ONE ON ONE: AUTHOR INTERVIEWS

INTERVIEW: EDDIE S. GLAUDE, JR., Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own, with MAX RODRIGUEZ, Publisher and Founder – QBR The Black Book Review and the Harlem Book Fair

DATE: Saturday, July 18, 2020

TIME: 2:40 p. m. – 3:00 p. m.

We live, according to Eddie S. Glaude Jr., in a moment when the struggles of Black Lives Matter and the attempt to achieve a new America have been challenged by yet another failure of America to face its lies. We have been here before: For James Baldwin, these after times came in the wake of the civil rights movement, when a similar attempt to compel a national confrontation with the truth was answered with the murders of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

In those years, Baldwin transformed into a more overtly political writer, a change that came at great professional and personal cost. In the story of Baldwin’s crucible, Dr. Glaude suggests, we can find hope and guidance through our own after times. Dr. Glaude has appeared on The Tavis Smiley Show, Fox News' Hannity & Colmes Show, CNN, MSNBC and C-SPAN.

 

WHY I WRITE – AUTHOR DONNA HILL, The Other Sister, with Stephanie Harris-Byers,

Host - The BookChannel Online

DATE: Saturday, July 18, 2020

TIME: 3:42 p. m. – 3:52 p. m.

Considered one of the early pioneers of the African American romance genre, Donna Hill has been honored with numerous awards for her writing, including the RT Career Achievement Award, the AAMBC Trailblazer Award, the Zora Neale Hurston Literary Award, and the Gold Pen Award. She has been featured in Essence®, the New York Daily News, USA Today, Today's Black Woman, and Black Enterprise.

 

WHY I WRITE – AUTHOR KIMBERLA LAWSON ROBY (Here and Now) with MAX RODRIGUEZ, Publisher and Founder – QBR The Black Book Review and the Harlem Book Fair

DATE: Saturday, July 18, 2020

TIME: 3:54 p. m. – 4:04 p. m.

“Kimberla’s novels deal with corruption within the church, drug addiction, gambling addiction, infidelity, social status, single motherhood, breast cancer, infertility, sibling rivalry and jealousy, domestic violence, sexual abuse, mental illness, care-giving of a parent, racial and gender discrimination in the workplace, sexual harassment, and overweight issues to name a few. Roby’s “Reverend Curtis Black” books regularly hit the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestseller lists. Roby is the 2013 NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Literary Work (Fiction) and she also recently released her first faith-based, nonfiction title for women."

 

Interview: MIA MIATA (Adult Educator) with Lynn Pinder (TAKE ACTION! Publishing) - A Heart for GED: Instructors Speak

DATE: Saturday, July 18, 2020

TIME: 4:05 p. m. – 4:25 p. m.

Have you ever wondered what it is like to teach an ABE/GED class? This collection of short stories, creative essays, and poems offers first-hand accounts by ABE/GED instructors of some of their funniest, scariest and most inspirational teaching moments. Get ready to shake your head in wonder or laugh out loud as this little book tugs at your heartstrings!

 

INTERVIEW: MARY B. MORRISON (Careful What You Click For) with ESI SOGAH, Executive Editor, Dafina Books

DATE: Saturday, July 18, 2020

TIME: 5:14 p. m. – 5:29 p. m.

Mary B. Morrison writes juicy, fast-paced reads and this standalone romantic thriller features intriguing hooks, including catfishing, a love triangle, single life in Atlanta and experiences of successful women fighting to get ahead. A recipient of the AAMBC Francis Ray Trailblazer Award and an RT Book Award nominee, Mary B. Morrison is a SheSource Expert and host of The HoneyB Morrison Show on Worldstar Hit Radio and Celebrity Media TV. Mary B. Morrison’s novels have been Essence® bestsellers, and When Somebody Loves You Back and She Ain’t The One were New York Times bestsellers.

 

INTERVIEW: TOMMY DAVIDSON, LIVING IN COLOR: What’s Funny About Me, with MAX RODRIGUEZ, Publisher and Founder – QBR The Black Book Review and the Harlem Book Fair

DATE: Saturday, July 18, 2020

TIME: 5:53 p. m. – 6:13 p. m.

Tommy Davidson, an original cast member of In Living Color, recounts his powerful life story, beginning with being literally discarded in a garbage bin, starving and near death.  He was rescued and raised by his adoptive white mother, alongside his white sister and brother. He writes about not knowing he was black until he was older, being forced to defend his blackness because he had a white mother. He takes readers from being discovered at The Apollo Theatre to tryouts for In Living Color to its cast of notables (Keenan Ivory Wayans, Jim Carrey, Jennifer Lopez, Jamie Foxx, David Allen Grier, among many!) to its place in television history.

 

INTERVIEW: MARY MONROE (Across the Way) with ESI SOGAH, Executive Editor, Dafina Books

DATE: Saturday, July 18, 2020

TIME: 6:51 p. m. – 7:06 p. m.

Mary Monroe is a natural when it comes to conveying Southern ideals and what happens when characters are in conflict with the expectations of their family and community. Across the Way is a story of how proximity to others can foment envy, a cautionary tale about the grass being greener elsewhere, and an exploration of how our origins can either drive us forward or hold us back. Mary Monroe is a 2017 recipient of the J. California Cooper Memorial Award.

 

INTERVIEW: TRACY CLARK (What You Don't See) with MAX RODRIGUEZ, Publisher and Founder – QBR The Black Book Review and the Harlem Book Fair

DATE: Saturday, July 18, 2020

TIME: 8:00 p.m. – 8:15 p. m.

Tracy Clark is the author of the Cass Raines Chicago Mystery series, featuring ex-cop turned PI Cassandra Raines. Her debut, Broken Places, made Library Journal’s list of the Best Crime Fiction of 2018 and was short listed in the mystery category on the American Library Association’s 2019 Reading List. She received Anthony Award, Lefty Award and Shamus Award nominations for her series debut, Broken Places, which was also shortlisted for the American Library Association’s RUSA Reading List, named a CrimeReads Best New PI Book of 2018, a Midwest Connections Pick, and a Library Journal Best Books of the Year.

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