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Add some Black to your stacks with Between the Reads! Entertaining, humorous and always insightful interviews with Black Indie and traditionally published authors. Come along with me on bookish journeys into the worlds they create, learn about characters you'll love -- or love to hate -- and get a sneak peek at what really goes on in the minds of your soon-to-be favorite authors. Between the Reads podcast. THE voice for Black Indie authors.

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Add some Black to your stacks with Between the Reads! Entertaining, humorous and always insightful interviews with Black Indie and traditionally published authors. Come along with me on bookish journeys into the worlds they create, learn about characters you'll love -- or love to hate -- and get a sneak peek at what really goes on in the minds of your soon-to-be favorite authors. Between the Reads podcast. THE voice for Black Indie authors.

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Episodes

Thrills, Lies, and Unexpected Demise: An Author Interview with Bianca Sloane

5/22/2023
Get ready for suspense and unexpected turns as I chat with thriller author Bianca Sloane about her novel, And When I Die. We're breaking it down and keeping it real as we dish all the drama about these mommas and their daughters, red herrings that had me side-eyeing errybody, plot twists and...reusing dental floss?? Come and laugh with us! *** Learn more about Bianca and her books at https://www.biancasloane.com/ *** Please support this independent podcast. Every little bit helps me continue to bring you new and exciting content. By supporting BTR, you'll be helping me continue to amplify and celebrate Black voices. Here are three easy ways to support the show: https://ko-fi.com/betweenthereadspodcast https://www.patreon.com/betweenthereads https://www.betweenthereads.com/store/

Duration:01:18:48

Supernatural Swag: Black Vampires, Witches, and Wolves... OH MY!

5/15/2023
Get ready, y'all! In the latest episode of Between the Reads, we're diving into the supernatural realm with Black vampires, witches, wolves, and more. These ain't your ordinary vampires, witches, or wolves, honey. It's all about representation as I chat with D.M. Lewry about her debut novel, The Eos Key. Tune in, subscribe, and embrace all this supernatural swag! *** Learn more about D.M. Lewry at https://dmlewry.com/ Please support this independent podcast. Every little bit helps me continue to bring you new and exciting content. By supporting BTR, you'll be helping me continue to amplify and celebrate Black voices. Here are three easy ways to support the show: https://ko-fi.com/betweenthereadspodcast https://www.patreon.com/betweenthereads https://www.betweenthereads.com/store/

Duration:00:58:39

Conquest: Dragon Bones Book One

5/8/2023
In this episode, I sit down with the brilliant author behind the novel Conquest: Dragon Bones. Tune in as Celeste and I dive into the thrilling world of Jashi Anyua, a young woman forced into an arranged marriage with the powerful leader of her nation. Don't miss out on the fun as we share laughter, and insights and get into a little political commentary...because y'all KNOW I love book drama! *** Learn more about Celeste: https://celesteharte.wordpress.com/ https://twitter.com/CelesteHarte?t=gX_RiTxHQz06esXRNfjqvA&s=33 https://instagram.com/celeste_harte?igshid=ZDdkNTZiNTM= Please support this independent podcast. Every little bit helps me continue to bring you new and exciting content. By supporting BTR, you'll be helping me continue to amplify and celebrate Black voices. Here are three easy ways to support the show: https://ko-fi.com/betweenthereadspodcast https://www.patreon.com/betweenthereads https://www.betweenthereads.com/store/

Duration:00:44:12

Sinister Secrets & Eerie Escapades: Unearthing The Spite House with Johnny Compton

5/2/2023
🎧👻 Boo! Get ready for chills & chuckles as we unravel the spooky secrets of #TheSpiteHouse with author Johnny Compton! Join our ghoulishly delightful chat about haunted Masson House, mysterious pasts, & the living facing their own ghosts, while the undead just won't move on. 🏚️📚😱😂 *** Learn more about Johnny and his debut novel, The Spite House at http://johnnycompton.com/. Please support this independent podcast. Every little bit helps me continue to bring you new and exciting content. By supporting BTR, you'll be helping me continue to amplify and celebrate Black voices. Here are three easy ways to support the show: https://ko-fi.com/betweenthereadspodcast https://www.patreon.com/betweenthereads https://www.betweenthereads.com/store/

