Winners of The 2014 DJ Gatsby Book Club Literary Awards

First of all on behalf of DJ Gatsby Book Club and its more than 10,000 WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr followers I want to congratulate all of the phenomenal authors who were nominated for the DJGBC Literary Awards this year.

This is our second year presenting the DJGBC Awards and the first time that we actually chose the winners without having on-line voting. We selected the nominees as well as the winners by using a not so scientific formula in which we combined Amazon Ranking, Reviews, Social Media presence as well as interaction with DJ Gatsby Book Club. The Authors & their books were chosen from releases that were published in the past 12 months.

And lastly we want to say congratulations to all of the winners. Running an On-Line book club is hard work and maintaining a On-Line presence in so many social media platforms  is very challenging.

We love what we do and we do it for you and the thousands of readers who go out and buy your books. Your impact on the literacy of African-American readers and young children is so important and we salute you all for continuing the long-standing tradition of storytelling in the black community.

DJGBC Founder: Jeff “DJ Gatsby” Wilson














  1. LaDonna Marie (WINNER)

  2. James Gordon
  3. Phree Walls
  4. Dominique Christina
  5. Synnika Lofton



  1. Iris Bolling (WINNER)

  2. Mary Morrison
  3. Brenda Jackson
  4. Tamika Newhouse
  5. Victoria H. Smith
  6. Shan
  7. Delaney Diamond
  8. Jessica Watkins
  9. Beverly Jenkins
  10. Ana E. Ross



  1. Natalie Kennerly
  2. James Gordon (WINNER)

  3. Tiah Short
  4. Sumayyah
  5. Silk White
  6. Simone Cannon
  7. Roberta Edwards
  8. Trish Cooke
  9. Jabari Asim
  10. Crystal Swain-Bates

Urban Fiction


  1. NeNe Capri
  2. Cole Hart
  3. Wahida Clark
  4. Kwan
  5. Jaquavis Coleman (WINNER)

  6. Ashley Antionette
  7. Jessiaca Watkins
  8. Leondra LeRae
  9. Racquel Williams
  10. JM Benjamin

Christian Fiction

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  1. Jacki Edwards
  2. Reshonda Tate Billingsly
  3. Victoria Christopher
  4. Desiree Future
  5. H.H. Fowler
  6. Kimberla Lawson Roby (WINNER)

  7. Brenda Barrett
  8. Michelle Stimpson
  9. Kim Brooks
  10. Carl Weber



  1. Shatika Turner
  2. Ben Burgess Jr. (WINNER)

  3. Fallon
  4. Zane
  5. Marilyn Lee
  6. Jazmine Garner
  7. Nicety
  8. Anna Black
  9. Reality Way
  10. Pepper Pace

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