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Books That Make You Podcast

Books That Make You is a channel about all things bookish. Home to the The Books That Make You show with host Desiree Duffy of Black Chateau Enterprises. Where she discuses books with authors and experts, unraveling the inner pages of all the books that help make us who we are. BTMY also live streams bookish events as well as posting author readings and bookish contest on

Jul 22, 2020

It’s the summer of 1898, and you’re a teenage boy, ready to brave an adventure to Alaska to take on a slew of brutal, greedy adversaries, all hungry for gold. So goes the very journey at the heart of Neil Perry Gordon’s “Hope City”.

A prolific and respected historical fiction novelist, Neil has written several other books, including “Moon Flower” and “The Righteous One”, “A Cobbler’s Tale”, and “The Bomb Squad”. His swift-moving novels balance plot and character, action and ambiance.

Here you’ll also learn of Neil’s writing method, which he describes as organic, meaning he begins with a general storyline rather than any strict outline. This makes him the “first reader”, surprised as any other by the surprising twists and turns that have become a hallmark of his stories.

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