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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 1, 2020

Virtually everyone loves fiction that takes readers to fantastical worlds where heroes, villains, technologies and philosophies clash. And in Ryan Southwick’s thrilling “Z-Tech Chronicles” series, the fantastical meets the ultra-modern.


A tech guy from Silicon Valley, Ryan is a programmer who’s been pivotal in the building of modern, world-improving technology, and the “Z-Tech Chronicles” series culls from his  own personal experience and knowledge in the tech-trenches to deliver fantastical adventures. In this interview, you’ll learn about his research into PTSD, why we shouldn’t be afraid of tech, and what you can expect from “Angels in the Mist”, the latest installment of the series.


Once on the ground level of agile software transformation, as well as a former radiation therapist who helped treat cancer patients, Ryan has been in software development for thirty years, making everything from games to mission-critical business applications to help fight cancer.  At LA BookFest, he spoke on the panel “The World Is Getting Closer”, which you can watch on the Books That Make You YouTube channel. He also likes to fly drones -- sometimes over ancient volcanoes.

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