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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

Dec 14, 2023

Books That Make You Step into the Shoes of a PTSD Soldier

After over half a decade of military service that’s left him traumatized, Christian returns home and struggles with civilian life, and to readjust to the normalcy of his family ranch. Such is the premise of 48 Hours to Home, by CJ Ives Lopez.

Men and...

Dec 14, 2023

Books That Make You Understand Poverty, Abuse and Addiction

The value of memoirs is their empathetic deep-dive into another’s life. Events that often come to us in data or statistics, or vague references to unfamiliar circumstances, tend not to penetrate our hearts until we confront them through the power...

Nov 29, 2023

Books That Make You Adventure Across a Mythical, Tolkien-Level World

Nothing juices up our imaginations like immersing ourselves in fantasy worlds that feel so real, you can so clearly see the characters, the flora, the fauna, the communities, cultures and countryside.

And so we have author C.D. McKenna’s...

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,...