BLACK BOOKS. ALL THE TIME.

Season 1

Aug. 23, 2022

We Are The Origin with Author C.M. Lockhart

Happy Tuesday! Fantasy fiction with Black girls who aren't nice? Yes, please. Chelsea and I discuss her debut novel, We Are The Origin. We talk about the intricacies of the domains she created, why she created her own gods fo...

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Feb. 2, 2021

Anything Goes: Literary Blackface

Audra Russell speaks on literary blackface in the publishing industry. Anything Goes is a new monthly segment of Between the Reads. Sometimes fun, sometimes serious, but always informative, these episodes will talk about issu...

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Nov. 24, 2020

The Juice Box with Author Daneal Brown

Daneal Brown has been creative all of his life, but he didn’t start focusing his creativity on writing until he began attending high school in Atlanta, GA. His writing started out as poetry, which later became raps. Being a h...

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Nov. 24, 2020

Hood Politics with Paper-Chase Publications

Audra Russell chats with author and entrepreneur J. Cerrone of Paper-Chase Publications. J. Cerrone Smith is a native of the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with roots in the south side of Chicago, Illinois, and Harlem, N...

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Nov. 17, 2020

Loving My Daddy to Death with Author Barbara Joe Williams

Audra Russell chats with author Barbara Joe Williams. Barbara Joe Williams is a bestselling author, indie publisher, publishing consultant, proofreader, and editor living in Tallahassee, Florida. She is a Navy veteran, a grad...

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Nov. 9, 2020

Self-care for the Sistahs with Trish Ahjel Roberts

Audra Russell speaks with author & entrepreneur Trish Ahjel Roberts. Trish Ahjel Roberts is a blogger, self-actualization coach, yoga and meditation instructor, reiki practitioner, retreat organizer, and founder of Black Vega...

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Oct. 31, 2020

Hotel of Horrors with Author Aminah Iman

Audra Russell speaks with horror author Aminah Iman. Aminah Iman left her job to write in 2005 and is the author of 18 books, all published under Red Ink Publications (of which she is CEO). She clearly loves what she …

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Oct. 20, 2020

The Laughing Black Vampire

Audra Russell chats with award-winning author Steven Van Patten. Brooklyn native Steven Van Patten is the author of the critically acclaimed Brookwater’s Curse trilogy, about an 1860s Georgia plantation slave who becomes law ...

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Oct. 12, 2020

Black Water Tales with JeanNicole Rivers

Audra Russell chats with author JeanNicole Rivers. Jean Nicole is a National Black Book Festival award-winner and author of two psychological horror novels, Black Water Tales: The Unwanted and Black Water Tales: The Secret Ke...

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Oct. 6, 2020

Diabolical Tales of Woe with Aryka Nycole Moore

Audra Russell chats with author Aryka Nicole Moore. Aryka N. Moore, Esq. is an Illinois native who received her Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She then went on to attend Georgia State U...

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Sept. 22, 2020

Dear Future Black Queen & Self-Publishing Things

Audra Russell chats with author & entrepreneur Leslie Crawford. Leslie Crawford is a rising literary mogul in her own right. She is successfully navigating the pages of her own story right before our eyes. With over 10 year...

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Sept. 22, 2020

Lies By the Gun with Author B. Reads

Audra Russell chats with author B. Reads. Brittany, better known by her Pen Name— B. Reads, is a Self-Published Author, new to the literary scene. Born and raised in White Plains, NY, B. Reads has always had a love for …

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Sept. 15, 2020

Black Women Camp, Too!

Audra Russell chats with author Tasheea Nicholson about her book, Camping Noire: The Black Girls Guide to Surviving a Weekend Unplugged. We have a great time laughing and talking about Black women camping! Fair warning: you a...

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Sept. 15, 2020

Dangerously Dope Days with Author Black Rose

Audra Russell chats with author Black Rose. Born in Linwood, California and raised on the outskirts of Detroit, Michigan, Sonya McNair a.k.a Black Rose is a writer with a goal of focusing on real subjects and issues that are ...

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Aug. 25, 2020

Janae Marie & All That Drama!

Audra Russell chats with author Janae Marie. Janae Marie was born in Detroit, Michigan. She received her first college degree in Media Arts and Studies from Wayne State University. Later, she relocated to California, where sh...

