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Author of the Year (Education)

Arnita L. Fields

Linnita Hosten

Lisa Puerto and Anthony Lee

Mary Rodwell

Michelle Collins

Tara Seals

Trudi Batiste

 

Author of the Year (Family)

The Animus Group

Alycia Morris

Blaque Diamond

Charlotte Avery

Charryse Johnson 

Dr. Dawne Collier

Joyful Soul

 

Author of the Year (Relationships)

Briana G. Whitaker

Dr. Marshall “Tripp” Mabry, III

Glenda Willett

Inger Wafer

Joel and Naomi Mitchell

K.S. Lewis

Monica Reed

 

Children’s Book of the Year

Charmaine E. Betty-Singleton

Dr. Irene Okoronkwo Obika

DuWanda S. Epps (D S. Epps)

Jacquie Hood Martin

Jeanine Tillman

Kenji Jackson

Renaee Smith

 

Author of the Year (Transformation)

Afua R. Jones

Aleathea Dijon

Crystal Daye

Deborah Smith 

Gwendolyn S. Woody

Taria Pritchett

TiffanyJ

 

Youth Author of the Year

Anajah Wade

Angel C. Moore

Jenesys K. Harris

Keishan Scott

Youth Writers Rock (Authors of The Tormentors)

 

Poet of the Year

Cashmere

Damont Combs

Harriet Stamps

Iolande Argent

Jade Dee

Michelle Lynn Stephens

Wilnona Marie

 

 

Author of the Year (Spirituality)

Dr. Eric L. Holmes

Michelle Chavis 

Monty Weatheall 

Nikei S. Salas

Ryane Nickens

Tammy J. Carpenter

Sharetta Donalson

 

Anthology of the Year

Carla R. Cannon

Cheryl Polote Williamson (Soul Source)

Jamie Hopkins

Melissa Alexander 

Paula McDade

Shannon Whittington

Toni T. Ellis

 

Author of the Year (Social Awareness)

A. Cole

Elissa Gabrielle

Francine Umaru

Marylin Hawes

Patricia Osburn

Therese Taylor-Stinson

Tralyne Usry

 

Author of the Year (Health & Wellness)

Ashley McGirt

Barbara Lieberman

Catherine M. Laub

Dr. Jamie Hardy

La Russia Cain  

Laticia Action Jackson 

Maxine Bigby Cunningham

 

Devotional of the Year

Dawn Foss

Denise M. Walker

Genae Kulah 

Joan T. Randall

Sheree Whitby

Tilda Whitaker

Venessa D. Abram

 

eBook of the Year

Krystle Bell Saulsberry

Martine M. Mayas

Mattie Zarena Whitfield

Nicole Matthews

Olivia Shaw-Reel

 

Author on the Rise

D. Camille

Diana Riley

Phoenixx Love

Renee Spivey

Sonya McKinzie 

Tanya J. Miller

Whitney Hogans

Author of the Year (Personal Dev)

Andrenee Boothe 

Monique Denton-Davis 

Rebecca Hall Gruyter

Shequita Lee 

Sterling Clinton Spellman

Trina Ramsey

Yah Hughes 

 

Anthology Co-Author of the Year

Abeni Celeste Scott

Deran Young

Melanie Anderson

Tammy Woodard

Timika Lucas

Redina Thorpe-Thomas

Yolanda Williams

 

Memoir of the Year

Evelyn Donelson

Eydie Robinson

Leah M. Forney

Linda D. Lee

Lita P. Ward

S.C. Urquhart

Sheree Darien

 

Author of the Year (Small Business)

Dr. Cozette White

Dr. Marcus L. Howard

Jacinta Franchon

Michelle G. Rhodes 

Natasha Weston

Roberto Candelaria 

Tonia Edwards

 

Author of the Year (Leadership)

Lashana Williams

Lila Holley

Mildred Stallworth

Pamela D. Smith

SharRon Jamison

Tim Bowers

Torre A. Stocker

 

Book Cover of the Year

Camille Ma’at

Kenji Jackson

Latrenda C. Bailey-Rush

Windi Floyd Reynolds

Yvette Steele

 

Literary Trailblazer of the Year

Che’Don

Cheryl Barton

Dr. Catrina Pullum

Dr. Oliver T. Reid

Ericka L. Mcknight

Kimberly Ann Collins

LaTarsha Holden