Between the Reads

Between the Reads brings you Black books all the time. Host Audra Russell dishes the bookish dirt with Black independently and traditionally published authors across all the genres. Get your favorite beverage ready, because tuning every week is like hangin' with ya homies and dishin' all the dirt about books. I dig deep, y'all! Well, that's what they tell me, anyway.

Recent Episodes

Crime Writers of Color Kellye Garrett

Jan. 18, 2022

In this episode, I speak with author Kellye Garrett about her novel Hollywood Homicide. We talk about her inspiration for the novel, how she creates her characters, her journey into being a hybrid author, and the joys of cur…

The Introverted Leader

Nov. 9, 2021

Audra Russell speaks with author and leader Terrance Lee. Terrance Lee, AKA The Introvert Leader had always avoided taking on leadership roles in his life. At the age of 13, an experience occurred which caused him to doubt …

Recentering Black Horror: A Panel Discussion

Oct. 29, 2021

Audra Russell speaks with horror authors Sylvester Barzey, Michelle Lane & Steven Van Patten. There's a misconception that Black horror authors only recently came on the scene after Jordan Peele's debut horror film. But B…

Viral Lives with Felix Dimaro

Oct. 19, 2021

Felix Dimaro and I sneak in between the pages of his novella, Viral Lives, and talk about his character Simon, who has no moral compass, the importance of writing characters relatable to any culture, and taking up space in t…

Blacktober Reads: Stitches with Sylvester Barzey

Oct. 19, 2021

Audra Russell chats with author Sylvester Barzey. Sylvester Barzey is a best-selling horror and fantasy author who grew up in Bronx, NY, and was later transplanted to Lawrence, GA. A military veteran with an addiction to all…

Mystery, Suspense & Thrills with Author Brenda L. Thomas

Oct. 12, 2021

Brenda and I get deep between the pages of her mystery and suspense novel, Heartless, and talk about her road from self-published to traditionally published and back again. We get into what it's like to write from a man's pe…

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Between the Reads Celebrates Two Years!

Two years ago I had this "little" idea to start a podcast. It all began when I was in a reading slump and all the "best-seller" books and books…

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