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Diego Báez | Yagueareté White: Poems (Camino del Sol)

5/16/2024
Molly talks with Diego Báez about his book, "Yagueareté White: Poems (Camino del Sol). ABOUT YAGUEARETÉ WHITE: POEMS In Diego Báez’s debut collection, Yaguareté White, English, Spanish, and Guaraní encounter each other through the elusive yet potent figure of the jaguar. The son of a Paraguayan father and a mother from Pennsylvania, Báez grew up in central Illinois as one of the only brown kids on the block—but that didn’t keep him from feeling like a gringo on family visits to Paraguay. Exploring this contradiction as it weaves through experiences of language, self, and place, Báez revels in showing up the absurdities of empire and chafes at the limits of patrimony, but he always reserves his most trenchant irony for the gaze he turns on himself. Notably, this raucous collection also wrestles with Guaraní, a state-recognized Indigenous language widely spoken in Paraguay. Guaraní both structures and punctures the book, surfacing in a sequence of jokes that double as poems, and introducing but leaving unresolved ambient questions about local histories of militarism, masculine bravado, and the outlook of the campos. Cutting across borders of every kind, Báez’s poems attempt to reconcile the incomplete, contradictory, and inconsistent experiences of a speaking self that resides between languages, nations, and generations. Yaguareté White is a lyrical exploration of Paraguayan American identity and what it means to see through a colored whiteness in all of its tangled contradictions. ABOUT DIEGO BAEZ Diego Báez is a writer, educator, and abolitionist. He is the author of Yaguareté White (Univ. Arizona, 2024), a finalist for The Georgia Poetry Prize and a semi-finalist for the Berkshire Prize for Poetry. A recipient of fellowships from CantoMundo, the Surge Institute, the Poetry Foundation Incubator for Community-Engaged Poets, and DreamYard’s Rad(ical) Poetry Consortium, Diego has served on the boards of the National Book Critics Circle, the International David Foster Wallace Society, and Families Together Cooperative Nursery School. Poems have previously appeared or are forthcoming in Freeman's, Poetry Northwest, and Latino Poetry: A New Anthology. Diego lives in Chicago and teaches poetry, English composition, and first-year seminars at the City Colleges, where he is an Assistant Professor of Multidisciplinary Studies. _______________________________________________________________ One easy way to support this show is to rate and review Read Between the Lines wherever you listen to our podcast. Those ratings really help us and help others find our show. Read Between the Lines is hosted by Molly Southgate and is produced/edited by Rob Southgate for Southgate Media Group. Follow this show on Facebook @ReadBetweentheLinesPod Follow our parent network on Twitter at @SMGPods Make sure to follow SMG on Facebook too at @SouthgateMediaGroup Learn more, subscribe, or contact Southgate Media Group at www.southgatemediagroup.com. Check out our webpage at southgatemediagroup.com

Duration:00:25:36

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Lou Kemp | The Wyvern, the Pirate, and the Madman

5/9/2024
Molly talks with Lou Kemp about her book, "The Wyvern, the Pirate, and the Madman". You can order Lou Kemp's books at https://4horsemenpublications.com/our-authors/lou-kemp/ Order now and use the Promo Code 4HP10 for 10% off! Support the author by ordering from the 4 Horsemen Publications directly. By ordering at www,4horsemenpublications.com, you save 10% and the author gets more than if you order from other places. About "The Wyvern, the Pirate, and the Madman" It is 1870, and the immortal magician Celwyn, the automat Professor Xiau Kang, and Bartholomew, a scientist and widower from Sudan, set out on another adventure. The adventurers leave the North Sea aboard Captain Nemo’s Nautilus, chasing a pirate ship and Captain Dearing. The pirates have kidnapped friend and vampire Simone Redifer, not to mention they have stolen something precious from Captain Nemo. Meanwhile, in Prague a dastardly murder forces Professor Kang back home. The Wyvern, the Pirate, and the Madman is a steampunk fantasy filled with murder, magic, and adventure. About Matthew Phillion Early work was horror and suspense, later work morphed into a combination of magical realism, mystery and adventure painted with a horrific element as needed. I’m one of those writers who doesn’t plan ahead, no outlines, no clue, and I sometimes write myself into a corner. Atmospheric music in the background helps. Black by Pearl Jam especially. _______________________________________________________________ One easy way to support this show is to rate and review Read Between the Lines wherever you listen to our podcast. Those ratings really help us and help others find our show. Read Between the Lines is hosted by Molly Southgate and is produced/edited by Rob Southgate for Southgate Media Group. Follow this show on Facebook @ReadBetweentheLinesPod Follow our parent network on Twitter at @SMGPods Make sure to follow SMG on Facebook too at @SouthgateMediaGroup Learn more, subscribe, or contact Southgate Media Group at www.southgatemediagroup.com. Check out our webpage at southgatemediagroup.com

