreneur is a step-by-step approach on how to start your own career. This book provides real-life examples and simple language that can help anyone in the world find their product, business, and niche in the world marketplace.

Create, Execute, Repeat: Leveraging Creativity in Business and Life

The primary purpose of this newest release is to further use this God-given gift of creativity and to be able to not just apply it in education, business, leadership, and serving God but also to bring out the creativity that lies within those around us. Some of the subjects discussed include:

  • Emphasizing excellence/continual progress instead of perfection
  • Creative confidence in Christ
  • Implementing creativity in school
  • Staying creative without compromise
  • The importance of business innovation

I would like this book to encourage people to thrive creatively as authentically as possible

Author Vendor Tables for $50 Are Available. E-mail to if interested.