Author Interview, Podcast Shownotes

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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Labyrinth of Lineage and Education with Kimberley Baker Guillemet

In this episode Ashley interviews Kimberley Baker Guillemet about her memoir, Black Prep: Life Lessons of a Perpetual Outsider. In the interview, Ashley and Kimberley discuss family lineage, writing about childhood, being a Black girl receiving an outstanding education, and Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination.  Books mentioned: Black Prep: Life Lessons of a …

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