Duration:00:28:24

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Matthew Phillion | The Indestructibles

5/2/2024
Molly talks with Matthew Phillion about his book, "The Indestructibles". About "The Indestructibles" A solar powered girl. A ballerina vigilante. A boy with an alien sharing his brain. A girl with a black hole for her heart. And a werewolf with confidence issues. This is the next generation of heroes Doc Silence has gathered together, a random collection of amazing kids he hopes to train to make the world a better place. But Silence isn't the only one collecting super-powered teenagers. In the shadows, a dark organization—long thought destroyed—has been building a better monster, combining sentient hurricanes with car crash survivors, crafting designer cyborgs, girls made of fire and boys made of pure rage. What is this mysterious organization's goal? And what does it have to do with Doc's past, and his team's future? Will Doc Silence have enough time to teach them to be heroes before they are called upon to save the world—and will his team be ready to accept the mantle as their generation's brightest stars? The Indestructibles introduces Jane, Kate, Billy, Titus, and Emily—Solar, Dancer, Straylight, Fury, and Entropy—to the world as they learn how to use their bizarre powers. Along the way, they also discover something about themselves and whether they have what it takes to save the world. Meanwhile, the mercenary Agent Black and the mysterious Rose find themselves pawns of a villainous organization who plan on changing the world, starting with the creation of a living, breathing, sentient storm system they're able to bend to their will. The Indestructibles, coming soon to a neighborhood near you. About Matthew Phillion Matthew Phillion is a writer, actor, and film director based in Salem, Massachusetts and the author of the Indestructibles Young Adult superhero adventure series, its spinoff, Echo and the Sea, and the newly launched Dungeon Crawlers series. He calls himself a "recovering newspaper journalist" and occasional filmmaker and actor. Matt has appeared in feature films including the sci-fi romance Harvest Moon and the independent horror flick Livestock. He wrote and directed the 2013 romantic comedy Certainly Never, which was nominated at the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival for five awards including best screenplay and best New England film. (Matt proudly notes that he was one of the actors not nominated for their roles, which he says is a sign he should stick to what he's good at.) An active freelance writer, Phillion writes about healthcare, pop culture, and more. He enjoys adventuring with his sidekick, Watson the terrier mutt, and is also the official manservant to his very demanding cat Harley. ________________________________________________________________________ One easy way to support this show is to rate and review Read Between the Lines wherever you listen to our podcast. Those ratings really help us and help others find our show. Read Between the Lines is hosted by Molly Southgate and is produced/edited by Rob Southgate for Southgate Media Group. Follow this show on Facebook @ReadBetweentheLinesPod Follow our parent network on Twitter at @SMGPods Make sure to follow SMG on Facebook too at @SouthgateMediaGroup Learn more, subscribe, or contact Southgate Media Group at www.southgatemediagroup.com. Check out our webpage at southgatemediagroup.com

Duration:00:30:45

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Veronica Roth | When Among Crows

4/17/2024
Molly talks with Veronica Roth about her book, "When Among Crows". About "When Among Crows" Step into a city where monsters feast on human emotions, knights split their souls to make their weapons, and witches always take more than they give. Pain is Dymitr’s calling. To slay the monsters he’s been raised to kill, he had to split his soul in half to make a sword from his own spine. Every time he draws it, he gets blood on his hands. Pain is Ala’s inheritance. When her mother died, a family curse to witness horrors committed by the Holy Order was passed onto her. The curse will claim her life, as it did her mother’s, unless she can find a cure. One fateful night in Chicago, Dymitr comes to Ala with a bargain: her help in finding the legendary witch Baba Jaga in exchange for an enchanted flower that just might cure her. Desperate, and unaware of what Dymitr really is, Ala agrees. But they only have one day before the flower dies . . . and Ala's hopes of breaking the curse along with it. VERONICA ROTH is the New York Times best-selling author of Arch Conspirator, Poster Girl, Chosen Ones, the short story collection The End and Other Beginnings, the Divergent series, and the Carve the Mark duology. Her Divergent trilogy has been adapted into a blockbuster movie series. Veronica is also the guest editor of the most recent The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy. She lives in Chicago, Illinois. _________________________________________________________________________ One easy way to support this show is to rate and review Read Between the Lines wherever you listen to our podcast. Those ratings really help us and help others find our show. Read Between the Lines is hosted by Molly Southgate and is produced/edited by Rob Southgate for Southgate Media Group. Follow this show on Facebook @ReadBetweentheLinesPod Follow our parent network on Twitter at @SMGPods Make sure to follow SMG on Facebook too at @SouthgateMediaGroup Learn more, subscribe, or contact Southgate Media Group at www.southgatemediagroup.com. Check out our webpage at southgatemediagroup.com

Duration:00:29:37

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Stacy Stokes | The Darkness Rises

