I haven't done a panel discussion in a very long time, but the preparation process is invigorating (Panel discussion is entitled "Conjuring the Blank Page"). This author experience is so surreal, but humbling. I can just remember the time, when I first started writing poetry, and all I wanted was to one day publish a book.  April 2015 was one of the greatest months of my life.

Come out and support me at BookNJ2015. Click the link under my Tour Dates section, come and buy my book, and I will love to sign your copy.  The greatest gift that I can offer the world is my story.

James C Ellerbe

James C. Ellerbe was born, and currently lives, in New Jersey with his wife. He graduated from Hackensack High School and Gibbs College (formerly in Livingston, New Jersey) with an Associate’s Degree in Computer Network Administration.

He has appeared on a BET’s "Buy The Book" and a non-taped edition of the world-renowned "Showtime at the Apollo" showcase in which he and other poets helped promote the first spoken-word event at a venue called "Poetic Battles." He represented New Jersey’s team for this event. He also performed at the Kola Note (Site of Montreal, Canada’s Jazz festival), Elizabeth High School, Rutgers University, NJIT, Fairleigh Dickinson University and Sarah Lawrence College, and appeared on WLIB Radio NYC.

Recently, James was also a finalist for the 2017 Indie Author Legacy Award for Poet of the Year, and featured author at the BCCLS BooksNJ 2015 and 2017 Book Festivals at Paramus Library in Paramus, NJ. He also wrote and co-produced his three-act play, "A Dream Preserved." "Beyond the Event Horizon" is his first book of poetry published in April 2015 by Let It Flow Publishing, and "Pulsar" is his first spoken word album released by Not Enough Words LLC on April 2018.