Posted on: February 9, 2017 Posted by: Upscale Comments: 0

Atlanta’s literary enthusiasts packed the house at Cocktails and Conversations to engage in the first installment of the African Americans on the Move Bookclub’s (AAMBC) author talk series featuring Sheree Whitfield, Gocha Hawkins, and Dj Fadelf Jackson. The sold-out event featured an intimate experience with some of Atlanta’s brightest authors. The event featured an author spotlight panel, book signing, social mixer and intimate talk with RHOA star Sheree Whitfield. Guests were treated to an in-depth conversation about the author’s writing process and how aspiring authors could leverage and market to their audience. Attendees also received a chance to purchase books from the authors, take photos and indulged in light refreshments and drinks. Kim Ford moderated the author spotlight which featured Tamika Newhouse (Creator of AAMBC Literary Awards), Gocha (WETv’s L.A. Hair) and DJ Fadelf (BET’s Being Mary Jane). Special guests  included: Drea Kelly (VH1’s Hollywood Exes) and Kash Howard(Celebrity Stylist).

The featured authors spotlight included Sheree Whitfield’s “Wives, Fiancees and Side-chicks of Hotlanta,” Gotcha Hawkins’ “Gocha’s Blueprint to Business 101,” and DJ Fadelf’s “Single Man Married Man.”

The 9th Annual AAMBC Literary Awards weekend is set for June 9-11th. To continue the conversation and learn more about the upcoming AAMBC Literary Awards visit

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Sheree Whitfield, author of Wives, Fiancees and Side-Chicks of Hotlanta


Gocha (WETv’s L.A. Hair)  and Dj Fadelf (BET’s Being Mary Jane) after their panel for Cocktails & Conversations

{L-R} Kim Ford (Jubilee Magazine), Tamika Newhouse (The Words I Didn’t Say 2), Gocha Hawkins (Gocha’s Blueprint to Business 101) and Dj Fadelf Jackson (Single Man Married Man)
Sheree Whitfield(RHOA) & Gocha (L.A. Hair) pose for a quick picture after a successful book signing at Open For Business.
Tamika Newhouse (AAMBC Creator & Author of The Words I Didn’t Say 2) welcoming the audience at Cocktails & Conversations
Wives, Fiancees and Side-Chicks of Hotlanta by Sheree Whitfield
Sheree Whitfield (RHOA) and DJ Fadelf (Author of Single Man Married Man) at Cocktails & Conversations
Sold Out Event at Open For Business for the Cocktails & Conversations Event
Sheree Whitfield with a fan during her book signing at Cocktails & Conversations ATL
AAMBC which stands for African-Americans on the Move Book Club was created in February 2008 by Tamika Newhouse. What started as an online book club grew into a national phenomenon. The sole purpose was to expose the unknown writer and to give them the opportunity to win accolades. A tradition still highly expressed to this very date, AAMBC still caters to the unknown writer. They have single handily worked with well over six hundred writers’ new, seasoned, and considered celebrity status. From first time writers to nationally known they have consistently set the tone to support and promote black writers.