Tampa Bay Black Authors Expo

Writing our legacies into existence

The TBBAE grew from a desire to showcase the diverse literary talent that is alive and well in the greater Tampa Bay area. By creating the only expo dedicated to authors of color here in the Bay area, we’ve created a platform for some of this area’s most creative minds to gather, network and share their stories with their community.


The Tampa Bay Black Authors Expo was created by Tonisha Kimble. Tonisha is originally from the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, but has been in the Tampa area since 2014. She is also the owner of WoW Book and Toy Store, an online multicultural children’s book and toy store that has been delighting the Tampa Bay area since 2017.

The TBBAE is co-hosted by Jeff White of Jeff White Fitness Solutions. Jeff is a former stockbroker turned personal trainer, author and triathlete.




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