Recent Episodes

Tracy Clark Talks About Her New Mystery “Hide”

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I had the honor to interview Tracy Clark about her latest novel, ‘Hide'. Tracy Clark, an Edgar-nominated, award-winning author, shares her new Chicago-based mystery novel featuring Harriet Foster, a police detective. Harriet is a character with various life challenges, entwining her personal life to the main narrative. Tracy also shares her inspiration and process in creating her mystery novels and provides a sneak peek into her upcoming book, ‘Fall'. The interview underscores the importance of ensuring well-crafted characters that engage the audience and make them invested in the story's outcome.

A Conversation with Mystery Author Faye Snowden

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In this 150th episode of ‘I Found This Great Book', host Curtis interviews renowned mystery writer Faye Snowden. They discuss her newest book, ‘A Killing Rain', the second in a four-part series. Faye explains the character development of the leading sleuth, Raven Burns, her relationship with other characters, and the balance of humor and tension in her books. She also shares insights into her writing process, how she connects with characters, and the influence of her personal experiences. Faye stresses the importance of pre-ordering books for authors. The conversation also covers Faye's other novels, ‘A Fatal Justice', ‘The Savior', and the short story in the anthology ‘Blood and Bone', each offering unique perspective and representation.

Discussing Comedy: America Style by Jessie Redmond Fauset with Tonia Ransom from the Nightlight podcast

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My final discussion of the novels by Jessie Redmon Fauset is with Tonia Ransom from The Nightlight Podcast. We dig deep into Fauset’s novel “Comedy:  American Style”. This novel explores the desires of a family matriarch’s commitment to passing for white and the effect it has on her children. Faucet presents the dynamics of passing from several different perspectives. Tonia’s deep and personal views on the story are a delight to hear. We also delve into how Fauset presents the world of the Black middle and upper class of Philadelphia in the 1920s. Our conversation also explores the way Jessie depicts the lives of women during this period of history.

Reading The Novels of Jessie Redmon Fauset

Jessie Redmon Fauset is a major figure from the Harlem Renaissance who has not received the attention she deserves. As an editor, poet, essayist, novelist, and educator, Fauset made major contributions to the world of literature and the development of the writers in the Harlem Renaissance. Several of my bookish friends join me to read and discuss Fauset's novel. If you want to learn more about Jessie Redmon Fauset, I encourage you to listen to this episode of Into America Podcast where Dr. Julia S. Charles and author Morgan Jerkins discuss the life and impact of Jessie Redmon Fauset.

Marci and Ako from The Colored Pages Book Club joined me to discuss Fauset's first novel. This book sparked a very lively discussion.

Alicia from The Pretty Brown Eye Reader YouTube Channel brings very insightful thoughts for our discussion of “Plum Bun”.

Dani and Mollie from the Black Chick Lit podcast join me to discuss Jessie Redmon Fauset's third novel,
“The Chinaberry Tree”.

Tonia Ransom from the NightLight podcast joined me to discuss “Comedy: American Style”. Jessie Fauset's fourth nove.