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Author of the Year (Education)

Brannon Jones
Dr. Marquita S. Blades
Tae Lee
Tameka Dyon
Verdel A. Jones
Dr. Sharon H. Porter
Wanikka Vance-Clark

Author of the Year (Family)

Jaime Tavera
Twylia G. Reid
La’Faye Cason
Melma E. Norwood-Walker
Pamela Longley
Tammy Lewis
Aundrea V. Caldwell 

Author of the Year (Relationships)

Aaron Jordan
Barbara Palmer
Linda D. Lee
Victoria Necole
Dr. Oliver T. Reid
Dr. Jay Hewlett
Melma E. Norwood-Walker

Children’s Book of the Year

Elizabeth Eckford, Eurydice Stanley & Grace Stanley
Ernez Crayton
Shondra M. Quarles
Jaime Tavera
Joa Macnalie
Benjamin Osborne
Dejana Enbashi 

Author of the Year (Transformation)

Jessica T. Fauntleroy
Nakia P. Evans
Erin Cole with Jenna McCarthy
Terrell Patterson
Panya Dixon
Margo M. Gross
Monique Washington

Poet of the Year

Heidi Lewis Ivey
Amber Taylor
Rob Hylton
Jade Dee
Sonya McKinzie
Demond Alverez
Sharee Harris

Youth Author of the Year

Ernez Crayton
Mea Holywood
Zandra A. Cunningham
Youth Writers Rock (Authors of The Tormentors)

Author of the Year (Spirituality)

Demetria Buie
Pastor Steven Turner
Dr. Tasheka L. Green
Pamela D. Smith
SallyAnn Gray
Eva Fulton
Joan Wright Good

Anthology of the Year

Joan T. Randall
Nicole S. Mason
Dee Edwards
LaVerne Perlie
Valencia Griffin-Wallace
PK Kersey
Tiffany A. Green

Author of the Year (Social Awareness)

Dr. LaTarsha Holden
LaKesha Womack
Kimberly McLemore
Jennifer F. Smith
Robert Scheer
Dr. Wes Bellamy
Bakari Owuso Atiba

Author of the Year (Health & Wellness)

Shaletha Sanders
Priscilla Monroe
Beverly A. Nance
Dr. Tamika Bush
Tasha Turnbull
Sonya Johnson
Nicole B. Washington, D.O.

Devotional of the Year

Keywana Wright
Damola Treasure Okenla
Chris Allen
Lakisha Johnson
Teraleen Campbell
Alandria Lloyd
Brenda Sawyer

eBook of the Year

Tamara Celeste
Lula L. Bowens
Altovise Pelzer
L.R. Jackson
Judith R. McLeod
Shy Cobb
Lakisha Johnson

Author on the Rise

Shondale Wilhite
Tristan Jackson
Debbie J. Foreman
Stacey Chatman
Monique A. Lynch
Lonna Hardin
Dr. Nii-Daako Darko

Author of the Year (Personal Dev)

Kenny Jones
Dr. Denise Moore
Jarret R. Patton, MD, FAAP
Jasmine Palmer Gray
Dr. Carolyn G. Anderson
Kelli Y. Stonework
DeYonne Parker 

Anthology Co-Author of the Year

Arriel Bivens-Biggs
Latisha Wilson
Juanita Payne
Leah Frazier
Monica Monk Oliver
Yolanda Douthit
Joyce Gilmer

Memoir of the Year

Angie Ransome-Jones
Erin Cole with Jenna McCarthy
Gary D. Jones
Kevin Lee
Stephanie Bullock
Shondale Wilhite
Brandon Holt

Author of the Year (Small Business)

Tammie T. Polk
Lia Abney
Rochelle Wilson
Demetria Buie
Andrea H. Evans, Esq
Jennifer S. Matthews
Connie Pheiff  

Author of the Year (Leadership)

Yolanda Brathwaite
Myesha Monique Collins
Penda L. James
E. Brown, M. Haygood & R. McLean
Adrian Jefferson Chofor
Monique Young
Shante D. Berry

Book Cover of the Year

Jessaca Rowe
Sy Asad
Paul A. Balke
Stacey Chatman
Portia Taylor
Vera Harris
Deborah Santana

Literary Trailblazer of the Year

Jamella Stroud
Dr. Draion Burch
Charon Richardson
Meme Green
Ari Squires
Cheryl Polote-Williamson
Melony Hill