4/10/2024
Molly talks with Stacy Stokes about her book, "The Darkness Rises". About Stacy Stacy Stokes is a lifelong lover of stories, a former improv comedy geek, and a marketing professional by trade. She graduated with a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. Her debut novel, Remember Me Gone, was a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard selection, an ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers Nominee and nominated for the Colorado Blue Spruce award. Her sophomore novel, THE DARKESS RISES, will release in April 2024 with Penguin/Viking. Stacy lives with her family in the Bay Area. Follow her on Twitter @stacyastokes. About The Darkness Rises SOMEONE WANTS REVENGE… Whitney knows what death looks like. Since she was seven, she’s seen it hover over strangers’ heads in dark, rippling clouds. Sometimes she can save people from the darkness. Sometimes she can’t. But she’s never questioned if she should try. Until the unthinkable happens—and a person she saves becomes the perpetrator of a horrific school shooting. Now Whitney will do anything to escape the memory of last year’s tragedy and the guilt that gnaws at her for her role in it. Even if that means quitting dance—the thing she loves most—and hiding her ability from her family and friends. But most importantly, no one can know what really happened last year. Then Whitney finds an ominous message in her locker and realizes someone knows her secret. As the threats pile up, one thing becomes clear—someone wants payback for what she did. And if she’s going to survive the year, she must track down whoever is after her before it’s too late. _________________________________________________________________________ One easy way to support this show is to rate and review Read Between the Lines wherever you listen to our podcast. Those ratings really help us and help others find our show. Read Between the Lines is hosted by Molly Southgate and is produced/edited by Rob Southgate for Southgate Media Group. Follow this show on Facebook @ReadBetweentheLinesPod Follow our parent network on Twitter at @SMGPods Make sure to follow SMG on Facebook too at @SouthgateMediaGroup Learn more, subscribe, or contact Southgate Media Group at www.southgatemediagroup.com. Check out our webpage at southgatemediagroup.com

Duration:00:30:01

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Jody Hobbs Hesler | What Makes You Think You're Supposed to Feel Better: Stories

2/28/2024
Molly talks with Jody Hobbs Hesler about her book, "What Makes You Think You're Supposed to Feel Better: Stories". About Jody Jody Hobbs Hesler grew up between suburban Richmond, Virginia, and the mountains outside Winchester, Virginia. Experiences of both regions flavor her writing. She teaches at WriterHouse in Charlottesville, Virginia, and reads for The Los Angeles Review. Jody's Social Links Facebook jody.hesler Instagram @jody_write_now Twitter @jhhesler Website jodyhobbshesler.com/ About What Makes You Think You're Supposed to Feel Better: Stories The grisly death of the hermit outsider in a tight-knit neighborhood prompts a young mom to yearn for solitude. A man wrestles with regrets from a 30-year-old affair while his wife hovers toward death in the ICU. An older, childless woman aches to rescue the seemingly mistreated child she observes in the grocery store. And a girl's desire to avoid the party her father dragged her to nearly gets her abducted. Told with restraint and deep compassion against the backdrop of Virginia back streets and small towns, Jody Hobbs Hesler's debut collection shines with its portraits of longing, disconnection, and the ache for renewal and redemption that comes from our own frailties. One easy way to support this show is to rate and review Read Between the Lines wherever you listen to our podcast. Those ratings really help us and help others find our show. Read Between the Lines is hosted by Molly Southgate and is produced/edited by Rob Southgate for Southgate Media Group. Follow this show on Facebook @ReadBetweentheLinesPod Follow our parent network on Twitter at @SMGPods Make sure to follow SMG on Facebook too at @SouthgateMediaGroup Learn more, subscribe, or contact Southgate Media Group at www.southgatemediagroup.com. Check out our webpage at southgatemediagroup.com

Duration:00:32:45

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Maria Devivo | Dawn of the Blood Witch and The Aestrangel Trinity

2/6/2024
Molly talks with Maria DeVivo about her book series, Dawn of the Blood Witch and The Aestrangel Trinity. About Maria Maria DeVivo writes horror and dark fantasy for both a YA and adult audience. Each of her series has been Amazon best-sellers and have won multiple awards since 2012. When not writing, she teaches Language Arts and Journalism to middle school students in Florida. A lover of all things dark and demented, the worlds she creates are fantastical and immersive. Get swept away in the lands of elves, zombies, angels, demons, and witches (but not all in the same place). Maria takes great pleasure in warping the comfort factor in her readers’ minds – just when you think you’ve reached a safe space in her stories, she snaps you back into her twisted reality. Maria's Social Links https://linktr.ee/mariadevivo You can order Maria's books at https://4horsemenpublications.com/product-category/authors/maria-devivo/ One easy way to support this show is to rate and review Read Between the Lines wherever you listen to our podcast. Those ratings really help us and help others find our show. Read Between the Lines is hosted by Molly Southgate and is produced/edited by Rob Southgate for Southgate Media Group. Follow this show on Facebook @ReadBetweentheLinesPod Follow our parent network on Twitter at @SMGPods Make sure to follow SMG on Facebook too at @SouthgateMediaGroup Learn more, subscribe, or contact Southgate Media Group at www.southgatemediagroup.com. Check out our webpage at southgatemediagroup.com

