Local Authors

Meet Houston's Authors

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.

My Books


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.  

My Books


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

My Books

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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 tentatively set for December 2019.   Stay tuned for more details!