Author Interview, Podcast Shownotes

Rhythm and Romance with Ashley M. Coleman

Ashley interviewed Ashley M. Coleman about her debut novel, GOOD MORNING, LOVE. In the interview, Ashley asked about world building in the music industry, writing a meaningful boss who is a Black woman, developing characters with dreams and insecurities, writing Black men who are vulnerable and evolving, and her platform for BIPOC writers, Permission to …

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The Fool’s Journey & Summer Solstice with East S.M.

Rah sits down with Appalachian Occultist, East S.M. to discuss her novel, Mercy’s Quest, scheduled to be released on the Summer Solstice! During the discussion they talk about the Summer Solstice, occult fiction, travel, and tarot. If you have ever been interested in witches, the occult, or tarot- this might just be the episode for …

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Reflecting Colonialism in Horror: A Discussion of Poscolonial Gothic and The Hacienda with Dr. Isabel Cañas

Mariquita talks with Isabel Cañas about her debut novel, The Hacienda, a terrifying and thrilling Postcolonial Gothic set in 1820s Mexico. They also touch on what makes a strong female protagonist, the legacy of colonialism on generations of indigenous people, the enduring role religion and the caste system have in oppression, and just how all …

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Fury, Rebirth, and Coconut Cake with Kristan Higgins

Ashley interviewed Kristan Higgins about her novel OUT OF THE CLEAR BLUE SKY. In the conversation, Kristan shares writing about midwifery, embracing fury, the absurdity of social media, Cape Cod, and the power of coconut cake.  Book content warning: Rape, miscarriage, abuse, mention of suicide, diet, death Resources mentioned: RJ Julia Support and follow our guest …

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What We Inherit From Family with LaToya Watkins

Ashley interviewed LaToya Watkins, author of her debut novel PERISH to be released August 2022. The conversation includes LaToya deciding character names, the importance of saying their names, writing and researching Texas where she is from, and bringing her debut from mind to the page. This was LaToya’s first interview for PERISH.  Book content warning: …

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Spice Girls, Witch Hunts, and Female Friendships with Juno Dawson

In this episode, Rah sits down with Juno Dawson to discuss her book, HER MAJESTY’S ROYAL COVEN. They discuss female friendships, the parallels between the issues of today and witch hunts of the past, identity, and who is Juno’s favorite Spice Girl.  Get the book here:  Her Majesty’s Royal Coven by Juno Dawson Links mentioned:  …

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Coming Out of the Romance Novel Closet! Author Interview with Emily Henry

Mariquita talks with Emily Henry about her latest book, Book Lovers, a title just perfect for rom-com cynics and true believers alike. They also discuss the tightrope women are expected to walk in society and why the “cold, bitchy woman” stereotype deserves another look. Books mentioned:  Book Lovers by Emily Henry Beach Read by Emily …

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Humor and Grief in the 90s with Colleen Hubbard

Ashley speaks with Colleen Hubbard about her debut novel, Housebreaking. The story follows Del, a 24-year-old who inherits a home after her mother died and dismantles it to move across the pond during one winter. In the conversation, Ashley and Colleen’s discussion includes age and milestones, welcoming humor amidst grief, and writing fulfilling gay men …

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