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Welcome to James River Writers, an organization based in Richmond, VA, which builds community by connecting and inspiring writers and all those in central Virginia with a love for the written word. In this podcast, we interview writers, agents, editors, and others from the industry to learn their perspectives on the world of writing and publishing.

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Meet our guest: Chris L. Terry was born in 1979 to an African-American father and Irish-American mother. His satirical novel Black Card is set in Richmond, Virginia and will be published by Catapult in August 2019. Terry's debut novel Zero Fade was on Best of 2013 lists by Kirkus Reviews and Slate.com and shortlisted for the American Library Association's YALSA BFYA. He lived in Richmond during his high school and college years and now lives in Los Angeles. Meet our host: Sharvette Mitchell, who serves on the James River Writers Board of Directors, works with entrepreneurs to help them build their online platform so that they generate more revenue with an amazing online brand. She does this in a couple of ways with web design services, personal branding, social media coaching, and conferences. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and for over 12 years she has hosted a weekly talk radio show every Tuesday at 6 pm EST - The Sharvette Mitchell Radio Show. Lastly, Sharvette is the visionary author of the upcoming book collaboration, PROPEL - The Essential Handbook for Emerging Women in Business & Leadership. Find out more at www.SharvetteMitchell.com.
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Meet our guest: Marita Golden is the award-winning author of 17 works of fiction and nonfiction. Her most recent novel is The Wide Circumference of Love. As a cultural activist, she is the co-founder and President Emeritus of the Zora Neale... more

Meet our guest: Nathan Alling Long's work has won international competitions and appears on NPR and in over a hundred publications, including Tin House, Story Quarterly, and The Sun. Nathan's flash fiction collection, The Origin of Doubt... more

Meet our guest: Jennifer Baker is a publishing professional, creator/host of the Minorities in Publishing podcast, and contributing editor to Electric Literature. Her essay ?What We Aren't? was listed as a Notable Essay in The Best American... more

Meet our guest: Jeff Jackson is a novelist, playwright, and songwriter. His second novel Destroy All Monsters was recently published by Farrar Straus & Giroux. It received advanced praise from Don DeLillo and Janet Fitch and rave reviews... more

Meet our guest: Stacy Hawkins Adams is a longtime author and journalist. Her books, essays and articles inspire readers to find confidence in their own stories. She has penned nine women's fiction novels and one nonfiction devotional... more

Meet our guest: Jenn Stroud Rossmann is the author of the novel The Place You're Supposed to Laugh (7.13 Books) and the essay series ?An engineer reads a novel? at Public Books. Her stories have appeared in Hobart, Cheap... more