Dr. Gloria Thomas Anderson, author, public speaker and founding president of Heart Tones, has been nominated as a finalist for the Black Authors Matter TV Awards by the National Black Book Festival.
Dr. Anderson went live on the Black Authors Matter TV show on March 23, 2021, to talk about her CDC-recommended Advanced Care Planning resource book, “The African-American Spiritual and Ethical Guide to End-of-Life Care.” Due to this interview, she was nominated for the awards show.
Every guest who appeared on the Black Authors Matter TV show between March 9, 2021, and March 1, 2022, was automatically nominated. These nominations were placed in a total of 16 categories. She was placed in the Anthologies/Health/Wellness/Relationships category.
To be picked as a finalist in your category, everyone who was nominated went through two voting rounds. In the first round, people voted for their top pick in each category. Five winners were announced in each category from those votes, and then those finalists went on to the next round. In the second round, people again had to choose their favorite nominee out of the five. The person who received the majority of the votes became the winner of their category.
To see if Dr. Anderson wins in her category, tune in to the National Black Book Festival’s live stream on Facebook or Youtube on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at 7:00 pm CST/8:00 pm EST.
As stated on the National Black Book Festival website, “The National Black Book Festival (NBBF) is an annual event, sponsored by Cushcity.com, one of the largest online sources for African-American authors and literature. The event attracts a wide array of authors, publishers, book clubs, libraries, and individual readers from the Southwest U.S. and nationwide.”
The primary sponsor of this award show is the annual National Black Book Festival. Additional sponsors are the BET TV show, “The Family Business,” BK Royston Publishing, Dr. Rhonda M. Lawson’s “A New Renaissance” and Gwen Richardson’s five-part book series, “Kidz Biz.”