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Season 2

Nov. 9, 2021

The Introverted Leader

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 h...

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Oct. 29, 2021

Recentering Black Horror: A Panel Discussion

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 Black people have been on the …

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Oct. 19, 2021

Viral Lives with Felix Dimaro

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 th...

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Oct. 19, 2021

Blacktober Reads: Stitches with Sylvester Barzey

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 ...

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Oct. 12, 2021

Mystery, Suspense & Thrills with Author Brenda L. Thomas

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 per...

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Sept. 19, 2021

The Middle Passage of Faith with Liela Fuller

Audra Russell speaks with author Liela Fuller. Liela Marie Fuller is an Author, Speaker, Blogger, and Entrepreneur. Liela is a transparent author – unashamed to put her life in print. In Life’s Reflection, her first poetry bo...

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Sept. 13, 2021

A Way of Escape with Jacqueline Stewart

Audra Russell speaks with author Jacqueline Stewart. Author Jacqueline Stewart resides in the state of Louisiana. She’s a military spouse and mother of two children. She graduated from Northwestern State University, where she...

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Aug. 31, 2021

Order of the Seers with Cerece Rennie Murphy

Audra Russell speaks with author Cerece Rennie Murphy. National bestselling and award-winning author Cerece Rennie Murphy has published ten novels, children’s books, and short stories, including her latest release Between Two...

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Aug. 31, 2021

The Writer's Atelier Project with Racquel Henry

Audra Russell speaks with horror author and Writer's Atelier owner Racquel Henry. Racquel Henry is a Trinidadian writer, editor, and writing coach with an MFA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She spent six years as an Eng...

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Aug. 23, 2021

Lessons in Love with Darbrielle Thomas

Audra Russell speaks with author Darbrielle Thomas. Darbrielle is a Black Queer author hailing from Long Beach, California. "The goal has always been love" Darbrielle bares the heart on her sleeve in debut memoir, "Love 'Oirs...

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Aug. 17, 2021

The Anatomy of a Corporate Lynching with Charles Ford

Audra Russell speaks with author and entrepreneur Charles Ford. Charles Ford is an author who wrote about his experience as an employee of Con Edison. He is also a songwriter and music video producer and podcaster under the a...

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Aug. 17, 2021

Sword Nation Saga with Author A.J. Ross

Audra Russell speaks with author A.J. Ross. A.J. Ross is a Detroit-born and bred English teacher turned author. Writing since childhood, Ross thrived on the idea of creating her own worlds beyond the confines of the society s...

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Aug. 3, 2021

The Scion's Descent

Audra Russell speaks with author Samone Johnson. California native Samone Johnson is a self-published storyteller, real estate investor, occasional blogger, mentor, and Thriftbooks junkie. Many of her writing projects have be...

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Aug. 3, 2021

everyman with M Shelly Conner

Audra Russell chats with author M Shelly Conner. Chicago native M Shelly Conner spent her summers bouncing between her grandmother in Memphis and relatives in Los Angeles, reveling in the sprawl of the Great Migration. She re...

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July 27, 2021

Dating After Marriage with Queen Aishah & Eboni Caldwell

Audra Russell speaks with horror authors Queen Aishah and Eboni Caldwell. Hailing from Newar, New Jersey, Queen Aishah is a comedienne, actress, producer, media personality, and humanitarian. Her authenticity and unique comed...

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July 20, 2021

Transforming Habits with Carlos Patterson

Audra Russell talks with author Carlos Patterson. Carlos Patterson is a North Carolina-born, Brooklyn-raised author, father, endurance athlete, Health and Life Coach, mentor, prosperous entrepreneur, and Real Estate investor....

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July 13, 2021

A Sitting in St. James with Rita Williams-Garcia

Audra Russell chats with author Rita Williams-Garcia. Rita Williams-Garcia's Newbery Honor Book, One Crazy Summer, was a winner of the Coretta Scott King Author Award, a National Book Award finalist, the recipient of the Scot...

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June 15, 2021

Intimately Speaking with Ludy Wooten

Audra Russell speaks with author and poet Ludy Wooten. Ludy Wooten is a creative thinker and writer. Her passion for writing began at an early age. She was born in Haiti and moved to the United States at the age …

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June 14, 2021

The Goodman Chronicles

Audra Russell speaks with horror author Yanatha Desouvre. Desouvre is a modern-day renaissance man, full-time faculty member of Entrepreneurship at Miami Dade College, # 1 best-selling Amazon.com author, filmmaker, and public...

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June 14, 2021

Sister Chat with Chyrel Jackson & Lyris Wallace

Audra Russell chats with authors and poets Chyrel Jackson and Lyris Wallace. Chyrel J. Jackson and Lyris D. Wallace are avid lovers, readers and writers of African American Literature. They grew up in a Southern Suburb of Chi...

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June 8, 2021

Shades of Me with Katchouscia Apollon

Audra Russell speaks with author and poet Katchouscia Apollon. Katchouscia was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. During her birth the doctor accidentally damaged the nerves on the side of her face resulting in her having a spe...

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June 8, 2021

Telling Her Story with Crystal Ann Mitchell

Audra Russell speaks with author Crystal Ann Mitchell. With her love of helping people, Crystal Ann Mitchell works as a nurse aide. She believes everyone is born with a gift. While working for others, she was also certain to ...

