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The Rapturous Reader

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Where you can listen to and participate in conversations with African American authors who have written good to great books, received good to great reviews, but aren’t on the “popular bestsellers lists.”

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Author Earl Betts Jr. discusses his novel, "Gentlemanliness", A guy's guide to dating, social behavior and communicating with the opposite sex. Men, join us to discover ways of being more tuned to what women want! Women, join us to... more

Sherri Lewis, author of "The List", joined us to share the journey of three gorgeous women who, believing they're too old to wait on God, use a road map..or better yet..a list, to find their soul mate.

Playwright, William a. Parker discussed his comedy/drama, which runs Feb. 12 through March 1 at the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre in San Francisco. In this Off-Broadway hit, three couples gather to celebrate the twentieth wedding... more

Join more than one million readers from across the nation in The 20th Annual National African American Read-In, sponsored by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Valerie Haynes Perry, will be... more

"In a literary market crowed with 'Fast Food,' Winfred Cook’s debut novel “Uncle Otto” is like “literary Soul Food.” - Dr. Tezira Nabongo,law professor Los Angeles, California. Cook distinctively writes with a very fresh, strong and unique voice... more

Are you ready to make the most of the obstacles that held you back in 2008, and discover ways to overcome those obstacles in 2009? Then join us as Paulette Harper, author of "That Was Then, This Is Now: This Broken Vessel Restored"... more

Author Sherri Lewis joins us to discuss her novel, "Dance to Destiny". Join us as we discuss how a purposeless socialite and a purpose-driven church mouse form an unlikely friendship that launches them on a journey of destiny and purpose.

Kimberly Cash Tate's debut novel, "Heavenly Places", has a message for "every woman who has ever doubted she is fearfully and wonderfully made.."

Have you jumped on the electronic reading device bandwagon? What are some of the pros and cons for African American readers and authors? Listen to the re-broadcast of the show that aired in January, then let us know your thought on... more

She's Christian ..he's Muslim. She's 10 yrs. older w/ family ..he wants to start a family. Can this work? Niambi Davis discusses her new novel,"From Dusk to Dawn."
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