Duration:01:15:04

Rants and Rambles April 2023

4/28/2023
Get ready for another hilariously honest installment of Rants & Rambles! Chelsea and I let loose on our low tolerance for BS! We're dishing out some hard truths, cracking jokes, and also giving you our point of view on why Black authors should self-publish. Tune in because this episode is sure to have you laughing along with us! *** Here's the link to the Skillshare class Chelsea mentioned: https://skl.sh/3GnuFmK *** Find out more about Chelsea and how you can support her at: https://patreon.com/CMLockhart https://patreon.com/WrittenInMelanin Get her books here: https://shop.writteninmelanin.com/b/watodg-bundle https://shop.writteninmelanin.com/b/wadgpb Please support this independent podcast. Every little bit helps me continue to bring you new and exciting content. By supporting BTR, you'll be helping me continue to amplify and celebrate Black voices. Here are three easy ways to support the show: https://ko-fi.com/betweenthereadspodcast https://www.patreon.com/betweenthereads https://www.betweenthereads.com/store/

Duration:01:23:03

Warn Me When It's Time: A Charlie Mack Motown Mystery

4/11/2023
In the latest episode of the Between the Reads podcast, mystery author Cheryl Head discusses her book, Warn Me When It's Time, which tells the story of a hate group responsible for a series of arson fires and robberies at mosques, temples, and black churches in Detroit. When the group's latest attack results in the death of a respected imam, Charlie Mack and her team of investigators are hired by the imam's children to find his killers. As they dig deeper, they uncover a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of national leadership. *** Learn more about Cheryl at https://www.cherylhead.com/ *** Please support this independent podcast. Every little bit helps me continue to bring you new and exciting content. By supporting BTR, you'll be helping me continue to amplify and celebrate Black voices. Here are three easy ways to support the show: https://ko-fi.com/betweenthereadspodcast https://www.patreon.com/betweenthereads https://www.betweenthereads.com/store/

Duration:01:03:38

Vivid: Jana Jones Talks About the Beautiful and the Bad of Baltimore

4/4/2023
In today's episode, I speak with author Jana Jones about her novel, Vivid. This unconventional coming-of-age story follows Sheri Calloway, a mother who seizes the chance to escape generational family trauma in pursuit of a new life in Baltimore. As she navigates the city's beauty and its hidden lead-poisoning crisis, Sheri finds herself battling against unethical medical researchers and indifferent politicians to protect her children. *** Learn more about Jana at https://janajjones.com/ *** Please support this independent podcast. Every little bit helps me continue to bring you new and exciting content. By supporting BTR, you'll be helping me continue to amplify and celebrate Black voices. Here are three easy ways to support the show: https://ko-fi.com/betweenthereadspodcast https://www.patreon.com/betweenthereads https://www.betweenthereads.com/store/

Duration:01:05:12

The Monsters We Defy with Leslye Penelope

3/20/2023
In this episode, I speak with author Leslye Penelope about her latest novel, The Monsters We Defy, set in Washington DC during the 1920s shortly after the DC riot of 1919. People are disappearing from an all-Black community in Washington, DC and they all seem to go into a zombie-like trance right before disappearing. Clara Johnson, a woman who can communicate with spirits, decides to solve this mystery after several people from her community come to her asking for help. And what comes after is a whodunnit, Agatha Christie-type story with twists, turns and lots of magic as Clara and her team of unlikely allies-- including a hypnotic jazz musician and an aging actor with the ability to change his face--race against time to solve an insidious mystery that could change the fate of the entire city. Please support this independent podcast. Every little bit helps me continue to bring you new and exciting content. By supporting BTR, you'll be helping me continue to amplify and celebrate Black voices. Here are three easy ways to support the show: https://ko-fi.com/betweenthereadspodcast https://www.patreon.com/betweenthereads https://www.betweenthereads.com/store/

Duration:01:00:02

Lies On Bristol Lake with Jean Nicole Rivers

3/20/2023
Hold onto your hats, folks! In this episode of our podcast, I sit down with the incredibly talented author Jean Nicole Rivers to talk about her latest novel, Lies On Bristol Lake. This gripping novel follows Dahlia Dixon, a woman who has been battling with PTSD since a near-death experience in college. After marrying her wealthy boss, Dahlia is taken to his isolated home on Bristol Lake, where his first wife drowned only months before. And that's where everything starts to fall apart. Tune in as we talk about these messy characters, the complexities of sisterhood, and unexpected plot twists! *** Please support this independent podcast. Every little bit helps me continue to bring you new and exciting content. By supporting BTR, you'll be helping me continue to amplify and celebrate Black voices. Here are three easy ways to support the show: https://ko-fi.com/betweenthereadspodcast https://www.patreon.com/betweenthereads https://www.betweenthereads.com/store/