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Aug. 18, 2020

Ready for The Weekend with D.A. Bourne

Audra Russell chats with Christian fiction author D.A. Bourne. D.A. Bourne is the author of THE PHAT FIVE series, an urban Christian tale of five friends who go through personal drama during a spiritual journey. Originally, t...

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Aug. 11, 2020

Coming of Age with Michelle Richards-Graham

Audra Russell chats with author Michelle Richards-Graham. While her dream of becoming an author had been sparked when she was 6 years old, Michelle Richards-Graham had no idea that her worst nightmare would become the inspira...

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Aug. 4, 2020

Father to Son with Peter Dowdy

Audra Russell chats with author Peter Dowdy. Thirty-three-year-old Peter Roshan Dowdy from Houston, Texas, has geared his life to be a prime example in his community as the ultimate entrepreneur, and at his age, he's just get...

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Aug. 4, 2020

The Man of Many Genres with Keith Kareem Williams

Audra Russell chats with author Keith Kareem Williams. Keith Kareem Williams is the author of over 20 books and 7 screenplays. He still resides in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York, where he delicately balances his time betw...

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July 27, 2020

Walk the Line with Tiffany Richardson

Audra Russell chats with author and poet Tiffany Richardson. Tiffany Richardson is author of “The Colored Line” & “Whispers of Africa”. She is co-founder of Big Black Chapters, a forum dedicated to showcasing the literary con...

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July 20, 2020

Are You Ready for the Revolution with Chase Bolling

Audra Russell chats with author Chase Bolling. Chase Bolling is an indie author from Bridgeport, Connecticut. He's a soldier of the struggle, who has been about that life and is now patiently awaiting the revolution. To pass ...

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July 7, 2020

Reciprocal with N.D. Brennan

Audra Russell chats with author and entrepreneur N.D. Brennan. In 1998, a successful young entrepreneur, technology innovator, and writer, N.D. Brennan, attempted to purchase a Mercedes Benz from a local dealership in Atlanta...

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July 3, 2020

Read It Black to Me

Audra Russell chats with author, publisher, and fellow podcaster Chelsea Lockhart of Written in Melanin Publishing. Chelsea is a twenty-something writer of romance who dibbles and dabbles in fantasy and dystopian – the genre ...

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June 30, 2020

Soul of a Poet with Joel Atterberry

Audra Russell chats with author and poet Joel Atterberry. One of Harlem’s own, born, bred, and raised on the west side of town, Joel Atterberry absorbed everything that Harlem was around him socially, culturally, and artistic...

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June 30, 2020

Soul of a Knight

Audra Russell chats with author M.J. Felder. M.J. Felder is a Native New Yorker who hails from the Eastside of Buffalo. He is a career Firefighter in the Buffalo Fire Department and has been working with the inner city youth …

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June 16, 2020

In About Four Seconds, A Teacher Will Begin to Speak

Audra Russell chats with author, poet, publisher, and fellow podcaster Cordell Grooms. Cordell Grooms has been writing poetry and short stories for more than 25 years. Blessed with a natural born ability of transforming words...

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June 9, 2020

Beyond the Stereotype with Tamykah Anthony

Audra Russell chats with forensic toxicologist, entrepreneur, and author Tamykah Anthony. Tamykah Anthony is a passionate and award winning Forensic Toxicologist with a deep love for the community. She is also an entrepreneur...

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May 29, 2020

R.E.S.I.S.T with T.H. Moore

Audra Russell chats with author T.H. Moore about his book, I AM. T.H. Moore is a Southwest Philadelphia native who relocated to Camden, New Jersey at the age of ten. He’s an active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., …

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May 12, 2020

Drama & Trauma with Author Felice Laverne

Audra Russell chats with author, editor, and literary agent Felice Laverne Felice Laverne is Creative and Editorial Director of Art + Deco Agency and a renowned book editor, having edited Zerlina Maxwell’s The End of White Po...

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May 5, 2020

No Ordinary Book: Chat with Author Janee' Thompson

Audra Russell laughs and argues with author Janee' Thompson as they chat up ALL the drama in Janee's debut novel, Looking Beyond the Ordinary. Janee' Thompson writes realistic young adult and new adult novels that capture the...

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May 5, 2020

Harvest Time: Book Chat with Rod Palmer

Audra Russell chats with author Rod Palmer. Rod Palmer is from a Charleston, SC Gullah Geechee community where storytelling is the lifeblood of the culture. He received his creative writing degree at the University of South C...