Duration:00:26:24

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Patrick McDonough and R.J. Joseph | Hot Iron and Cold Blood: An Anthology of the Weird West

12/7/2023
Molly talks with Patrick McDonough and R.J. Joseph about their anotholgy, "Hot Iron and Cold Blood: An Anthology of the Weird West". About "Hot Iron and Cold Blood" Desperados and yellow-bellies be warned: These ain’ t your typical westerns… Herein find legendary masters of anomalous Western and Horror stories— along with a posse of budding word-slingers— who all bring you an electrifying and frightening collection of extraordinary tales set in the Old West and beyond... Within these pages, the improbable is made real: cowboys encounter a chimeric critter of the night; dinosaurs return as massive poltergeists; Chinese railroad workers are haunted by invisible frights; outlaws experience Cronenbergian body-horror; fallen-light stalks mother and daughter upon a wintry prairie; a headless horseman roams the badlands; otherworldly creatures hunt within our domain; screaming spectral birds nest within the damned; and gunslinging women with murderous skills annihilate foolish notions of a man’ s world. These are just a handful of the offerings in this body of macabre lore. So, mount your saddle-horse and join this gang of rogue authors for a ride down dark trails of terror and unsettling thoroughfares that lead deep into strange, nightmarish territory. ABOUT RJ Joseph Rhonda Jackson Garcia, AKA RJ Joseph, is an award winning, Stoker Award™ nominated, Texas based academic and creative writer/professor whose writing regularly focuses on the intersections of gender and race in the horror and romance genres and popular culture. She has had works published in various applauded venues, including the 2020 Halloween issue of Southwest Review and The Streaming of Hill House: Essays on the Haunting Netflix Series. Her debut horror collection, Hell Hath No Sorrow Like a Woman Haunted was released in August 2022 by The Seventh Terrace. ABOUT Patrick R. McDonough Patrick R. McDonough is a writer, reviewer, and podcaster. He is the producer and one of the hosts of the Dead Headspace podcast.

Duration:00:34:10

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BettyJoyce Nash | "Everybody Here Is Kin"

11/21/2023
Molly talks with author BettyJoyce Nash about her book, "Everybody Here Is Kin". About "Everybody Here Is Kin" On Boneyard Island, Georgia, where everyone's weirdly kin, 13-year-old Lucille is marooned when her mother goes AWOL with an old flame, leaving Lucille with only her father's ashes, two half-siblings, and Will, the misanthropic manager of the island's only motel. The abandonment kills hope of Lucille's promised snorkeling trip to the Florida Reef before ocean heat kills the coral and illusions she's harbored about her mother's sanity. Everybody Here Is Kin explores the lives of this sinking family, the island community, and fears of exposing wounds, old and new, when natural disaster forces them to trust, and depend on, strangers. About BettyJoyce Nash BettyJoyce's first novel—Everybody Here is Kin—will be released September 2023. A native of South Carolina, BettyJoyce Nash writes short stories, novels, and journalism. Her writing appears in literary journals such as North Dakota Quarterly and Across the Margin as well as newspapers and magazines, including the Christian Science Monitor. Her essays have aired on the NPR affiliate, WVTF. Her work has been recognized with fellowships from MacDowell, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Tyrone Guthrie Center in Ireland, and The Ragdale Foundation, among others. She earned an MS in journalism from Northwestern University and an MFA in fiction from Queens University of Charlotte; she's taught writing at the University of Richmond and the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. She currently teaches at WriterHouse in Charlottesville, VA.

Duration:00:30:31

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Sariah Wilson | "The Paid Bridesmaid"