Duration:00:56:22

One Still Ain't Enough with Mo Flames

3/13/2023
Get ready to have your heart broken, your mind blown, and your jaw on the floor - we're chatting with romance author Mo Flames about all the characters we love to hate in the second book of her trilogy, One Still Ain't Enough. Suspense, murder, betrayal, love triangles, and infidelity. It's all in this episode! Put it in your ears! #HotMessRomance #LoveToHateIt *** Learn more about author Mo Flames at https://moflames.com/ Please support this independent podcast. Every little bit helps me continue to bring you new and exciting content. By supporting BTR, you'll be helping me continue to amplify and celebrate Black voices. Here are three easy ways to support the show: https://ko-fi.com/betweenthereadspodcast https://www.patreon.com/betweenthereads https://www.betweenthereads.com/store/

Duration:01:02:32

In the Upper Country with Kai Thomas

3/6/2023
Don't miss this! Join me on this latest episode as I dive into the captivating world of In the Upper Country with debut author Kai Thomas. We uncover the lesser-known history of Black Canada, the political landscape of free settlements, and the vital role of land and stories in Black culture. Grab your favorite beverage, sit back, and relax as we dig deep into this sweeping tale of two women's intersecting lives at the terminus of the Underground Railroad. *** Learn more about Kai Thomas at https://www.kaithomasauthor.com/ *** Please support this independent podcast. Every little bit helps me continue to bring you new and exciting content. By supporting BTR, you'll be helping me continue to amplify and celebrate Black voices. Here are three easy ways to support the show: https://ko-fi.com/betweenthereadspodcast https://www.patreon.com/betweenthereads https://www.betweenthereads.com/store/

Duration:01:07:59

February Rants and Rambles: Annoyingly Joyful

2/27/2023
In this edition of Rants and Rambles, Chelsea and I dive into the things that bring us joy and drive us absolutely crazy. It gets pretty hilarious as we talk about needing bail money, who’s gonna get out of jail first, and the fact that one of us can’t fit in the tub. Whether it's a failed attempt at self-care or an unexpected hiccup in our daily routine, we learn to roll with the punches and find humor in every situation. So join us for a wild ride of laughter and maybe even a little bathtub envy. *** https://www.writteninmelanin.com/ https://www.melaninlibrary.com/ https://www.tiktok.com/@clockhartwrite https://twitter.com/WrittenNMelanin https://www.youtube.com/c/WrittenInMelanin https://www.instagram.com/WrittenNMelanin/ Please support this independent podcast. Every little bit helps me continue to bring you new and exciting content. By supporting BTR, you'll be helping me continue to amplify and celebrate Black voices. Here are three easy ways to support the show: https://ko-fi.com/betweenthereadspodcast https://www.patreon.com/betweenthereads https://www.betweenthereads.com/store/

Duration:01:11:47

Hey Lover with D.L. White

2/27/2023
In this episode of Between the Reads, I'm thrilled to welcome back romance author D.L. White for the third time! This time, she's here to chat about her newest release, Hey Lover. D.L. White is known for her captivating characters and swoon-worthy romance, and Hey Lover is no exception. We'll be diving into the world of the book, discussing the characters and their relationships, and getting some juicy behind-the-scenes details from D.L. herself. If you're a fan of romance novels or just love hearing from talented authors, this is an episode you won't want to miss. So sit back, relax, and let's get to it! *** Learn more about D.L. at https://www.booksbydlwhite.com Please support this independent podcast. Every little bit helps me continue to bring you new and exciting content. By supporting BTR, you'll be helping me continue to amplify and celebrate Black voices. Here are three easy ways to support the show: https://ko-fi.com/betweenthereadspodcast https://www.patreon.com/betweenthereads https://www.betweenthereads.com/store/

Duration:01:32:48

Second Act with Cheri Syphax

2/21/2023
Are you underestimating your worth? Are you making yourself small to fit a life -- or people -- that no longer serve you? Today I'm speaking with Cheri Syphax about her book, Second Act. We talk about the things and people she had to let go of and how that made room for the right career-- AND MAN-- to walk into her life. It's all about loving yourself always and in ALL WAYS! *** Learn more about Cheri here https://secondactthebook.my.canva.site/ and here https://www.justthephax.com/ *** Please support this independent podcast. Every little bit helps me continue to bring you new and exciting content. By supporting BTR, you'll be helping me continue to amplify and celebrate Black voices. Here are three easy ways to support the show: https://ko-fi.com/betweenthereadspodcast https://www.patreon.com/betweenthereads https://www.betweenthereads.com/store/

