December 7, 2018

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November 16, 2018

I never imagined we'd be gone this long, and I have missed you.

What can I say?

It's been a super busy seven months. Adjusting to being a family of four rather than a family of three, so much writing for work, reclaiming my personal writing time, some grieving, some tim...

April 13, 2018

I loved Renee Simms' short story collection, Meet Behind Mars.

From the very first story, her debut grabbed my attention and wouldn't let me go. She primarily writes about Black women and girls who are looking for their place in the world.

Renee tells their stories wit...

March 30, 2018

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Natalia Sylvester's second novel, Everyone Knows You Go Home, has one of the most memorable opening scenes I've read in a long time.

The novel opens on the wedding day of Martin and Isabel when his deceased father, Omar, shows up. Omar goes o...

March 16, 2018

This episode of the ReadMore podcast was sponsored by the Miami Book Fair International.

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Back in 2015 when no one even knew what the ReadMore podcast was, Edwidge Danticat stepped up to become our first guest, and, for that, I will always lo...

March 2, 2018

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Tamika Gibson's debut novel, Dreams Beyond the Shore, is set in Trinidad and Tobago and tells the story of teenagers, Chelsea Marchand and Kyron Grant. At first glance, it appears to be a traditional coming-of-age love story. But the issues thes...

February 16, 2018

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Siel Ju's Cake Time was one of the best short story collections I read in 2017. Siel, which is pronounced like the initials C.L, was a delight to talk to. We sat down to discuss her work last fall during the Miami Book Fair. Cake Time is a...

February 12, 2018

Just a few days after our last show went live my husband and I welcomed a new reader into the world. Our son, Garvey, was born on November 28. Since then, I've been adjusting to life as the mother of two. We also have a daughter who will turn four this week.

Last year,...

November 25, 2017

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It's been a long time, but we're finally back. The show returns this week with National Book Award winner James McBride. We caught up with him at the Miami Book Fair where he promoted his new short story collection, Five-Carat Soul.

This...

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