Member Directory

Tonya Love has over 17 years of experience in Interior Design and Event Planning. She received her undergraduate degree in Interior Design from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and has worked for the past six years as a Sales Manager for the Chattanooga Convention Center in beautiful downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. As a sales manager, Tonya created a platform for her passion and love for customer service and event planning. Determined to advance her career in Interior Design she received her MBA from the University of Phoenix at Chattanooga in 2011. This perfect blend of degrees provided Tonya with the tools to take her dream from a vision to a concrete business she calls LOVE THAT SPACE.. Her business goal is to provide a visual space that is absolutely priceless. Explore with her at LOVE THAT SPACE.

Judith Brown, RN, is a grandmother who loves to read to her grandchildren. For that reason, she has consented to be an occasional contributor for The Black History Channel.

Hello everyone, my name isWillena...but you can call me Grace. I'm a retired Medical Social Worker, mother of six, grandmother and great grandmother. I've had many adventures, including becoming one of the first African American LPNs in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I fancy myself an unpublished writer who presently has writers block. My plans are to return to writing, and continue reviewing books when asked. I like practically every genre, as reading is my first love.

Hello Everyone! I am a former special education teacher, and am currently a full-time children's writer, book blogger and freelance editor. My newest picture book,
The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read (Random House) debuted as the No. 1 Picture Book in Women's Biographies and Children's American History. It has since won the 2023 Great Kids Can Read Award, 2022 Texas Bluebonnet Award, 2022 Anne Izard Storyteller's Choice Award, 2021 SCBWI Crystal Kite, and the 2022 Rhode Island Children's Book Award. It has received STARRED REVIEWS from Kirkus, Booklist, Publisher's Weekly and School Library Journal, and received a great review by The Wall Street Journal. My first picture book, Hammering for Freedom: The William Lewis Story (Lee and Low) debuted on September 24, 2018. It is a School Library Journal selection and received positive reviews from Kirkus and Horn Book. I penned an African American pictorial history called African Americans of Chattanooga: A History of Unsung Heroes, and I earned the 2014 SCBWI Letter of Merit for an unpublished multicultural novel. I am the author of several educational books for teens, and am developing a website called Indie Platinum for self-published writers to give their books exposure. Thanks for visiting!