Author Interview, Blog, Book Reviews, Podcast Shownotes

We Want to Feel a Part of Something Bigger

Today’s episode is all about feeling a part of something, whether that’s a family lineage or a community of gamers. We all want to feel like we belong to something more, and our contributors today take that feeling in two totally different (but somehow complementary?) directions.

Intuition and Lineage with Chanel Cleeton (0:17)

Ashley speaks with Chanel Cleeton, author of The House on Biscayne Bay. This conversation includes how Chanel wrote the main characters to grow with intuition, the unique world-building in this story, and the influence of her own family’s history on the book.

Women in TTRPGs (11:44)

Then listen in as Nox shares her experiences participating in tabletop role-playing games (aka TTRPGs) and how the new book The No-Girlfriend Rule by Christen Randall felt so familiar to her own experiences in this community.

Books mentioned in this episode:

The House on Biscayne Bay by Chanel Cleeton

The No-Girlfriend Rule by Christen Randall

Also mentioned:

Girls Run These Worlds

Hoards of Tales

Support this episode’s guest and hosts:

Follow Chanel Cleeton: Instagram 

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Follow Nox: Instagram // Twitter // TikTok

Today’s episode is sponsored by Broadleaf Books. Pre-order your copy of We Refuse to Be Silent: Women’s Voices on Justice for Black Men, edited by Angela P. Dodson today!

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This episode was edited and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.

Original music by @iam.onyxrose
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Ashley Paul is a traveler, runner, and baker. She is an Everlasting Bookworm and Culture Maven. She is passionate about supporting high school juniors and seniors to write compelling stories for their post-secondary careers. She loves stories with social commentary, atmospheric writing, and compelling characters.

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