2017 Authors & Others
Travis Hunter ~ is a mentor and father and best selling author.
Marita Golden ~ A writer who has distinguished herself as a master of fiction and non-fiction.
Virginia Deberry & Donna Grant ~With 7 novels to their credit, best friends for nearly 30 years, turned a friendship into one of the most successful and enduring writing collaborations in contemporary fiction.
Nigeria Lockley ~ Author, Speaker, Educator
Kisha Green ~ is a published author, virtual asst, literary consultant, promoter and book reviewer.
Dr. Lesia Banks, Author and founder and CEO of Dr. Lesia M. Banks Enterprises, LLC.
Marita Berry ~ Decided to become a writer because she wanted to entertain people with stories about strong, but flawed characters.
K L Brady ~ Single mom, author, editor, busy busy busy busy....
Nanette Buchanan ~ her preferred genre is romantic fiction with a dramatic twist.
Bio: Don J. Carey III Has spent that last 9 years in the NFL and is known as one of the best Specials Teams players in the league. He and his wife founded The Don Carey REECH Foundation, which is geared towards Reaching, Educating, and Empowering Children particularly in the area of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, & math).
D. M. Cuffie ~ her storytelling skills were realized writing emails to her friends.
Robert Douglas ~ Robert A. Douglas is an educator, author, and filmmaker dedicated to social justice.
Eartha S. Dunston ~ becoming a mom, inspired her to begin writing about issues that affect children such as positive self-image and losing a beloved family matriarch.
Tesa Erven ~ Rocks the pen when it comes to writing contemporary romance fiction.
Tracee Garner ~ is a speaker, instructor at a local community college and the author of six books.
Florenza Denise Lee is an internationally known, best-selling author, publisher, motivational speaker, certified life coach, freelance writer, and blogger.
Michelle Lindo-Rice ~ is an award winning, best selling author and a 2015 winner of the Black Writers & Books Female Author of the Year award.
Dr. Valerie Maholmes is a researcher, author, storyteller and voiceover artist.
S. F. Powell - her first novel, Like Sweet Buttermilk, won first place in the Black Expressions fiction contest.
Patricia A. Saunders - award winning author, has written books that cover love, loss, grief to motivate others that they too can make through the storm.
Welcome Stewart C. Stevens was the "sole" chandelier polisher and window washer of the entire White House for 34 years in his professional career. His story is living history.
Haikeem Stokes ~ Writing is a gift that Haikeem graciously displays through his "Works of Heart".
Joreen Sykes ~ her book "4AM" was intended to be a private journal of conversations with her deceased son, Marcus.
Jacquelin Thomas ~ is an award winning, bestselling author with more than 50 titles in print and twenty years’ experience as a published author.
Award winning author Marian L. Thomas
The 2017 BARR Weekend has been cancelled.
Please stay tuned for information about 2018.
My sincere thanks to all of the authors
pictured below who supported the 2017 event.