Local Authors

Meet Houston's Authors

Inertia Justice

I am a national and international slam poet, model, activist, actress, business professional, and a budding new author. My poetry has been published in several national and international anthologies of poetry. Imagery is my specialty and you will enjoy watching this story develop.

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Sheila Aron

I became a writer in the hopes of helping end the cycle of child abuse and to show parents and children how to express their feelings being kind, respectful and loving.  My book I’m Glad I’m Me, Weaving the Thread of Love From Generation to Generation is a parenting book disguised as a children’s book that accomplishes both goals.

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Bailey C. Moore

I became a writer because I wanted to write stories that kids my age could relate to about issues in life. I have been writing since I was 7 years old. You can find my books on my website. You can follow me on Instagram and Facebook at B-MOORE-U Publishing.

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Ellory Smith

I was inspired by life, movies, people, artists. I have been writing for six years now. Writing is my main occupation. I am active in social media.  My books can be found on Amazon.


Sonia Parker

My first book is Parents Against Predators.  I am the founder of Parents Against Predators 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and have a partnership with Houston Police Department Executive Chief Finner.  You can find me on social media at Parents Against Predators Houston.

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Ve Ce Dottie

I started to write greeting cards for my friends after being wheel-chair bound and confined to my home recovering from a spinal injury.  I direct the non-profit Tis the Season With a Special Kind of Reason, Inc.  I enjoy public speaking and giving back to underserved communities and am currently working on my next book.

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Ulavia Dilworth

I became a writer because I had so much I wanted to say, but was too shy to speak it, so I decided to write about it. I took interest in writing in the 8th grade when I began to write stories. From theory I've written several scripts and a few blogs. I’ve written/directed and produced a story about Acres homes called 100 Years Later.

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Virginia Manning

Becoming an author has been a dream of mine since a teen. I have been developing ideas and topics for a long, long time. But one day I knew my messages could and would inspire others when shared, so I became an author. 

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Minette Lauren

As soon as Minette Lauren was old enough to write, she composed a play in one act about the love of Seth and Beth, inspired by the movie, Gone with the Wind. Not deterred by the play’s questionable success, she has been in love with writing ever since.  Lauren now resides in Texas, where she co-writes with good friend Zoe Tasia under the pen name, Zari Reede.

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Zoe Tasia

As a child, Zoe Tasia idolized Barbara Eden, star of I Dream of Jeannie. However, she would have ditched the astronaut and married Captain Kirk. She can't blink and make magic nor did she wed a Starfleet officer. Instead, life had something better in store for her: she explores her imagination as a writer.  Zoe now resides in Texas, where she co-writes with good friend Minette Lauren under the pen name, Zari Reede.

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Mike Reed

I’ve been writing for fun now and then for pretty much my whole life, but it’s only been in the last 10 years or so that I’ve written any fiction that was, what I’d call, semi-serious or possibly intended for an audience. I’ve been a journalist since I graduated college but that’s a different kind of writing and editing. I can be found @trends_to_reed on Twitter, @miker0130 on Instagram, and "Songs From Richmond Avenue" on Facebook.


Submit your own material:

  • Must reside in the nine county Houston Metropolitan Area
    • Harris County, Fort Bend County, Montgomery County, Brazoria County, Galveston County, Liberty County, Waller County, Chambers County and Austin County
  • If submitting an e-book
    • It must be in ePUB or PDF format
    • You must have a cover image with a thumbnail version of the cover image.
  • If submitting a physical book, once you have completed the form, mail the book to
    • HPL-LMS
      500 McKinney
      Houston, TX 77002
    • Or bring the book in person to Central Library

Independent Author Showcase

We will host an inaugural event at the following location:

Central Library on Sunday, December 8th

Featuring acclaimed author of the Love Sugar Magic series, Anna Meriano, Houston Poet Laureate Leslie Contreras Schwartz, and publisher Arte Público Press.

Attendees can look forward to information on self-publishing, a writing workshop, and a chance to win prizes!