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African American Fiction Writers

The following authors are popular African American fiction writers whose books range in topic from romance to mystery and suspense. Find books that can be checked out by these authors by opening our catalog and entering the author's name in the search bar. Learn more about searching in the catalog here.

  • Alers, Rochelle
  • Beatty, Paul
  • Billingsley, ReShonda T.
  • Diamond, De’nesha
  • Kitt, Sandra
  • Lester, Jullius
  • Myers, Walter Dean
  • Slim, Iceberg
  • Turner, Nikki
  • Zane
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    Amazon Says: Two classic Eaton family novels from national bestselling author ROCHELLE ALERSSWEET DREAMSChandra Eaton can't believe she left her journals—containing very pr more...
    Amazon Says: Two classic Eaton family novels from national bestselling author ROCHELLE ALERSSWEET DREAMSChandra Eaton can't believe she left her journals—containing very private, very erotic dreams she's been having for the past two years—in a Philly taxicab. Her embarrassment turns to intrigue when Preston Tucker finds and returns them. The soulful playwright fires up Chandra's body and her mind. It's an irresistible combination, until she starts to suspect that he's just using her for creative inspiration.Preston has spent years running from relationships. Chandra's journals captivate his imagination, for sure, but it's the intelligent, sensual woman behind them who really fascinates him. Now he has to find a way to win back her trust before she brings the curtain down on their affair for good.TWICE THE TEMPTATIONDenise Eaton is proud of the day-care business she built from scratch. But now the scion of this Philadelphia family dynasty could lose everything. The man who holds the key to her future? None other than Rhett Ferrell, the man she passionately loved in college…and who broke her heart.Rhett has waited six years to take his sweet revenge. Now the legendary corporate raider is about to have Denise right where he wants her—at his mercy and in his bed. He's never forgiven her for walking out and taking up with his most hated enemy. But he's also never forgotten the desire that still burns so hotly, so irresistibly between them. That's when Rhett plots one final conquest: to take over Denise's heart. And he's a man who plays to win…. less...
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    You Don't Know Me Like That by ReShonda Tate Billingsley
    Amazon Says: She dishes celebrity dirt no one else dares. But now, Maya Morgan is about to get a taste of her own medicine. . . Gossip show "Rumor Central" has gone beyond Miami to nation more...
    Amazon Says: She dishes celebrity dirt no one else dares. But now, Maya Morgan is about to get a taste of her own medicine. . . Gossip show "Rumor Central" has gone beyond Miami to national syndication. So now's the time for Maya Morgan to really make her brand blow up. But her brand starts to blow up in her face when a super-fan takes over her online life, trashing her reputation, and putting her gossip future at risk. Now Maya will need every down-and-dirty move--and a little help from her frenemies--to manage this disaster and save everything she's dished so hard to get. . . "Scandal and mouth dropping entertainment!" --Ni-Ni Simone "Sit up and pay attention--Maya Morgan will knock your socks off." --Earl Sewell, author of The Keysha Diaries less...
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    Guardian by Julius Lester
    Amazon Says: There are times when a tree can no longer withstand the pain inflicted on it, and the wind will take pity on that tree and topple it over in a mighty storm. All the other tree more...
    Amazon Says: There are times when a tree can no longer withstand the pain inflicted on it, and the wind will take pity on that tree and topple it over in a mighty storm. All the other trees who witnessed the evil look down upon the fallen tree with envy. They pray for the day when a wind will end their suffering. I pray for the day when God will end mine. In a time and place without moral conscience, fourteen-year-old Ansel knows what is right and what is true. But it is dangerous to choose honesty, and so he chooses silence. Now an innocent man is dead, and Ansel feels the burden of his decision. He must also bear the pain of losing a friend, his family, and the love of a lifetime. Coretta Scott King Award winner and Newbery Honoree Julius Lester delivers a haunting and poignant novel about what happens when one group of people takes away the humanity of another. less...
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    Darius & Twig by Walter Dean Myers
    Amazon Says: New York Times bestselling author and Printz Award winner Walter Dean Myers once again connects with teenagers everywhere in Darius & Twig, a novel about friendship and needin more...
    Amazon Says: New York Times bestselling author and Printz Award winner Walter Dean Myers once again connects with teenagers everywhere in Darius & Twig, a novel about friendship and needing to live one's own dream. This touching and raw teen novel from the author of Monster, Kick, We Are America, Bad Boy, and many other celebrated literary works for children and teens is a Coretta Scott King Honor Book.Darius and Twig are an unlikely pair: Darius is a writer whose only escape is his alter ego, a peregrine falcon named Fury, and Twig is a middle-distance runner striving for athletic success. But they are drawn together in the struggle to overcome the obstacles that life in Harlem throws at them. The two friends must face down bullies, an abusive uncle, and the idea that they'll be stuck in the same place forever. less...
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    A Project Chick by Nikki Turner
    Amazon Says: Tressa is a fly girl accustomed to the lavish lifestyle that her possessive, deranged baby's father, Lucky, has provided for her. In order to keep her high standard of living, more...
    Amazon Says: Tressa is a fly girl accustomed to the lavish lifestyle that her possessive, deranged baby's father, Lucky, has provided for her. In order to keep her high standard of living, she has excused so many of his unforgivable actions. It is not until he pulls off the ultimate stunt that she realises that no mink coat, car, house or any amount of money is worth her peace of mind. less...
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    Amazon Says: Shame on It All is an unforgettable showcase for Zane's talent -- insight, comedy, and wild high jinks. For anyone who has ever observed the behavior of a close friend or fa more...
    Amazon Says: Shame on It All is an unforgettable showcase for Zane's talent -- insight, comedy, and wild high jinks. For anyone who has ever observed the behavior of a close friend or family member and suppressed the urge to scream "Shame on you!" out loud, Shame on It All is the novel for you. Harmony, Bryce, and Lucinda (a.k.a. Lucky) Whitfield are sisters in every sense of the word. They argue and get on each other's nerves, but when it comes down to the wire they are extremely protective of one another. Shame on It All follows their adventures, their friendships, their love lives, and their outlooks on life in today's society. Jam-packed with unpredictable, unbelievable, and just downright crazy situations with a few surprising twists thrown in for good measure, Shame on It All is as wild as they come. less...
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