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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

Nov 22, 2023

Books That Make You Join With Aliens to Face a Common Threat

How about genre-bending today?

Beth Freely, award-winning author and BookFest Bellwether, is also a businesswoman and publishing industry professional. Raised in upstate New York and a temporary ex-pat in Great Britain, today she’s settled and writing...

Nov 16, 2023

Books That Make You Mix Historical Cultures, Artifacts and, indeed, Aliens

KG Maw is back with us to discuss his book The Lazarus Project, the latest in his rich and stimulating “KV 66” series. Certainly a lot has happened since his previous visit, in both his fictional world and the real one.

Ancient Egypt,...

Nov 8, 2023

Books That Make You Tuck In With a Great Mystery

We all love a book that makes you want to pour a cup of joe and cozy up by the crackling fireplace. And that’s what Donalee Moulton delivers in her debut novel, Hung Out to Die.

The mystery follows Riel, a California-born transplant to Nova Scotia, where he is CEO...

Oct 25, 2023

Books That Make You Think About Your Own Humanness as a Writer

As with any art, writing is both a natural talent and a developed skill. Many folks erroneously believe it’s all natural, or that storytelling is so ingrained in us that anyone can do it well. So far as we know, no other creature writes. Using the...

Oct 18, 2023

Books That Make You Enter A Dark, Political Fantasy Realm

We all love villains we can relish hating, and new realms we can escape into. Mix all this with a dark fantasy world, and political satire, and you might just get The Amber Menhir, the first book in “The Shadows of the Monolith” series.

Debut author...