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May 26, 2021

Floetry with Author & Poet Nubia the Doorway

Audra Russell chats with author and poet Nubia the Doorway. Nubia's life work revolves around the hands-on study and application of the principles of Education, Spirituality, Psychology, and Creative Expression as applied to ...

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May 11, 2021

Never A Straight Answer with Gomer Joseph

Audra Russell speaks with Christian mystery author Gomer Joseph. Gomer Joseph, a native of Spring Valley, New York, earned his Business degree at Bob Jones University. Gomer says he writes stories “to glorify God, to minister...

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April 30, 2021

Anything Goes: Speculating Blackness in Sci-Fi

Audra Russell talks with sci-fi author Chase Bolling. This segment of 'Anything Goes' talks about Black authors in sci-fi. We've been in these spaces since BEFORE the genre began, with the first book dating back to 1859...eve...

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April 27, 2021

The South Got Something to Say

Audra Russell chats with author and professor Dr. Regina Bradley. Dr. Bradley is the author of Chronicling Stankonia: the Rise of the Hip-Hop South . Chronicling Stankonia explores how Atlanta, GA hip hop duo OutKast influenc...

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April 20, 2021

How Black Men Cry

Audra Russell speaks with poet and author Calvin Ockletree. Calvin Jamal Ockletree is from Indianapolis, IN by way of Nashville, TN. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and is...

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April 13, 2021

Ashira's Sword

Audra Russell speaks with author Alicia Nunn. Alicia Nunn is the author of Amazon best-seller, Ashira's World, and a contributor for Reflection magazine, Face 2 Face Africa, Chicago Tribune and Huffington Post. She has been r...

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April 6, 2021

Across the Broken Tide with LaKase Cousino

Audra Russell chats with author LaKase Cousino. LaKase Cousino is an author of fantasy, a musician, and Medieval History obsessive from the Midwest. Her debut novel, Across the Broken Tide, is forthcoming from Written in Mela...

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March 31, 2021

Black Men Do Read

Audra Russell speaks with Demetrius Frazier, co-founder of Black Men Read. Mr. Frazier currently serves as the President of Black Men Read , a non-profit organization he founded with the current Vice President, Lance Adams. A...

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March 30, 2021

Erotic City with Justin Q. Young

Audra Russell speaks with horror author Justin Q. Young. When it comes to Justin "Q" Young, you might see the author of several best-selling titles on the surface, but there is so much more than meets the eye. Young arrived …

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March 23, 2021

Don't Push Me with D.A. Bourne

Audra Russell speaks with Christian fiction author D.A. Bourne. D.A. Bourne is the author of The Phat Five series and DON'T PUSH ME. His goal as a writer is to bring integrity and faith through urban fiction. D.A's latest rel...

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March 16, 2021

Taylor-made Storytime with Roland Taylor

Audra Russell speaks with author Roland Taylor. Roland Taylor was born, raised, nurtured, and educated in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the author of two children's books: The Hip Hop Chess Master and I Know I Can, which he wrot...

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March 9, 2021

The Urban Griot with Tommy Gates

Audra Russell speaks with author and poet Tommy Gates. Tommy Gates, also known as The Realist Writer" is an author/poet from Savanah, Georgia who took his life story and experiences and made them vividly come to life all the ...

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March 1, 2021

Un-Becoming Who I Never Was with Author & Poet Kishawna Peck

Audra Russell speaks with poet and author Kishawna Peck. Kishawna is a Canadian creative who infuses her island roots of Jamaica into her art. She began writing and singing from a very young age and has rediscovered art as a …

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Feb. 28, 2021

Anything Goes with Dr. Joy'El Ballard

Audra Russell speaks with Dr. Joy'El Ballard. Dr. Joy’El Ballard is a board-certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist who encourages women to take a proactive approach to their health. She is deeply passionate about educating and e...

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Feb. 23, 2021

You Down with O.P.P.? with author Briana Cole

Audra Russell chats with author Briana Cole. Briana Cole is an acclaimed author, motivational speaker, sex educator and actress. Her novels are known for exploring unconventional relationships and making readers question all ...

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Feb. 16, 2021

The View with Author Untamed

Audra Russell chats with author Untamed. Author and poet, Untamed brings about enlightenment and amusement through real-life, everyday stories with resonating characters. This Cum Laude graduate of UMUC attributes her passion...

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Feb. 16, 2021

Heaux Chronicles with Tiff Bella

Audra Russell welcomes author Tiff Bella back to Between the Reads. Tiff Bella is the content creator and founder of The Bella Bunch. She is also a storyteller and author of over a dozen novels. Her best-selling series, Outsi...

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Feb. 11, 2021

Chocolate Friday with Edwina Martin-Arnold

Audra Russell chats with author Edwina Martin-Arnold. Edwina Martin-Arnold is the author of several romance books. She is a hopeless romantic, and a true believer in happily ever after. However, Edwina knows that the path to ...

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Jan. 26, 2021

From the Bottom to the Top with Sharita Britten

Audra Russell chats with author Sharita Britten. SHARITA BRITTEN from Philadelphia Pennsylvania is the author of the urban novel, Bottom Black Beauty. She published her debut coming-of-age novel in October 2020 through her pu...

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