11/16/2023
Molly talks with author Sariah Wilson about her book, "The Paid Bridesmaid". Order "The Paid Bridesmaid" from an independent bookseller at this link: https://bookshop.org/a/10588/9781542030564 or at Amazon right here https://amzn.to/3i9INWy About The Paid Bridesmaid Rachel Vinson is a bridesmaid for hire: part confidante, part wedding planner, and one hundred percent pretend BFF. Discretion guaranteed. Her next gig is a destination wedding—livestreamed and sponsored—for an Instagram influencer. That means a paradise of new contacts, which could be a boon to her already booming business. If Rachel can keep the very handsome and slightly too interested best man at bay, that is. High-tech entrepreneur Camden Lewis must know: Who is this gorgeous, intelligent, and mysterious woman? Too good to be real. Convinced she’s a corporate spy out to tank his company, Camden’s not letting her out of his sight. But the constant surveillance is also opening his eyes to things about Rachel that he likes. If she’s a spy, she’s certainly the cutest one he’s ever seen. As the week’s worth of wedding events march along, Rachel and Camden are learning almost everything there is to know about each other. Rachel’s made a career out of always a bridesmaid…but perhaps there’s a chance for her own trip down the aisle? About the author Sariah Wilson is the USA Today bestselling author of The Chemistry of Love, The Paid Bridesmaid, The Seat Filler, Roommaid, Just a Boyfriend, the Royals of Monterra series, and the #Lovestruck novels. She happens to be madly, passionately in love with her soul mate and is a fervent believer in happily ever afters—which is why she writes romance. She currently lives with her family and various pets in Utah, and harbors a lifelong devotion to ice cream. For more information, visit her website at www.sariahwilson.com. One easy way to support this show is to rate and review Read Between the Lines wherever you listen to our podcast. Those ratings really help us and help others find our show. Read Between the Lines is hosted by Molly Southgate and is produced/edited by Rob Southgate for Southgate Media Group. Follow this show on Facebook @ReadBetweentheLinesPod Follow our parent network on Twitter at @SMGPods Make sure to follow SMG on Facebook too at @SouthgateMediaGroup Learn more, subscribe, or contact Southgate Media Group at www.southgatemediagroup.com. Check out our webpage at southgatemediagroup.com

Duration:00:31:39

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Kimberly Giarratano | Death of A Dancing Queen: A Billie Levine Mystery

11/14/2023
Molly talks with author Kimberly Giarratano about her book "Death of A Dancing Queen: A Billie Levine Mystery" About Death of A Dancing Queen After her mother’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis, Billie Levine revamped her grandfather’s private investigation firm and set up shop in the corner booth of her favorite North Jersey deli hoping the free pickles and flexible hours would allow her to take care of her mom and pay the bills. So when Tommy Russo, a rich kid with a nasty drug habit, offers her a stack of cash to find his missing girlfriend, how can she refuse? At first, Billie thinks this will be easy earnings, but then her missing person's case turns into a murder investigation and Russo is the detective bureau’s number one suspect. Suddenly Billie is embroiled in a deadly gang war that’s connected to the decades-old disappearance of a famous cabaret dancer with ties to both an infamous Jewish mob and a skinhead group. Toss in the reappearance of Billie’s hunky ex-boyfriend with his own rap sheet, and she is regretting every decision that got her to this point. Becoming a P.I. was supposed to solve her problems. But if Billie doesn’t crack this case, the next body the police dredge out of the Hudson River will be hers. About the author Kimberly G. Giarratano lives in the woods of northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband and small children. She loves politics, podcasts, and British crime dramas. Stay current with Kimberly's writing projects at her website: http://kimberlyggiarratano.com/ and sign up for her newsletter: eepurl.com/bn21-X One easy way to support this show is to rate and review Read Between the Lines wherever you listen to our podcast. Those ratings really help us and help others find our show. Read Between the Lines is hosted by Molly Southgate and is produced/edited by Rob Southgate for Southgate Media Group. Follow this show on Facebook @ReadBetweentheLinesPod Follow our parent network on Twitter at @SMGPods Make sure to follow SMG on Facebook too at @SouthgateMediaGroup Learn more, subscribe, or contact Southgate Media Group at www.southgatemediagroup.com. Check out our webpage at southgatemediagroup.com

Duration:00:30:17

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Justin O. Rose | Hammer of Gath: A Tale of Rehavan

11/9/2023
About Hammer of Gath: A Tale of Rehavan In a time millennia before the Golden Iris reigned supreme, before Salinor and the race of men ever dreamed of nationhood, the elven empire of Elisidor stands as Rehavan’s greatest power. To their east lies the ocean, to their west lies Gath, the sprawling democracy of the minotaurs, their only option for expansion. As both nations grow and swell, one lusting for mineral wealth, the other for fertile land, differences in belief and custom become divisive. Factions rise desirous of conquest. A chance misfortune sparks bloodshed, and as this bloodshed increases, two blacksmiths from opposing cultures find themselves thrust into prominence, living out their personal grudge on the stage of international war. The war ravages Rehavan, casting doubt upon ancient customs, religious teachings, and ideals, and ultimately posing the question: What is the nature of power? About the author There is no way to bridge the gap between souls, to make the experience of one become the experience of another. What we see and hear and feel as "life" is unique to us, flavored by our innate soul and the moments that touch us. We have no perfect way to translate what moves within our mind for others. But, by all that is beautiful or grand, that doesn't make the pursuit any less meaningful. That doesn't mean we can't try. Stories are how I try. So, please, read one. Here's my soul. One easy way to support this show is to rate and review Read Between the Lines wherever you listen to our podcast. Those ratings really help us and help others find our show. Read Between the Lines is hosted by Molly Southgate and is produced/edited by Rob Southgate for Southgate Media Group. Follow this show on Facebook @ReadBetweentheLinesPod Follow our parent network on Twitter at @SMGPods Make sure to follow SMG on Facebook too at @SouthgateMediaGroup Learn more, subscribe, or contact Southgate Media Group at www.southgatemediagroup.com. Check out our webpage at southgatemediagroup.com

