37 episodes

The Black Romance Podcast features weekly conversations with Black writers, editors, and scholars of historical and contemporary popular romance fiction. Julie Moody-Freeman and guests talk about a range of experiences: their difficulties trying to publish love stories with Black characters; their favorite books; writing and teaching about black romance fiction; traditional vs self-publishing; publishing queer romance fiction; and their recently released books.

Black Romance Podcast Julie Moody-Freeman

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    • 5.0 • 40 Ratings

The Black Romance Podcast features weekly conversations with Black writers, editors, and scholars of historical and contemporary popular romance fiction. Julie Moody-Freeman and guests talk about a range of experiences: their difficulties trying to publish love stories with Black characters; their favorite books; writing and teaching about black romance fiction; traditional vs self-publishing; publishing queer romance fiction; and their recently released books.

    Bolu Babalola and Dr. Carole Bell

    Bolu Babalola and Dr. Carole Bell

    Julie E Moody-Freeman and co-host Dr. Carole Bell interview best-selling writer of Love in Colour and Honey & Spice Bolu Babalola. 
    Bolu Babalola is a British-Nigerian journalist, writer, and lover of love. In 2016, she was shortlisted in 4th Estate’s B4ME competition for her short story “Netflix & Chill,” a hilarious tale of teen romance. Bolu has worked as a writer for books, TV, press and as a cultural commentator. 
    Dr. Carole Bell is a Jamaican-born communication researcher, writer, and critic with two decades of experience working at the intersection of media, culture, and politics. A lover of books, TV, film and democracy, her writing has appeared in print and digital media outlets including NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and theGrio and she is a contributor to the recent Black Love Matters essay anthology. She earned her PhD at UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Media and Journalism concentrating in political communication, public opinion, and public policy and communication effects. She also holds an MS in Television and Radio from Brooklyn College, and a BA in English and American Literature from Harvard College.
    Thanks to the Center for Black Diaspora at DePaul University for sponsoring this podcast.
    Creator, producer, and host of the Black Romance Podcast: Julie E Moody-Freeman
    Marketing and Promotions: Jennifer Gardner @jpgm.a
    Sound Editor: Randall Spriggs with @rsvideophoto_media. Website is www.rsvideophoto.media
    Black Romance Artwork: Kyle Gabb @Marciano_arts

    • 53 min
    Bette Ford

    Bette Ford

    Julie E Moody-Freeman interviews award winning romance writer Bette Ford. Ford is the author of fourteen books including, For Always, Forever After, All the Love, The Prescott Series, and Mrs. Green Girls Series.
    Thanks to the Center for Black Diaspora at DePaul University for sponsoring this podcast.
    Creator, producer, and host of the Black Romance Podcast: Julie E Moody-Freeman
    Marketing and Promotions: Jennifer Gardner @jpgm.a
    Sound Editor: Randall Spriggs with @rsvideophoto_media. Website is www.rsvideophoto.media
    Black Romance Artwork: Kyle Gabb @Marciano_arts

    • 29 min
    Francis Ray and Anna Larence with Michelle Ray, Ann Fields and Margo Hendricks (Elysabeth Grace)

    Francis Ray and Anna Larence with Michelle Ray, Ann Fields and Margo Hendricks (Elysabeth Grace)

    Julie E Moody-Freeman is joined by Race and Romance: Coloring the Past writer Margo Hendricks, by Michelle Ray, and by Ann Fields to discuss Black romance writers Francis Ray and Anna Larence.  
     Francis Ray’s books can be found at: FrancisRay.com  
     One can find Fields online at: www.annfields.com, https://twitter.com/ann_fields, www.facebook.com/AnnFieldsAuthor,  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7892483.Ann_Fields
    Thanks to the Center for Black Diaspora at DePaul University for sponsoring this podcast.
    Creator, producer, and host of the Black Romance Podcast: Julie E Moody-Freeman
    Marketing and Promotions: Jennifer Gardner @jpgm.a
    Sound Editor: Randall Spriggs with @rsvideophoto_media. Website is www.rsvideophoto.media
    Black Romance Artwork: Kyle Gabb @Marciano_arts

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Christina C. Jones and Jessica P. Pryde

    Christina C. Jones and Jessica P. Pryde

    In this episode, Julie E Moody-Freeman is joined by Black Love Matters writer and When In Romance podcast co-host Jessica P. Pryde to interview Christina C. Jones, a best-selling romance novelist and digital media creator. They discuss Jones’ self-published romance novels as well as her experiences publishing and marketing romance novels through her self-built online platform. Christina C. Jones’ audio and eBooks can be purchased at Christina C Jones Romance (beingmrsjones.com).
    Thanks to the Center for Black Diaspora at DePaul University for sponsoring this podcast.
    Creator, producer, and host of the Black Romance Podcast: Julie E Moody-Freeman
    Marketing and Promotions: Jennifer Gardner @jpgm.a
    Sound Editor: Randall Spriggs with @rsvideophoto_media. Website is www.rsvideophoto.media
    Black Romance Artwork: Kyle Gabb @Marciano_arts
     
     

    • 49 min
    Jacquelin Thomas with Rochelle Alers

    Jacquelin Thomas with Rochelle Alers

    Julie E Moody-Freeman is joined this episode by two best-selling and award-winning romance writers: Rochelle Alers and Jacquelin Thomas. In Season 1 episode 10 of the Black Romance Podcast, Rochelle Alers joined Julie to talk about Alers’ experiences in the romance industry. In this episode, Alers joins as co-host of the show to talk with Jacquelin Thomas about her experiences publishing romance, romantic suspense, mainstream fiction and young adult fiction. In this conversation, Thomas recounts her history of publishing with Kensington Books, Genesis Press, Hachette, Harlequin, Simon & Schuster, and Penguin Putnam.
    Thanks to the Center for Black Diaspora for sponsoring this podcast.
     
    Creator, producer, and host of the Black Romance Podcast: Julie E Moody-Freeman
    Marketing and Promotions: Jennifer Gardner @jpgm.a
    Sound Editor: Randall Spriggs with @rsvideophoto_media. Website is www.rsvideophoto.media
    Black Romance Artwork: Kyle Gabb @Marciano_arts

    • 1 hr 10 min
    DL White

    DL White

    DL White joins Julie E Moody-Freeman to talk about White’s experiences writing, publishing, and marketing romance novels through her self-built online platform. DL White’s eBooks, print, and audio books can be purchased at booksbydlwhite.com/books. 
    Thanks to the Center for Black Diaspora for sponsoring this podcast.
     
    Creator, producer, and host of the Black Romance Podcast: Julie E Moody-Freeman
    Marketing and Promotions: Jennifer Gardner @jpgm.a
    Sound Editor: Randall Spriggs with @rsvideophoto_media. Website is www.rsvideophoto.media
    Black Romance Artwork: Kyle Gabb @Marciano_arts

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Neat-OOOO0987654321 ,

Excellent, Informative Interviews

Julie Moody-Freeman has conducted amazing interviews with authors whose personal stories need to be heard. Very interesting and well done.

BreeHill ,

A Must Listen

As both a history student and lover of romance, I am so grateful for this Podcast. The host puts in so much time and effort, dedicated to researching the genre and I love so much her conversations with these romance writing GIANTS! Thank you for preserving this oral history. Keep up the amazing work, we are rooting for you!!

Observe_monster ,

Fantastic!

I’m so happy to be able to hear the stories of more romance authors. This is a very important and fun podcast!

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