Participating Authors

The Sixth Annual Sacramento Black Book Fair will feature more than seventy authors of African descent, showcasing and highlighting a diverse spectrum of authors and literature, from contemporary and historical fiction, to anthologies, poetry, academic books; children’s stories and books, non-fiction to biographies, self- help, and inspirational, religious, and financial works.

Kathy Marshall

Kathy Marshall

Kathy Marshall’s lifelong infatuation with African culture was challenged when a DNA test revealed her diverse ancestry. Finding Otho: The Search for Our Enslaved Williams Ancestors is part-research/story/guidebook, that contains a "Solve Your Mystery" chapter. It is extensive research into life in Maryland, sleuthing techniques, and a DNA analysis section to help others find their ancestors. The Ancestors Are Smiling! contains real life stories from the descendants of Otho Williams.. Double Take and Sleeping with the Enemy, are soon to come.

LaQuisha Beckum, Ed.S.

LaQuisha Beckum

LaQuisha is a new creative author, with over 20 years in K-12 education. She is the mother of two sons. She has an online business, A World of Tomorrow, and she teaches at American River College as an adjunct in Psychology. She is the author of: Dreaming on High, Isis Learns That Being Different is Okay, Everyday Occurrences in Social Psychology a textbook by BVT publishing. LaQuisha also has in the works: An Unlikely Friendship and Paul Doesn’t Like School .