Duration:00:32:13

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Henriette Lazaridis | Terra Nova

11/7/2023
Molly talks with author Henriette Lazaridis about her book "Terra Nova". About Terra Nova The year is 1910, and two Antarctic explorers, Watts and Heywoud, are racing to the South Pole. Back in London, Viola, a photo-journalist, harbors love for them both. In Terra Nova, Henriette Lazaridis seamlessly ushers the reader back and forth between the austere, forbidding, yet intoxicating polar landscape of Antarctica to the bustle of early twentieth century London. Though anxious for both men, Viola has little time to pine. She is photographing hunger strikers in the suffrage movement, capturing the female nude in challenging and politically powerful ways. As she comes into her own as an artist, she's eager for recognition and to fulfill her ambitions. And then the men return, eager to share news of their triumph. But in her darkroom, Viola discovers a lie. Watts and Heywoud have doctored their photos of the Pole to fake their success. Viola must now decide whether to betray her husband and her lover, or keep their secret and use their fame to help her pursue her artistic ambitions. Rich and moving, Terra Nova is a novel that challenges us to consider how love and lies, adventure and art, can intersect. About the author Henriette Lazaridis' novel TERRA NOVA was published by Pegasus Books in December, 2022 and was called "ingenious" and "provocative" by the New York Times. She is the author of the best-selling novel THE CLOVER HOUSE. Her short work has appeared in publications including Elle, Forge, Narrative Magazine, The New York Times, New England Review, The Millions, and has earned her a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artists Grant. Henriette grew up in the Boston area as the only child of Greek expats, speaking Greek as her first language. Devoted to storytelling since her childhood bedtime stories from the Odyssey, Henriette earned degrees in English literature from Middlebury College, Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and the University of Pennsylvania. Having taught English at Harvard, she now teaches at GrubStreet in Boston and runs the Krouna Writing Workshop in northern Greece. She writes the Substack newsletter The Entropy Hotel, about athletic and creative challenges at henriettelazaridis.substack.com. For more, visit henriettelazaridis.com. One easy way to support this show is to rate and review Read Between the Lines wherever you listen to our podcast. Those ratings really help us and help others find our show. Read Between the Lines is hosted by Molly Southgate and is produced/edited by Rob Southgate for Southgate Media Group. Follow this show on Facebook @ReadBetweentheLinesPod Follow our parent network on Twitter at @SMGPods Make sure to follow SMG on Facebook too at @SouthgateMediaGroup Learn more, subscribe, or contact Southgate Media Group at www.southgatemediagroup.com. Check out our webpage at southgatemediagroup.com

Duration:00:32:05

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Elizabeth Winthrop Alsop | Daughter of Spies: Wartime Secrets, Family Lies

11/2/2023
Molly talks with author Elizabeth Winthrop Alsop about her book "Daughter of Spies: Wartime Secrets, Family Lies". About Daughter of Spies: Wartime Secrets, Family Lies As a child, Elizabeth Winthrop Alsop, along with her five brothers, was raised to revere the tribal legends of the Alsop and Roosevelt families. Her parents' marriage, lived in the spotlight of 1950s Washington where the author's father, journalist Stewart Alsop, grew increasingly famous, was not what either of her parents had imagined it would be. Her mother's strict Catholicism and her father's restless ambition collided to create a strangely muted and ominous world, one that mirrored the whispered conversations in the living room as the power brokers of Washington came and went through their side door. Through it all, her mother, trained to keep secrets as a decoding agent with MI5, said very little. In this brave memoir, the author explores who her mother was, why alcohol played such an important role in her mother's life, and why her mother held herself apart from all her children, especially her only daughter. In the author's journey to understand her parents, particularly her mother, she comes to realize that the secrets parents keep are the ones that reverberate most powerfully in the lives of their children. About the author Elizabeth Winthrop Alsop is the author of more than 60 works of fiction for all ages. She is the winner of the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the Pen Syndicated Fiction Award. Elizabeth has written books for children of all ages (The Castle In The Attic, Counting on Grace, Dumpy La Rue), novels for adults (In My Mother’s House and Island Justice), short stories (Bad News and The Golden Darters anthologized in Best American Short Stories), and poetry (published in anthologies and literary reviews).You can get in touch with Elizabeth Winthrop by clicking here. Click here for a great interview with Elizabeth about all facets of her writing career. In the fall of 2022, Regal House published Winthrop’s memoir, Daughter of Spies: Wartime Secrets, Family Lies about her parents’ love affair in England during the war and the complications of their marriage in the politically charged atmosphere of 1950s Washington. One easy way to support this show is to rate and review Read Between the Lines wherever you listen to our podcast. Those ratings really help us and help others find our show. Read Between the Lines is hosted by Molly Southgate and is produced/edited by Rob Southgate for Southgate Media Group. Follow this show on Facebook @ReadBetweentheLinesPod Follow our parent network on Twitter at @SMGPods Make sure to follow SMG on Facebook too at @SouthgateMediaGroup Learn more, subscribe, or contact Southgate Media Group at www.southgatemediagroup.com. Check out our webpage at southgatemediagroup.com

