2019 New Releases From USA TODAY, National Bestselling and Award-winning authors
The 15th Annual Cavalcade of Authors is back in its original location--The Windy City. The Cavalcade of Authors is the ultimate event where readers and book clubs have a unique experience with their favorite authors. Hosts J. L. Woodson and Naleighna Kai asks that you join us for a weekend of private dinners, Chicago tours, intimate chats, dancing, games, and so much more. New York Times bestselling author, S. L. Jennings joins us once again, along with National bestselling authors who are sponsored by Slamor's and Pat Ball Reed: Naleighna Kai, Earl Sewell, Ann Clay, London St. Charles; as well as Sierra Kay, MarZe Scott, J. L. Campbell, Janice Pernell. This year we welcome authors who are new to the Cavalcade: National bestselling authors: Lisa Watson, Michelle D. Rayford, Siera London, Anita Roseboro, and Terri Ann Johnson as well. Scroll down to check out their bios and photos.
The Cambria Chicago Magnificent Mile is the official host hotel for the 15th Annual Cavalcade of Authors. It is an urban contemporary hotel located in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood, Sitting just 1/2 block off the famous Magnificent Mile, Chicago’s premier commercial district that is home to luxury shopping, trendy restaurants and historic landmarks like the Water Tower, and John Hancock Building. It is the perfect mix of cool and upbeat with a local personality that is versatile and fun.
is a national bestselling and award-winning author of several controversial novels that plumb the depth of unique love triangles and women's issues, contributor to a New York Times bestseller, a Mercedes Benz Award Nominee, and the E. Lynn Harris Author of Distinction. In addition to successfully cracking the code of landing a deal with a major publishing house, she continues to "pay it forward" by providing literary consulting services which including editing, marketing, graphic design and also organizing the annual Cavalcade of Authors which gives readers intimate access to the most accomplished writing talent today. She was born and raised on the Southeast side of Chicago, the setting for most of her novels and where she is currently working on her next books: Slaves of Heaven and Mercury Sunrise.
a native Chicagoan, and graduate of Columbia College Chicago, creative director for 9Mag and Macro Marketing & Promotions Group, began his career in the literary industry at sixteen-years-old and became an award-winning and NAACP Image Award nominated author. His career area shifted to Graphic Design in 2009, creating Book Covers, websites, and other marketing materials for New York Times, National bestselling, and independently published authors. During that year he also founded, Woodson Creative Studio, and has dedicated his company to providing branding, high-quality book cover design as well as other graphic and Web Design support for his clients. He splits his time working on design projects for businesses, corporations as well as traveling for different Design, Tattoo Creative, and Literary Events.
is a military wife, mom of three, coffee addict, Willy Wonka enthusiast, and real-life unicorn. She's also the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of Taint, Fear of Falling and the Se7en Sinners Series, along with a few other titles that she's too lazy to type. She's been with her high school sweetheart for almost twenty years, and he still can't get her Subway sandwich order right. But he's cute and brings her vodka, so she keeps him around. They currently reside in Spokane, WA with their three stinky boys and their equally stinky cat. www.sljenningsauthor.com
National bestselling and award-winning author Earl Sewell has written over twenty novels and has had his work featured in several anthologies and magazines. Sewell is also a voice-over talent and has narrated several books written by other writers and has done voice-over work to promote products and inspirational videos. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Columbia College in Chicago and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in creative writing from Goddard College
has always had a passion for the pen, paper, and books. She is a Chicago native who uses the Windy City as a backdrop to the romance, suspense, and contemporary fiction stories she writes. London published her debut novel, The Husband We Share in 2017 and is one of nine authors in the anthology, Sugar. She also composes an online newsletter, London Writes, that keeps readers abreast of what's going on in her world.
lives in Southern Illinois with her family. She enjoys reading, writing, crafts, and traveling. She began writing in 1999. She is a freelance writer for several on-line magazines and a member of Romance Writers of America. Ann is currently working on several new romantic novels as well as a sweet Thanks to the support of family and friends, Ann shares her heart-warming stories with readers of the heart.
Award-winning, national bestselling author and public speaker, Sierra Kay's love of the written word was predestined. She was weaned on books like Anne of the Green Gables and Tale of Two Cities and snuck in romance novels that she hid between her mattresses. However, her favorite book growing up was Aesop's Fables, which she feels puts her in an excellent position to share the morals of her personal stories, whether people are interested or not. Kay has an M.A. in Writing from DePaul University, won a Nuyorican Poets Cafe Short Story Slam and participated in Women’s Funny Fest as a member of the comedy troupe Spankx. In addition to writing novels, she is a member of N2O Comedy in Chicago.
is a National Bestselling Author who has always been an avid reader of fiction. She even edited the work of other authors for several years. But she gets an incomparable thrill from creating stories that entertain readers and cause them to reflect on real life issues. No Right Way To Do A Wrong Thing is her first novel, followed by her short story Cayenne.
is an award-winning Jamaican author who has written over thirty books in several romance subgenres. Campbell, who features Jamaican culture in her stories, is a certified editor, and also writes non-fiction. Visit her on the web at www.joylcampbell.com.
is a Life Coach/Motivational speaker and Author who was featured in Newsweek magazine. Ehryck's gift of insight has captivated audiences all over the country from Boston to San Diego, from Seattle to Miami which has lead to requested interviews on NBC, NPR, PBS, SIRIUS-XM, CBS, & Newsweek etc. This certified life coach uses his “take no prisoners” style to empower seeker to use their natural intuition, to secure their goals, dreams and desires using his books and in his Q & A seminars.
National bestselling author, Lisa Watson, is a native of Washington D.C., and writes in the Multicultural & Interracial, Contemporary, Romantic Suspense, and Sweet Romance genres. Her novels memorable novels for the Harlequin's Kimani line, The Match Broker series was listed as one of 2014’s Top 25 Books of the Summer, and Top 50 Best Reads. Lisa lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband of twenty-two years and two teenagers, and is avidly working on book one, Alexa King: The Guardian, in her second new Romantic Suspense series, The Lady Doyen and Book 2 in the Love and Danger Series. www.lisawatson.com
is a certified etiquette instructor, motivational speaker and an advocate for the Youth Against Bullying Campaign (YABCA). She is the parent of three children, has five grandchildren, and understands the true meaning of raising teenagers in today’s changing society. She graduated from Columbia College, University of Phoenix, and Barbizon School of Charm & Modeling. She uses a common sense approach in her workshops and seminars in teaching and reaching today’s teens.
is a National Bestselling author who has stories featured in several anthologies. Her first novel, Moment of Truth, was released in 2017 and she is currently working on her next book. Michelle lives in a Southern city where she spends any free time reading, writing, listening to 80’s music and playing NBA2K. She loves to interact with readers and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or through her website www.michelledrayford.com