Writers @ The Wrecking Bar: Atlanta Noir edited by Tayari Jones

Writers @ The Wrecking Bar | Atlanta Noir edited by Tayari JonesA Cappella Books presents Writers @ The Wrecking Bar, a monthly fiction series at our neighborhood brewpub, The Wrecking Bar.

Join us and mingle with other fans of contemporary fiction each month, check out the Wrecking Bar’s own unique beer selection, wine and specially crafted cocktails, enjoy complimentary snacks, and meet and engage with some of today’s most celebrated novelists and short story writers.

Each program includes authors in conversation with local book critics, audience Q&A, and a book signing. The bar opens at 7PM, with the author conversation starting at 7:30PM.

Brand-new stories by: Tananarive Due, Kenji Jasper, Tayari Jones, Dallas Hudgens, Jim Grimsley, Brandon Massey, Jennifer Harlow, Sheri Joseph, Alesia Parker, Gillian Royes, Anthony Grooms, John Holman, Daniel Black, and David James Poissant.

Atlanta is one of America’s most dynamic and fastest-growing cities, with an increasingly diverse population. This volume honors the city’s transformation—albeit in a chilling manner—with a highly talented crew of contributors who know the city inside and out.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017


A Moment of Silence: Midnight III

9781476765983_p0_v4_s192x300In her next heart-pounding novel of passion, danger, temptation, and adventure, New York Times bestselling author Sister Souljah returns to the story of Midnight.

Handsome, young, Muslim, and married to two women living in one house along with his mother, Umma, and sister, Naja: can Midnight manage? He is surrounded by Americans who don’t share or understand his faith or culture, and adults who are offended by his maturity, intelligence, or his natural ability to make his hard work turn into real money. He is calm, confident, and cool, Ninja-trained and powerful, but one moment of rage throws this Brooklyn youth into a dark world of dirty police, gangs, guns, drugs, prisons, and prisoners. Everything he ever believed, every dollar he ever earned, and all of the women he ever loved—including his mother—are at risk.

Will his manhood be taken, broken, or altered? Can he maintain his faith among the heathens? Outnumbered, overruled, and deeply envied—how can he possibly survive? Will the streets convert him? What can he keep? What must he lose?

In this heart-pounding adventure, thriller, and intense narrative, New York Times bestselling author Sister Souljah has penned her most passionate and engrossing novel to date. Raw and uncompromising, her storytelling highlights and ignites the ongoing struggle of young men worldwide, to more than survive, but to live strong, to earn, to have the right to love and protect their families, to receive justice, and to be free.



February 6, 2016| 2:00PM| 869 Route 1 South| North Brunswick, NJ 08902

The Prodigal Son by Kimberla Lawson Roby Book Tour

The Prodigal Son

The Reverend Curtis Black hasn’t spoken to his son, Matthew, in over a year-not since Matthew dropped out of Harvard to marry his girlfriend, Racquel, and be a full-time father to their infant son. Curtis knows that it was he and his wife, Charlotte, who drove Matthew away, but he prays that one day his son will forgive them and come home.

Matthew, however, can’t seem to forget the pain his parents caused him and Racquel. Still, he wonders if maybe they’d been right, as fatherhood is not what he expected, and Racquel’s behavior has become increasingly erratic. Matthew genuinely wants to be a good husband, though, and swears he’ll never repeat his parents’ mistakes. But when an old friend expresses her desire for Matthew, the temptation may be too great to resist…

Then, there’s Dillon Whitfield-Curtis’s long-lost-son-who has settled in as a member of the Black family. Yet the transition has been anything but easy. Charlotte, convinced he’s only after Curtis’s money, wishes he would move back to where he came from. Dillon, however, has no intention of going anywhere. After a lifetime in the shadows, he’s determined to take his rightful place as Curtis’s first-born son and heir, and he’ll do whatever it takes to win his father’s affection-even if it means playing dirty…

Get your copy here and learn more about Kimberla Lawson Roby here.



Tuesday, May 13, 2014
12:00 PM Noon
Barnes and Noble
555 12th Street NW
Washington, DC  20004

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
7:00 PM
Speaking and Signing
Barnes and Noble
3651 Jefferson Davis Highways
Alexandria, VA  22305

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
7:00 PM
Speaking and Signing
Barnes and Noble
240 Route 22 West
Springfield, NJ  07081

Thursday, May 15, 2014
7:00 PM
Speaking and Signing
Barnes and Noble
11025 Carolina Place Mall
Pineville, NC  28134

Friday, May 16, 2014
Private Book Club Event
New Orleans, LA

Saturday, May 17, 2014
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Panel Conversation, Q & A and Signing
East New Orleans Branch Library
5641 Read Blvd.
New Orleans, LA  70127

Monday, May 19, 2014
7:00 PM
Speaking and Signing
The Dock Book Shop
6637 Meadowbrook Drive
Fort Worth, TX  76112

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
6:00 PM Pre-Reception/ 6:30 PM Event
Speaking and Signing
The Kansas City Library
14 West 10th Street
Kansas City, MO  64105

Thursday, May 22, 2014
7:00 PM Event
Speaking and Signing
Barnes & Noble
9891 Waterstone Blvd
Cincinnati, OH  45249

Friday, May 23, 2014
7:00 PM Event
Speaking and Signing
Barnes & Noble
2774 N Germantown Parkway
Memphis, TN  38133

Saturday, May 24, 2014
3:00 PM
Speaking and Signing
Barnes & Noble
1701 Mallory Lane
Brentwood, TN  37027

Saturday, June 7, 2014
Time to be determined
Panel Discussion Speaker
Printers Row Book Festival
Chicago, IL

Monday, June 17, 2014
6:00 PM
Speaking and Signing
Winnebago Public Library
210 N Elida Street
Winnebago, IL

Sunday, June 22, 2014
6:00 PM
Booksigning to follow
Women Who Care Ministry
Crenshaw Christian Center
7901 S Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA  90044
Sunday, June 29, 2014
1:00 – 5:00 PM
Booksigning to follow
The Author’s Brunch
Hilton Chicago
9333 S Cicero Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL  60453
Tickets: $35
For ticket info, please visit:

October 17 – 18, 2014
Keynote Speaker
2014 Black Authors & Readers
Rock Weekend
Hosted by The Reading Divas Book Club
The Comfort Inn
4500 Crain Highway
Bowie, MD
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Akashic Books Call for Submissions

Akashic Books is now accepting submissions for two online flash fiction series: Thursdaze & Mondays Are Murder. Submission guidelines can be found below and their website.  Send submissions to info@akashicbooks.com.

**They are not currently reading full-length works**

Akashic Books Call for Submissions