Duration:00:31:06

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Nuzo Onoh Discusses Her Book "A Dance of the Dead" and African Horror

10/31/2023
About A Dance of the Dead On a moon-lit night, Diké , heir to the Kingdom and leader of the terrifying warrior cult, the Ogwumii, falls asleep inside his bedroom. He wakes up to find himself trapped within the secret shrine of the village deity, a dark cave forbidden to all save the powerful witchdoctors. Overnight, the mighty warrior-prince becomes an Osu— an untouchable and outcast.In disgraced exile in the forbidden shrine, his sole companion is the raging ghost of a murdered slave girl, wrongly sacrificed to the gods on the false prophecy of a lecherous witchdoctor. To break the Osu curse, Diké must find the traitors who orchestrated his downfall and embark on a terrifying journey to the ancestors' realm, a deadly quest that could end his life or return him to full citizenship and glory. About the Author Nuzo Onoh is a Nigerian-British writer of Igbo descent. She is a pioneer of the African horror literary subgenre. Hailed as the "Queen of African Horror”, Nuzo’s works have featured in numerous magazines, podcasts, and anthologies, as well as in several academic studies and publications. Nuzo holds a Law degree and a Masters degree in Writing, both from Warwick University, United Kingdom. She is also a certified Civil Funeral Celebrant, licensed to conduct non-religious burial services. An avid musician with an addiction to JungYup and K-indie pop music, Nuzo plays both the guitar and piano, and holds an NVQ in Digital Music Production from City College, Coventry. She currently resides in The West Midlands, UK, with her cat, Tinkerbell.

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Enrica Jang: Director of Poe House

10/31/2023
Molly interviews Enrica Jang, the director of Poe House, about the International Edgar Allan Poe Festival and the 5th Annual Saturday Poe “Visiter” Awards. Website: https://poefestinternational.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/poefestintl Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/poefestinternational/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/poebaltimore YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCEKC_0busyzb7aySf9feNg One easy way to support this show is to rate and review Read Between the Lines wherever you listen to our podcast. Those ratings really help us and help others find our show. Read Between the Lines is hosted by Molly Southgate and is produced/edited by Rob Southgate for Southgate Media Group. Follow this show on Facebook @ReadBetweentheLinesPod Follow our parent network on Twitter at @SMGPods Make sure to follow SMG on Facebook too at @SouthgateMediaGroup Learn more, subscribe, or contact Southgate Media Group at www.southgatemediagroup.com. Check out our webpage at southgatemediagroup.com Poe Baltimore is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization created to fund, maintain and interpret The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, and to celebrate the legacy of one of Baltimore’s most famous residents. The organization is dedicated to maintaining the museum as a vibrant experience for the thousands of visitors who come from around the world each year, and as part of a broader mission of city-wide events and educational opportunities celebrating Poe’s legacy in Baltimore and beyond.

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Argita and Detina Zalli discuss their book, "Good Morning, Hope"

10/27/2023
About "Good Morning, Hope" The inspiring true story of the Zalli family, forced to rebuild their lives in a new, uncertain land. Born in poverty-stricken Albania, twin sisters Argita and Detina Zalli always dreamed of becoming doctors. But when the government collapsed, plunging the country into anarchy and civil war, the twins’ dream unraveled along with their homeland. Their parents were determined to find a way to leave and save their daughters’ futures—not to mention their very lives. After several dangerous attempts, they finally escaped, only to be thrust into a new nightmare as refugees. With grit and determination, they fought their way forward. When tragedy struck yet again, threatening what they held most dear, the girls had to come to terms with the high price they had all paid to survive. In Good Morning, Hope, Argita and Detina share their harrowing story of courage and resilience. It was the strength of their family, particularly the sisters' unbreakable bond as twins, that nurtured and sustained them throughout their perilous ordeal. About the authors Born in Albania, twin sisters Argita and Detina Zalli were eleven years old when the government collapsed and civil war broke out. Two years later, after several failed attempts to flee the violence and poverty, they escaped with their parents to England. Overcoming the formidable challenges of being refugees, both young women achieved academic success and went on to become highly accomplished PhD research scientists and lecturers. Influenced by Barack Obama and eager to help others, they founded We Speak Science, a nonprofit organization that supports disadvantaged students throughout the world, particularly immigrants, whose circumstances hinder their ability to learn at school. Subsequently, in collaboration with world-class oncologists and scientists, Argita and Detina cofounded Aferdita Ime, a nonprofit initiative that seeks to help cancer patients through psychosocial support and counseling. https://www.sandrajonaspublishing.com/good-morning-hope/

