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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

Sep 9, 2020

If you’re a devourer of books, it’s likely you’re also a writer at heart. Or perhaps you express that creativity in other ways such as film, comics, art, acting, etc. The love of narrative is often the seed of many a brilliant creative career.

Mandy Jackson-Beverly fits this bill. A bibliophile with a knack for stories of magic and the occult, she has authored multiple books, worked as a costume designer and stylist to the likes of David Bowie, Madonna, Tina Turner and more, and is currently a writing coach, speaker, and book reviewer for the New York Journal of Books. 

Mandy is also the VP of Education for the Ojai Evening Toastmasters, as well as a founding member of “A Time to Speak,” a speaker series focusing on subjects related to the intersection of environmentalism and the humanities.

Her books include: “A Secret Muse”, “The Devil And The Muse”, “The Legend of Astridr: Birth”, and “The Immortal Muse”.

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