2017 APS Awards Gala

Co-Hosts Terrance “Mr. Unstoppable” Leftridge & APS Creator Toneal M. Jackson

APS Creator, Toneal M. Jackson

















APS Publishing Authors

Autumn Jackson













Valorie Tatum











Virginia Freelon











Debora Shannon












Nicole C. Harris













Apostle Dr. Yvonne Lee-Wilson












Best-Selling Authors

Dr. Karen January: Nonfiction – Lessons Mama Never Taught Me













Candace Edwards: Children’s – I Love My Hair













Yvonne Bailey: Poetry – Finding My Voice Piece by Peace













*Not featured*

Cheree’y Strong (Alabama): Fiction – The Lovely Melanin Club

Jovan Roseboro (Georgia): Inspirational – The Only One that Can Stop Me is Me


APS Book Award-Winners

Joreen Sykes (Delaware)                                          Nonfiction – 1st Place: 4AM












Jules Johnson (Georgia)                                                            Nonfiction – 2nd Place: Lost in the Right Place












Jeffery Roshell (Illinois)
Fiction – 1st Place: It’s Gonna Rain












Rena Boston (Illinois)
Inspirational – 1st Place: The Proverbs 31 Man and His Woman













Aretha Tatum – (Illinois)
APS MVP & Fiction: 2nd Place – The Problem with Jesus












Keith McSwain