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Andrew Hiller discusses his book Pitter Patty Finds Another Day

10/25/2023
Molly talks with Andrew Hiller about his creartive life and Pitter Patty Finds Another Day. About Pitter Patty Finds Another Day Pitter Patty is a sad little cloud looking for a friend, but people are not friendly to rain clouds and keep singing to her to "come back another day." Can this little cloud find a friend? Can she make it to another day? Children's picture book; read aloud for 3 to 6 year olds. Uses open dyslexic font. About the author Andrew ahs been working, writing, and producing for public radio since 2006 ever since he discovered that DC has No Food. That commentary, his first for WAMU 88.5’s Metro Connection, won Best of the Year and started his journey down the cobblestone path. Since then, he has been fortunate enough to meet and interview many incredible people from Muppets and Jedis to Nobel Prize Winners and political leaders. Andrew's website: https://andrewhiller.net/

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Ananda Lima discusses her book, "Mother/land"

10/19/2023
Molly talks with author Ananda Lima about her book, "Mother/land". Order "Mother/land" from an independent bookseller at this link: https://bookshop.org/a/10588/9781625570260 or at Amazon right here https://amzn.to/3F82UgN About Mother/land MOTHER/LAND is focused on the intersection of motherhood and immigration and its effects on a speaker's relationship to place, others and self. It investigates the mutual and compounding complications of these two shifts in identity while examining legacy, history, ancestry, land, home, and language. The collection is heavily focused on the latter, including formal experimentation with hybridity and polyvocality, combining English and Portuguese, interrogating translation and transforming traditional repeating poetic forms. These poems from the perspective of an immigrant mother of an American child create a complex picture of the beauty, danger and parental love the speaker finds and the legacy she brings to her reluctant new motherland. #Poetry #Latinx Studies. About the author Ananda Lima's poetry collection Mother/land (Black Lawrence Press, forthcoming 2021) is the winner of the Hudson Prize. She is also the author of the chapbooks Translation (Paper Nautilus, 2019, winner of the Vella Chapbook Prize), Amblyopia (Bull City Press – INCH series, 2020), and Tropicália (Newfound, forthcoming in 2021 winner of the Newfound Prose Prize). Her work has appeared or is upcoming in The American Poetry Review, Poets.org, Kenyon Review Online, Gulf Coast, Poetry Northwest, The Common, and elsewhere. She has an MA in Linguistics from UCLA and an MFA in Creative Writing in Fiction from Rutgers University, Newark.

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Tommy and Charlie Greenwald | "The Rescues Finding Home"

10/17/2023
Molly talks with Tommy and Charlie Greenwald about their book, "The Rescues Finding Home" Order "The Rescues Finding Home" from an independent bookseller at this link: https://bookshop.org/a/10588/9781636550763 or at Amazon right here https://amzn.to/3Q13Qrz About The Rescues Finding Home Two shelter dogs await adoption in this early reader story about friendship, family, and home. Moose and Bear are two scrappy shelter dogs patiently waiting for the right owner to adopt them. They meet, become friends, and one day a Cathy decides to take them both home. Despite their luck, they must face the challenges of settling into their new home. Along the way, they learn about each other, and their friendship deepens. Told with humor and heart, Finding Home is a tale that champions the importance of family and relays how it feels to belong and to have a place to call home. About the Author Tommy Greenwald is the author of many books for children and young adults, including GAME CHANGER, which was a YALSA Top Ten Pick for Reluctant Readers, an Amazon Best Book of The Month, a Junior Library Guild Gold Premiere selection, and the winner of the Connecticut, Kentucky and Rhode Island Middle School Reading Awards; RIVALS, an Amazon Best Book of The Month and Junior Library Guild Selection; and DINGED, a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard selection. His new book THE RESCUES: FINDING HOME is a collaboration with his son Charlie, and illustrator Shiho Pate. Tommy is also the author of the CHARLIE JOE JACKSON, CRIMEBITERS, PROJECT Z and GOOD SPORTS LEAGUE series, the Co-Founder of Spotco Advertising, an entertainment advertising agency in New York City, and the lyricist and co-bookwriter of JOHN & JEN, an off-Broadway musical. To read woefully outdated information about Tommy, visit tommygreenwald.com.

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