Louisiana to London: B.R. authors selected to exhibit books at the renowned London Book Fair

BJT Ledet and Barbara W. Green

BJT Ledet and Barbara W. Green will join 20 American authors whose titles will showcase internationally in the UK this week.

In less than ten days, two Louisiana authors–Barbara W. Green and BJT Ledet–will have their books showcased internationally at the United Kingdom’s largest book fair in Olympia, London, April 18-20. 

Their books–Secret Lives of Men (Ledet) and The Parent Anointing (Green)– along with 20 other titles will be exhibited at The London Book Fair’s booth 2D60 where representatives from T. Jones Media and its imprint Novel Day will negotiate translation and international rights on behalf of the authors.

The London Book Fair is heralded as the second largest book fair in the world. We are super excited about the opportunity to not only exhibit and introduce our new imprint, Novel Day, but also to showcase so many amazing authors whose work will be introduced to new markets from literally around the world,” said Traneisha Jones, founder of T. Jones Media and native of Baton Rouge.

According to The London Book Fair, the entire international publishing industry is represented, from the giant houses we are familiar with to the smallest independents, including publishers of blockbuster novels and academic texts and the producers of children’s books and graphic novels.  

While U.S. literary agents will be talking up works by Matthew McConaughey, Lisa Scottoline, Jesmyn Ward, Kerry Washington, and others, T. Jones Media will give voice to the 22 Black American authors whose independent titles will be showcased in the exhibit.

“This opportunity for our authors to share their messages of hope, inspiration, and education on a global scale is of utmost importance to us,” said Dawn D. Owens, founder of The Owens Publishing Company who has partnered with T. Jones Media to showcase her authors’ books. “This partnership has not only opened the door for worldwide exposure to new audiences, but has laid the groundwork for international relationships to be built and nurtured for years to come.” 

The 22 featured titles and authors are: 

  • Secret Lives of Men, book two of The Christians trilogy that follows the scandalous entanglements between ministers and deacons who set out to use women to destroy the largest church, by BJT Ledet of Baton Rouge, LA.
  • The Parent Anointinga spiritual guide exploring what it means to be anointed and empowered to parent, even if one has not given birth to children biologically by Barbara W. Green, of Zachary, Louisiana. Green is an evangelist and retired licensed counselor who has also authored three books.
  • Achieve: The 5P Process-The 5Ps That Turn Barriers Into Breakthroughs a motivational book that guides readers through a transformational process of discovering and embracing success by Dr. Frank Vaught Jr., a licensed chiropractor and owner of Health On Earth Wellness Center in Crestwood, IL,www.drfrankvaught.com.  
  • An ABC Guide to Children’s Games Around the World, a children’s book on exploring new lands and learning about kids from fascinating cultures by Nicole Brewer, of Atlanta, Georgia. She is a teacher and freelance travel writer, www.ilove2globetrot.com.
  • Beautiful Just As I Am: Daily Positive Affirmations for Black Girls by Justine Disasi of Atlanta, Georgia.  The children’s book  empowers young readers to be proud of their features, their family, and even their circumstances. 
  • Broken and Left for Dead, a memoir by entrepreneur, combat war veteran and cancer survivor Lori Wilcox of Chicago Heights, Illinois, www.loriwilcoxway.com.
  • Collections of A Written Mind, a poetry collection, and  Come Forth, a collection of poetic insights, prayers, and testimonies to encourage the body of Christ by spoken word artist Taylur Holland of McKinney, Texas
  • Consider the Possibilities, a self-help book on navigating challenges with insight, and children’s book, Last Night I Dreamed My Purpose, authored by Michele Aikens who is an executive business coach in Flossmoor, Illinois, www.itspossible.today.
  • Damn Fear, an inspirational guide to overcoming fear in every facet of life by international business strategist Traneisha Jones of Highland, Indiana, www.damnfear.com.
  • Double Play Summer, a new YA novel about a teenage girl’s love of softball and the grandmother who is her greatest cheerleaderby LaTonya Richardson, an educator at the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, www.larichmedia.com.
  • Fasting: God’s Plan for Healing Fibroid Tumors and Other Maladies by Calvita Frederick-Sowell, a seasoned civil rights lawyer in Chicago who shares her 40-year journey using fasting for healing and to overcome life’s challenges. https://cjfredericklaw.com
  • Flatlining: Reviving the Heartbeat of Diversity in Medicine a call to action and a detailed roadmap for healthcare delivery systems to follow in the future by Dr. Dexter Frederick, an internal medicine and pediatric physician in Tampa, Florida.
  • Given Not Taken,  an intricate tale of how violence from one passionate night exposes a plan to destroy a German family empire, an American lover’s life, and the lives of young, stolen immigrants.  It is the debut novel by military veteran Kenneth Thomas Sr. of Jacksonville, Florida, www.kenneththomassr.net.
  • Here We Grow Again, a children’s inspirational guide to navigating the phases and stages of life by Chicago youth advocate and marketing communications professional Tasha Harriswww.thetashaharris.com  
  • Lamarra’s Well, a historical fiction novel retelling the Biblical story of the Woman at the Well written byTheresa Bean-Turner, of Chicago, Illinoiswww.lamarraswell.com
  • Light After A Layoff: Seven Spiritual Keys to Strengthen Resilience in the Midst of A Job Loss, Career Transition or Professional Setback, a self-help manual by career coach Dawn Owens of Houston, Texaswww.owenspublishingcompany.com
  • Love’s Travels,  a picturesque journal from one couple’s 19-day romantic cross-country motorcycle voyage from Chicago to California by Traci Childress, a marriage ministry pastor and missionary inMerrillville, Indiana.   
  • More Than I Can Bear: A Journey from Hurt to Healing, atestimonial and teaching tool designed to encourage and inspire by Lisa Gadson McCraney, an Akron, Ohio based therapist and emotional wellness coach, www.lisaspeakstoo.com
  • Self Elevate: A Woman’s Journey to Empowerment, a personal development blueprint for staying the course through turbulent times by Midwest wellness coach Karolyn Drone,www.SelfElevate.net.
  • TransHermation: How God Can Take Everything You’ve Been Through and Transform You for His Glory, an inspirational memoir with practical steps to deliverance from rejection, persecution, and ungodly soul ties by Lakeea Kelly of Battle Creek, Michigan,www.lakeeakelly.com.
  • We Are Just Like You…We Were Sick, Too!, a children’s book written to comfort children navigating the challenges of sickness and disease written by Wanda L. Tolbert a U.S. Air Force veteran and retired postal worker in Chicago, IL.
  • You Are Set Up to Win, an exhilarating, interactive anthology of business-savvy professionals standing in their truth by Joniece Benjamin of Florence, Arizona, www.joniecebenjamin.com.

One Response to “Louisiana to London: B.R. authors selected to exhibit books at the renowned London Book Fair”
  1. Anonymous says:

    This is an inspiring reckoning! I know author Ledget very well; not surprised of her accomplishments. She had always displayed vision and insight!

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