Duration:01:01:52

Through the Storm with THE Ms. Beverly Jenkins

2/7/2023
Ladies and Gentlemen, fasten your seatbelts and hold onto your bonnets! We're about to embark on a journey through history with the one and only Beverly Jenkins - the queen of African American historical fiction romance. Get ready for an unforgettable ride filled with laughter, Black history, and a whole lot of love! Ms. Bev edutains with her insights and inspirations as we dig into her novel, Through the Storm. So grab your favorite drink and settle in, because this interview with Beverly Jenkins is about to take you on a wild and romantic ride! Please support this independent podcast. Every little bit helps me continue to bring you new and exciting content. By supporting BTR, you'll be helping me continue to amplify and celebrate Black voices. Here are three easy ways to support the show: https://ko-fi.com/betweenthereadspodcast https://www.patreon.com/betweenthereads https://www.betweenthereads.com/store/

Duration:01:45:07

Come Home Safe with Brian Buckmire

1/31/2023
Every Black parent has to have "the talk" with their children about how to conduct themselves when dealing with the police. But there aren't any books out there that could be good conversation starters...until now. Brian Buckmire and I talk about his book geared for grades 7-9, Come Home Safe, about two young biracial children navigating their encounters with the police. *** Preorder your copy now at https://resistbooksellers.com/product/come-home-safe/ Please support this independent podcast. Every little bit helps me continue to bring you new and exciting content. By supporting BTR, you'll be helping me continue to amplify and celebrate Black voices. Here are three easy ways to support the show: https://ko-fi.com/betweenthereadspodcast https://www.patreon.com/betweenthereads https://www.betweenthereads.com/store/

Duration:00:42:32

Rants and Rambles with Audra & Chelsea

1/31/2023
It's Tuesday and it's also the end of the month so that means it's time for a new series called Rants and Rambles. BTR will close out each month with Chelsea Lockhart and we'll talk about whatever Black bookish things our hearts desire. *** Visit Chelsea at: https://www.writteninmelanin.com/ https://www.melaninlibrary.com/ https://www.tiktok.com/@UCEROv65f2OqoRDfcpaWzESw https://twitter.com/WrittenNMelanin https://www.youtube.com/c/WrittenInMelanin https://www.instagram.com/WrittenNMelanin/ Please support this independent podcast. Every little bit helps me continue to bring you new and exciting content. By supporting BTR, you'll be helping me continue to amplify and celebrate Black voices. Here are three easy ways to support the show: https://ko-fi.com/betweenthereadspodcast https://www.patreon.com/betweenthereads https://www.betweenthereads.com/store/

Duration:01:20:29

The Black Joke with A.E. Rooks

1/24/2023
Welcome to season four of Between the Reads! Our first show of the season highlights the work of author A.E. Rooks. We talk about The Black Joke, the most famous member of the British Royal Navy's anti-slavery squadron, and the complexities and politics behind putting an end to the slave trade (which is not to be confused with the end of slavery!). *** Get her book here: https://www.amazon.com/Black-Joke-Story-Battle-Against/dp/1982128267 *** Please support this independent podcast. Every little bit helps me continue to bring you new and exciting content. By supporting BTR, you'll be helping me continue to amplify and celebrate Black voices. Here are three easy ways to support the show: https://ko-fi.com/betweenthereadspodcast https://www.patreon.com/betweenthereads https://www.betweenthereads.com/store/

Duration:01:06:50

Sierra Leone Folktales with Akindele Decker & Nadine Decker

12/5/2022
Two cousins who have never met in person decided to write some children's books to pass down the stories their grandfather told. In this episode, I speak with Akindele and Nadine about how they met, the history of their ancestors, and how Sierra Leon Folktales came to be. *** Find out more about their children's books at https://sierraleonefolktales.com/ Please support this independent podcast. Every little bit helps me continue to bring you new and exciting content. By supporting BTR, you'll be helping me continue to amplify and celebrate Black voices. Here are three easy ways to support the show: https://ko-fi.com/betweenthereadspodcast https://www.patreon.com/betweenthereads https://www.betweenthereads.com/store/

Duration:00:59:49

Baltimore's Best: Tia Hamilton, Entrepreneur & Owner, Urban Reads Bookstore

12/5/2022
Supporting Black-owned bookstores is important. Today I'm speaking with Tia Hamilton, owner of Urban Reads bookstore in Baltimore. But she's so much more than just a bookstore owner. Give this episode a listen to see how she's making real change in her community. *** To find out more about Tia, visit her at https://www.oururbanreads.com/ and https://www.statevsusmag.com/. Please support this independent podcast. Every little bit helps me continue to bring you new and exciting content. By supporting BTR, you'll be helping me continue to amplify and celebrate Black voices. Here are three easy ways to support the show: https://ko-fi.com/betweenthereadspodcast https://www.patreon.com/betweenthereads https://www.betweenthereads.com/store/

Duration:00:45:39