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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

Mar 4, 2020

We’ve been using the Internet as a society since the mid-90s. Do you remember modems dialing up, hanging out in Internet cafes and chat rooms, and the wonderous ability to connect with people from all over the globe? Do you remember being able to talk to online friends with an honesty you couldn’t do with real-world friends?

Our guest for this episode, Brandyn Cross, discovered the real conversations of a young boy who reached out to find friends during the early days of the Internet. These message board chats reveal the real life and death of a child suffering abuse while facing a terminal illness. Yet, the boy never lost hope.

Discover this heart-wrenching saga filled with teenage angst and the real thoughts of kids trying to cope with life events big and small. Cross’s epic book series chronicles the story of a boy named Brandy who revealed his plight to friends as he endured abusive parents and faced unavoidable death from a terminal illness. As the recipient of the printed copies of this boy’s conversations, Brandyn Cross now brings them to the world with The Legacy Book Series.

In addition to being an author, Brandyn Cross is a filmmaker and musician. He is also an advocate for people with autism and with disabilities. The Legacy Series Book One is the first in a 27-book series called The Legacy. Find out more in this episode of the Books That Make You Show.