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An NAACP IMAGE AWARD nominee and a member of the TEXAS INSTITUTE OF LETTERS, author, Anita Bunkley was voted one of the 50 favorite African American authors of the twentieth century by the on-line African American Literature Book Club. She has also been voted #3 of the top 15 Book Editors in Texas.


Published by major houses such as Penguin USA, Harper Collins, Kensington, and Harlequin many of her novels and anthologies, have appeared in:

Literary Guild, Doubleday Book Club, Black Expressions Book Club, and Black Board: African American Best-seller list in both hardcover and paperback.

She is a former language teacher, and spent many hours in classrooms as  part of Houston's Writers in the Schools Program.


Anita has mentored numerous aspiring authors to eventual publication. She is a sought-after presenter at Writers' Conferences and Workshops, and enjoys helping writers fulfill their literary aspirations.

She traveled to Cairo, Egypt to speak to the Egyptian Women's Writers Association at Ains Sham University and has presented at the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing Conference at Arizona State University

Anita is an inductee in Who's Who in Black Houston, a member of Circle-Let's Inc., Between the Lines Book Club, and an active member of The Church Without Walls.

A native of Columbus, Ohio, she holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio. Anita lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, Crawford.

Winner - Best Anthology Author from Go On Girl Book Club for the anthology You Only Get Better (with Connie Briscoe and Lolita Files)


 Career Achievement Award Winner in African American Fiction from  Romantic Times Magazine



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Are you..... 

  •  stuck on Chapter one?  Can't seem to move ahead?
  • Unable to decide which story you should write?
  • Unable to stick to a firm writing schedule? 
  • Worried about what others will say or think about your  story?
  • Your motivation to write is strong, but your manuscript remains unfinished?   
  • You need professional editing, but have limited funds for such services?
  • Worried about grammar, style, or the best format for your manuscript?

If you answered YES to any of the above,  don't despair!  I can help you get un-stuck, organized, and pubished.  My uniquely personal and  focused coaching session will help you:

  • Discover the #1 asset that you bring to your manuscript.
  • Use that asset to finish your story. 
  • Solve the #1 problem all authors have with beginning and ending a story.
  • Speed through the "sagging middle" section of your story.
  • Avoid pitfalls that erode motivation and stagnate your writing.
  • Develop a plan to guide your book into the hands of editors and agents.

  • Understand what readers expect and what they reward.

Please e-mail me at arbun@aol.com for details about  working with you on your project.


Editorial Services Are Available via E-Mail or Snail-mail. 

Services include a manuscript evaluation and  line-editing for:

  •  Story Structure
  •  Consistency of word usage
  •  Point of view,
  •  Use of research material
  •  Plot points
  •  Characterization
  •  Typos and missing words
  •  Correct literary grammar.

 To submit material via snail mail :  Please send your manuscript to:

 Anita Bunkley   P.O. Box 821248       Houston, TX 77282-1248

The material  should be typed in 12 point font, double-spaced, single pages.  Include your payment and a self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return of your material.  Turn-around time is 30-45 business days depending on the number of pages submited.  

Master Card, Visa, Diners Club Credit Cards accepted

Fees:  $75 for manuscript of 50 pages

             $125 for manuscript up to 100 pages

             $150 for  manuscript up to 200 pages

               $200 for  manuscript up to 300 pages

  •    Charges for additional pages on request.

E-mail me at arbun@aol.com for a quote.  Happy Writing! Anita