A'Lelia Bundles is at work on her fourth book--Joy Goddess: A'Lelia Walker and the Harlem Renaissance--a biography of her great-grandmother's Harlem Renaissance era travels, parties and friendships with some of the most famous musicians, writers, actors and artists of the 1920s. On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker (Lisa Drew Books/Scribner) was a NY Times 2001 Notable Book, a Hurston-Wright/Borders Books Legacy Award finalist and named the 2001 best book on black women's history by the Association of Black Women Historians. Madam C. J. Walker: Entrepreneur--Bundles's young adult Walker biography and the first book length treatment of Walker's life--received an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation in 1992. A revised edition was published by Chelsea House in 2008. Madam Walker Theatre Center: An Indianapolis Treasure--filled with 200 vintage photographs of Madam Walker and the two National Historic Landmarks associated with her legacy--was released in October 2013 by Arcadia Publishing.
Bundles is a former network television executive and producer, who enjoyed a 30 year career with ABC News and NBC News. She is chairman of the board of the Foundation for the National Archives, a vice chairman of Columbia University's board of trustees, a member of the advisory boards of the Indiana Historical Society's publication committee and of the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.