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April 28, 2020

Too Hot to Handle with Romance Author D.L. White

Audra Russell chats with romance author DL White. For as long as she can remember, romance author DL White would much rather be in her room reading and writing than doing anything else, but she only began seriously pursuing a...

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April 14, 2020

Love, Lies, & Blood Ties with Author Courtney Marie

Audra Russell chats with author Courtney Marie about her debut novel, Love, Lies, and Blood Ties. Courtney Marie can usually be found reading or watching an action or horror-based movie in her spare time. Writing a novel was ...

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April 13, 2020

What's Wrong With M.E.N.?

Audra Russell chats with author, publisher, and fellow podcaster C.W. Burnett. C.W. Burnett is an African American novelist, publisher, and screenwriter from Oakland, California. His bold and unique writing style is a reflect...

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April 7, 2020

Passing As Straight

Audra Russell chats with three of the co-authors of Passing As Straight: Amanda, NikoJoe, and Sarina. Sarina Mack hails from East New York, Brooklyn, the only child of a strict correctional officer. She holds her masters in E...

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April 6, 2020

Man Power with Siekiem-Kontom

Audra Russell chats with author and community activist Siekiem-Kontom. Siekiem-Kontom, a native of Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, is founder of the MSKM Presents Foundation, most popularly known for its Finding Your Future Sch...

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March 31, 2020

Love & Lust in Italia

Audra Russell chats with Sienna Mynx, author of over 30 multicultural romance novels. Sienna Mynx is the naughty writer of dark and sensual romance novels that provoke laughter, soft sighs, and even gratifying tears. In 2010,...

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March 23, 2020

Tea With Mahzi

Audra Russell spills the tea with Mahzi Kane. Born and raised in North Philadelphia, Mahzi Kane is an author and book publisher. She is the owner of Mahzi Kane Books, LLC, a self publishing company dedicated to creating liter...

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March 10, 2020

A Rose is Still a Rose: Book Talk with LaNette Kincaid

Audra Russell chats with author and writing coach LaNette Kincaid. LaNette helps small business owners and aspiring authors write and publish their stories. She is a survivor of domestic violence and sexual abuse. She is also...

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Feb. 25, 2020

Romance, Mystery & Drama: Tea Talk with Author Michelle Mitchell

Audra Russell chats with author Michelle Mitchell. Michelle Mitchell, Georgia native, is the author of Truth Is…, INFAMOUS, Bells Will Be Ringin’: A Hilson Family Christmas novella, and Kissing Strangers: Tainted Love. She la...

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Feb. 24, 2020

Undisputed Urban Fiction: Real Talk with Author and Publisher J. Cerr…

Audra chats with author and founder of Paper-Chase Publications, J. Cerrone Smith. We keep it real in this episode as J talks about his turbulent adolescence, serving time in jail and on house arrest, and how he paved a new …

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Feb. 12, 2020

Putting Pen to Paper: Book Chat with Author Eric Raymond

Audra Russell chats with author Eric Raymond, creator of the sci-fi series, Syndicate 6ix. Eric Raymond started writing at a young age, and continues to stretch his imagination to its limits to this day. He is a graduate of A...

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Feb. 10, 2020

Tellin' the Truth: Book talk with author Daines Reed

Audra Russell chats with author Daines Reed, creator of the Trust series novels. Author Daines L. Reed, a wildly optimistic lover of words, resides in a small town just outside of Charlotte, NC with her husband, daughters, an...

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Feb. 6, 2020

What's the Delia?

Audra Russell chats with author Delia Pitts, creator of the Ross Agency mystery series featuring detective SJ Rook, a mixed race private detective living in Harlem, New York. In this episode, we chat about her novels, how she...

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Jan. 27, 2020

On Your Marc: Chatting with the Author of Redemption Lost

Audra Russell sits down with Marc Avery, author of Redemption Lost. We chat about his writing process, iced coffee, and the new crime series he's got cooking. For you writers out there, Marc shares some great tips on how to …

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Jan. 20, 2020

Bella, Dahlin': Talkin' with Tiff

Novelist Tiff Bella chats with Audra Russell. Tiff is a content creator, an entrepreneur, and an author of over 12 novels. We talk about a special community she created just for women called The Bella Bunch, and her best-sell...

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